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Why Republicans Blaming Obama for Domestic Terrorism Will Probably Backfire

concealed carry The shooting of the four marines obviously indicates a problem, but blaming Obama gives him permission to exert power and end more freedoms. Is Barack Obama to blame for the ISIS attack that killed those four marines yesterday? I am sure he was. But the Republican attack on Obama is dangerous. According to the Washington Times, “Republicans blame Obama policies for rise in domestic terrorism.” President Obama called the murder of four Marines in Tennessee Thursday “heartbreaking” and Read more [...] Continue reading →

Fake Success: Fake Schools in Afghanistan, Courtesy of the U.S. Government

burning money The schools in Afghanistan that our government claims to have built and run… don’t exist. There is one major school that still kind of exists that was reported to be a wild success. It did start well. Nearly four years later, water seeps through the leaky roof and drips onto students in this more than $250,000 construction. Doors are cut in half; some are missing altogether. There is no running water for the approximately 200 boys — and zero girls — who attend. But the school did enrich Read more [...] Continue reading →

Sham Equality: Women Given Extra Chances at Ranger Training

ranger logo Just like marriage equality, giving women equality in the military means treating them unequally. Even if you could justify the headaches regarding personal quarters and barracks, etc, putting women in combat in the name of equality still would make no sense. We know this because we are trying to do it and it is making no sense. The Libertarian Republic reports, “Females at Ranger School Get Third Try.” Three of the eight women who signed up for Ranger School at Fort Benning two months Read more [...] Continue reading →

Military Wasting Money for Worse Equipment

f-35 It is not surprising to see the military wasting money, but it is bizarre to see them doing so to get worse equipment. We need national defense, but with the government in charge it faces challenges much like any other area of socialism. It starts out at least somewhat competent and it seems impressive. But as time goes on, everything degenerates. Thus, this story in the Libertarian Republic, “America’s New $1 Trillion Fighter Jet Can’t Outmaneuver The Plane It’s Replacing.” Yes, Read more [...] Continue reading →

Human Experiments on the Statist Generation

pentagon What kind of greatest generation would conduct human experiments and then abandon the victims with their medical problems? Ask the V.A. We know about recent corruption in Veterans Affairs and how they used secret waiting lists to violate the law about serving veterans. We know how they used private medical data of whistleblowers to punish them. But there are other elements of Veterans Affairs corruption that go back decades. The Libertarian Republic recently posted about a scandal going back Read more [...] Continue reading →

New Bill for Allowing Open Trans in the Military

transgender restroom Trans in the military means letting men wear women’s uniforms and vice versa. Our children are not going to understand the TV show M.A.S.H. anymore. They are going to want to know why Clinger thought dressing as a women might allow him to return home. According to the Washington Times headline, “Estimated 15,500 troops could serve openly as transgenders under Speier’s House bill.” Notice the word “openly.” People who claim to be transgenders are probably already in the military. Read more [...] Continue reading →

How Politics Fails to Provide: Marine Sniper Rifle

ferguson sniper The marine sniper rifle is an example of how the government fails in providing goods and services. What happens when the people who chose the tools are different from the people who use the tools? The tool users find that they are not equipped the way they ought to be. The Washington Post published a story yesterday about how, despite prodigious military spending, Marine snipers are outgunned by the Taliban and many other armies. The Marine Corps is known for fielding older equipment. In the Read more [...] Continue reading →

Marines Think Bible Verses Are Threat to “Good Order and Discipline”

bibleSchools A marine was court-martialed because she was ordered to remove Bible verses from her work station and refused. The Bible verses that started the controversy were actually one verse printed on three separate pieces of paper. According to the Military Times, The case involves former Lance Cpl. Monifa Sterling, who in May 2013 was assigned at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, to a desk job handling complaints from other Marines experiencing issues with their Common Access Cards. Sterling taped three Read more [...] Continue reading →

Memorial Day Means Support the Troops, not their Killers

isis crucifixion That sickening feeling you get on Memorial Day when you read about your government intentionally empowering terrorists. Yesterday was Memorial Day, a day wherein we honor those who have demonstrated commitment, and often suffered so much in what was usually an honest attempt to serve the land they love. Many of these fellow countrymen deserve our gratitude and respect. As for those who send them overseas at the behest of psychopaths, lobbyists, and other criminal masterminds who should never Read more [...] Continue reading →

After Veterans Affairs Secretary Resigned Where Are the Firings?

phoenix va hospital The old Veterans Affairs Secretary resigned so we could have confidence that a new one would root out corruption. What happened? Do the math. There is evidence that 110 VA hospitals or other facilities kept secret lists in order to evade their legal duty to see Veterans in a timely manner. That would mean that at least 110 people were involved in fraud and corruption. So how many have been fired? According to Fox News, John Boehner recently erupted over what has happened (or rather, hasn’t Read more [...] Continue reading →

More Veterans Affairs Corruption in Colorado

sowell understand politics A year after the scandal and Veterans Affairs corruption is still costing veterans and the public. Our veterans obviously need support and care. It is the obligation of the government that used these soldiers and, in many cases, put them in harm’s way, to provide for their medical needs. But just because government should do these things doesn’t mean that it is competent to do so. Just like the beneficiaries of our massive welfare state are not the poor who we are supposedly trying to help, Read more [...] Continue reading →

Obama’s Plan to End Militarization of Police Not Credible

bearcat 2 Are reports that the President will end the militarization of the police to be trusted? I wanted to believe it but the very first sentence in this summary news report killed my ability to believe that we are really going to see anyone put a stop to the militarization of police. From Newser.com: “No More Grenade Launchers, Bayonets for Local Police.” If a police department wants to outfit itself with military equipment, it will now have to make a very strong case for why it needs to. A Read more [...] Continue reading →