Media Pushes “Free-Trade Agreement” We Never Agreed To and Isn’t Free

The TPP Free-Trade Agreement was a secret deal; the media will now tell us what was done to us by others. This headline at Newser.com about the Trans Pacific Partnership cracks me up: “Inside the Historic Free-Trade Pact We Just Agreed To.” “We agreed” to this transnational bureaucratic trade treaty? How could we? We never knew what was in it. The typical pretense is that the people who “agreed” to the treaty are our representatives. So instead of telling the truth, that they have Read more […]

Mitch McConnell “Working Closely with the White House”

Mitch McConnell promises to make sure that Barack Obama is granted special trade authority to limit the Senate’s oversight. Back in March of 2013 I had to write the loathsome headline: “House Dems Preventing GOP from Giving Arbitrary Unilateral Power to White House?!” I wrote: I hadn’t been paying close attention to the White House push for the Trans Pacific Partnership, mainly because it didn’t really seem possible. After all, the only way for the trade treaty to be negotiated Read more […]

Nations Want To Trade With U.S. But Not Enough To Over-Regulate Themselves For “Environment”

Most people in history had a habit of dying from their environment. There are people who live that way even now. There are people who have to include in their household chores the job of walking down to a water source, and then bringing back as much as they can carry. It is extra hours of exhausting daily work. And what happens when they drink it? Quite often they get sick and weak from the stuff they need to live that took them hours of time and much sweat to acquire. The environment wants Read more […]

Without Government Who Would Tell Little Girls They Can’t Sell Mistletoe But Only Panhandle?

An eleven-year-old girl named Madison needs braces. They will cost $4,800. She knew this would be a hardship for her dad, so Madison came up with a plan to help. Her uncle had a farm and she could get mistletoe. Madison worked with her dad to chop it and package it for Christmas with a red bow. Then she went to the Portland Saturday Market, an even in downtown Portland on public property. You can guess what happened next. A private security guard asked Madison to stop selling because city ordinance Read more […]

House Dems Preventing GOP from Giving Arbitrary Unilateral Power to White House?!

I hadn’t been paying close attention to the White House push for the Trans Pacific Partnership, mainly because it didn’t really seem possible. After all, the only way for the trade treaty to be negotiated is for Congress to willingly give up its authority to the President. And, after the way Obama treated Congress during the government “shutdown,” how he derided them for opposing Obamacare as a narrowly ideological or partisan, and how the Senate Democratic majority has “gone nuclear,” Read more […]