Georgia Uses Copyright to Keep State Law Code Inaccessible

Copyright should not prevent taxpayers from learning the laws and the meaning of those laws. Law is supposed to be public. It informs members of society what actions will be punished and what actions will not be punished. People should be able to know what the laws are. Of course, with all the laws being spat out by the state and federal governments every day, that is probably not possible unless you have a photographic memory. But one could at least have the laws freely available through the Read more […]

Guy Wants to Marry His Boyfriend and Destroy Catholic School

He expected to keep his job (he claims) as a Catholic school teacher even when he announced his plan to marry his boyfriend. Does a Catholic school have a right to exist in the United States? Just before the Supreme Court invented the right to fake marriage between two men or two women (or more?), I posted about the question: “What Happens to Christian Schools when SCOTUS Creates Same-Sex ‘Marriage’?” The answer is coming fast. One guy says that the Federal Government has the Read more […]

Transgender Rights and Real Atrocity in Prisons

Two homosexual celebrities are lobbying the DOJ to “do more” for transgender rights. Elton John and Michael Stipe (the singer and songwriter for R.E.M. before it broke up) are lobbying the Department of Justice to “do more to end the culture of violence and discrimination surrounding gender identity and expression,” according to Newser.com. They also wrote, “We urge the state of Georgia to embrace desperately needed changes to their correctional system.” The problem here is that Read more […]

Walmart Greeter Allowed to Bless Again

A Walmart greeter had been barred from saying, “Have a blessed day,” based on one complaint. This story isn’t about politics in the narrow sense, but it demonstrates some problems in our culture in expectation inculcated into us by the media. According to WSBTV, it only took one complaint for Walmart to ban a greeter from wishing customers to “have a blessed day,” though James Phillips had been doing so for years without any objection. Just think about that. Here is a town Read more […]

Death Squad Update: Executed Victim Was Face Down when Shot, according to Attorney

I got so angry posting about this homicide that I used the term “Death Squad” for the police raid. Was I using inaccurate hyperbole? For those who don’t have time to follow the link, allow me to recap: David Hooks was a resident of Dublin, Georgia, who is not a young African American with a criminal history and is thus never going to be given national media attention.* David Hooks had his SUV stolen from his house. He reported this theft to the police. The police found the Read more […]

Debra Harrell Shows McDonald’s Cares about Poor People; TV Stations Don’t

Debra Harrell—who has been humiliated, imprisoned, had her daughter snatched from her, and is facing possibly a decade in prison if convicted—is now suing a television station for part of what is being done to her. You might remember that Harrell was arrested for letting her nine-year-old daughter play at a public park by herself. Between nosy bystanders and police, this was manufactured into a crime. (After three weeks apart the daughter is now back with her mother for the time being.) WJBF’s Read more […]

Government Outlawing School Bake Sales? Just Say NO!

From the National Journal: “The Government Is Cracking Down on School Bake Sales: States are trying to circumvent federal nutrition standards that would limit sugary foods at school fundraisers.” Barely a month after federal regulations for school cafeterias kicked in, states are already pushing back. Specifically, they’re fighting nutrition standards that would considerably alter one of the most sacred rituals of the American public school system: bake sales. Twelve states have established Read more […]

Mom Let Her 9-Year-Old Play in Park “for Hours at a Time” in the Summer… So Lock Her Up!

When I was nine years old, my family moved to Eau Gallie, Florida, near Melbourne. That summer my mother decided she needed to come up with something for my younger brother and me to do. She got some kind of deal buying a book of tickets to the local skating rink. Five days a week we would walk there in the morning and spend hours there before walking back home. There were no mobile phones back then. Our only way to contact home was to use a quarter in the pay phone that was there. The walk was about Read more […]

Guns Everywhere! A Single Cheer For Bloomberg Businessweeks’ “4 Blunt Points”

This article made one good point that I doubt many other liberals will admit to: Skeptics of expansive gun rights need to respond intelligently. The smart response is not scorn or exaggeration. For better or worse, gun ownership has come to symbolize a range of deeply felt ideas about culture and government authority. Making fun of people who view their firearms as emblems of liberty and traditional values (however they define those values) will neither change minds nor repeal legislation. While Read more […]

Change We Can Believe In! A Bill to End the Federal Gas Tax

This is the kind of things that Republicans should push and push hard. From Reason.com: The notion that U.S. infrastructure is crumbling and underfunded has been common lately, and more such news came in February, when the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that the Federal Highway Trust Fund could soon run out. This spurred debate about what to do with the trust’s main funding source, the federal gas tax. Some legislators have long wanted to raise this tax, and President Obama recently proposed his Read more […]

Chris Christie Prohibits Tesla From Selling Cars In NJ

It isn’t just Chris Christie. Many states have banned Tesla from selling “direct” to consumers. Crony corruption is so foundational to the politicians that they sometimes simply assume that everyone knows about it and should act accordingly. Reading this Bloomberg story I get a similar reaction to the first time I realized how insanely government-botched our farming and food system is. Bloomberg reports: Governor Chris Christie’s administration blocked Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA), the electric-car Read more […]

Georgia Lawmakers Move To Nullify The Affordable Care Act

When you value freedom, the fight against tyranny never stops. Keep pressing forward; find new tactics; don’t give in! Monday, Georgia will become the latest State to put a torpedo in the water, aimed at the petty tyrants and spineless wimps who inhabit Washington DC. From the Washington Times website: Four Georgia State representatives announced today they would be introducing legislation to block Obamacare in their state. Following the lead of South Carolina, where lawmakers are fast-tracking Read more […]