Special/Attribute to L. Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise
Attribute to L. Neil Smith's THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
A short one tonight....
Mama Liberty has an interesting point to make about governments,
supply, and demand.
Last year, I wrote
Groceries are Shrinking." Anyone who cooks and buys groceries
knows that this is getting worse all the time. Not just packages
shrinking, but whole categories of food and other products are either
vanishing or becoming too expensive for everyday use.
Fruits and vegetables are a very easily identified example. There
are many factors involved, and some are simply not even noticed by a
great many people. It is easy for some unthinking folks to blame the
farmers, or the climate, or even the grocery store, but there is just
so much more at work here.
Nothing to do with guns.... or maybe it does, sorta.
I'm going to have to address the mess in Santa Barbara, aren't I?
I thought so. We have a psychopath, who'd like me to mention his
name. He killed a few people with an edged weapon. He killed a few
with a gun. He ran over a few with a BMW. So obviously, we need to
ban guns, edged weapons, and BMWs, right? Nope. WE have to ban more
guns. Dave Cole puts it well at the
These killings prove the need for more gun control!
Dave: Such as?
GP: We should pass universal background checks for all
Dave: California has "universal background checks." The
killer submitted to, and passed background checks.
GP: We should outlaw high capacity magazines!
Dave: California limits magazine capacity to 10 rounds,
which is what the killer used.
GP: Well, all guns should be registered!
Dave: California requires handguns be registered, and the
killer had registered his.
GP: He had three pistols! It should be illegal to buy
three pistols all at once!
Dave: He didn't buy them all at once. California only
allows one handgun purchase per month.
GP: Well…um…there should be a waiting period for gun
Dave: California has a 10-day waiting period for all
GP: Er…mandatory safety training?
Dave: Californians must take and pass a safety test and
be issued a Handgun Safety Certificate before purchasing a gun.
GP: Well, there must be some law that could be passed to
keep this from happening again!
Dave: True. California could pass shall-issue concealed
carry, universal reciprocity, and eliminate "gun free zones."
GP: You know that's not what I mean, Dave.
Dave: Yeah. I know.
Nothing more needs to be said.
I'm sure glad I don't live in Colorado no mo'. Never thought I'd
say that. But between the anti-Constitutional gun law and this latest
ongoing debacle, enslaving citizens AND violating their 1st Amendment
rights, Colorado is now worse than New York! (Did I REALLY just say
Now, let me make this crystal clear- marriage
is a human right. It can be religious or secular, machts nicht. Gays
getting married has ZERO effect on Christian heterosexual marriage.
That being said, NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO FORCE ANOTHER TO VIOLATE
THEIR DEEPLY HELD RELIGIOUS BELIEFSJUST BECAUSE THAT PERSON HAS A
Civil Rights Commission on Friday ordered a baker to make wedding
cakes for same-sex couples, finding his religious objections to the
practice did not trump the state's anti-discrimination
Bullshit. People have ZERO right to force another to labor against
their religious principles. This gay couple sued for one reason-
spite. Phillips told them he'd sell them any baked goods he makes,
except for wedding cakes, because he felt that gay marriage is a sin,
and he cannot help sanctify a sin. He recommended several nearby
bakers that would make a cake.
Phillips, a devout Christian who
owns the Masterpiece Cakeshop in the Denver suburb of Lakewood, said
the decision violates his First Amendment rights to free speech and
free exercise of his religion. "I will stand by my convictions until
somebody shuts me down," he told reporters after the ruling.
He added his bakery has been so overwhelmed by supporters eager to
buy cookies and brownies that he does not currently make wedding
I hope he stands strong.
Her dogs are covered with bite wounds, and the owner of the
attacking dogs say she had no right to kill....
I question ONLY the poor woman's choice of weapon.
- Debbie Duran claims two Pit Bulls attacked her friend and one of
her three German Sheperds
- The Pit Bull's owner Kelly Suggs said that Duran was not
justified in stabbing her dogs to death like 'a mad woman'
- Duran, who carries a knife on her at all times for protection,
was allowed to keep her weapon because she acted in self defense
- Suggs lost her dogs and was given a $200 fine because her pets
ran loose from an open garage
Suggs said that even though both her Pit Bulls got loose through
an open garage, that no one should have stabbed her dogs to deatyh.
'This lady was walking around, I think, with the intent to kill
the dog,' Suggs said.
'Who walks around with a butcher knife? We all walk our dogs
Debbie Duran's Dogs suffered from bite wounds but Suggs lost both
her Pit Bulls and faces a $200 fine for allowing her dogs to get
Sheriffs and animal control officers allowed Duran to keep her
filet knife because she acted out of self-defense.
The fact her dogs attacked and wounded two dogs in the company of
a person is irrelevant to this asshole- and I happen to be a dog
person, and a fan of the pit bull, which is unjustifiably maligned
because of the assholes who own them.