Category: rights

There Are Days I Wish I Were A Journalist

     …especially one who conducts interviews with politicians:      U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) blamed the overturning of Roe v. Wade for the Republican party’s lackluster midterm showing during a recent appearance on Meet the Press. “It’s the reason we didn’t get more of a majority. We could have had a two dozen seat majority, …

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Statist In A Cleft Stick Dept.

     Men of good will should celebrate every event that compels the evil-minded to show their true colors. This is nowhere more important than when an individual right is under threat. An episode of this kind occurred just yesterday in upstate New York:      That’s all the specific information I have on this incident. The …

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Taking Exceptions

     Let’s spin up with a Blinding Flash of the ObviousTM;      The bottom line is that if you don’t have control over what gets injected into your own body, you have no meaningful freedom in any sense of the word. Any state that does not safeguard the right to full autonomy over what pharmaceutical …

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The Obfuscation Game

     The Left has adopted a new tack in its campaign against the right to keep and bear arms. A recent article in The Atlantic, a left-inclined publication, contended that the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is a “mystery” whose meaning is uncertain. While the article refers to several considerations (some …

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Accountability: A Conundrum

     From the most recent dump of Twitter Files:      38. Outside the United States, Twitter’s decision to ban Trump raised alarms, including with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Prime Minister Angela Merkel, and Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.      39. Macron told an audience he didn’t “want to live in a democracy where …

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Learned Soullessness

     I scratched around for quite a while, looking for a title for this piece. The above is the best I’ve got, and not very good at that, so please bear with me.      This is “Respect Life” weekend at my parish. We have the annual drive for funding for the local crisis pregnancy center, …

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Unmaking The Foundation

     There are a myriad things I could write about this morning – you should see my “Future Columns” folder – but one has risen above (below?) the rest to evoke a balled-fist tirade from my underappreciated main computer.      Courtesy of Dave Blount at Moonbattery, we have this piece of scrofulous garbage from LA …

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First California, Now New York

     Remember what I said about the “may issue” states and their opposition to the right to keep and bear arms?      Administrative processes can be made so painful and expensive that they deter effectively everyone from exercising their rights.      California is tightening the screws one way:      “Legal judgments of good moral character …

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Even When The News Is Good…

     …it’s unwise to rely on the honesty or candor of the political class.      A few hours ago, the Supreme Court struck down New York State’s “may issue” handgun-permit law:      The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a restrictive New York gun law in a major ruling for gun rights.      The justices’ …

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A Refutation

     It’s looking like another brain-trying, body-exhausting day for me – yes, it’s that again — so allow me a quick squib before I go forth to challenge Mother Nature once again.      The clip below should tell you what Democrats — any Democrat will do – really think of your right to keep and …

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Yes, Virginia, There IS a Great Replacement In Progress

     And you are not permitted to obstruct it:      I admire Paul Joseph Watson immensely. God alone knows how many people in the British Establishment would love to see him dead. The video above is the briefest taste of his oeuvre. All of it is worth watching.      While he usually writes (and videographs) …

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Fetishes And Fears

     Regard well:      That’s a crucifix pendant. It’s a large one as such things go, because it’s meant to be worn outside the clothes. I don it when I leave the house.      Does anyone else out there wear a crucifix pendant? Or a Miraculous Medal? Perhaps one of those cute “bracelet rosaries” that …

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An Uncomfortable If Necessary Reminder

     A few days ago, Michelle Malkin reminded us about a horrific event that should have been prevented, but wasn’t:      This week marks the 17th anniversary of the court-sanctioned murder of Terri Schindler Schiavo. Under the order of a Florida judge who never bothered to visit her and an adulterous spouse-in-name-only who ranted “When …

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The Remedy

     I have a great deal to do today – yes, Gentle Reader, I have a life away from the computers, as implausible as that may sound – so this will be a brief piece. First, the response to: this essay, this subsequent one, and this brief coda      …has been overwhelming. It suggests that …

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Authoritarian Theft Part 2

     Concerning my tirade of yesterday, Mike Hendrix adds a report on an incident I should have included:      After the FBI seized Joseph Ruiz’s life savings during a raid on a safe deposit box business in Beverly Hills, the unemployed chef went to court to retrieve his $57,000. A judge ordered the government to …

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Authoritarian Theft: Three Cases

     “Taxation is theft!” rises the cry from thousands of freedom lovers. And it is so, if viewed through the lens of direct comparison. After all, what practical difference is there between the highwayman who points a gun at you and says “Your money or your life,” and the IRS agent who assesses you for …

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Happy Independence Day…

     …if possible. For most American patriots, it’s a bit of a challenge under current circumstances.      The greatest American put it quite plainly:      We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty …

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