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Category: Big Government

Oct 24 2020

Politician for Sale

Veteran swamp creature Joe Biden personifies of the corruption that inevitably accompanies government hypertrophy. He doesn’t even deny it. Here he admits to plying the trade that has made him fabulously wealthy — influence peddling:

On tips from ABC of the ANC and Rapinhoe.

Oct 21 2020

Open Thread

Bureaucracies tend to grow and to brag about their growth based on how many individuals they have and how much money they spend. - Darrell Issa
Oct 17 2020

Open Thread

I was born under Communism. I know what it's like to live in a system where you can't speak, you have to whisper. Where the state is so pervasive and so intrusive. - Alex Kozinski
Oct 15 2020

Open Thread

The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help. - Ronald Reagan

On a tip from Chris Neilson.

Oct 14 2020

Open Thread

[G]overnment can, instead of extending freedom, restrict freedom. And note ... that the 'can' quickly becomes 'will' the moment the holders of government power are left to their own devices. This is because of the corrupting influence of power, the natural tendency of men who possess some power to take unto themselves more power. The tendency leads eventually to the acquisition of all power - whether in the hands of one or many makes little difference to the freedom of those left on the outside. - Barry Goldwater
Oct 13 2020

A Tale of Two Camps

Big Government ruins everything it absorbs, even camping. The difference between public and private campgrounds in Massachusetts is emblematic:

Eventually, Big Government will absorb everything, and people forget what it was like when Americans were free and efficient.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Oct 10 2020

Open Thread

If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison. They'll have enough to eat, a bed and a roof over their heads. But if an American wants to preserve his dignity and his equality as a human being, he must not bow his neck to any dictatorial government. - Dwight D. Eisenhower

On a tip from Feet2Fire.

Oct 07 2020

People Vote With Their Feet for Red States Over Blue States

Electoral votes are distorted not only by fraud but by liberal media brainwashing. Our more meaningful votes are cast with our feet.

On the ballot are red states, with a platform of conservative, small government, free market policies, featuring low taxes, light regulation, tough on crime policing, and worker freedom; and blue states, with a liberal/left, big-government approach, featuring high taxes, heavy regulations, high minimum wages, and mandatory union membership.

As economist Stephen Moore observes, red states are prospering, whereas blue states are in meltdown. It is no surprise that people have been pouring out of blue states into red ones:

Tragically, many who follow the job opportunities into red states bring their blue state politics with them. If this continues, there will soon be nowhere left to run without leaving the country. The USA will fall into steep decline.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Oct 05 2020

Open Thread

The constitution is an instrument, above all, for LIMITING the functions of government. - Barry Goldwater
Sep 30 2020

Berkeley Bans Unapproved Food in Checkout Lanes

Berkeley continues to blaze a path into the most picayune reaches of authoritarian moonbattery. The rest of the country will follow once Democrats have to political leverage to force us to. At least it is all for our own good. Berkeley has achieved the distinction of being the first city in the country to ban the sale of unapproved snack food in grocery store checkout lanes:

In its place, stores will be required to “sell more nutritious food and beverage options in their checkout areas.”

Let them eat alfalfa sprouts, or whatever it is trendy for liberal bureaucrats to believe is good for them.

Beginning in March 2021, cookies, candy, chips and cans of soda will no longer be displayed near cash registers.

It’s still a free country. Grocers will be allowed to stock sugar-free gum and milk near the checkout lane — until the City Council realizes that milk is racist.

The decree also affects drug stores like CVS and Walgreens.

Once again, the ChiCom virus is exploited as a pretext for government encroachment:

[Vice-Mayor Sophie] Hahn says the policy is necessary because the pandemic has proved that people with underlying conditions like diabetes are more susceptible to COVID-19.

Total safety is just a few million more regulations away.

On tips from Steve T and Lyle.

Sep 28 2020

Open Thread

The debate on how to shrink the federal government is at the core of our problem of government not doing its job. - Darrell Issa
Sep 26 2020

Open Thread

Good intentions will always be pleaded, for every assumption of power; but they cannot justify it ... It is hardly too strong to say, that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intention, real or pretended. - Daniel Webster
Sep 24 2020

Open Thread

This is government's primary function - to keep us safe - and when large percentages in America don't feel safe, they start asking: What am I paying my taxes for? What is government all about? - Charles Schumer
Sep 09 2020

Arrest of Pregnant Mom Illustrates Difference Between Right and Left

The fundamental difference between the right and the left is that the right believes in the individual, whereas the left believes in Big Government. To get an idea of the danger of living in a society that prioritizes the government over individuals, watch pregnant Australian mom Zoe Buhler get arrested for urging people on Facebook to come to a Freedom Day protest:

Other consequences of emphasizing government over people, noted by Dennis Prager in the video above, include:

1. Corruption will flourish.

2. Individual liberty will decline.

3. Governments that do not stop expanding will eventually collapse economically.

4. Taxes will constantly increase.

5. Debt will become unsustainable.

6. Great evil will find opportunity.

7. Moral character will decline.

On a tip from Jack S.

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