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Congress Exploits Our Fears to Take Our Liberty

Ron Paul the-free-foundation.org April 22, 2013 This week, as Americans were horrified by the attacks in Boston, both houses of Congress considered legislation undermining our liberty in the name of “safety.” Gun control continued to be the focus of the Senate, where an amendment expanding federal “background checks” to gun show sales and other private…

Just Say No . . . to Cops

Few of us like to interact with cops – like scabies, they are best avoided entirely. But when do you have a choice – and when don’t you have a choice about interacting with a costumed enforcer? When are you legally required to identify yourself? To produce ID? Laws vary, state to state, but here…

Pressure Cooker Control

Clearly, something must be done. It is outrageous that just anyone – even kids! – can buy a dangerous pressure cooker without a background check or even showing ID. There is no waiting period and people – potentially unbalanced and dangerous – can legally buy multiple pressure cookers. Just like that! “We” need pressure cooker…

Who’s Responsible?

Last week, a huge (3.4 million vehicle) recall was announced – problems with the air bags people are forced to buy. According to news reports, a manufacturing defect involving the chemical propellant that inflates the bags could result in an affected vehicle’s air bag not deploying properly during a crash – or not deploying at…

How About Thug Control?

There’s all this talk of “controlling” guns – that is, taking them away from everyone (except those wearing government costumes, ‘natch) but very little about controlling thugs. You know, the violent predators who create the reason – the necessity – for owning a gun in the first place. Here’s an example: In gun-free DC, a…

Hulk Smash!

I’ve ranted in the past about being rope-a-dope’d into a state of exhausted fury by annoying automotive technology. Well, I’ve got fodder for a fresh rant. This past week, I had a new BMW X to test drive (you can read the review here). Overall, not a bad car. But there are some things about…

Mandatory Gun Insurance

It took “conservative” Republicans to trot out mandatory and market-based health insurance in the same mouthful. Don’t ever forget to thank them for this. Well, it’s time for the next step: Mandatory gun insurance –  also “market based” and “incentivized,” of course. Here it comes, directly from one of the insurance Mafia’s chief consiglieries, Robert…

Heroes Unbuckled

A reader sent me the following video, which puts into stark relief the double standard that applies to cops vs us: Probably you have seen such flouting of “the law” by the enforcers of the law yourself.  It is a routine thing – a commonplace. Cops “speed” – and they don’t buckle-up for safety. Or…

Clover Taxonomy II

What exactly is a Clover? Probably, you already know – having met him (or her) many times already. Or rather, been delayed, impeded or imperiled by one. Clovers are the pebble in our shoes, the bur in our saddles… the zit that just won’t pop, no matter how hard you squeeze it. They constitute a…

Know Your Cop

Traffic cops are becoming ever more dangerous to our wallets – and all-too-often, our persons. Since we can’t properly defend ourselves against their depredations, avoidance is therefore becoming all the more important. If you see them before they see you, you stand a good chance of not having to interact with them at all. Unfortunately,…