Sunday, May 13, 2018

The Flaccid Left

Point 1 - look at list of mass murderers, and you are looking at a list of mentally ill people. Why pretend otherwise?  It should be self evident - shooting kids is probably the easiest definition of mental illness - so what can be done within the bounds of civil liberties do about this? How can these mentally ill people be stopped from getting guns?
Point 2 - don't look to media for anything other than entertainment or entertain-rage.
Point 3 - it apparently generates ratings to blame the NRA and the GOP. There's an assumption that these groups stop "common sense gun control" or whatever else it is that many believe would have been or would be done that would stop this kind of gun violence.
Point 4 - Democrats had all the power they needed in 2008 to do anything the Constitution would allow to stop gun violence, criminalize types of guns, raise the legal age for gun purchases, beef up the background check system or make the DoD comply with the laws regarding service personnel who are discharged with felony level convictions from the UCMJ. They did nothing. That is most likely because they lost their shirts when they did it before and decided they would rather not do anything difficult about guns again.
Summary: the left is as pathetic as all the politicians.

Friday, May 11, 2018

The Lawbreaking President Remembered

An incredible read. A small slice:
"One federal court found the Obamacare subsidy unconstitutional, and the case is working towards the Supreme Court. But, then again, no administration in memory was stopped more often by courts, often by unanimous SCOTUS decisions. Whether it was ignoring the Senate in making appointments or claiming to rewrite employment law, Obama tried to function without constitutional restraints."

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The Moment It Becomes Obvious

"In early 2016, I decided to leave San Francisco and to build a house in Washington. Previously I lived most of my life in apartment buildings with security entrances that provided a tad more security, but as my house was being built I started wondering what I would do in the event of a home invasion. I knew right away becoming a gun owner was going to be the best way to defend myself."

Thursday, April 12, 2018


Couldn't be overstated.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Excellent Distinction in Education

But the conflict between choice and local control is very real across much of suburban and rural America — especially in red states, where parents and community members tend to be satisfied with and protective of their local schools. The vast majority of the nation’s 14,000 districts are small, fully a third consisting of just one or two schools. In the 70 percent of school districts that enroll fewer than 2,500 students, individual relationships with the local schools tend to be personal.
Across much of the nation, the zip-code-based schools that education reformers decry are a hub of the community. They help define local identity. Their sports teams are sources of pride and an anchor of routine. Their accomplishments and foibles are touchstones of local conversation. They offer predictability; parents know where their children will go to school. It is easier for children to become friends with children who live nearby and for parents to get to know their neighbors. In this way, local schools serve as engines of social capital — bringing people together and strengthening communities.

I love the school choice idea but agree this argument is substantive and one not considered in the common dialogue. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Shady - Seems Like A Polite Term

And it also seems completely predictable since power in the hands of government is always going to be for sale at some level.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Something Liberals and Conservatives Should Be Able To Agree On

The justices seemed to indicate the answer is “No,” but mainly because the California law was so manifestly written to target pro-life pregnancy centers. What if the law were more fairly written? The pro-life side will argue that the cases are completely different inasmuch as “informed consent” explanations take place before a serious medical procedure, and pregnancy centers don’t offer medical procedures. We agree, but the Court won’t answer that question in NIFLA v. Becerra.