Sunday, March 23, 2008

War on Free Political Speech

Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute has another great article posted at Forbes. Please follow the link below and leave a comment if you are so inclined.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Time for Activism, is Now

Ed Cline, over at the Rule of Reason, has posted an excellent indictment of our Congressoid's moral cowardice. Here is an excerpt:

Congress is proposing, in Barack Obama's Global Poverty Act (S.2433, based on H.R. 1302, passed by the House September 25, 2007), that Americans be delivered into a state of indentured servitude as laborers for the United Nations. Perhaps "indentured servitude" is too kind a term, for as horrendous a condition as it is, there is usually a time limit to such servitude. Slavery would be the more accurate term in this instance, for what Congress is considering is servitude by Americans in perpetuity, in exchange for nothing but the privilege of laboring to "save" the world without thanks or reward, of filling the alleged needs of others, of performing unlimited "community service" for the offense of merely existing.
The not-so-peculiar and odd thing about H.R. 1302 was that it passed the House by voice vote. This is a stratagem adopted by legislators who fear that a bill is so outrageous that it is better that no record be kept of those who endorsed it. S.2433 was passed from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the same manner - by voice vote, without public hearings, to protect the identities of the guilty.

It will probably be introduced to the Senate for a similar, anonymous voice vote - by Harry Reid.

There is a double irony in this behavior. First, S.2433 is a bipartisan-sponsored bill. This underscores the fact that there is no fundamental difference between the Democratic and Republican Parties. Second, it is a piece of legislation which, given the altruist, collectivist premises behind it, one would have thought its creators should have trumpeted boastfully. But it is being handled by corrupt, guilty, fearful sneaks who haven't the courage of their own malice.

Here's a link to Mr. Cline's full article. Don't miss it, if you value your life.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Priced in Gold

With an extremely useful HT from Nick over at Rule of Reason, I've added the economic web site, Priced in Gold to my blogroll, for us to witness the destruction of our currency. This site has many other thoughtful uses, as well.