LIBERTY: Stossel on “politics”

Stossel’s Politically Incorrect Guide to Politics

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The brilliant John Stossel takes some powerful pro-liberty ideas and delivers them effectively to a wide audience. Here’s his latest 1 hour special, the “Politically Incorrect Guide to Politics”. This is a great video to show anyone still “in the system” and new to liberty. Stossel makes it crystal clear that government doesn’t work and that it creates devastating unintended consequences:

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I saw it live and, if you missed it, it’s an excellent way to spend forty minutes.

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POTUS08: FLASH! Obama calls me “selfish”!

Political Punch
Power, pop, and probings from ABC News Senior National Correspondent Jake Tapper
October 31, 2008 10:58 AM

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“John McCain and Sarah Palin they call this socialistic,” Obama continued. “You know I don’t know when, when they decided they wanted to make a virtue out of selfishness.”

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Well, that tears it! It’s all out in the open now. His stealth campaign is unmasked.

Think it’s just big gooferment; you’re selfish.

<shaking my head at the hubris of the socialists>


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POLITICAL: Election fraud is something “we the people” can fix

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Ellen Thiesen, Co-Director,

Candidates should encourage voters to vote on paper, on election day at the polls if at all possible; and to observe the subsequent handling and counting of the ballots to the extent allowed by law.

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As usual, the gooferment has a sloppy election system. It appears that anyone can, and both sides do, cheat.

I was always enamored of how Prohibition ended. The politicians repealed it because it was IMPOSSIBLE for the gooferment to get convictions. Jury nullification! No one would vote to convict. Prosecutors quickly realized that it was a waste of time. THe Repeal legislation was merely recognizing the obvious.

So, we can, pretty much, handle all these fraud issues without the gooferment’s help.


Seems obvious to me. Probably too late to do it this year, but from now on …

AND, in thinking about this, we can take care of the absurd war on drugs the same way. Just nullify!

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POTUS08: Socialism Katrina-style from the “compassionate conservative”!

Friday, October 31, 2008
Your Tax Dollars at Work (Katrina Recovery Edition)

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This one will make your blood boil.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the government providing temporary housing for thousands of storm victims. Some wound up in those infamous FEMA trailers; others found loding in hotels and motels along the coast.

More than three years later, some of those left homeless by the disaster are still living in hotels–on the taxpayer’s dime–and show little interest in leaving their comfortable accommodations.

Andrea Ramey, a reporter for WPMI-TV, the NBC affiliate in Mobile, Alabama, has been investigating these “extended stays”– which also come with free meals. Here’s a portion of what she discovered:

It’s been three years since Katrina and the relief is still flowing, with hundreds of families in Mississippi receiving all the necessities of life, all on your dime. We wanted to know how long the government intended to pay for this public assistance. So five months ago, we began to investigate at the Quality Inn in Biloxi. It’s at that hotel where three years later, victims of Hurricane Katrina still receive free housing and three meals a day, giving some little motivation to get back on their feet.

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This is what’s wrong with socialism. I don’t care if it is Republican “compassionate conservatism” or Democratic “helping hand up”. Both imprision people by trapping them into complacency and lethargy.
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