POLITICAL: Is Chicago the fate of the USA under Democratic “democracy”

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2023/01/were_all_chicagoans_now.html

January 16, 2023
We’re All Chicagoans Now
By Jeffrey Folks 

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Much has been made about California leading the country: the Golden State is said to be America’s future, and to some extent, that is happening.  But in other respects, as a nation, we’re becoming more like Chicago, and Chicago is our future unless we struggle against progressive policies.

Chicago is perhaps the most solidly Democrat city in America.  It has not elected a Republican mayor since 1927.  And what it has created in the past 95 years is a society that suffers from inequality, corruption, and violence on a scale beyond anything seen elsewhere in America.  Chicago ought to be a case study in what not to do, but liberals like Obama and Biden seem to think it is a blueprint for success — and it is, if only for the political elite who rule over a helpless underclass.

That blueprint involves transforming citizens into clients of the State, a process that progressives have begun calling “democracy.”  Progressives intend to establish a socialist totalitarian society with a permanent underclass ruled by a small elite — the so-called vanguard of the proletariat that Lenin said must rule indefinitely until workers were prepared to govern themselves, a day that never has arrived in any communist state.

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It would seem that every Gooferment political entity my be reformulated into a bicameral form in which one part is elected by citizens and the other part is elected by taxpayers.

In the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee, property owners pay “property taxes” but don’t get to vote on those that spend it.

Argh!

Wasn’t “no taxation without representation” one of the catch phrases of the American Revolution.

Seems like a “national divorce” is the only solution.

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GUNS: Gun-free zones are just magical thinking

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/12/5_freedombased_solutions_to_mass_shootings.html

5 Freedom-Based Solutions to Mass Shootings
By D. Parker

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1. Get rid of gun-free zones.

Gun control and gun-free zones are based on the absurd idea from the left that if no one has a gun, no one needs a gun.  Except that when these inevitably fail because criminals don’t obey the law, the excuse is offered that this happened because guns came in from the surrounding areas.

Innocent people are thus being deprived of their commonsense civil rights under a false pretense: that you will be safe and won’t need a gun because no one else will have one.  

The problem is that the gun-grabbing ghouls contradict themselves with this “logic” because there will always be a surrounding area that can be a source for firearms.  (They can’t seem to explain this with island nations like Australia, New Zealand, or the U.K. — are dolphins smuggling AR-15s?)  Thus, the only solution is to simply stop depriving people of their rights and let them deter crime themselves.

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Any politicians and bureaucrats proposing such stupidity are guilty of “magical thinking”!

“We, The Sheeple” need to hold them accountable.

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RANT: Is anyone else tire of being made fools of?

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/12/maricopa_or_die.html

December 10, 2022
Maricopa or Die
By Jack Gleason

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These same top-of-ballot counts were also less than the total votes counted for all U.S. House races.  In the nine Arizona districts, 1,325,000 votes were counted for GOP House candidates, while 1,196,000; 1,271,000; and 1,254,00 were totaled for the Senate, governor, and secretary of state GOP candidates.  Again, the Democrat side showed the normal pattern: more top-of-ballot votes.

The idea that anyone is being fooled by Democrat assertions that our elections are “free and fair” is not believed by most of the American people.  Problems with the election in Arizona have Republicans furious, and a majority of nationwide voters agree that our “sacred right to vote” is at risk.

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Sad to say, but “elections” are just window dressing.It’s been exposed in numerous examples since LBJ in the 60’s thru to the recent election. 

Given that we are now ruled by “tyrants” what can be done  — shut up and ignore it; revolt; malicious compliance; or “national divorce”.I’m personally tired of being made a fool of. 

What about you?I’m open to suggestions.

Argh!

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RANT: Never speak to law enforcement without an attorney and a video recorder

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/11/key_takeaways_from_the_fbi_whistleblowers_report.html

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Key Takeaways from the FBI Whistleblowers Report
By Charles Sullivan

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3. The FBI simply cannot be trusted, and anyone who is being questioned by them must use extreme caution. As the prominent attorney Harmeet Dhillon has recommended, “never speak to the FBI without your attorney present, and never speak to the FBI without making an audio or video recording of the entire conversation.”

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Goes without saying.

And, if I am ever on a jury, “I wouldn’t believe you, if your tongue came notarized.” … attributed to Judge Marilyn Milian, but may have an earlier history.

Sad to say, but “We, The Sheeple” have no friends “in power”.

“It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it! You, and I, are not in the big club.” — George Carlin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5dBZDSSky0

You’ve been warned.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: The Gooferment should have NO role in “flood Insurance”

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/10/flood_insurance_a_modest_proposal.html

Flood Insurance: A Modest Proposal

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All of this raises a simple question. What is the best way to deal with this sort of natural disaster? Where I live, it’s an inconvenience from which I can easily recover. That’s a lot like Tornado Alley where some people die each year, but most are unaffected. And even though California gets a lot of earthquakes, most people aren’t seriously affected and, contrary to Red State fever dreams, California won’t slide into the Pacific Ocean with the next temblor, thus favorably altering the political balance of the country. In short, there are natural challenges everywhere. But a few places are more challenged than others.

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If every property owner had to purchase flood/hurricane insurance on an open market, it’s likely a lot would not be able to come up with the scratch. It would be just too rich for their blood. But in 1968, the Feds decided that it would be good to “help” out coastal communities. They would have to do some land use planning, but ultimately, the lure of higher local tax bases won out. Over time, subsidized rates became the norm as President Obama finalized them in 2014.

Subsidized flood insurance means that sensitive barrier island ecologies are disrupted by massive cancers of concrete, steel, and lumber. When a storm at sea leads to high waves and beach erosion, the State of Florida dumps millions of dollars harvested from inland on those beaches in the form of megatons of sand. “Someone’s home is about to be washed out to sea!”

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We must get the government out of the flood insurance business. Stopping it overnight is probably a bad idea because current owners have a legal “reliance interest” in the program. So a stepwise approach must be found. The simplest approach might be called the “Hurricane Ian” solution. Every building wiped out by the storm would fall under this proposal.

If you lost your home or business due to the storm and were covered by Federal flood insurance, the Feds should pay you the full pre-storm value of the property, including the dirt. Then, the Feds would turn the property over to the state for full demolition and return to nature with a deed restriction that prevents construction on the site. Obviously, there would be an exception for basic park facilities such as parking lots and restrooms, but residences of any sort would be completely forbidden. In a subsequent storm, those would be relatively inexpensive and easy to rebuild.

In our current example, Sanibel Island would become a State Park nature preserve instead of a high-end residential community. The high rise resorts would go away, either because room rents were too high for most or because storm damage was severe. Much of Fort Myers Beach would undergo the same treatment. But neither area would be eligible for building.

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The only losers in this approach would be the people who simply “can’t” give up their beach lifestyle and the municipalities that would see their tax base shrink. I’ll shed a few crocodile tears for them.

Ted Noel MD is a retired Anesthesiologist/Intensivist who podcasts and posts on social media as DoctorTed and @vidzette. His DoctorTed podcasts are available on many podcast channels.

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I most heartily agree.  And, while “taxation is theft”, we can never allow our search for liberty to get in the way of a good idea to get us “more freedom”.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Surprise there is a a shortage of … … some thing the Gooferment “manages”!

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/10/californias_water_supply_falls_victim_to_crt.html

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California’s Water Supply Falls Victim to CRT
By Don A. Wright

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When did the board’s mandate change from a bureaucracy administering water rights to an arbitrator and avenger of perceived injustices? At exactly the same moment the people of California stopped holding their government accountable because they thought someone else would do it for them. It gets serious when your family’s food supply can be negatively impacted.

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William Rusher, the editor of the conservative National Review, quoted economist Milton Friedman as saying that “if the government were to take over the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in five years.”

Here we have a Gooferment taking over water and now there is a shortage?

Like anything else, the invisible hand of the fee market would do  much better job of allocating a scarce resource.  If folks paid for water and the price went up, the usual behavior would be conservation and alternatives.

Anyone in the Pepuls Republik of Kaliforkneeah considering desalinization?  I hear is works well in Israel.

Argh!

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INSPIRATIONAL: All it takes is one hero to push back — who will it be?

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/09/all_it_takes_is_one_hero.html

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All It Takes Is One Hero
By J.B. Shurk

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No matter how dark things get, all it takes is one hero to push back. Heroes, after all, are not remembered for following the crowd; they emerge because they run in the opposite direction, often into known danger, and spur others to stop, turn around, and act. It is always the lone voice that inspires a people to rise against the injustices of any age. It is the stubborn persistence of the few who marshal real change. It is the resolute among us who peer at the raging inferno without fear. It is the wise who remember that every waterfall begins with just one drop of rain. It is the hopeful who can look around at today’s chaos and see clearly the opportunity for great change.

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Who will it be?  

Where are our Patrick Henry’s, Nathan Hales’, or John Paul Jones?

Joe Rogan?  Dave Smith?  Michael Malice?

We certainly need one.

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GUNS: “Gun rights are women’s rights, but they are also human rights.”

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/09/gun_rights_make_for_good_manners_and_safe_nations.html

Gun Rights Make for Good Manners and Safe Nations
By J.B. Shurk

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No woman on the frontier protecting the family’s homestead was complete without her rifle, and no woman living in today’s increasingly lawless society is complete without the means and capacity to put down quickly any potential attacker, no matter the aggressor’s size.

Gun rights are women’s rights, but they are also human rights. No person — regardless of sex, size, color, nationality, or any other phenotypic reality — should ever be forced into a position where self-defense is not an option. Any person walking down the street should be in near total control over whether that walk will be his last. Police forces, no matter how vigilant or dedicated, do not supplant a civilian’s sacred duty to fight back when pressed.

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When my sainted paternal grandmother was asked by a social worker if the rifle over her fireplace was loaded, her typically terse response was “weren’t be no good if it wasn’t.”

When the author wrote “No woman on the frontier protecting the family’s homestead was complete without her rifle”, I immediately thought of her as twelve year old new married woman with her thirteen year old husband leaving Germany dirt poor and eventually traveling the Oregon trail in a Conestoga wagon to meet and settle down with relatives in Portland Oregon.  I never got the chance to ask her his she had to use that rifle.  But I have no doubt that she would. 

“God made men and women; Sam colt made them equal.” — Unknown

“I particularly like unlimited concealed carry. If the criminal regards the general public as sheep to be shorn, then let’s sprinkle in a few “sheepdogs” with big teeth in the flock.

Guess which gay to bash? Buzz, wrong, you picked a Pink Pistol and you’re dead!

Guess which woman to bash? Buzz, wrong, you picked a Paxton Quigly and you’re dead!

Guess which brown person to bash? Buzz, wrong, you picked a Massad Ayoob and you’re dead!”

https://reinkefaceslife.com/2006/11/02/guns-lets-sprinkle-in-a-few-sheepdogs-with-big-teeth-in-the-flock/
GUNS: Let’s sprinkle in a few “sheepdogs” with big teeth in the flock
Thursday, November 2nd, 2006 at 20:26
Ferdinand John Reinke

It’s hard to imagine that the USA disarms women in the hope that it makes them “safe”.  It makes them “victims”.

Argh!

Stupid, stupid, stupid.

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GOVERNACIDE: The elite got effective treatment; the rubs got a death sentence — Nuremberg Code?

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/09/shades_of_mengele.html

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Shades of Mengele
By Paul Dowling

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While many members of Congress preserved their own lives by using therapeutics, not all Americans were so lucky. On Twitter, Dr. Pierre Kory shared this “fun fact”:

Between 100-200 United States Congress Members (plus many of their staffers & family members) with COVID were treated by a colleague over the past 15 months with ivermectin & the I-MASK+ protocol at flccc.net. None have gone to hospital.

So, as Fauci promoted potentially lethal injections for average Americans, government elites received restorative cures.

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So, the Gooferment induced Crony Capitalists to join in a conspiracy to kill the population for money?

Nuremberg Code required all “medical experiments” to get “informed consent”.  Surely we never had informed consent!

Gooferment propaganda, amplified by Big Media — who got fat on Gooferment “advertising” money, killed possibly millions as surely as f they were loaded on trains to the death camps.

So who pays the price?

No justice; no peace.

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POLITICAL: End “fossil fuels” is to end airline travel — absurd!

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/09/will_anyone_actually_like_it_if_biden_ends_fossil_fuels.html

Will Anyone Actually Like It if Biden Ends Fossil Fuels?
By Chris J. Krisinger

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President Biden’s avowed intention to “end fossil fuel” is — puns intended — an economic crash waiting to happen, and not just for air travel. For this nation and Americans to continue to derive the benefits of air travel, the president and his administration’s hostility toward the vital role fossil fuels will continue to play in this nation’s future must be permanently “grounded.”

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Like the recent Pepuls Republik of Kaliforkneeah diktat to end gas cars follow by another diktat not to charge them, here’s a path to ending air travel.

How stupid can the politicians and bureaucrats be?

Obviously, very,

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GOVERNACIDE: Apparently TWA800 was downed by the US Navy

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/08/the_twa_800_whistleblower_is_legit.html

The TWA 800 Whistleblower Is Legit
By Jack Cashill

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In the past few weeks, I have received numerous inquiries about ten-year Navy veteran William Henry Teele III. After years of quietly providing information to me and other investigators into the July 1996 destruction of TWA Flight 800 off the coast of Long Island, Teele has gone public and is naming names.

I shared some of Teele’s information in my 2016 book, TWA 800: The Crash, The Cover-Up, The Conspiracy. Teele did not claim to be on the ship that fired the missile. He was on the USS Carr, a guided missile frigate that was one of the “combatants” in the battle group that destroyed the unfortunate 747 and killed the 230 souls on board. Everything that I could verify about Teele’s account back then checked out.

In the six years since, Teele has reached out to many of his fellow sailors and fleshed out his account. Although he has appeared on several podcasts in recent weeks, his uninterrupted narrative on the Duke Report is the most compelling. I would welcome those with relevant experience to contact me through my website, cashill.com, to offer your assessment of Teele’s account or to provide additional information. My research suggests Teele is the real deal but I remain open, as all journalists should, to contrary information.

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Yes, another “conspiracy theory” becomes factual.

When do the courts martial begin?  

As always, the cover up is worse than the crime.

What about the poor passengers and their families?

Who prosecute all those in the various Gooferment agencies that covered for the Navy?

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Shut down the U.S. Department of Education

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/06/we_should_immediately_end_nationalized_funding_of_student_tuition.html

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We Should Immediately End Nationalized Funding of Student Tuition
By Jerome Corsi

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On March 30, 2010, Obama signed the Health Care and Education Act charging the U.S. Department of Education to make 100 percent of all government-funded college loans, effective on July 1 of that year. In 2010, student loan debt totaled $760 billion. In 2022, the total outstanding student loan debt will more than double to a record $1.7 trillion. In 2017, a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York concluded that “more federal aid to students enables colleges to raise tuition more.” Raising U.S. higher education tuition costs to a level middle-class families cannot afford is not a problem as long as the government makes the taxpayer pay the price.

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It’s Unconstitutional for starters.

The Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy.

We once criticized Communist countries for their indoctrination camps; failing to recognize that the Gooferment Skrules here are the same thing.

#endtheDoEd

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HEALTH: The current “system” is unsustainable; the answer is NOT Gooferment “healthcare”

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/06/the_truth_regarding_health_care.html

The Truth Regarding Health Care
By Keith R. Jackson, M.D.

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There already exist many programs for the poor and uninsured. These could be streamlined and sensibly expanded. What would classify as a necessary addition to the equation would be possible assistance with deductibles and expansion of catastrophic insurance policies for the rest of us. Improving the portability of Health Savings Accounts, making them easier to understand and obtain, would address the former. A creative solution merging government assistance with HSAs and catastrophic insurance policies could go a long way toward appeasing both sides, even though they would scream that this “solution” is wrong. One avenue for saving is the cost of administration of the health care dollar. Private insurers’ administrative costs are surprisingly much higher than the government’s. There must be a “happy medium” there, with less bureaucracy in the former and more effective administration in the latter.

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I think you can look at ANY Gooferment program and see a disaster.

As a first step, the current deductibility problem (i.e., healthcare expense is deductible to employers but not employees) has to be SOLVED.

Then let that work itself out by removing the Gooferment from the “health care system”.

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