Should The Egyptian Army Support Jihadists Because Morsi Said So?

I don’t remember seeing anything about it in the mainstream media, but it seems that Morsi was an enthusiastic supporter of America’s own position of funding Jihadists in Syria to overthrow the Assad government. Furthermore, cheerleading for that position may have been what started the growing willingness of the Egyptian military to openly oppose him. According to the Irish Times, “Army concern about the way President Mohamed Morsi was governing Egypt reached tipping point when the head of Read more […]

Disarming America Through Executive Fiat

“If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.” “The measures adopted to restore public order are: First of all, the elimination of the so-called subversive elements…They were elements of disorder and subversion. On the morrow of each conflict I gave the categorical order to confiscate the largest possible number of weapons of every sort and kind. This confiscation, which continues with the utmost energy, has given satisfactory results.” Those Read more […]

Voting To Steal Someone’s Money Highlights Evils Of Democracy

“I don’t care what the majority voted to do, they don’t have a right to steal my money just because they vote for it.” Thus spoke Peter Schiff on CNBC in a debate three weeks ago on raising taxes on only the wealthy. And if time is fair, this quote will become very famous the world over for its assertive though seemingly contrary moral stance and its appeal to our common sense. People who read that quote or heard Schiff say it will understand that social change through popular vote is Read more […]

How to Prevent Americans from Voting Themselves More Money Without Instituting a Poll Tax

In the aftermath of last month’s election, an Electoral College map from CNN had been circulating conservative blogs, showing what the map would have looked like had only taxpayers voted. It showed that Mitt Romney would have won the election with 441 Electoral College votes to Barack Obama’s 206. When I first saw the map, I was floored at the disparity between the real results and the potential results, and I felt great anger at the injustice of such a voting system that allowed people to Read more […]