New York Dem Trying to Require Gun Owners to Purchase Liability Insurance

If they can’t completely ban firearms, they can at least make it so expensive and burdensome to own them that people give up trying. One Democrat Representative from New York is trying to make it a law that gun owners purchase liability insurance while facing $10,000 in fines for noncompliance. If the law is anything like legislation introduced in California a couple years ago, there will be lower insurance rates offered if the owners’ guns are unloaded, disassembled and locked away in a safe Read more […]

EPA Makes Wood-Burning Stoves Unaffordable to Save the Planet

All they have to do is claim that it’s all the save the planet, and they can create as many regulations as they want, thereby making certain appliances a lot less affordable for the people who depend on those appliances the most. Many people in rural areas rely on wood-burning stoves to keep themselves warm during winter. The new regulations made by the EPA will make them more expensive for these people to own. According to the Daily Caller: The EPA has finalized a 344-page rule to make wood Read more […]

California Couple Faces $500 Fine for Having Brown Lawn; Faces Fine if They Water It

California’s drought has lead to water restrictions being imposed on residents. You’d think that if you’re in the middle of a drought, and people are trying to conserve water, things like an aesthetically pleasing lawn would be last on the list of things to worry about. You’d be most concerned with having water to drink. And you’d do bigger loads of laundry and take shorter, perhaps less frequent showers. That’s exactly what one California couple was doing in trying to conserve water. Read more […]

EPA’s Global Warming Regulations Will Cost $500 Billion, Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs Per Year

Recently, John Kerry put forth his own version of Pascal’s Wager when arguing for more crippling directives for preventing a global climatic disaster. He said that even if the “deniers” were right about the science, it doesn’t matter. What’s the worst that could happen – that we end up with a cleaner Earth and cleaner air and water? Here’s what he said: “If we make the necessary efforts to address this challenge—and supposing I’m wrong or scientists are wrong, 97 percent of Read more […]

California Creates 1,200 Jobs By Getting Rid Of Stupid Laws

Of course, government can’t truly create jobs. Unless it makes itself bigger and all of a sudden finds itself in need of workers. But since the government doesn’t actually produce anything, growing itself doesn’t contribute to the economy. Rather, it slows down the economy, and everyone suffers as a result. But there are ways the government can, in a way, create jobs that expand the economy. It can get out of the way. That, in and of itself, doesn’t create jobs, but it leaves opportunities Read more […]

War On Drugs Convenient Excuse For Big Pharma Monopoly

One of the reasons why criminal activity fosters violence is that criminals want to use force to not only commit crimes but to prevent other people from committing crimes. Drug dealers are probably the most well-known examples. They don’t just want to sell drugs to customers; they want to be the only suppliers in a region who can sell drugs to customers. Otherwise, profits soon drop and there is no good reason to choose to b e a drug dealer rather than get a job serving fast food. Drug dealers Read more […]

Why Bother With Congress When You Make 66 Regulations a Day?

Last week someone wrote about Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) warning that President Obama was using regulations to kill the economy and everything good about America.  Evidently, Sen. Inhofe’s warning was just the tip of the iceberg. I don’t know if Obama was preparing to enact as much legislation as he could before possibly losing the election or what, but a new report out states that in the last 90 days, the Obama administration has posted 5,932 regulations.  This amounts to a whopping 68 per Read more […]