This article was originally published at OpEdNews.com on February 15, 2009
With Abraham Lincoln’s birthday just passed on February 12th the media was replete with praise for him. Unfortunately, this whitewashed view of him is misguided. Rather than being the honest and resolute knight in shining armor that he is made out to be, on closer inspection he turns out to be one of the worst politicians Illinois has produced.Read more »
The government has begun a war on chalk. Outside the federal courthouse in Concord, NH, two activists are arrested for the crime of using sidewalk chalk.Read more »
Chicago police are on the warpath against their police chief, who has been trying to rid the department of corruption. Apparently the cops don't like that very much.Read more »
New research shows how people who were apparently uninvolved in a crime could provide such a detailed account of what occurred, allowing prosecutors to claim that only the defendant could have committed the crime.Read more »
"With the G2O meeting in Toronto this weekend , 26-27 June, the police have tightened security to what can only be described as a full on police state.
Its reported that the cost for hosting the meeting is in the region of $1 billion dollars - just what the world needs in the middle of a financial crisis. How ironic that top of the agenda is, you guessed it, the financial crisis. Is there no end to this madness?Read more »
I sit here disturbed to the very core of my being as I just read the proposed revised procedures for the California Dept Corrections for implementing the death penalty. I must have made a public comment on the death penalty in my travels on the www as I found in my inbox, a pdf file, the actual revised procedures asking for public comment to CA Dept Corrections. I would like to forward the email and the actual State procedures to Ian.Read more »
Revolution is a pressure release valve that lets people rise up when tyranny is visited upon them.Nation states have become increasingly savvy about ways to fight what they consider terrorism.In fact the tools they use against terrorists are the exact same ones they use against their own people to crush opposition.The mere fact that a government can yell "terrorist" when people protest is the most effective tactic they have learnt,all they have to do is call opponents terrorists and the international community says nothing,and they are free to crush dissent with their military.If this makes rRead more »
Prof. Douglas J. Amy of Mount Holyoke College has created a personal web project called “Government is Good: An Unapologetic Defense of a Vital Institution.” Here Daniel Brackins refutes Prof. Amy’s piece, “The Forgotten Achievements of Government.”Read more »
A video showing Seattle police officers stomping on a man's head and body and using a racial epithetRead more »
Show up at their so-called "Town Hall Meetings", drop in on a political rally or ten for some jerk that can't hack it in the private sector creating any good or service people can use, yet absurdly feels he can give us everything we want (supposedly only by him) for "free". Laugh at them and see just how good you (and how bad they) feel afterwards.Read more »
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