Just a little something…

Posted in Quotes on October 4, 2010 by Darkman

While watching a DVD of one of my favorite anime series recently, I heard one of the characters say something that really stuck with me.

“What you believe is right depends on what it is you wish to protect.”

Just a little something I thought I’d pass along.

Let us help you…

Posted in Police State on April 1, 2010 by Darkman

Or we’ll kill you.

Pragmatism…

Posted in The Most Fundamental Right on February 1, 2010 by Darkman

…and an utter lack of principles.

The NRA elbows its way into the McDonald Case

One wonders if NRA members should be proud of their organization’s apparent newfound fiduciary conservatism. The so-called “premier” gun rights organization has now managed to finagle its way into the spotlight after someone else’s sweat and money rented the hall, built the stage, and set up the sound system.

NRA lawyers are now second guessing pro-gun lawyer Alan Gura’s expertise. And this, after Gura masterminded and navigated the vitally crucial landmark Heller case to a victorious decision in favor of the Second Amendment.

The NRA’s leadership must have looked at each other and realized that (coming so close on the coat tails of Heller) McDonald actually had a good chance at victory. I can just hear them clinking their drinks in toast and chuckling: “Gura will likely win this one too. Let’s get on board now!”

All that might not be so bad, but look who the NRA has hired as their head counsel in this wedge into McDonald: Paul Clement, the very attorney who advocated against our gun rights in Heller!

That’s right, Clement led the federal government’s charge to protect the Washington D.C. ban on handgun ownership!

JPFO gives us the scoop.

“Morality is personal”

Posted in Liberty on January 30, 2010 by Darkman

Morality is personal. There is no such thing as collective conscience, collective kindness, collective gentleness, collective freedom. To talk of social justice, social responsibility, a new world order, may be easy and make us feel good, but it does not absolve each of us from personal responsibility.

Excellent quote and one I agree with and believe in. Go to The Devil’s Kitchen to see who said it and read the rest of a great post.

Changing the rules

Posted in Information Control on January 14, 2010 by Darkman

StarTribune:

That means that any stimulus money used to cover payroll will be included in the jobs credited to the program, including pay raises for existing employees and pay for people who never were in jeopardy of losing their positions.

If you had a job and kept it, you count as “job saved by stimulus money.” Same goes even if your job was never in danger of being eliminated, or even if stimulus money was used to give you a raise.

via Captain of a Crew of One and The Reluctant Paladin

The Mythical Roots of U.S. Drug Policy

Posted in Information Control on December 28, 2009 by Darkman

Article:

Soldier’s Disease — widespread addiction following massive administration of opiates during the Civil War — is the earliest and most often repeated example of a drug problem before the narcotics laws. The story exemplifies several basic themes used in support of continued drug prohibition — addiction is easy to acquire, hard to kick, and is a publicly noticed, i.e. asocial, problem. Soldier’s Disease, though, is a myth. Not one case of addiction was reported in medical records or the literature of the time; under ten references were made in the Nineteenth Century to addiction the cause of which was the Civil War; and no perjorative nickname for addicted veterans, like Soldier’s Disease, appeared in the literature until 1915, and it did not become part of the Conventional Wisdom of drug experts until almost a century after Appomattox.

How contemporary drug policy is based on something that never existed.

Criminalizing homeschool in Britain

Posted in Thought Control on December 12, 2009 by Darkman

HSLDA | Criminal Background Checks Part of Draconian Law Proposed for Homeschoolers

It is troubling to many homeschool advocates that the British government has gotten its facts wrong. It appears the government is trying to use any means necessary to justify their actions against homeschoolers. And though the report is currently the subject of a special inquiry by a parliament committee to determine whether it was conducted properly, its implications have raised concern with homeschool leaders outside Britain as well.

Emphasis mine.  It appears that way because it is that way.  The collective can tolerate no deviation.  The hell-hole that “Great” Britain has become was predicted by both George Orwell and Anthony Burgess, and it is a pattern for what they want the United States (and Canada for that matter) to also become.