Definition Of A Coward – Today’s Quote

I warned of confiscation. Can’t happen you say? Well, it is going on right now in New York State and Connecticut. With a stroke of a pen, 10′s of thousands of law-abiding citizens in these states became criminals for possession previously legal to own firearms. The government representatives of these states fear their law-abiding, gun-owning neighbors, rather than confront law-breaking criminals or caring for the mentally ill in their communities. Which for me, is the proper definition of a coward.

Suburbanprep via Every Prepper Should Own a Mosin-Nagant Rifle | Survival 5×5 – Five Dimensions of Survival Preparations

Policing for Profit – Today’s Quote

Civil forfeiture is when police and prosecutors seize property, cars or cash from someone they suspect of wrongdoing. It differs from criminal forfeiture cases, where prosecutors typically must prove a person is guilty or reach a settlement before freezing funds or selling property. In civil forfeiture, authorities don’t have to prove guilt, file charges or obtain a conviction before seizing private property. Critics say it is a process ripe for abuse, and one which leaves citizens little means of fighting back.

via Policing for Profit? Lawmakers, advocates raise alarm at growing gov’t power to seize property | Fox News

Life Before Livelihood – Today’s Quote

I’m a firm believer in having a gun and not needing it rather than the other way around.  I can always find a new job.

Vietnam Vet Don Pitaniello via Store Clerk ‘Suspended’ From Job After Using Gun to Halt Robbery

Free Speech Zone – Today’s Quote

…some colleges have established what they call “free speech zones” — as if they are granting a special favor by not imposing their vague and arbitrary “speech codes” everywhere on campus.

The irony in this is that the Constitution already established a free speech zone. It covers the entire United States.

Dr. Thomas Sowell via Kangaroo Courts on Campus?

The Constitution or Good Ideas? – Today’s Quote

Should we be ruled by what are seen as good ideas or by what’s permissible by the U.S. Constitution?

Dr. Walter E. Williams via The Constitution or Good Ideas?

Single Party Rule – Today’s Quote

Illinois voters have used many elections to make theirs the worst-governed state, with about $100 billion in unfunded public pension promises, and $6.7 billion in unpaid bills.

The state is a stark illustration of prolonged one-party rule conducted by politicians subservient to government employees unions.

A new Gallup poll shows that Illinois has the highest percentage — 50% — of residents who want to leave their state. If Illinois voters re-elect Gov. Pat Quinn, 65, they will reject Bruce Rauner, 58, who vows to change the state’s fundamental affliction — its political culture.

The state’s strongest civic tradition is of governors going to jail. Four of the last nine have done so.

Dr. George Will via Where the voters are left without a choice

Andrew’s Note:  My father is a wise man.  When I was young he taught me that one of the greatest gifts the founders gave us was government gridlock.  He said that the nation was best served when one party controlled the White House and the other controlled Congress.  I agree and we have cities like Chicago and Detroit to remind us what one party rule has in store for the U.S.

Political Speech – Today’s Quote

We’re in favor of a lot of things and we’re against mighty few.

President Lyndon Johnson via George Will: Great Society’s decline: The high cost of Lyndon Johnson’s grand project

Andrew’s Note:  Why do folks fall for meaningless political speech…what does this even mean?  It makes as much sense as U.S. citizens, resident aliens and the dead electing a freshman Senator promising hope and change.

Thought Police On Patrol – Today’s Quote

Two months ago, a petition bearing more than 110,000 signatures was delivered to The Post, demanding a ban on any article questioning global warming. The petition arrived the day before publication of my column, which consisted of precisely that heresy. The column ran as usual. But I was gratified by the show of intolerance because it perfectly illustrated my argument that the left is entering a new phase of ideological agitation — no longer trying to win the debate but stopping debate altogether, banishing from public discourse any and all opposition.

Dr. Charles Krauthammer via Thought police on patrol – The Washington Post

Empowering – Today’s Quote

When you rob someone of their incentive to go out there and improve themselves, you are not doing them any favors…  When you take somebody and pat them on the head and say, ‘There there, you poor little thing… Let me give you housing subsidies, let me give you free health care because you can’t do that.’”

“What would be much more empowering is to use our intellect and our resources to give those people a way up and out…

Dr. Ben Carson via Hollywood Actor Couldn’t Help But Start Clapping After Hearing Dr. Ben Carson’s Take on Welfare During ‘The View’Dr. Ben Carson

Rep Says Communism Works – Today’s Quote

… and two of the safest cities in America, two of them are on the border with Mexico… And of course, the reason is we’ve proved that Communism works. If you give everybody a good government job, there’s no crime.

Florida Rep. Joe Garcia via Dem Congressman: ‘We’ve Proved That Communism Works’ | The Daily Caller

Andrew’s Note:  I’m thinking Miami-Dade is due for a recall election on this guy…Communism Works?  It’s hard to believe that this first generation American, the son of refugees from Cuba’s Communist takeover was so ill educated that he believes such drivel.

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