Sunday, July 21, 2019

My Vote This Time


Maybe if I post it here, the phone will stop ringing, the mailbox will unclog and everyone who really really wants to know will….know.

Actually, I’m really excited about my guy! Can’t say I’ve ever been this stoked about a candidate! How could anyone not be?
Unlike the Dems, he has definitive, articulate plans for the future;
Unlike Warren, he has no doubts about his lineage;
Unlike Biden, he has never flip-flopped on essential issues, plagurized someone else's work, does push-ups, has had a face life or sports hair plugs;
Unlike Kamala Harris, he became a success the old fashioned way: he earned it. While standing upright.
Unlike Spartacus, while born in New Jersey, he is not delusional, minds his manners and maintains a full head of hair;
Unlike Bernie Sanders, he is unlike Bernie Sanders;
The same can be said for the rest of the Democratic Wanna-Be's.
The person I’m voting for has always been courteous and responsive to my queries and honestly concerned about my concerns for the future and my family;
He has demonstrated fiscal responsibility, the financial discipline to run clean, efficient, sucessful businesses; he respects the entrepreneur and importance of the Small Business Owner;
He agrees with me: taxation is theft;
He understands the vicissitudes of “politics”, career politicians and the Siren song of Power;
Just like me, he believes strongly in the sanctity of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, the primacy of the Individual, free markets, Natural Law and Spontaneous Order;
He agrees and believes “the Individual is the smallest minority on earth”;
Unlike all the others – including Trump - my guy understands “Individual rights are not subject to a public vote”;
He often quotes Henry David Thoreau: “I wasn’t born to be forced.”
He unequivocally supports Self-Governance.
And, yes, he is the “Boss of Me” — and I’m totally OK with that!

That’s why, again in 2020, I am throwing my entire support and vote for the only person who knows what’s best for me, born to be the only “Boss of Me:

Me

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Simple Fact; Simple Truth


Government is a criminal farce. 

Why subject yourself to it, much less believe it's going to make your life better? 

It isn't. 
It won't.
It can't. 

And it doesn't want to.


Brian Wilson

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Power Corrupts

Lord Acton is famous for his proclamation that “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Personally, I prefer “absolutely power corrupts” or just “power corrupts absolutely.” Either captures the reality that power, no matter how small, is always abused and always grows.

Power is an aphrodisiac but one that never satisfies. More is always demanded. That is why boundaries and controls are always defined for delegated power.
Private vs. Public Sector Incentives

It is extremely difficult to monitor and control power. Control requires nearly constant oversight. Violations must be punished to reinforce boundaries.

The private sector does this effectively as profits are the standard by which all departments and personnel are measured. Violations are usually met with demotions, terminations and/or criminal prosecution.

The public sector has no similar standard. It is a bureaucratic model that is controlled by rules and regulations. Bureaucrats have little incentive to innovate or make improvements. Numerous studies suggest that most bureaucrats desire to expand their staffs as it makes them more important.

Change in a bureaucracy is not welcome. Most bureaucrats are content to keep their heads down and stay within the rules. Such behavior is optimal.

When rules are violated, it is easy to overlook them or issue mild rebukes. Rarely is anyone demoted, terminated or prosecuted.

Political motivations also play a role. No Administration wants to call attention to malfeasance on its watch. Ignoring it, unless it is publicly known, is both easy and politically optimal. There is little motivation to criticize or punish fellow bureaucrats.
Standards Deteriorate, Especially in Bureaucracies

Those with power resent oversight. That goes for presidents, elected officials and others in the bureaucracy. When those with power also have a veil of secrecy covering their activities, it is easy to bend rules. Bending rules without criticism merely resets these rules in the eyes of the violators. Over time, standards degrade and the lowered standards become de facto standards.

What once was considered out-of-bounds becomes normal. Over time, this process repeats again and again until behavior becomes so egregious that it becomes impossible to ignore it. That is the point that has been reached in the Deep State scandal involving Donald Trump.


-Monty Pelerin

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

More Than Yelling "STOP"

A recent dust-up over conservatism’s goals and methods was triggered by public libraries promoting drag queens to kids, which, if this Vice report is accurate, is not very dissimilar to the sexualization of kids in Afghanistan, where young boys are dressed as women to dance and are sexually abused by pedophiles.

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Logic of Freedom vs the Ignorance of Statists

"So you hate cops and government"

No, I don't like bullies and thieves, not just cops and government.

"But you have no problem enjoying the freedoms this country's police, military and government provide."

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Another Facebook Encounter

LXX FXXX Hard to "work together" when the final objectives for each [Party] are polar opposites. One is based on what you received is based on production, the other based solely on your need. The former is dependent upon the latter, why kill the goose? Socialist ideas do nothing to create more but only justify why others should receive more of what they don't themselves produce. 

Brian Wilson I dunno about "polar opposites". All governments and - isms exist to dominate, enslave and force "citizens" into some form of pre-determined existence solely to serve the State. However, accomplished economically is academic. In the end, you pay and obey. That ain't Freedom.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

THE UNANSWERED MYSTERY OF THE CENTURY


Set aside your prejudices, bias, preconceived notions and media hype. 
Objectively consider:...

His 8 years of living in the White House is over. He’s (mostly ) gone ... but questions remain . .