Jun 29, 2012

Regarding the (ahem) "Affordable Care Act"

You can write all the laws you want, including one that says everyone must have a unicorn and a permanent solar-powered rainbow in their living room, but you can't repeal the laws of economics. Economic reality and human psychology dictate, and history has made it abundantly clear, that there ain't no such thing as a free lunch. Show me one, ONE, example where any government, not just ours, got involved in the distribution of goods and/or services and made them cheaper and more abundant. Human history is littered with myriad failures of societies that went down this path, and we are watching more crumble before our eyes. Now we face the undoing and the recovery, a long and painful but inevitable process. Yet, so-called "progressives," in their naively ignorant idealism, always know better. And so it goes ...
Become educated.

Jun 28, 2012

Welcome to Denmark

The depth of my anger today is incalculable.
Yesterday, I lived in a nation that, while flawed, offered the individual citizen the most freedom from interference by the central government of any on Earth. Today ‒ thanks to hundreds of fools in the Capitol and five more fools in black robes across the street ‒ I may as well be living in Denmark.
Health insurance is a commodity, no different in kind from a grain futures contract or an airline ticket. The notion that the U.S. Constitution grants the federal government the power to compel me to buy any commodity, whether under the guise of a tax or some other scheme, is idiotic and infuriating.
There is now nothing beyond the scope of the central government, and anyone who thinks otherwise, just wait. The last gate across the road to serfdom has been knocked down.
John Roberts, with one incomprehensible and inexcusable lapse of reason, you have joined yourself inextricably with Roger B. Taney in the timeless halls of infamy.

Sep 11, 2011

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Jan 3, 2011

According to the NRA, Indiana has more than 250,000 right-to-carry gun permit holders, many of whom carry firearms during their commutes to and from work. Furthermore, in March 2009, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed NRA-backed legislation allowing employees to store legally owned firearms in locked, private motor vehicles while parked in employer parking lots. (Florida has a similar law.) Yet somehow Indiana, with all those gun-toting folks, has not become a killing zone, as the chart below indicates.

From FBI's 2009 State Uniform Crime Reports