To everyone who is for a tax-funded army and police, but against single-payer healthcare: So you want everyone to be protected from criminals and other countries, got it. What about wild animals attacking citizens? What about Ebola?
New meme, just originated from a discussion I had
r/unitedkingdom - No-deal Brexit could lead to ‘real possibility’ of the military on the streets, leaked police document says - Contingency plans are being drawn up by police chiefs if there is chaos amid shortages of food and medicine (Reddit)
Hold on, why is dividend income taxed LESS than labor income in the US?
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” - Thomas Jefferson, The Decleration of Independence, July 4, 1776
If 99% of astronomers agreed there was a giant asteroid headed to earth in 30 years, would you also be like "We don't need this silly space craft to fly up there and save us from the asteroid, it's just a way for [insert group you don't like] to make money. China made it up to hurt our economy"?
The rightful purpose of government is not to help the people, but rather to secure and protect individual liberties so the people are free to help themselves and each other.
The pension age in Holland keeps rising. Now it is at 68 you can stop working. Today I demonstrated for to retire at 66. It is a problem of the baby boomers that are reaching pension age and there will be too few young people to do the jobs and generate the pensions. I also shot this short film.
It is as touching as the stronghold of democracy wants to carry our common values out into the world. At least the American media report about it, thanks to which I get to know about these plans. Our "quality media" in Germany don't say a word about it.
“Nullification is the Jeffersonian idea that the states of the American Union must judge the constitutionality of the acts of their agent, the federal government, since no impartial arbiter between them exists.” - Thomas Woods
This is why we need to have a basic understanding of logical fallacies and how they are used today
“The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm, capitalism is that kind of a system.” - Milton Friedman
“Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” - Thomas Jefferson
Let’s consider a theoretical political candidate: Mr. Democrat. Democrat is facing an opponent, an incumbent Republican congressman (strangely enough) named Mr. Republican.
“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.” - Alexis de Tocqueville
“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” - Mark Twain
Scared to think who is running Hollywood.
“Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.” - Alexis de Tocqueville
“Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it's wrong.” - Ron Paul
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” - Mark Twain
What if I held an auction, where the highest bidder gets a 100$ bill from me. Except there's a catch: The second-highest bidder also has to pay me
This pretty much puts an end to the whole ‘healthcare is a right’ debate.
“When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers.” - Socrates
“Government has no other end, but the preservation of property.” - John Locke
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What conspiracy theory do you believe is true?
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“Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.” - Thomas Jefferson
Doc Snyder hält die Welt in Atem
Thirty (maybe 35 depending on how you count) enumerated powers in the constitution.
The blacksmith Slave captive in the forest of the West..they brought you to Rome, slave, they give you the blacksmith work and you make chains. The incandescent iron you take out of the oven, can he adapted as you wish, you could make swords. So your people could break the chains, but you, o, slave , you make chains, more chains !
Is Shariah good for America? Some say yes.
IN THE BRITISH COUNTRYSIDE, HEDGEHOGS aren’t easy to find. That’s partly because the spiky little critters are most active at night, and prefer quiet, undisturbed corners of the landscape, such as hedgerows. They’re also tough to track, since hedgehogs are pretty tidy travelers. They don’t leave prominent signs behind, such as notable piles of scat or scratches on trees. And they vanish for a solid chunk of the year, hibernating on and off from frost to thaw.