Do conservatives hate the poor?

As the welfare roles expand to cover more than 100 million Americans and Moody’s contemplates downgrading America’s credit, the debate over what the government can and should do about an expanding underclass More »

When wealth is transferred, not created, only Washington wins

In America today, the best way to get rich is to masquerade as a “public servant,” deceive the people with promises you’ll never fulfill, and when anyone objects, condemn them as a More »

Screaming “Racism” in a Crowded Nation

The other day the Wolf Report’s very own Aaron came to me with this story.  Apparently the intelligentsia over at New York magazine claims the “You didn’t build that” controversy is mired More »

“End the Fed” giving way to “Internet Freedom?”

Some interesting developments in the Ron Paul camp this week. The Pauls issued a document called “The Technology Revolution: A Campaign for Liberty Manifesto” and are saying that the cause of “Internet More »

A government of laws, not of men

Critical to the theory and legitimacy of modern democratic government is the idea that no one is above the law. Thomas Paine wrote in his pamphlet Common Sense: “In America, the law More »

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America hen in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have More »

Bill Maher: Chilling Speech

I’ve noticed that in the past four or five years there has been a chilling drumbeat coming from certain quarters of our political life.  It is a drumbeat so loud that it More »

Toure: Serial Enemy of Liberty

Toure, who has made a career as a race hustler (the man can find racism in just about anything), is at it again: “Many Americans say they’re unhappy about the health care More »

Police Now Tracking Law Abiding Citizens Who Watch the Watchers.

A Harlem couple has been branded as “professional agitators” by the NYPD.  From the looks of the “DNAInfo” website and the mugshots of Christina Gonzalez and Matthew Swaye, it’s safe to say More »

The “Image Is Everything” White House Strikes Again

I had planned to make my first post here about the Affordable Healthcare Act.  The legal monstrosity recently deemed ‘constitutional’, has all the underpinnings of a liberty crushing piece of big government More »

Do conservatives hate the poor?

As the welfare roles expand to cover more than 100 million Americans and Moody’s contemplates downgrading America’s credit, the debate over what the government can and should do about an expanding underclass is hotter than ever. It’s a common trope among proponents of an omnipotent state that small-government conservatives and libertarians secretly feel the poor are getting what they deserve. If “progressives” are to be believed, peeling back every conservative’s exterior of independence and fiscal responsibility reveals a misanthropic miser who has no sympathy for the suffering of others.

This opinion couldn’t be more wrong. To those who realize that individual liberty is the path to prosperity that has catalyzed a steady march toward a better human condition since the drafting of the Magna Carta, nothing is more painful than watching as the most vulnerable members of society are marginalized and exploited by the elite. But the culture of dependency runs so deep in our society that most people fail to realize that government is the chief cause of urban poverty as we know it. Throughout history, the poor have demonstrated remarkable tenacity and intelligence in the ability to survive extreme hardship — a dynamic which in free societies leads to class mobility. But acting as the agent of upper- and middle-class do-gooders, the government is denying the modern poor opportunities and keeps them locked in a cycle of dependency and powerlessness.

Nothing better illustrates the way in which government bureaucracy makes living in poverty even harder than the zoning laws and building codes which exist in nearly every American city. Take homelessness: in the vast majority of cases, the homeless would like to have a place to live, and they used to have one, but their circumstances changed and they can no longer afford it. Put another way, they’ve been priced out of the housing market, and without cheaper options available, they end up on the streets, or if they’re lucky, sleeping out in a car.

For decades, government subsidized “affordable housing” has failed to solve this problem. But with one stroke of the pen, lawmakers could end it: simply relax the zoning codes across America that prohibit multiple families from living under the same roof, or specify a maximum occupancy that raises per-person rent levels above what the poor can afford.

Comfortable, more affluent neighbors may not enjoy seeing the family across the street double up during hard times. But is their discomfort really a reason to make someone else’s family sleep on the street? Proponents of these laws will say that they’re necessary to prevent unhealthy, unsanitary and unsafe conditions. But that argument is the perfect illustration of the disease of dependency perpetrated by the government — why would planners in a far distant capital be better at judging the risks and benefits than those who own the home themselves? What if the alternative is to put a single mother and her child out on the streets?

Laws that forbid people to make decisions about themselves, their families, and their property are always couched in benevolent rhetoric. We are told that the government is here to help those who are bullied into submission. But what can the weak give to those in government to make it worth their while to offer protection from the strong? The starry-eyed platitudes of progressives are all well and good, but what is there in the nature of man to make it so? Nothing.

Government has always been by the rich and for the rich. It is a tool of the elite. Now that tool is bankrupt and exhausted. It has proven that it cannot provide for the welfare of the people and the whole of society stumbles under the weight of its mistakes.

No one is hurt more by statist intervention than those who are most vulnerable. Isn’t it time to let people live free?

The Government Is the Only Thing We All Belong To.

According to the Democratic Party, the government is the only thing we all belong to.

Yep.  You heard it.  It’s not a government of, for and by the people.  You belong to IT!

This is the larger of the two major parties in America folks.  This is now mainstream thought in their circles.

MSNBC’s Toure at it AGAIN!

Well, Toure is at it again.  The guy is totally unhinged now.

From Mediaite….

“‘That really bothered me,’ he said. ‘You notice he said anger twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama, the ‘otherization,’ he’s not like us.’

‘I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is ‘niggerization,’’ Touré said to the apparent shock of his co-panelists. ‘You are not one of us, you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.'”

Video of this loathsome race hustler can be found here.


Touré Neblett

More Lies About Congressman Paul Ryan

Below I posted a nice little lie I found circulating on Facebook.  Maybe we should deconstruct this one by one.  Oh wait, no need to.  Turns out The Weekly Standard already did!

1) Lilly Ledbetter eh?  Well it turns out there are reasons that men earn more than women.  In fact, as it turns out….young unmarried women with no kids make more money than their young male counterparts!

“Young women in their 20s who don’t have children, who are not married, are actually earning more than comparable young men,” Hymowitz said.
Farrell said they’re actually earning 117 percent more — meaning women in that group earn 17 cents more on every dollar a man of the same age makes.”

2)  He’s pro-life, so is half the country.  As for the hospital thing?  This goes back to the debate about a doctor/pharmacist’s conscience vs. state intrusion & regulation.

3) As stated by Congressman Mike Pence:

“The Pence Amendment would simply prevent any funds under Title X from going to Planned Parenthood. It would not reduce the total amount of funds available for family planning. Title X is the only federal grant program dedicated solely to providing comprehensive family planning and related preventive health services. There are a number of federally funded clinics across the nation that offer beneficial services including patient counseling, breast cancer screenings, HIV prevention education, and many more. According to their last annual report, Title X funds helped over 4.7 million women prevent pregnancy by a variety of ethical methods such as abstinence education and birth control. There are many clinics funded by Title X that offer ethical family planning services – without providing abortions.”

4) Out and out lie. In fact:

 “Ryan does not favor banning contraception, nor has he ever voted to ban contraception. In the modern era, there hasn’t been any legislation offered by anyone in Congress to ban birth control.”

“In fact, Ryan, like other conservative Republicans in the House, has voted for hundreds of millions of dollars in contraceptive funding for low-income women through the program Title X. “

5) Again, here is The Weekly Standard:

“Today, Mother Jones reporter Stephanie Mencimer claims that the same bill, the Sanctity of Life Act, would ban in-vitro fertilization. That claim is also false. Mencimer has been made aware of this fact, but she has not yet issued a retraction.”

Folks, we’ve seen just a handful of outrageous lies about Congressman Paul Ryan.  We have a failed president who cannot point to his own accomplishments, instead he turns to his media friends and special interest surrogates to distract and distort.  Are you really more interested in tax returns than you are about the debt crisis your children will inherit?  What’s more important to you: Ann Romney’s pet horse or your employment prospects?  Rich peoples’ tax rates or Obama’s friends cutting crony deals to fund their companies with taxpayer (aka. YOUR) dollars?  I think any reasonable person would choose the latter in each of these questions.


Civil Rights Violators?

I wonder if this counts as a civil rights violation?  I recall these New Black Panther thugs intimidated voters back in 2008 and the Obama Justice Department DROPPED the case against them.

Ed. Note:  Yes I realize it’s not fun to click links, however with all the video involved there wasn’t much I could do about it.

When wealth is transferred, not created, only Washington wins

In America today, the best way to get rich is to masquerade as a “public servant,” deceive the people with promises you’ll never fulfill, and when anyone objects, condemn them as a greedy miser who won’t pay their fair share. It’s an idea so successful it built a city that’s more prosperous than Silicon Valley.

To wit, in Washington, D.C.:

  • “Construction cranes dominate the downtown skyline, and your average homeless guy can barely grab a stretch of sidewalk before yet another boutique store pops up to bounce his bedroll.”
  • “D.C. Leads List of Most Shopaholic Cities in America.”
  • “If you wanted to imagine what the economy might look like if the country were much better educated,” Leonhardt writes, “you can look at Washington.”
  • Key factors identified in the Bloomberg report include massive defense contracts, “federal employees whose compensation averages more than $126,000,” “the nation’s greatest concentration of lawyers,” and record-high lobbying expenditures.
  • D.C. gobbled up “more stimulus dollars per capita than any state.”

Meanwhile in Stockton, CA:

  • Stockton, California made history in June 2012 when it became the largest U.S. municipality in history to file Chapter 9 bankruptcy.
  • The city is on the hook for more than $800 million in unfunded liabilities for pensions and other post-employment benefits.
  • Stockton’s general fund, meant to be for basic city services such as police and fire, has been gutted by the poor fiscal decisions, resulting in a 26-percent reduction in city police. Last year, a record 58 murders took place in Stockton. This year, they’ve already had 34.

And yet here’s what Elizabeth Warren, candidate for US Senate, has to say from her cushy Washington, D.C. job as a “Special Advisor” to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:

“You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for… part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.”

Can you smell the hypocrisy? Is anyone really taking these thieves seriously anymore? Or are we just doing what we’re told at gunpoint?

The state has bloated to a size far beyond what’s required for the good of society. Elected officials aren’t spending your taxes on civil services. They’re slopping at the trough while your hometown rots.

Screaming “Racism” in a Crowded Nation

The other day the Wolf Report’s very own Aaron came to me with this story.  Apparently the intelligentsia over at New York magazine claims the “You didn’t build that” controversy is mired in racism.  The only reason anybody is mad about it is because the president delivered it in a “black dialect,” claims white liberal Jonathan Chait.  Surely his years working for the left wing Center for American Progress and hardly read publications like The New Republic qualify him to make such sanctimonious declarations.

But now Current TV’s Cenk Uygur (wait….they’re still on TV?!) is screaming racism in a crowded nation as well.

“Mitt Romney recently said in Israel that Palestinians don’t have as high a GDP per capita as Israelis do because their culture is not as good as Jewish culture. That is both deeply racist and deeply stupid.”

This opening barrage is hilarious on many levels.  I don’t believe Romney once used the phrase “Jewish culture,” his point was more to the fact that western style free market democracies tend to do better than their totalitarian counterparts.  Neither racist nor stupid observations, but let a rabid “Young Turk” like Cenk have his say and suddenly Mitt is wearing a Klan crested yarmulke.

At the beginning of this month I warned you about Toure and his misuse of the concept of racism to further his agenda, now we see more examples of the elitist statists abusing racism to rile up people of color.

The statists’ misuse and abuse of racism MUST come to an end.  A hundred years ago the Supreme Court ruled that shouting fire in a crowded theater presented a clear and present danger to innocent lives.  Today I declare that shouting racism in a crowded nation presents a threat to our liberties!


The Tolerance Enforcers

From San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee on the left coast to Boston’s Mayor Menino on the east coast, we have way too many public officials bullying a business for its CEO’s personal set of beliefs.  Now Chicago is threatening to make paperwork difficult to open a Chik Fil A in it city limits.  Because of health code violations?  Nope.  Discriminatory employment practices?  Nope.  Chicago’s public officials feel the company doesn’t mesh with its “values” (values like what….teen gang violence and political corruption?)  Is this America, or a Soviet state?  Mark Steyn chimes in.

Imagine a culture war in which conservative public officials condemn Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream for its support of Occupy Wall Street and Nabisco for it’s “LGBT Oreo” ad.

Bullying people into “good thoughts” only leads to tyranny.

And sure enough, you’re not building that anymore.

The Kauffman Foundation, which has been tracking the rate of business startups since 1980, reports that they’ve hit an all time low:

Where Have All the Young Firms Gone?

More News Bias

First we saw sloppy reporting from ABC News, now Chuck Todd of NBC admits his poll was total crap.  I realize this is a little off topic, but it appears the mainstream media is in the tank for pro-statist forces.