Category Archive: The Cult of the Omnipotent State

May 02

Americans elect Republicans to cut government, and get . . . more government

Vast majorities of American voters have spoken. They want smaller, less intrusive government. For years, Americans have elected “conservative” Republicans who promise to cut government. Now, finally, Republicans control BOTH chambers of Congress, the presidency, the Supreme Court, the majority of state legislatures and the majority of state governorships. But the most recent budget agreement …

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Apr 25

New CIA director declares war on free speech rather than on actual adversaries of the United States

The Washington Post has published an essay by the courageous Julian Assange about Mike Pompeo, the new director of the CIA. In “his first speech as director of the CIA,” according to Assange, Pompeo “chose to declare war on free speech rather than on the United States’ actual adversaries.” See here. Pompeo described WikiLeaks as …

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Mar 27

FDA requires that all restaurant menus include calorie information, and then defines “menu” to include everything from coupons to sales ads

The diabolical reach of the federal government knows almost no bounds. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration imposed a rule that all restaurant “menus” must include calorie data regarding every product. That rule alone imposed millions of dollars of unnecessary costs on the restaurant industry. (Many restaurants and food chains–such as McDonalds–have long been volunteering …

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Dec 25

Government now stealing newborn babies from parents who refuse to get Social Security numbers for the babies

Here is a news story for anyone who thinks America is a free society. Two proud parents in Alabama went to pick up their newborn baby from a hospital only to find that the government had stolen their baby. The reason: the parents were unfit because they refused to “apply for” (apparently meaning accept) a …

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Dec 09

U.S. Homeland Security tried to hack into Georgia election computers

It is a recurring theme among government trusters that suspicions of election fraud are unfounded. Except that, out of the other side of their mouths, those pushing for expansive government assert that the States’ election computers are vulnerable to “hacking” by foreigners. Thus, Homeland Security should take over the States’ election programming. This year, after …

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Dec 03

Thailand authorities arrest man for ‘sharing’ a news story about the king on Facebook

Every government ultimately comes for all money, all property, all freedom, and to kill all who resist. Now a man has been jailed in Thailand merely for ‘sharing’ a news story about the Thai king. The news story contained information about the king’s prior divorces. See here.

Nov 22

Three judges of British High Court Invalidate Brexit Vote!

A shocking act of judicial arrogance by three judges of the United Kingdom High Court. The Court ruled that Britain can’t leave the EU without having a parliamentary vote to do so. See here. Yet that parliamentary vote already happened with the European Referendum Act of 2015. (Parliament voted to let the people speak on …

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Nov 17

No more gleaming government temples

The voters spoke to Gallatin County and Bozeman officials on November 8. But officials apparently didn’t get the message. Read this astounding Bozeman Daly Chronicle story by Eric Dietrich. It seems the government officials are intending to renew their efforts to convince voters to approve their marble-and-gold temple of government power (“law and justice center”). …

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Nov 15

British government, defying voters, has no plan to exit EU after Brexit vote

Months ago the courageous people of Great Britain voted to leave the European Union and declared their independence. Now, months later, their governmental masters have made no effort to obey their constituents. There is NO PLAN, AGENDA, OR SCHEDULE for exiting! See here.

Nov 05

Intercept: Senate Republicans Who Most Support Surveillance are Receiving Major Koch Brother Support

People who call themselves ‘conservatives’ often claim they are advocating an originalist, strict-construction of the Constitution, consistent with the intent of America’s Founding Fathers. Yet the strongest strand of principle which weaves through modern conservatism is worship of men in uniform, especially soldiers and cops. The Founding Fathers would be spinning in their graves if …

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