Monday, August 31, 2009

"Fed" Up!

From this article:
The United States Federal Reserve System was created in 1913. The stated purpose of the Fed, by the definition taken from its own website, is to "conduct the nation's monetary policy by influencing money and credit conditions in the economy in pursuit of full employment and stable prices." Note that "stable prices" is another way of saying "stable dollar," they are two sides of the same coin (couldn't resist the pun). After the Fed's creation, from 1913 to 2008 (95 years), the value of the dollar, relative to the Consumer Price Index, decreased by 95%.
Why do we keep voting in people that take away more and more of our individual rights? That's the heart of the matter here; individual property rights are being violated. Banks and other private businesses, owned by individuals, are not allowed to conduct business as they see fit. They are not allowed to conduct business in a manner that assures them profits, and therefore, continued viability. Instead, they are forced to play by the crooked, awful rules imposed on them by a government that knows nothing about banking or how to control a monetary system. (A government that knows even less about protecting individual rights, which is its only proper, moral function.)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

GREAT Quote!

"An age is called Dark, not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it." — James A. Michener This is why I don't like the environmentalist movement (amongst other man-hating organizations, such as the Obama administration.) They are haters of mankind, whereas I see the good in people. I think mankind is efficacious enough to not only survive on this planet, but thrive. If there are problems with our lifestyle that threaten our very existence, free men will find a solution to those problems. Government, slaves and man-haters never will.

Undeserved Mercy

I read this news story this morning and it literally makes me sick.
Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill said although al-Megrahi had not shown compassion to his victims — many of whom were American college students flying home to New York for Christmas — MacAskill was motivated by Scottish values to show mercy. "Some hurts can never heal, some scars can never fade," MacAskill said. "Those who have been bereaved cannot be expected to forget, let alone forgive ... However, Mr. al-Megrahi now faces a sentence imposed by a higher power."
This man did not earn any mercy and justice is far too important to be tossed to the wayside like this. Atrocious! :-(

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Socialized Medicine in the U.S.S.R. (Coming Soon to the U.S.A.!)

This blog entry about Rand's book, We the Living is interesting. Many do not like We the Living because they say it's depressing. Well, it's about communist Russia, of course it's depressing! For me, I loved the book because it's so important. It's what life (or actually, a slow death) was like under an oppressive government. Since the U.S. is rapidly moving towards that type of government, I think it's time to pull out this old, yet so-very-relevant novel, dust it off and give it another look. When you're done, read or reread Atlas Shrugged. If those parallels don't scare you enough, read The Ominous Parallels by Leonard Peikoff. If you are still evading reality after all of that, you will never get it. Your slow, painful death could've been avoided if only you had lived in reality.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Crime Control, Not Gun Control!

This is an awesome story that perfectly illustrates the importance of guns in defending your rights. We need more armed Americans like this man. Restrictive gun laws only take away the rights of the honest, hard-working, law-abiding citizen. They do nothing to criminals who can get guns on the black market. Just take a look at Denver's assault weapons ban. Denver is a far more dangerous city/county than the surrounding suburban counties that have far less restrictive gun laws. I don't feel any safer living in Denver because I'm not allowed to have a Hello Kitty AR-15.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Roundup and Update

Here's the Objectivist Roundup #109 I have been really busy lately and simply haven't had time to post much here. I'm hoping that will change. It would be nice to have something to submit to the Roundup, much less something that would actually make it on the list!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Follow Up on the Follow Up...

This is the best response to the White House's "fishy information" campaign yet. :-D

Follow Up...

Here's a letter about the White House's snitch program, as mentioned in my blog yesterday, "Facts are Stubborn Things?!"

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Facts are Stubborn Things?!

This is an atrocious blog from the White House website. I quote:
There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to
Is this what our country has been reduced to? Naming names? What are they going to do to me if they find out I've been spreading the truth about their health care plans and the free market solution? What are they going to do to me if I say something they do not like? Facts are stubborn things when you live outside the realm of reality.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Obama *IS* Evil!

From this blog story about the posters...