There is no free in liberty.


Friday, February 28, 2014

Jan Brewer Chose the New Church Lady in Town...


In the press there have been a lot of comparisons to the Jim Crow south in regard to Arizona's religious tolerance bill. The subtext is that Republicans were somehow responsible for the Jim Crow south, and that their intolerance then is reflected today in intolerance for homosexuals today.

The history as well as the reality is quite different from the press narrative.

The segregated south was a result of Democrat Jim Crow laws which only represented a step back from the Southern Slavery rights Democrats fought but failed to retain.  Remember that Lincoln was a Republican.

It was Republicans who not only fought for the liberty of slaves, but it was Republicans who fought for an end to Jim Crow and it was Republicans who wrote the Civil Rights Act of 1964 while Democrats filibustered the same.

In the end all Democrats did for the liberty of black Americans was to change their mind in 1964.

As to Arizona, religious liberty is not a "fig leaf", it is a foundational precept upon which our nation is founded and it should be understood that coercion in regard to forcing individuals to act against their religious conscience is a legitimate concern.

But, in short, what is being asked of our nation is to choose between virtues, a liberal virtue of intolerance toward the religious beliefs of others or the American virtue of tolerance and respect toward religious diversity.  Thus the real source of intolerance is Democrats, both during the Jim Crow south they crafted and the intolerance toward the religious Democrats promulgate today.

In the end there is a new "Church Lady" in town and her name is liberal Democrat. Start hoarding your salt, your colas, your guns and your religion.


Monday, February 24, 2014

unAmerican Mike Dickinson (Democrat) Calls for FCC Regulation of Media...


A free press is an American virtue, so much so it is codified in our Constitution. Mike Dickinson, like most Democrats (consider the Democrat opinion of Art Pope, the Koch brothers and Citizens United), turns his back on that American virtue and in so doing defines himself, as does the Democrat Party, unAmerican.

 What did Mike Dickinson say?


Do Americans believe in  regulated newsrooms and regulated speech?  Democrats do.

 UnAmerican is as unAmerican does.


Sunday, February 23, 2014


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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Let's Hope Others Will Help With a Share When Our Time Comes....I Am A Ukrainian

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The ACA is Hurting North Carolina but Kay Hagan With Nothing to Lose Embraces it...


According to the HHS NC ACA enrollment is running at around 160,000.

Of course they ignore the question of how many of those 160k enrolled thus far had insurance prior to being kicked off their preferred individual plan by the ACA.

Although the data is scarce indications are that 90% of those enrolled in the ACA had insurance prior to being forced out.

And how many have paid for this insurance through the ACA?  The HHS counts all those who have have chosen a plan even if they have not paid for a plan.  They term this metric "enrolled", but enrollment is not the same as a paying customer. According to CNN  20% to 30% of those who have "enrolled" in the ACA have not paid.  We'll go with the lower end at 20%.


So we can lower that initial 160k supplied by the HHS by the 20% that have not paid for their chosen plan which leaves 128K truly enrolled in the ACA  in NC.  And of those truly enrolled only 11% did not previously have insurance, about 13 thousand.

Finally we should compare that number of those enrolled to the the number of North Carolinians who have lost their insurance due to the ACA. According to the News Observer that number stands at around 473,000.

To sum up:
Since the ACA has kicked off in NC:
== 473,000 have lost their insurance due to the ACA.
== 115,220 of those then bought insurance through the ACA exchange.
== And almost 13,000 once uninsured gained insurance.

== That means 345,000 more North Carolinians are without insurance since the ACA kicked off.

This of this includes the pain of those demoted to part time work or fired altogether due to the ACA.

The ACA is hurting North Carolinians.


Monday, February 17, 2014

Hayek on Keynes's Ignorance of Economics


Asked what he thought of Keynes, Hayek answers...


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Companies Must Now Swear — to the IRS — That None of Their Layoffs are Because of Obamacare


Via The PJ Tatler

This is one way to skew the Obamacare stats and turn the IRS into the Democrats' personal political army in a stroke.

Consider what administration officials announcing the new exemption for medium-sized employers had to say about firms that might fire workers to get under the threshold and avoid hugely expensive new requirements of the law. Obama officials made clear in a press briefing that firms would not be allowed to lay off workers to get into the preferred class of those businesses with 50 to 99 employees. How will the feds know what employers were thinking when hiring and firing? Simple. Firms will be required to certify to the IRS – under penalty of perjury – that ObamaCare was not a motivating factor in their staffing decisions. To avoid ObamaCare costs you must swear that you are not trying to avoid ObamaCare costs. You can duck the law, but only if you promise not to say so.

Company officials will be....