The World Of Liberal Lunacy And Other News

Voting linked to taxes…

Walter Williams has made a bold statement but it is something I have said for some time. He does a great job of explaining it:

I’m not proposing that we take voting rights away from those who do not pay taxes. What I’m suggesting is that every American gets one vote in every federal election, plus another vote for each $20,000 he pays in federal taxes. With such a system, there’d be a modicum of linkage between one’s financial stake in our country and his decision-making right. Of course, unequal voting power could be reduced by legislating lower taxes.

This is not a far-out idea. The founders worried about it. James Madison’s concern about class warfare between the rich and the poor led him to favor the House of Representatives being elected by the people at large and the Senate elected by property owners. He said, “It is nevertheless certain, that there are various ways in which the rich may oppress the poor; in which property may oppress liberty; and that the world is filled with examples. It is necessary that the poor should have a defense against the danger. On the other hand, the danger to the holders of property cannot be disguised, if they be undefended against a majority without property.” Jewish World Review

Makes perfectly good sense. If you have more skin in the game (or as Biden would put it, if you are more patriotic) then you should have more of a say in how things are run. It would force politicians to new ways of thinking. One way might be to lower taxes so we all only have one vote…

Obama and state run media incite black man to commit violence

A white supremacist was beaten to death by a black guy. How ironic is that? According to the article, the white guy kept to himself in his neighborhood and had protested different things but never amounted to much in the supremacist movement and the black guy was a criminal who served time in jail for assaulting a police officer.

The police found the supremacist, Richard Barrett, after he was stabbed and beaten to death and then set on fire. Police arrested a neighbor, Vincent McGee, (who had done work for Barrett) and charged him with the murder. Here is the interesting part:

[Sheriff Ron] Pennington did not disclose a motive but said neighbour (sic) Vincent McGee, 22, was charged with murder on Thursday and deputies charged three other people in the case on Friday. Daily Mail UK

I can tell you the motive, McGee is a racist and he was incited by the rhetoric of Barack Obama (if they bring a knife, you bring a gun) and the state run media. For some time now Obama and his state run media have told us that anyone who opposes them is a racist and that they are dangerous and could commit violent acts. After hearing all this rhetoric from Obama and the state run media, McGee decided that he needed to get the racist before the racist got him. This is a direct result of Obama and the state run media using inflammatory language and causing the fringe elements to go berserk.

And since it was a black guy killing a white guy it had to be racism. We all know that if this white supremacist had killed the black guy Clinton, Obama and the state run media would be talking about Beck, Limbaugh, and Palin inciting him to violence and how this is an act of racism.

Well, the truth must be the same when the roles are reversed.

What to do about violence?

Two lawmakers in Illinois want the governor to activate the National Guard and have them perform police duties because of all the crime and gun violence in Chicago. Officials are even more concerned that since warm weather is upon us the number of murders will increase. Seems that Chicago has more death and violence than an actual war zone and the police are unable to do anything about the violence.

It must be an election year because these bozos are trying to show their concern for the citizens. They are at wit’s end with the problem they created and now they want to activate a military force to handle it. Not a wise idea. Let the police handle it, let the politicians handle it but keep the military out. I would love to see the military go in to neighborhoods and wipe out gangs but that is not their job and they will be set up for failure. The minute they kill some thug in a shootout the same politicians who put them there will scream about what they did and then yell torture and Abu Ghraib and then blame it all on George Bush.

Besides, how credible is this information concerning violence? Chicago has one of the most stringent gun laws in the country so no one is using guns to kill people. They can’t be because they cannot buy guns, they cannot carry guns, and they have a hard time keeping guns in the home. The only people who can carry guns are politicians who tell the rest of us that they are not necessary and others who have greased the correct political palms. No one is buying guns elsewhere and bringing them in because there are laws against that as well. Laws always work because criminals have a lot of respect for the law and law enforcement. They would never consider buying guns illegally or carrying them illegally or importing them illegally because there are laws against that and liberals tell us that gun laws work.

Nope, Chicago has no gun crime and no murders by gun because guns are practically banned there. This must be some election year stunt to get the National Guard on all the streets to make people feel safer and have them believe that their government is there for them.

I wonder what would happen in Chicago if the state of Illinois allowed law abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms. They should probably give that a try since the way they are doing it seems not to be working. Seems to me it would be a lot cheaper than calling out the Guard.

Crime would go down fast.

One other thing they might consider and that is letting gangs have shootouts with each other. Put them all in an abandoned part of town and let them have gun battles with each other. If they are hell bent on killing each other then why stop it? We do not need them and putting them in jail does not seem to curb gang violence so just let them kill each other off.

Keep the people of Mississippi in your prayers

A number of people were killed and many more impacted by a tornado that touched down in the Yazoo County area. Keep these folks in your prayers.

Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

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13 Responses to “The World Of Liberal Lunacy And Other News”

  1. Blake says:

    Progressives love to shout racism from the rooftops, just to silence debate, but everytime I have been called a racist by a liberal, I have had to smile, because it is they who cannot abide a difference here- the fact that my opinion is different than theirs is anathema to them, and I have even lost friends when their arguments fell flat, they just stalked off, and never continued either the discussion OR the friendship.
    In the seventies, I was more liberal than I am now- but I have seen what works, and what is but a ridiculous pipe dream, and MY thinking evolved.
    I am sorry that many of the “hippies” I grew up with, have become so politically stunted and malformed, simply because they cannot bring themselves to admit that their philosophy they grew up with DOES NOT WORK-
    And they have been unable or too unintelligent to adapt to reality- thus they get unduly pissed off when challenged with common sense.

  2. Soldier's Wife says:

    How idiotic for the politicians in Chicago to want to use the National Guard for something that could have been easily prevented.
    It’s a well known fact that cities that practice gun control have higher crime rates than those who do not have gun control laws in place.
    If the politicians wanted to protect the people in Chicago, they would not have allowed those gun control laws to be placed at all. Evidently something is strange about all this, and I have a feeling it will come out sooner or later.

  3. Mike Radigan says:

    BigDog, I usually agree with you, but the voting linked to taxes is a bad idea for two reasons. First, it will never happen. And second, it will never ever happen. Really IMHO it could not get 5% of the populace to favor it.

    On the tornado in Mississippi, did you hear of the woman who saved her 3 kids with a mattress, but she died? Heart wrenching!

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/04/26/eveningnews/main6434445.shtml

    • Big Dog says:

      But you would like it if it did happen…

      Seems like a sound idea which is why it will not work.

      We need to find other ways to make those who pay no federal income taxes earn their keep.

      • Mike Radigan says:

        Flat tax or do away with income tax and replace it with a national sales tax.

        • Big Dog says:

          I like the idea of taxing consumption instead of income but the national sales would have to be a flat rate and not a VAT. I also like the flat tax on income and taxing income might be easier Constitutionally. 11% on everyone would pay all the bills including SS and Medicare.

          But any tax would need constraints. Has to apply to EVERYONE. And they could not raise the rate without a super majority in each chamber of Congress and no parliamentary tricks may be used. It would have to be exempt from the reconciliation process.

          We have to remove their power to raise the rates whenever they felt like it and that would force them to spend within their means.

  4. Bunny Colvin says:

    “It’s a well known fact that cities that practice gun control have higher crime rates than those who do not have gun control laws in place.”

    Sounds fascinating. Care to back it up with a source? I’m a fairly well read guy and I’ve never heard this “well known fact”. Also, wouldn’t there be a good chance that a city choosing to practice gun control had a high crime rate prior to gun control measures being enacted? Or do cities just practice gun control to aggravate “real Americans” (those who live outside of the cities)?

    PEACE

    • Big Dog says:

      Read John Lott’s book. If you are well read then you can add that to your list. In DC the crime rate (especially with guns) rose after the gun control laws. Look at Chicago. How do they have gun crime when guns are banned? How did Reagan get shot in DC when guns are not allowed to be carried there?

  5. Bunny Colvin says:

    I’ll put it on my list, Dog. I’ve been reading a lot of my Uncle Milty Friedman books as of late. Fun to look back on economic theories that you morons still embrace after they’ve been disproved.

    Ok so D.C. and Chicago. Aren’t there at least a few cities with relatively lax gun laws AND high rates of gun violence? New Orleans maybe?

    Dog, I know you don’t like to talk about this but I’ve been away for awhile. I’m afraid I might have missed something. Did your “revolution” start yet? Are the tea partiers in on it? How bout them Hutaree militia boys? Seems like they’re ready. Or the guy who flew the plane into the IRS building…is he a martyr for your “revolution”? I gots to know.

    PEACE

    • Big Dog says:

      Bunny, I am glad you have been away. The cities where people are allowed to carry have less gun crime. New orleans is not in that category, it has strict gun laws.

      The economic theories have not been discredited. They work fine when the government does not screw things up.

      Yes, the revolution has started. I know you like to distort the truth but the revolution I disgussed was at the ballot box where I believe we can change government peacefully. That has started and we will have that revolution in November.

      The TEA Parties are peaceful and the police at them will tell you they are not worried when they are at them. The illegals in Arizona (lefties) and the morons from the left who protest the G20 and other meetings are the violent people. I know your side likes to distort the truth and paint the TEA Party folks as violent but the only violence at any event involved people from the left (union thugs and such).

  6. Bunny Colvin says:

    “The cities where people are allowed to carry have less gun crime. New orleans is not in that category, it has strict gun laws.”

    Maybe you’re correct. I’d just like to see some data. I’m not on the NRA mailing list and I had to let my subscription to Soldier of Fortune expire- times are tough.

    “The economic theories have not been discredited. They work fine when the government does not screw things up.”

    Simply not true. Uncle Milty has been decredited. The Maestro pretty much said so in his congressional testimony. How bout that efficient market hypothesis? Took a beating at the Goldman hearings this week. Trust me Dog, the economic theories you subscribe to are dead. You either rufuse to believe this in the face of damning evidence, or you never understood them in the first place. That’s ok- I don’t know anything about candy striping. Then again, I don’t pretend to. Can’t say the same for you. You are a pretender.

    PEACE

    • Big Dog says:

      Well Bunny, I understand the economic theories and I know they have always worked when unimpeded by government.

      You know, you try to insult me about the candy striper thing though I never was one, they work pretty hard and do an important job. I happen to be a Registered Nurse which is greatly different though I am sure you have trouble with the distinction. I also served for 24 years so if your candy striper comment was some attempt to mock my manhood, you fail miserably.

      Believe what you want. It is obvious that government interference is bad and that the government does not know how to run a budget or the country.

  7. Bunny Colvin says:

    Not true. To say that these theories have always worked when unimpeded by gubment is to imply that there has never been any market meltdown in any area free of gubment intervention. You want a list?

    My bad. You’re a nurse, not a candy striper. From here on out, I’ll look to you as my expert on healthcare matters. Which brings me to my first question- how many chickens for a triple bypass?

    PEACE