Warning to the Press

In all seriousness, I’m loving how Trump is slapping the media around. It’s simply delicious. However let’s pause for second as the press continues to overreact and overreaches once again. When this administration does something truly awful there will be no credible check that speaks truth to power. The virtual Press silence over the last 8 years was deafening.  Their conduct during this election cycle has been pretty gross. When we finally need them to speak truth to power I fear The people won’t believe their intentions – for they have long lost all faith in a necessary institution. The Left and it cancerous ideology have ruined press credibility. For that The Republic will suffer.

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There are ACA (Obama Care) Replacement

You know what chaps my ass? When keep reading everywhere that the GOP has no plan if they repeal the ACA (Obamacare). This is patently false. Their replacement plans may suck and you may not like the proposals, but that doesn’t mean they have no plan. The Health Affairs Blog seems to have a wonky write up on various Republican proposals.

The Republican Study Committee’s ACA Replacement Proposal (Updated)

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Dear Chairman

Dear Mr. Sawark,

Look, Small “l” Libertarians are not saying State’s “Rights” (ugh) have been a perfect doctrine. Mr. Sarwark, I get where you’re coming from. For a long time State’s “Rights” have been used as a Judicial precedent to sanction horrible impediments to human rights and liberty (Loving v. Virginia being a more personal example).  However, it is the best doctrine and mechanisms we have to begin to decentralize State (Federal) power. Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good enough.

Love,
Nick

(Some thoughts out loud down below)

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Lessons of Statism

All these folks shit posting on Facebook about Trump and how illegitimate his administration is in an effort to de-legitimize his administration were quiet as church mice is eight years ago.  They are also people who have always believed in the power of the state to correct the ills of the world. So let me get this right:

The government has failed to rein in Big business, so spend more money and give them more power.
The government has failed to fix our education system, so spend more money and give them more power.  
The government has failed to stop discrimination , so spend more money and give them more power.
The government has failed to stop pollution by Big business, so spend more money and give them more power.  
The government has failed to stop gun violence, spend more money and give them more power.
The government has failed to fix our Healthcare system, spend more money and give them more power.
The government has failed to stem the flow and use of drugs, So spend more money and give them more power.

I could go on but I think the trend is clear.

 

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Modern Day “Witch Hunts”

Phil Anschutz is the owner of the Coachella Arts and Music Festival.  His crime: owning the Washington Examiner and contributing to socially conservative organizations that oppose same-sex marriage and abortion. The Left, as always, is outraged.   Add Mr. Anschutz to the long list of public and private citizens outed and ripe for boycott.

As far back as the Spanish Inquisition, Salem Witch Trial, to the Hollywood Blacklists of the McCarthy Era,  political and religious witch hunts have always been part of human mental Pathology. This latest brouhaha is no different. This political witch hunt is setting a dangerous precedent. A word of wisdom to the social justice Left that used the power of the public square to shame and persecute free markets in thought; the momentum of the pendulum always shifts. Be warned.

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