When Fighting Monsters…

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork, being shared by an acquaintance, and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

“I’ve been separated from my parents!”
“Because of Trump’s Nazi border policy, right?”
“No, they got caught with a plastic straw!”

My Commentary: Well, that’s awkward…

Zero Tolerance Policy in Public School Claims Another Innocent Victim

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Zach Cassidento’s snapchat post of his airsoft bb rifle

Child Arrested for Sharing Photo of Toy Gun on Social Media That He Got for His Birthday:
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/high-school-student-suspended-arrested-for-sharing-photo-of-empty-toy-gun-on-social-media/

(Rachel Blevins) A teenage boy was arrested and detained for the crime of posting a photo on social media of a toy gun he received as a birthday gift. Despite the fact that the photo included a “Warning” sticker on the gun, which stated that it was a toy, the student was suspended from school and treated as a criminal.

As a senior at Amity High Regional School, Zach Cassidento said he did not think he was doing anything wrong when he received a new airsoft gun for his birthday and posted a photo of it on Snapchat.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Was a warrant even issued? If so, which criminal judge signed it?

Government Remains Prime Enemy of Liberty

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

House Rejects Bill to Give Patients a ‘Right to Try’ Experimental Drugs:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/13/us/politics/house-rejects-right-to-try-bill.html

(In a surprising rebuff to President Trump and Republican leaders, the House derailed a bill on Tuesday that would have given patients with terminal illnesses a right to try unproven experimental treatments.

The bill was considered under special fast-track procedures that required a two-thirds majority for passage, and it fell short. When the roll was called, 259 House members supported the bill, and 140 opposed it.

Most of the opposition came from Democrats, who said the bill gave false hope to patients and could actually endanger people dying of incurable diseases, because it would undermine protections provided by the Food and Drug Administration.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: All current “drug laws” are predicated upon the assumption that the State owns your body…

Most Laws Represent the Violent Enforcement of Personal Preferences

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

“[IL]LEGAL”

There Ought Not Be a Law:
http://reason.com/archives/2018/03/13/there-ought-not-be-a-law

() Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin wants limits on virtual currencies, like Bitcoin, that help people keep their financial lives private from folks like him. Senator Dianne Feinstein wants government regulation of political speech by foreign agents—or maybe just by people with whom she disagrees. Gun control activists want more restrictions with which to threaten peaceful gun owners so that violent predators who break laws will have more things to ignore.

If ever there was a “there oughta be a law moment,” we’re living in it. At least, we’re living in one of all too many such moments. Because people are forever looking to the law as the solution to the ills they perceive in the world around them—often only to spackle over the failures of the previous round of laws. In the process, they’re forever forgetting that laws are usually nothing more than codified prejudices, imposed against resistant populations, by sometimes incompetent and often corrupt enforcers.

(Read entire article here…)

My CommentaryNo Victim, No Crime, control freaks…

Vote-begging the State to violently enforce your personal preferences upon the peaceful? You might just be a Statist!

A Vulgar Superstition

As I scrolled through my Facebook memories, I discovered the following artwork, which I originally shared to my wall in February of 2016, in my post, “The Majority Cannot Give Consent for the Minority,” and decidedly re-shared it, along with a new commentary…

My Original Commentary:

“Democracy is based on the idea that the
majority can give consent for the minority.
But consent doesn’t work like that.”

“Yo, Dawg! We heard that you don’t like the tyranny of the majority over minority groups…
So, we legitimized the authority of an ultra-minority through a voting majority, so they can tyrannically rule over everybody, accordingly, while you formally select the next elect minority of tyranny to fully control your humanity, in perpetuity!”
(Artwork by Rayn, and originally located here)

My New Commentary: A vulgar superstition.

(note: though I previously shared a different picture of this quote in February of 2016, within my post, “The Majority Cannot Give Consent for the Minority,” I still felt compelled to offer up an alternative commentary when I saw it again, due to the inspiring nature of these words)