Democratic Lawmaker in Virginia Uses Joke to Out Socialist Colleague

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

As Del. Lee Carter (D-Prince William) speaks before the House Finance Committee, Del. Mark Keam (D-Fairfax) sits behind him, displaying the hammer-and-sickle symbol of Communist USSR from his tablet

Democratic Lawmaker in Virginia Holds Hammer-and-Sickle Image Behind Colleague Aligned with Democratic Socialists:

(Graham Moomaw) A Democratic lawmaker apologized Monday after jokingly holding up a hammer-and-sickle image behind Del. Lee Carter, a freshman legislator who is also a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

Del. Mark Keam, D-Fairfax, later apologized on the House floor for using a tablet to hold the Communist symbol behind Carter, D-Prince William, at a meeting of the House of Delegates Finance Committee. But the episode could further strain relations between House Democrats and the anti-corporate left.

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My Commentary: LOLZ!

“The People” Simply Cannot Delegate to the Government Rights Which They Do Not Have

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

Government is Magic:

My Commentary: If government derives its power from “the people,” then they can only do those things which “the people” have the right to do… “The people” cannot delegate to the government rights which they do not have. This is bullet-proof logic, and yet, for the Statist, it simply does not compute, because they cannot accept the cold, hard truth that NO ONE HAS A RIGHT TO STEAL, OR INITIATE VIOLENCE against others…

“Understand then all of you, especially the young, that to want to impose an imaginary state of government on others by violence is not only a vulgar superstition, but even a criminal work. Understand that this work, far from assuring the well-being of humanity is only a lie, a more or less unconscious hypocrisy, camouflaging the lowest passions we possess.”
– Leo Tolstoy, “The Law of Love and the Law of Violence” (1908)