State Troopers Are Tax-Funded Domestic Terrorists

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

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Father ‘Utterly Terrified’ After Trooper Points Gun at His 7-Year-Old During Traffic Stop:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/08/16/father-utterly-terrified-after-trooper-points-gun-at-his-7-year-old-during-traffic-stop/

(Amy B Wang) At first, Kenneth Walton thought the Arizona state trooper following him and his 7-year-old daughter wanted to warn him of a broken taillight.

They were in a rental car, on a stretch of Interstate 40 between Las Vegas and Flagstaff, Ariz., on what was supposed to be a fun Grand Canyon vacation. It was dark, and Walton knew he hadn’t been speeding, so — not thinking much of it — he pulled over on an off-ramp, rolled down his driver’s side window and waited.

That’s when things went “terribly awry,” according to the San Francisco man’s account of what happened last Thursday.

“Tonight, I was arrested at gunpoint by an Arizona highway patrol officer who threatened to shoot me in the back (twice) in front of my 7-year-old daughter,” Walton wrote on Facebook, hours after the incident. “For a moment, I was certain he was going to kill me for no reason. I’m alive, and I need to share the story.”

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My Commentary: Tax-funded terrorism… because, muh “law and order,” and muh “safety.”

Random Checkpoints Are Always Implemented Under the Guise of “Safety”

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Cop Logic,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

"Random checkpoints are for your safety"

“Random checkpoints
are for your safety”

My Commentary: Aren’t they ALWAYS?

“Good Intentions” Do Not Justify the Ill Effects of Meddling State Bureaucrats

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

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A Rule Meant to Reduce Neurosurgeon’s Fatigue Went Terribly Wrong:
http://www.learnliberty.org/blog/good-intentions-bad-policy-neurosurgeon-regulation/

Richard Menger, a neurosurgery resident at Louisiana State University’s Health Sciences Center, tells a surprising tale in an article for the Foundation for Economic Education: how a rule meant to reduce doctors’ fatigue made neurosurgery less safe.

The rule was made with good intentions. Tired doctors are more likely to make mistakes, so by limiting the hours medical residents are permitted to work in a given week, there should be fewer tired doctors making fewer mistakes.

The good intentions didn’t lead to good results, however…

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: “Good intentions” don’t justify the ill effects of such activity…

Discussing Government Efforts to Regulate Competition Out of Existence for Big Business

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “Government: Regulating Competition Out of Existence for Big Business“…

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Rayn: Government: regulating competition out of existence for big business…

Well, Back to Smoking: FDA Bans 99 Percent of E-Cigarettes:
https://fee.org/articles/well-back-to-smoking-fda-bans-99-percent-of-e-cigarettes/

Tru Leo: No surprise there

Government: Regulating Competition Out of Existence for Big Business

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

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Well, Back to Smoking: FDA Bans 99 Percent of E-Cigarettes:
https://fee.org/articles/well-back-to-smoking-fda-bans-99-percent-of-e-cigarettes/

() The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published long-awaited rules Thursday that could ban 99 percent of e-cigarette products and wreck industry innovation for years to come.

Passed in 2009, the Tobacco Control Act says all e-cigarette products released after February 15, 2007, (predicate date) will have to go through the Pre-Market Tobacco Applications process (PMTA). FDA officials claim they cannot change the predicate date.

The PMTA is ruinously expensive and can cost millions of dollars per product and by the FDA’s own admission will take more than 1,700 hours for an applicant to complete.

Since almost all vapor products on the market were released after February 2007, hardly any will avoid a PMTA and almost no businesses, with the exception of big tobacco companies, will be able to bear the regulatory burden.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Government: regulating competition out of existence for big business…