Price Controls Are People Controls

What are price controls? What are people controls? More importantly, what’s the difference?

Politicians will tell you the’re the same. Votes are what counts for them and if they told you the truth they’d never get elected. But politicians are all talk, no action anyway. So who trusts them anymore?

A price control is a people control. By controlling the prices of food, you control how the store-owners regulate their prices and you control how the people buy their food, thereby controlling one of the most essential things in human life.

By controlling the prices, you control how people act and live, thereby depriving them of the essential freedom of living life freely, without unwanted outside interference. (more…)

Is The Family A Legitimate Form of Government?

There are five requirements that a government must pass before it can be considered a government: Authority, Law, Sanctions, Sovereignty and Succession.

As far as authority goes, the family is right up there. Mom and Dad are the authority in the family. All problems and major decisions are run by them.

Concerning law, the family is a prime example: the parents lay down the law and the kids obey. Simple, except that most of the time, especially with teens, they disobey. It’s a big problem.

Sanctions. This one’s a biggie. The parents inflict punishments on the children if they disobey the law of the family. Without question, this is one of the staples in family government.

Succession is taken for granted: although there are exceptions, most kids will likely continue the same regime which governed the household they grew up in. (more…)

Government Cuts

A middle aged guy sits down on a park bench. Serendipitously, his long-time friend walks by, spots him and comes to sit next to him. After preliminary small talk, they start talking about politics—the inevitable conversational coin. The middle-aged guy asks his friend,

“So you think there’s too much government? Just what would you cut out?”

If you answer this question, you enter into an all-day long debate in which you just barely make it through all the government administrations. Incredible, right?

If you tried to name something you’d like to get rid of, you’d be sucked into a vacuum because you’d never be able to name one specific administration or other government machine to cut. You’d end up saying something completely vague like, (more…)

Good Guy Turned Bad?

A certain boy grows up in a small town in Kentucky. His parents raise him to be honest and moral and he grows up in good standing in the community. As he gets older, he marries, becomes involved in various community programs and overall earns himself the name and reputation of Mr. Goodguy.

The people of the district, seeing what an honest, stolid individual this is, convince him to run for a seat in the state’s senate. Obligingly, Mr. Goodguy agrees. He wins. His campaign message was from the prospect of any ordinary citizen: Reduce taxes, regulations, etc.

He arrives in the capital and is immediately befriended by an affable Southerner lobbyist named Jack. Jack takes him out, invites him to his private hunting lodge and overall gradually works himself into Mr. Goodguy’s confidence. Once there, he proceeds to blow a lot of his political rat’s nest into Mr. Goodguy’s ear. Being trusting and a bit naïve, Mr. Goodguy readily accepts this and starts to vote on bills that he wouldn’t have if he had stuck to his own ideology. But, being drawn into the net, he starts turning the other way and before he can realize what he’s done, he’s neck deep with all the other politicians and has forgotten his campaign promises.

Meanwhile, back home, the folks are starting to talk. What happened to Mr. Goodguy? He’s voting on all the wrong bills!! (more…)

A Knitted Heart

Hey, folks! Thought I’d post a picture of a heart I knitted. The green stitch at the bottom is just decoration. Let me know what you think!

Political, Policial Issues

The subject of law enforcement officers has become rather heated ever since then-candidate Donald Trump stuck his neck out for the boys in blue. In keeping with the trend, I’d like to propose a question: Should the police be allowed to enforce a politician’s verbal restriction against making a video of him at an open meeting?

First, what the heck is a politician doing at an open meeting if he doesn’t want to be filmed? If he didn’t want to be filmed, he could have gone to a closed-cabinet meeting with a few select individuals and talked his head off for two hours while his audience gradually fell asleep.

But instead he chose to go to an open meeting. He probably thought he could make an exception and ask the people not to film him. Instead, the film-hungry population took it into their heads to video as many politicians as they could squeeze onto an SD card. They disregarded the politician’ wheedling pleas and shot away, clicking from so many different angles that he felt he was in a virtual electrical storm. (more…)