Time to sharpen the blade.
Excellent. As we’ve said, civil forfeiture as it is in most states right now is just plain wrong. The police shouldn’t just be able to take one’s property because one is arrested.
I interviewed Steve Bannon a couple years ago on a panel and he said the same thing then.
Indeed it is a fight. The old guard isn’t just going to lay down and acquiesce. It will fight tooth and nail. The “administrative state” will scrap, and scrape, and get down in the mud, and wail and moan and bite and tear. The crony capital enjoys an elevated status. Its denizens will never just relinquish the trappings of big government.* Never.
One of the benefits of the Trump presidency is the recent discussion of the “deep state.” A couple of months ago no one in “proper” circles was discussing it.
As a general rule it’s probably pretty wise to “hate” any piece of legislation Dick Durbin is behind.
Crony capitalism is rife at all levels of government.
CNN is kind of the TV flagship for the #cronymedia, (The mother ship is The New York Times) which in the wake of the recent election isn’t enjoying the same kind of crony status any longer. This could be very interesting.
Say what one wants about O’Keefe, but the guy is fearless and I wouldn’t be surprised to see serious nastiness from CNN in the release. As I’ve said before, I once interned for a “conservative” news network (not Fox) and even there the production staff was all basically “liberal.”
Sorry, hunger is not funny. But have you noticed that it is in socialist countries that famine seems most likely to break out? Soviet era Ukraine. Mao’s China. (43 million people died in Mao’s famine.) Ethiopia. North Korea. Venezuela. (Though thank God, “famine” is probably not the most accurate word for what is happening in Venezuela, yet.) This is because governments can not allocate resources effectively. Even simple things like food markets will fail if regulated from on high enough.
My grandmother considered FDR to be a near dictator, if not a dictator.
Of course many people loved FDR. But many people loved Mussolini, Juan Peron, and Fidel Castro too.
We at ACC watch these things tick by tick. There does seem to be a broad coordinated effort to undermine Trump at every turn. That is part of politics.
But it’s not like much of the current tumult is just some grass roots thing or something.
That’s not to say that presidents shouldn’t be opposed. Shoot, whatever the party the general disposition of liberty loving people should be generally standoffish – at best –