Category: Current events

Oconee Liquor Referendum: A Vote Less Traveled

Allowing business owners slightly more flexibility in what they are permitted to offer to their voluntary, paying customers is a step in the right direction. But, one must also recognize that such approval implies acquiescence to the right of existence of a “governing authority” that can by decree or popular vote dictate what some people may or may not do with their own justly acquired private property within the invisible lines that define this particular segment of planet Earth as Oconee county. Ethically no such “governing authority” should exist.

October 20 / 2014
Author Greg Morin
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Come Fly with Me

The editorial, err, I mean news story concerns a Democrat congressman Alan Grayson (Florida, 9th district) who is hell bent on tilting his lance at the proverbial windmill that is airline frequent-flier programs. Good to know our elected representatives devote their energies to solving the most pressing of ills in the world. The article, penned by a Christopher Elliott, appears in the Washington Post and by the fourth word the author is well on his way to making his opinion known.

October 20 / 2014

I’ve got a tip that will change your life…

Due process is not the Gestapo breaking down your door in the middle of the night and claiming procedure was followed because they left a warrant on your corpse. This is not America. But if this is what America has become, then there is nothing exceptional about it.

October 13 / 2014
Author Greg Morin
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ISIS IS US

Our ancestors and we have inhabited the farm for so long we have contrived the comfortable illusion that orderly and civilized violence isn’t really violence at all. This idea of democratic self-determination is nothing more than an illusion. It is a Potemkin village that we have unwittingly built that mollifies our passions and so permits our owners, the state bureaucracies, to extract from us the fruits of our labor in order to parasitically advance themselves.

September 29 / 2014

Scottish Secession: Politics as Usual

In reality this whole process has been nothing more than political parties jockeying for power. Their goal is not a noble quest to unburden their citizens from the oppressive yoke of a foreign regime. No, their goal is to be the ones with their hands on the reins of that yoke.

September 23 / 2014
Author Greg Morin
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The Voting Games

If a voter cannot be bothered to know the name of their candidate, then they truly have no business voting. Such voters are muddling the process with noise and diminishing the voice of those that did take the time to become educated. Imagine the outcome of a vote on the best baseball player if 70% of the people voting know absolutely nothing about baseball? How valid do you imagine those results would be?

September 15 / 2014
Author Greg Morin
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Where’s the harm?

New car dealerships across the country, and most recently in Georgia, are fighting to block the entrance of Tesla Motors into the new car marketplace because they refuse to play by the “good ol’ boys” rules (made into laws) that stipulate all cars must be sold through independently owned dealerships. It’s the same old crony-capitalist story: publicly proclaim it is about “consumer protection”, privately acknowledge it’s about protecting profits by limiting competition.

September 09 / 2014

Tax It Your Way

The sentiment of “economic patriotism” demands that one’s love of country directly correlate with one’s willingness to hand over whatever the state demands.

September 01 / 2014
Author Greg Morin
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Ferguson is the New Black

Life imitates art as we come to realize that events like those in Ferguson, Missouri underscore the reality that we all live in a prison known as the State.

August 18 / 2014

Moneyball

The NCAA is told by its masters (US District Court) that it is not permitted to engage in voluntary arrangements. It has been ordered to permit direct payments to student athletes, proving once again that there is no aspect of our lives too trivial to escape the Panopitcon of the state and its forced egalitarianism.

August 11 / 2014
Author Greg Morin
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