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Liberal Solution to Crime: Pay the Criminals

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No doubt you’ve heard the idiom that ‘crime doesn’t pay.’ The Democrat-controlled city council of the District of Columbia is about to change that. In order to combat the rising crime rate the council has decided that they will start paying criminals to not commit crimes. Paying criminals. With tax dollars.

Breitbart – Early this week, the city council unanimously passed a bill that would pay residents a stipend not to break the law. The council insisted the plan is a worthy expenditure of $4.9 million of the taxpayer’s dollars.The bill’s author, Democratic D.C. Councilman Kenyan McDuffie, claims the plan would curb violent crime and reverse last year’s 54 percent increase in murders.

Under the plan, each year, officials would pick 200 residents who are deemed to be at the greatest risk for committing or becoming victims of violent crime and put them in behavioral therapy and other programs. Once they complete the programs, they will be paid their stipend.

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Making a Murderer – Of Course Steven Avery Did It

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After being mercilessly hounded by coworkers I finally gave in and marathoned Making a Murderer on Netflix. Coworkers gave me a brief synopsis of the events it covered and assured me of the outrage I would feel as I watched police misconduct send two men to prison for a murder they didn’t commit.

If you’re not familiar with the series, here is a very short summary of what it is about. Over ten, hour-long episodes the documentary covers Steven Avery’s wrongful conviction for rape in 1985 which sent him to prison, his exoneration by DNA after eighteen years, his lawsuit against the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department, the disappearance of Teresa Halbach in 2005, Avery’s arrest and conviction for Halbach’s murder, and the conviction of Avery’s nephew, Brendan Dassey, for his role in Halbach’s murder.

Having finished all the episodes, I have to say to coworkers and all the Steven Avery fans out there, he and Dassey are both guilty as […] → Keep reading

Civil Asset Forfeiture – Policing for Profit

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I find myself in the very unusual position of agreeing with the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma. If you’re a reader of my blog or know anything about my politics you’ll understand what a rare moment this is.

The issue is civil asset forfeiture. State Senator Kyle Loveless has introduced a package of bills to reform civil asset forfeiture laws and he has managed to rankle some law enforcement agencies with his proposals.

What exactly is civil asset forfeiture? If you haven’t read about it, it’s a legal process by which law enforcement officers can seize assets from people suspected of involvement with criminal activity without necessarily charging said person with a crime or even proving that a crime has occurred. Countless people have had large amounts of cash seized from them during traffic stops. Other items seized have included cars, mobile homes, jewelry, computers, and even homes. In one instance I read about, a town’s police department was […] → Keep reading

The Fictional Conservatism of Donald J. Trump

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It has been baffling me of late why some Republican voters think Donald Trump is a conservative. Because he says he is? Because he’s said a few things you like about immigration or ISIS? Because he’s an enemy of the liberal GOP establishment? Because he’s a political outsider? Because he speaks rudely to the media?

Conservative economist Thomas Sowell also appears bewildered, writing “Today’s big puzzle is how so many otherwise rational people have become enamored of Donald Trump, projecting onto him virtues and principles that he clearly does not have, and ignoring gross defects that are all too blatant.”

Whatever the reason, the fact remains that many honestly believe Donald Trump to be a conservative and, therefore, a great candidate for the Republican nomination for president.

Balderdash.

An examination of his record proves to someone who can be honest with themselves that Donald Trump is no more a conservative than Barack Obama.

Consider the following

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Democrats Admit the Truth – They Want Your Guns

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Liberals have always maintained the position that they don’t want to confiscate everyone’s guns, but everyone knows that’s their eventual goal. Whenever someone says they don’t want your guns, just silently add the word “yet” to the end of what they say and that will be the truth. And now some Democrats in Georgia have finally admitted the truth. They want your guns.

Democrats in the Georgia state legislature introduced a bill banning “certain assault weapons, large capacity magazines, armor-piercing bullets, and incendiary .50 caliber bullets.” Language in the bill also requires confiscation by the state.

Breitbart – The bill–HB 731–is sponsored by Mary Margaret Oliver (D-83rd), Stacey Abrams (D-89th), Carolyn Hugley (D-136th), Pat Gardiner (D-57th), Dar’shun Kendrick (D-93rd), Dee Dawkins-Haigler (D-91st).

According to the text of HB 731, the bill focuses on ” dangerous instrumentalities and practices” by prohibiting the “possession, sale, transport, distribution, or use of certain assault weapons, large capacity magazines, armor-piercing bullets, and incendiary .50 caliber […] → Keep reading

Union Fair Share Fees – Blatant Extortion

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Earlier this week the Supreme Court heard arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case that asks whether public workers who are not members of a union can be forced to pay “fair share service fees” in order to cover the cost of collective bargaining. A group of California teachers is suing to end the compulsory fees, which costs them $650 per year instead of the $1000 that union members pay. Both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times have articles indicating that the tone of the proceedings seemed to indicate a majority of the Justices would be voting to overturn a 1977 Supreme Court ruling that allowed the fees.

Los Angeles Times– “Everything that is collectively bargaining is within the political sphere,” Justice Antonin Scalia said.

So the key question, according to Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., is “whether or not individuals can be compelled to support political views that they disagree with.”

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About That Empty Seat at the State of the Union

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The White House has announced that there will be an empty seat next to Michelle Obama this evening at the State of the Union speech, to represent victims of gun violence. A White House official said the seat would be for “victims of gun violence who no longer have a voice – because they need the rest of us to speak for them.”

This isn’t all that surprising, considering the continuing war on guns and the 2nd Amendment that has been waged by this administration. Obama’s unconstitutional executive action on guns last week is just another assault on the right of citizens to be armed. The empty seat at tonight’s speech is a blatant appeal to emotion. Liberals have a history of using emotion, rather than pragmatism, to push their agenda and they’ve had success with that in the past. Pragmatism exposes liberal policies for the failures that they are and will never find a place in the liberal playbook.

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If Liberals Had Total Control

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Yesterday I happened to overhear two coworkers discussing how much better off we’d be if conservatives would just disappear. I’m sure that would be a dream come true for them as liberals have always seen conservatism as a road block to utopia. With unfettered liberalism, our society would quickly become unrecognizable. It got me thinking about just what they would do if liberals had no one opposing them. It’s a horrifying scenario.

Guns would be confiscated and destroyed. Not even the police would be allowed to have weapons. The only people left with weapons would be the criminals. And the jihadis. Abortion on demand, at anytime, for any age, with no restrictions and one hundred percent taxpayer-funded. Abortion facilities to be built all across the nation. Minimum wage will be at least fifteen dollars an hour. All employers are now required to provide paid sick leave, vacation, family leave and healthcare. Consequently, your burger will now cost you $24.99. Government […] → Keep reading

Gaystapo Continues Assault On Christianity

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I’ve written numerous posts here in the last few years about the homosexual assault on Christianity and the success the Gaystapo is having with chipping away at the First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion. Conservative Christianity is all that stands between them and the complete mainstreaming of their abominable lifestyles. They have even acknowledged this fact. Naturally, the Gaystapo will use every resource possible in their assault on conservative Christianity. Every day it seems like there is something new that is being done somewhere in our country to further the homosexual war on Christianity. With the Supreme Court’s legalization of homosexual marriage the assaults have been increasing. I have no doubt it will get worse. Let’s look at some of the things they have been up to lately.

If you’ve been reading my blog very long then you are well aware of the bakers in Oregon who found themselves under attack by the Oregon Bureau of Labor […] → Keep reading

Trump Is Right and He’s Done Republicans A Huge Service

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Donald Trump’s comments about illegal immigrants seem to be dominating the news lately. The media have made it the story and have taken great glee in reporting about the backlash The Donald is receiving for what he said. Macy’s, Serta mattresses, Univision, NASCAR and NBC have all either cut ties with Trump or announced they will be terminating agreements with him. My first thought after reading all that was to wonder how in the world Donald Trump has his own line of Serta mattresses. Who would want that? But I digress. The Donald doesn’t seem to care about all the damage, saying on Fox & Friends, “I think it’s bad for my brand. I don’t care. You know maybe I’m leading in the polls, but this is certainly not good. I lose customers. I lose people.”

But what exactly was it he said that has made him the target of all this backlash? I’ve seen it misquoted on a few […] → Keep reading