The New Progressive Bill of Rights

The rioting at UC Berkeley earlier this week is becoming an old story with those on the left using violence, vandalism, assaults and general mayhem to demonstrate disagreement. It seems to be becoming a common occurrence with progressives putting on outrageous displays or general rioting and destruction when they don’t like something. Odd how the people who say violence never solves anything are the first ones to be violent when they don’t get their way.

If you aren’t familiar with the events precipitating this week’s progressive riot, Breitbart New contributor and Trump supporter Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at UC Berkeley and apparently, progressives there were none too pleased. Being unable to envision any other way to voice their opposition to Yiannopoulos being allowed to speak, vandalizing their city and assaulting people is how they chose to show their displeasure. Odd that at UC Berkeley, the location for the birth of the free speech movement in the 1960’s, someone’s free speech would be deemed so unacceptable as to cause riots before the man was even allowed to say anything.

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The National Media Is a Cesspool of Lies

The national media in our country has always had a bias for liberalism and against Republicans, but lately their bias has morphed from a propaganda machine to a cesspool of lies and blatant slander. Since President Trump took office there has been a never ending supply of fake news designed to impune him and his administration and I have no doubt it will continue unabated for the next four years. It is obvious the goal of the media is to destroy Trump, his administration, Republicans and anyone who opposes the liberal agenda.

John Nolte at The Daily Wire has been compiling lists of lies the media has been publishing and the volume of it is astonishing.

It seems like only last week that Donald J. Trump was sworn in as our nation’s 45th president — oh, wait it was last week! And yet, look at all the outrageous Fake News our national media has managed to generate in just seven days.

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Trump Should Enforce Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

I was initially pleased when President Trump signed an executive order on day one of his administration, ordering executive agencies to soften enforcement of regulations and that no penalties, taxes or fines be imposed by the IRS on anyone not in compliance with the individual mandate in Obamacare. His reasoning is that by the time April 15 arrives, the IRS would no longer have the authority to impose penalties, taxes or fines because the individual mandate will no longer exist.

Andrew Napolitano says Trump’s executive order is “a truly revolutionary act, the likes of which I have never seen in the 45 years I have studied and monitored the government’s laws and its administration of them.”

He spelled out the reasoning very well, stating facts about Obamacare that have been known ever since 2010, when the Democrats rammed it through Congress without a single Republican supporting it.

“Trump argued that the government cannot compel commercial activity, even as part of a large regulatory scheme, because the Constitution protects everyone’s right to purchase a lawful good or not to purchase one. […] → Keep reading

Sanctuary Cities – Intent Follows the Illegal Immigrant

As part of his immigration plan, President Trump pledged during his campaign to block federal funding to sanctuary cities within the first one hundred days of his administration. “Block funding for sanctuary cities. We block the funding. No more funding. Cities that refuse to cooperate with federal authorities will not receive taxpayer dollars,” Trump said last August. States could lose funding as well as counties and cities. Some could face huge penalties for noncompliance. New York City stands to lose $1.8 billion in federal dollars.

I sincerely hope he keeps this pledge.

Sanctuary cities, if you don’t know, have laws or unwritten policies in place to limit how much local law enforcement cooperate with federal immigration officials when dealing with illegal immigrants. Illegals who have been arrested for crimes in sanctuary cities are typically allowed to serve their city jail time and are then released instead of being turned over to the feds for deportation. Some cities will turn over illegals who commit serious felonies but shield all others.

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Oklahoma State Senator David Holt Proposes $59 Million In New Sales Taxes

Last year I wrote a post about a payday loan bill that Senator David Holt submitted and later pulled in which I agreed with him about the concepts of the free market and that government should not be in the business of saving people from their own bad decisions. Senator Holt sent me a message on Twitter thanking me for my remarks and saying he appreciates someone willing to state limited government principles. He also said that, “Someday I’ll do something you don’t like.”

We’re there.

Yesterday, Senator Holt took to Facebook to announce his proposed bills that would give Oklahoma teachers a $10,000 pay raise. Senate Bill 316 would provide the raise and Holt introduced twelve separate measures to provide the funding. One of these measures, Senate Bill 331, increases taxes. To be fair to Senator Holt, SB331 is not an increase in tax rates but a removal of sales tax exemptions. But the net result is Oklahomans will pay more in taxes.

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