Monthly Archives: March 2013

Rationing the public pork

It was so predictable. Howls of shock and dismay cry out on press pages under such heading as “Budget cuts.” And, Gasp! Cuts will “include museum.” Soon editorials will ring out across the State chastising the mean Wascally Wepublicans for … Continue reading

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To fish, or not, that is the question

Yet another example of federal government and nonprofit environmental meddlers appears in a press article, which illustrates why we should always be suspicious of the propaganda and regulations that increasingly engulf us. According to a Wilmington StarNews story by Kate … Continue reading

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“A good law” with bad results

Wilmington StarNews editorialists claim that the North Carolina Racial Justice Act passed in 2009 “seeks to ensure that the death penalty is imposed equitably, without regard to race.” To the contrary, this law ensures that race is a factor. This … Continue reading

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Conversations about government and the real world

Periodically, something lights fuses connected to the flammable brains of a small group of local activists who blast off with irrational rants against the Titan American cement company planning to operate a plant north of Wilmington (this has been going … Continue reading

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Dishonoring trees

Government officials like to trumpet their kind. Various honoraria and kudos often recognize bureaucrats and politicians for merely showing up on the public scene. Yet, their activities take and distribute wealth from earners and unduly regulate the lives of citizens—not … Continue reading

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Shameless film politics

It’s bad enough that the film industry operating in North Carolina—pretentiously called Hollywood East—periodically interferes with commuter traffic,(link) usurps police resources needed for keeping the peace, and, in fact, sometimes disturbs the peace in residential areas; but why does our … Continue reading

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“Minimum” wages and reality

President Obama and his statist supporters propose to increase the “minimum wage”—arbitrarily mandated pricing of labor imposed on employers by federal law. In my opinion, the intended result is to further distribute wealth by force; not just unrealistically and destructively … Continue reading

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