In the dystopian novel 1984, the government relied on the use of tele-screens and informants to enforce its massive, repressive regime. And while that was fiction, events in our modern society are eerily similar to it. There’s a troubling trend emerging: Americans are being encouraged and even incentivized to turn their fellow citizens in to the government for a myriad of … [Read more...] about Government Increasingly Is Asking Citizens to Turn Each Other In. Here’s Why That’s So Dangerous.
In March, Facebook’s founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, appeared before Congress and gave a statement about misinformation on his platform and the role it plays in our political system. During the course of his testimony to the Consumer Protection & Commerce and Communications & Technology subcommittees, Zuckerberg advocated for reform of Section 230, a legal … [Read more...] about Facebook Is Trying to Look Like the Good Guy on Section 230. Don’t Buy It.
After 20 years and over $2 trillion dollars, the Afghanistan War is finally over. Does that mean our massive defense budget will finally be trimmed? Nope. Congress is actually on the verge of passing an increase to the Pentagon’s budget, preparing to allocate $740 billion for the fiscal year 2021-2022. That’s more than President Joe Biden even requested. In fact, it’s $37 … [Read more...] about Why Is the US Increasing the Pentagon’s Budget by $37,000,000,000 Despite Leaving Afghanistan?
As of September 1, you no longer have to pay the government to carry a gun in Texas. Most people think of Texas as the Wild West and may be surprised this was ever the case in the Lonestar State. But, Texas previously required a license to carry a gun, a restriction on citizens' rights you’ll still find in 31 other states. Most of the time, that means citizens can keep guns … [Read more...] about Texas Is Now an “Open Carry” State, Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing
Brandon Rutherford was recently presented with a dilemma in an Ohio courtroom: get vaccinated or face incarceration. The 21-year-old was sentenced to two years probation for fentanyl possession by Judge Christopher Wagner of Hamilton County, Ohio on August 4, but his sentence came with a twist: he was ordered to get a COVID vaccine as a condition of his probation. Should … [Read more...] about Vax or Jail? The Dilemma Facing Some Americans
This week, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Anthony Fauci squared off in the public arena yet again. The two have frequently sparred over pandemic policy in Congressional committee hearings over the past year and a half, and their debates have often been contentious. But this interaction involved a particularly frazzled … [Read more...] about Fauci Can’t Get His Own Facts Straight, Yet the Government Wants to Decide What’s ‘Misinformation’ on Social Media
The US government had a simple statement for Cubans risking their lives to resist communism. Don’t come here. “Allow me to be clear: If you take to the sea, you will not come to the United States,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said during a news conference last week. Thousands of Cubans have taken to the streets in recent weeks with cries of “Libertad!” … [Read more...] about Biden Administration to Cuban Refugees: Sorry, You’re Not Welcome Here