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Iraq Vet: “We saw the truth”

We published David Gordon’s article on Rothbard and self-defense at Mises.org, and I thought I would share this one comment from the comment section:

For those of you who believe in using the military to invade a potentially threatening country:

I was in Iraq during 2008-2009, before I got there I believed that the USA was doing great things there. I honestly believed the US was doing good, cleaning up that part of the world. Fortunately I have a bit of background in business and economics.Unless you have been there you will not understand, because everything you hear from the media outlets or the government is either a lie or seriously leaves out important information.

The day I landed at Baghdad International, all those beliefs started to crack. Over the course of the next year everything I believed about the “good” america was doing, went out the window.Here is the truth, before we invaded, Iraq was one of the poorest countries in the world. The people barely got along with each other,because they are a patchwork of cultures and religions that really never wanted to be together. Saddam was just a symptom of that, not the cause. Putting in place democracy does not change any of this, it simply changes from tyranny by an individual to tyranny of the masses.We invaded and basically put into place martial law, which quickly ruined the economy further. Many people could not find work or develop businesses. Iraqis did not trust the currency, many outlying villages and regions were using bottled water, cigarettes and goats for currency.

When the US disbanded the Iraqi military, there was no work,so many of those former troops started joining up with mercenary organizations, “radical” groups and many became the so called “insurgents” (which is invading army code for: “The locals hate us and are attacking us”). In fact a large number of ISIS troops right now were once part of the Iraqi military. The current leader of ISIS AbuBakr al-Baghdadi, was imprisoned by the US for about 5 years, it appears he was tortured. Many former Iraqi generals are now top leaders in ISIS.

On that first day, as my plane came into land at the Baghdad Airport.I looked out the window. Blast holes from American bombs could be seen poke marked around the city. Several bombed out buildings that were abandoned, never repaired. Over the city I could see Apache attack helicopters circling the city, occasionally dropping flares, I was told it was a “Projection of Force” or “Show of Strength” (Read:Threat) to the population. The highways and roads around the city were relatively empty compared to what you would expect from a bustling growing city, although I would see the occasional American military vehicle use the roads. As my plane pulled into the airport I could see the gates and airport vehicles were in disrepair. Flat tires, doors barely hanging from hinges. Had to go through an insane amount of security AFTER I got off the plane, took at least an hour to get through. As I walked through the terminal I noticed whole sections chained off, dust had piled up in some gates from disuse. Up on the ceiling hung the flight schedule for various flights leaving and arriving the airport, they still used flip cards on their flight schedules (instead of the computer monitors you see today in wealthier countries), I was told those flights were from the day before the US invaded Iraq, 5 years earlier. Our base looked like a giant trailer park that had invaded Saddam’s former resort home.Poverty was everywhere, the people were understandably unhappy and the US was making matters worse. Many troops saw the same thing I did,that is why some of the biggest supporters of Ron Paul were coming from the armed forces. Cause we saw the truth.

To this day, I cannot say if there were WMDs in Iraq, but if so I suspect they were not meant for a country thousands of miles away (i.e. USA), more like they were meant for Iraq’s neighbors or its own people. As for Saddam Hussein, remember he was originally a US ally in that region.I am now of the opinion that the USA was the very invading force that we were swore to defend against. We killed a lot of innocent people over there, lets not forget one of the first bombs we dropped when we invaded was on a restaurant in the middle of Baghdad, Saddam was known to frequent this establishment. He was not there but we killed the owner, some workers and a few patrons that happened to be there at the time. All innocent people as far as I am concerned.Finally, I have to say one thing, when people have thanked me for”Serving my country”, I cringe! What does that even mean, do people even know? So I “served” came home and live in a country that according to the freedom index http://www.heritage.org/index/ranking ) ranks between Bahrain and Estonia, I now have to pay some of the highest taxes in the world, in an environment of growing regulations,militarized and corrupt police, marginal and expensive education system, crazy healthcare regulations, I can’t even legally buy the light bulbs I want!!!! So what does it mean to “Serve my country”?Perhaps its code for: Enslaving yourself and innocent people everywhere.

10:32 am on October 15, 2014

Khorasan Group: Anatomy of Propaganda

Remember the Khorasan Group? It was only three weeks ago, when the Obama Administration was desperate for any kind of legal justification for its plan to begin bombing Syria, that we began hearing about a horrifically dangerous group that was worse than ISIS and was in the final stages of planning an attack on the United States.

Absent a threat from Syria, absent Congressional authorization, absent a UN resolution, any US missile strike on Syria would be illegal, an aggressive move characteristic of a rogue state. If a story line could be crafted that there was an imminent threat to the United States, however, the president would have Constitutional authority to thwart the attempted strike.

So that is precisely the line the US administration — through anonymous “senior administration officials” — proceeded to cast out. And the mainstream media fish were all biting.

“Al-Qaida-Affiliated Group Was in ‘Final Stages’ of Planning Attacks Against the West, wrote the National Journal, citing without question those unnamed administration officials.

The always CIA-friendly Time Magazine fell in line:  ”Worse Than ISIS? A Primer on the Khorasan Group.” The rest of the mainstream media followed suit. 

Only independent outlets like the Ron Paul Institute were not buying the line the US regime was selling.

But terrifying Obama Administration tales about the Khorasan Group worked. Almost no one questioned his Constitutional authority to begin bombing a country that had not attacked us and that did not want to be bombed. A majority of Americans, it seemed, were just thrilled that the bombs finally started falling. 

And then the Khorasan Group threat dematerialized. Vanished as quickly as it arrived. Once the bomb doors were opened there was no shutting them. As Bloomberg reported, “A Month of Bombs Dropped in Two Days of Syria Strikes.” 

There was no stopping them now. So Khorasan was thrown down the memory hole. Vanished. Nowhere is this psychological operation better captured than in a recent chart tracing social media mentions of the Khorasan Group on Twitter:

Khorasan

h/t/ Glenn Greenwald.

I am on Twitter.

11:47 pm on October 14, 2014

Re: The NY Times Has Always Been Evil

Don’t Let Your Friends and Neighbors Down

Vote Republican. That is what the piece of junk mail says that I received today from the Republican Party of Florida. It also says that I should vote because it is my duty, my right, and my future. Election day is fast approaching. Time for an article.

5:41 pm on October 14, 2014

The NY Times Has Always Been Evil

As in its 1878 editorial,  when the Old Grey Hooker called for the lynching of Thomas Edison.

4:48 pm on October 14, 2014

When 68% Means 100%

“Republicans have a 68 percent chance of regaining control of the Senate, according to New York Times statistician Nate Cohn.” This means that should the Republicans take control of the Senate, there is a 100% chance that spending will go up and the debt will increase.

3:04 pm on October 14, 2014

Mises Weekends: Claudio Grass Explains The Upcoming Swiss Gold Referendum

Jeff Deist and Claudio Grass discuss the uniquely Swiss mindset behind the upcoming Swiss gold referendum, and how decentralization of political power is part of Swiss DNA; the tremendous geopolitical aftershocks that would occur if the referendum passes — including the physical repatriation of gold to Switzerland; and how the Swiss people may be waking up to the sellout of their country by the Swiss National Bank and the IMF.

Also at Mises.org.

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12:36 pm on October 14, 2014

Pentagon Says Global Warming Presents Immediate Security Threat

250px-The_Pentagon_January_2008With dollar signs in their eyes, Pentagon officials have jumped on the global warming bandwagon and   ”released a report Monday asserting decisively that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages.” What’s the answer to these many woes? Why, to give the military-industrial complex lots and lots and lots of money.

Why is ISIS gaining ground? Because global warming. The climate experts at the DOD say so.

Not that the Defense Department was ever at risk of seeing any real cuts. What backers of the Pentagon call “draconian cuts” are never more than tiny trims to the rate of increase in Pentagon spending, and of course, the Pentagon is awash on money today, just as it has always been every single day since 1945.

Conservatives and other pro-military groups will likely take issue with this latest bid for more cash from the Pentagon, not because they think the Pentagon is already overfunded but because they’re against the acceptance of global warming/climate change as a real phenomenon. This will be mentioned in the right wing press, but largely overlooked, because for them, the Pentagon is to always be treated with deference and credulity whenever it demands more money.

Not that it will make much difference either way. This global warming report is just a way for the Pentagon to pile on its already huge lobbying effort to keep the money flowing, and there’s no shortage of right wing politicians and pundits calling for an even bigger river of cash flowing to the government in the name of “defense.” This latest report simply offers an opportunity to get a few center-left politicians on board who might have been reluctant to sign yet another blank check for the Pentagon. It also offers a few talking points to the administration in its climate change efforts.

The generals, all of whom are political appointees and lifelong bureaucrats who haven’t held real jobs in decades, will be more than happy to come up with exciting new plans for dealing with global warming, and all the manpower and trillions of dollars that will require over the next 30 or 40 years. It would unpatriotic to do anything less. National security is at stake.

12:33 pm on October 14, 2014

Christopher Columbus, The New World, and Private Property

With the exception of a few ethnic Italian activists, no American appears to actually celebrate Columbus Day anymore (assuming it was ever “celebrated” in any meaningful sense). And unless you work for a bank or a government agency, you may not even notice it’s a “holiday” at all. Indeed, it’s quite possible that Columbus Day would be all but ignored, if it were not for a perennially enraged group of activists who take the Columbus’ many acts of thievery and murder in the New World and use them to indict people born nearly 500 years after Columbus drew his last breath.

Even in his own day, Columbus was accused of inexcusable brutality, and even his friends had to admit he suffered from extreme vanity, ambition, and a lust to rule over other people. A politician par excellence, he continually lobbied for more and more political power, riches, and favors from the Spanish crown. His record was not impressive, and King Ferdinand refused to grant him the governorship of the West Indies which Columbus so longed for.

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His own contemporaries noted with contempt that Columbus presided over the mass murder of the natives, and contrary to the current narrative among anti-Columbus crusaders today, it was hardly European gospel that the natives be treated as unpersons without property rights. Indeed, the natives were regarded by many as having the same rights as all human beings. Being non-European certainly did not bring with it sub-human status, and a papal envoy sent to Peking in the 14th century was  not sent to inform the Chinese that they were to surrender all their property.

In fact, this pro-property position was established clearly, at least among the Catholic countries, by 1537 when Pope Paul III issued the papal bull “Sublimus Dei” which stated that the American natives are rational beings while concluding:

…the said Indians and all other people who may later be discovered by Christians, are by no means to be deprived of their liberty or the possession of their property, even though they be outside the faith of Jesus Christ; and that they may and should, freely and legitimately, enjoy their liberty and the possession of their property; nor should they be in any way enslaved; should the contrary happen, it shall be null and have no effect.

Of course, people listened to the Pope back then about as much as they do now, so much of the New World nonetheless continued along the path of Might Makes Right. The fact that the natives always retained their property rights (in the moral sense) did little to prevent them from losing their property in the face of vastly superior numbers and firepower.

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12:33 pm on October 14, 2014

U.S. Is A Rogue State

A “rogue state” is defined as “a nation or state regarded as breaking international law and posing a threat to the security of other nations.” We obtain one proof that the U.S. is a rogue state by comparing its behavior to the 10 principles articulated at the 1955 Bandung Conference. These in turn incorporated international law principles of the U.N. To read them is to see immediately that the U.S. has seriously violated all 10 of them and made it a policy to do so:

1. Respect for fundamental human rights and for the purposes and principles of the charter of the United Nations
2. Respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations
3. Recognition of the equality of all races and of the equality of all nations large and small
4. Abstention from intervention or interference in the internal affairs of another country
5. Respect for the right of each nation to defend itself, singly or collectively, in conformity with the charter of the United Nations
6. (a) Abstention from the use of arrangements of collective defence to serve any particular interests of the big powers
(b) Abstention by any country from exerting pressures on other countries
7. Refraining from acts or threats of aggression or the use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any country
8. Settlement of all international disputes by peaceful means, such as negotiation, conciliation, arbitration or judicial settlement as well as other peaceful means of the parties own choice, in conformity with the charter of the United Nations
9. Promotion of mutual interests and cooperation
10. Respect for justice and international obligations.

11:10 am on October 14, 2014

The State as a Royal Scam

“I am from Windows Support–”

“No, you’re not,” I told the Indian-accented fellow on the other end of the phone. “You’re about the tell me that my computer is sending error messages on the internet, correct?”

“Sir, your computer is sending –”

“No, it isn’t,” I interjected before he could finish. “Tell me, does anybody still fall prey to this scam? I grant that it might be fresh to people living in areas with dial-up connections and ISPs that use steam-powered mainframes, but here in the US I don’t think you’ll find many takers.”

“Sir, I just want –”

“I can hear your associates in the background — they sound busy,” I pointed out. “How many people are going to fall for the scam today? Where do they live? I find it difficult to credit that anybody in the developed world would be sufficiently gullible.”

“Sir, this isn’t a scam,” the flustered scamster pleaded, his voice heavy with frustration. “If you’ll just let me –”

“But you see, I already know your script,” I advised him as my incredulity grew. “Why do you continue pretending that you’re trying to help me?”

“Sir, I can’t understand you.”

“That much is certain.” Click

Here’s what occurred to me as this little dialogue unfolded about five minutes ago:

The “State” is engaged in exactly the same kind of deception — trying to inflict unneeded and counter-productive “services” upon us at our own expense. The biggest difference is that their “Support” personnel are much more insistent, and will kill us if we don’t play along with their scam. That doesn’t mean, of course, that we shouldn’t tell them, at every opportunity, that we know precisely what they are doing.

4:46 pm on October 13, 2014

Kirzner Not Awarded the Nobel

Writes Joe Salerno on the Mises Economic Blog:

Here’s a real shocker:  The 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics was not awarded to Israel Kirzner, as many Austrians fervently hoped.  Instead the prize was given to Jean Tirole, a French engineer, mathematician and economist for advancing “The Science of Taming Powerful Firms,”  Tirole for all his brilliance is a garden variety neoclassical economist whose views on competition, efficiency and economic welfare are worlds apart from Kirzner’s.

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

Tirole won the prize for his work in devising new methods to improve regulation of industries dominated by a few large firms with “market power.”  Tirole uncritically accepts the long entrenched neoclassical view that “oligopolistic” firms commit the unpardonable sin against economic efficiency of being able to “influence the prices, volume and quality” of products in the markets in which they operate while planning production on the basis of expectations of each other’s decisions.   In other words they do not operate according to the assumptions of perfect competition under which each firm is infinitesimally small and unable to vary the price or quality dimensions of its product one iota from that of its equally teeeny-weeny competitors, whose actions it does not take account of in its own production decisions.

Compounding the ”market failure” of oligopoly is the fact that dominant  firms know more about the product that they are selling than the regulatory authority.   This is  a species of the  problem of “asymmetric information” in which each entrepreneur is, heaven forfend, more intimately familiar with the attributes of the product he is producing and selling than consumers of his product.

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4:33 pm on October 13, 2014

Neocons Flip Out at NY Times!

It seems that the business side of the Times, which sponsors foreign trips to make money, unlike the losing editorial side, offered a spectacular excursion to Iran, highlighting the people, landscapes. and historic sites of that country. Neocons are wild that the sales copy didn’t quote anti-Iranian State Department propaganda, nor mention that the US and Israel hate Iran with a purple passion.

I wonder if LRC needs to sponsor trips, too, starting perhaps with “Ancient Civilizations the US Hates: Russia and Iran.” Now wouldn’t that be fun.

4:17 pm on October 13, 2014

Walter Block interviewed about his book Toward a Libertarian Society

By Luis Rivera III

Libertarian, Walter Block briefly goes over where rights might come from. He mentions Murray Rothbard’s natural right’s theory, the utilitarian argument for rights and Hans Hoppe’s argumentation of ethics. Block, goes over what libertarianism consists of, namely, abiding by the non-aggression principle which he defines. This very interesting interview can be seen below:

Walter Block Interview

For more read Toward a Libertarian Society:
http://mises.org/document/7448/Toward-a-Libertarian-Society

4:03 pm on October 13, 2014

The Military Invades WD-40

Printed on a can of WD-40: “Help Hire A Hero when you buy one of these specially designed cans. For every Promotional WD-40 Smart Straw can sold the WD-40 company will donate 10 cents to a charity that helps military personnel transition into the civilian workforce.”

Oh, and on the front of the can is a picture of a man with half of a military helmet and half of a civilian hard hat with the wording “Help Hire A Hero.”

2:39 pm on October 13, 2014

Needed: Private Emergency Rooms

After the Liberian welfare patient gave Ebola to a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian in Dallas, the hospital has closed its emergency room. Are employees resisting CDC diktats? It couldn’t have helped that the government immediately blamed the sick, heroine nurse for its own vicious incompetence.

Financially, all emergency rooms–mostly used by welfare patients–are a huge drain. Instead, we need fully private entrepreneurial hospitals that take no third-party payments, especially from government. And maybe we’ll get them, as Ebola proceeds.

2:38 pm on October 13, 2014

The Dumbest Thing Ever Said on Twitter

I am not on Twitter and normally don’t pay any attention to it. And please don’t ask me what a hashtag is. However, some just pointed out to me something on Twitter that has got to be the dumbest thing ever said on Twitter or perhaps will ever be said:

#MilitaryMomsAndDads should NEVER be falsely demonized 4 “sending their children into war”-They should be THANKED for #RaisingPatriots #USA

2:35 pm on October 13, 2014

Re: Why Privacy Matters

If the statists truly believe that “privacy doesn’t matter,” why do they get so upset over the revelations of state secrets made by the Ellsbergs, Mannings, Snowdens, Assanges, Greenwalds, and others who, like Dorothy’s dog, Toto, disclose the underside of political systems?

12:58 pm on October 13, 2014

Keynesian Wins ‘Nobel Prize’ in Economics

The prize, founded and funded not by Alfred Nobel but by the Swedish central bank, went to Jean Tirole, a French statist and econometrician (if I don’t repeat myself). Here’s the NY Times’s happy report on one of its comrades, and here is the interesting prize press release.

10:24 am on October 13, 2014

Why Privacy Matters


(Thanks to Mike)

9:55 am on October 13, 2014

The Great Father in Washington’s New Nickname

“Ebolobama,” as suggested by an emailer.

5:11 am on October 13, 2014

I Feel Safe Now

Latest MSN headline on the Web says that Obama has “called for action” by government bureaucrats to make sure that Ebola doesn’t spread.  Have no fear: The Great Father in Washington will protect you.

3:47 pm on October 12, 2014

Dominance of Neoconservative Ideology in Washington

The distant and abstruse roots of neoconservative thought have been explored, for example, in a 2003 article by Frachon and Vernet. Others have explained how neoconservatives “conquered Washington”. They have indeed conquered Washington. Every time that the Congress in both Houses votes with near unanimity for sanctions against Iran, Russia and other countries, we see the neoconservative ideological dominance. Every time that the Congress by wide margins appropriates funds for its Middle Eastern wars, we see that the neoconservative dominance runs deeply through the entire government. Every time the government produces its National Security Strategy, we see the hand of neoconservative thought. And every time we notice the closeness between the foreign policies of Obama in office and Romney’s prospective policies, we see Washington’s thought in thrall to neoconservative ideas.

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1:54 pm on October 12, 2014

More Lies From the CDC

Leaving aside the propaganda about how one can get Ebola, we are supposed to believe that the US has better doctors and public health infrastructure than Switzerland, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Japan, Singapore, etc. Maybe better than Liberia. (Thanks to Chris Rossini)

1:04 pm on October 12, 2014

My Talk With Ron Paul

Thanks to Daniel McAdams for writing it up.

12:29 pm on October 12, 2014

“Pay No Attention to That . . . “

The mainstream media continues to ignore Thomas Pynchon’s powerful advice: “If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.” As the owners of the established order continue to metastasize their war systems to more and more parts of the world, media hacks focus their attentions upon the thinking or the policies of the sitting president. These babblers understand that they would quickly lose their lucrative employment were they to even suggest that there are organizational forces that drive the war culture; that President Bushobama is but the temporary sock-puppet through which the owners advance their collective interests by violence over all of mankind. In my first book, Calculated Chaos: Institutional Threats to Peace and Human Survival, I analyzed how our attachment to institutions wars against life itself. In trying to understand why the United States insists on attacking more and more countries whose people pose no threat to Americans, one might want to draw upon the insights of George Orwell. Politics is a war system. “The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. This new version is the past and no different past can ever have existed. In principle, the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or East Asia, but to keep the very structure of society intact.”

10:44 am on October 12, 2014

Libertarianism and Religion

Libertarianism, as a political philosophy, is neither atheist nor religious, as Murray Rothbard said, but linking it to Ayn Rand’s virulent hated of Christianity was, he thought, strategically stupid as well as unlovely. See Wendy McElroy.

I should note that Murray, a man of impeccably bourgeois views across the board, was pro-Christian, and especially pro-Catholic, though he himself was not a man of faith.

8:11 am on October 12, 2014

Own-Goal in Baghdad: ISIS to Shut Down Airport Using US Weapons

Is Baghdad about to fall to ISIS, a group which the US media has told us is more evil than evil itself (except, of course, for the Khorasan Group, which is far more terrifying)?

Media reports that ISIS is only a few short miles from Baghdad, having established themselves in the notorious (for US torture) Abu Ghraib suburb of Baghdad and pressing ever closer to the “green zone” hosting the Iraqi government offices as well as the (Vatican-sized) US embassy compound.

It comes to this, after more than $2 trillion spent to defeat a “tyrant” in Iraq who kept ISIS-like groups at bay. A war fought to eliminate weapons of mass destruction that the perpetrators knew were a fantasy. A war fought on the corpses of a half-million dead innocent Iraqi children. A war fought on propaganda to rob and deceive American taxpayers by hypnotizing consumers of mainstream media propaganda. A war fought for “patriotism” pushed by anti-Americans.

Infowars’ Kurt Nimmo captures the pure obscenity of US foreign policy with this very simple observation:

ISIS will soon shut down Baghdad airport with anti-aircraft missiles provided by US and Saudis.

Really, what more can be said?

I am on Twitter.

12:08 am on October 12, 2014

McLaughlin Mention

Thanks to Charles Goyette, who writes:

In a libertarianism segment on the McLaughlin Group this weekend, Pat Buchanan mentioned both you and Murray Rothbard.

(John revealed himself to be pretty confused!)

The relevant portion starts at 7:25:

5:24 pm on October 11, 2014

What Exactly Are the Rulers Up To?

A few years ago Gov. Jesse Ventura did some shows on the feds’ fusion centers and FEMA camps, which included his discovery of hundreds of thousands of coffins being stored at an outside facility supposedly maintained by the feds. Alex Jones covered that extensively as well. (Videos at end of this post.) Of course, the skeptics out there immediately dismiss any such suggestions of intentional disease-spreading as “conspiracy promoting nutjobs,” etc. But we already know full well what a totalitarian nightmare ObamaCare will be when it will be fully implemented, with the “doctors” being urged by the HHS to report on patients who own guns and/or who express “anti-government” views, and so on. We know that the NSA and FBI have been spying on and blackmailing, and intimidating fellow Americans for the sake of suppressing political dissent, and they’ve been doing this for decades and decades, with J. Edgar Hoover leading the way for many years. Now there are many J. Edgars in the U.S. government.

And then there’s the IRS scandal, interfering with Tea Partiers’ attempts at tax-exempt activism. And with the drooling drug warriors’ murdering or jailing innocent drug users has been the national security state’s calling everybody who isn’t a terrorist a “terrorist,” such as religious Christians, those who believe in individual liberty, preppers and survivalists, gun owners, as well as “constitutionalists” and others who are critical of the Regime.

Speaking of gun owners, many activists want to either disarm civilian gun owners or make them register their guns. As Stephen Halbrook pointed out, the Nazis made good use of gun registration as soon as Herr Hitler became German Chancellor, in order to disarm the Jews. Now, I’m not saying that those who want to disarm other Americans are “Nazis,” but sadly the ones doing the disarming really are much more dangerous than the ones being disarmed, in my view. Many people have been driven toward gun registration as a way of “preventing another Sandy Hook,” even though the Sandy Hook school shooter had obtained legally-owned and legally-registered guns from his mother. The Aurora theater shooter’s guns were also legally owned, so obviously whether guns are “legal” or “registered” or not doesn’t matter. However, after the Sandy Hook shooting, the governor of Connecticut Dannel Malloy signed the strictest gun control law in the country, despite Connecticut’s already being in the top two or three of the strictest (i.e. most oppressive) gun control states in the U.S.

And now, Gov. Malloy has acted as hysterically with the Ebola panic as he has been acting since Sandy Hook, by signing an executive order declaring Connecticut a “state of emergency” with Ebola, even though no one in Connecticut has been diagnosed with Ebola.

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1:47 pm on October 11, 2014