Friday, June 29, 2012

Did You Want Fear With That?

"There is no moral argument for capitalism."


Capitalism is the only moral social system. It is the only system that recognized, respects and protects individual rights. We do not have a free market political-economy in this country. We have an immoral interventionist economy.

The Morality of Capitalism [video]

"The moral justification of capitalism does not lie in the altruist claim that it represents the best way to achieve 'the common good.' It is true that capitalism does—if that catch-phrase has any meaning—but this is merely a secondary consequence. The moral justification of capitalism lies in the fact that it is the only system consonant with man’s rational nature, that it protects man’s survival qua man, and that its ruling principle is: justice."

Also, the morality of capitalism is a major theme in the book Atlas Shrugged, which for the first time in history offered a full defense of capitalism, not just as a practical system of economics, but as the only moral social system.

Did You Want Fear With That?
Scrutiny Hooligan

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Affordable Care Act – SCOTUS

"nationalize the doctors"

Thank you. An open admission that proponents of socialized health care are advocating involuntary servitude of the productive class.

Affordable Care Act – SCOTUS Open Thread
Scrutiny Hooligan

Move To Amend Event In Asheville

Individuals have rights. They do not lose those rights when they organize and cooperate in groups; whether a corporation or a union.

"Citizens United dealt a serious blow to the further growth of campaign finance laws, supporters of which are determined and outspoken. But the controversy is shocking from the standpoint of the law at issue: It prevented a nonprofit group from distributing a film that criticized a candidate, Hillary Clinton, during her run for the presidency in 2008. During oral arguments in the case, the government admitted campaign finance laws could be applied to prevent corporations from publishing and distributing not only films but also books that said the wrong things during election cycles. Banning films and books? The First Amendment states: 'Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.'”

"A lot of people (mostly on the left, but often on the right as well) view corporations, 'big business,' and the rich as having power over individuals that is similar to the power that governments possess, which is the power to compel. If you think spending money in voluntary transactions amounts to force, then you are going to want to control that spending, even when the money is used to buy speech that attempts to convince people to vote one way or the other."

Move To Amend Event In Asheville
Scrutiny Hooligan

Monday, June 25, 2012

Green Drivel

Green ‘drivel’ exposed
The godfather of global warming lowers the boom on climate change hysteria
As he puts it, “so-called ‘sustainable development’ … is meaningless drivel … We rushed into renewable energy without any thought. The schemes are largely hopelessly inefficient and unpleasant. I personally can’t stand windmills at any price.” -James Lovelock, author "Gaia"
Agenda 21 – Sustainabilizing Your Freedom!
Scrutiny Hooligan

John Allison Installed at Cato Institute

Cato Institute and Shareholders Reach Agreement in Principle

The Cato Institute and its shareholders have reached an agreement in principle that would resolve pending lawsuits filed by Charles Koch and David Koch against Cato, its CEO, and several of its directors.

Under terms of the agreement, Cato will no longer be a stockholder corporation and John Allison (the former CEO of BB&T) will be replacing Ed Crane, who will be retiring as Cato's CEO. That represents a compromise by which both sides will achieve key objectives. For a majority of Cato's directors, the agreement confirms Cato's independence and ensures that Cato is not viewed as controlled by the Kochs. For Charles Koch and David Koch, the agreement helps ensure that Cato will be a principled organization that is effective in advancing a free society...

Sunday, June 24, 2012


Syllogism of the day:

A) Premise: HB 552 is stealing.
B) Proposition: Tim Moffitt and Patsy Keever voted for the bill.
C) Conclusion: Patsy Keever is a thief.

True or False?

Scrutiny Hooligan

Saturday, June 23, 2012

NCGOP Budget & Election Integrity

Mr. Smith waxes meloncholy about the "foundation of our democracy" (which we are not) and the "power of the people to elect their representatives" and then voices objections to the ability of Buncombe County citizens to vote for representatives from their own district. It would appear that it is Mr. Smith who is advocating voter suppression. Perhaps he sees some advantage in it. Also, the apparent hysteria (thanks, Mike) over simply proving that you're an eligible voter causes me to think that Mr. Smith also sees some disadvantage in it, given that Mr. Smith reflexively divides humanity into two classes: My Tribe and Not My Tribe.

Mr. Dahm hastens to point out to us that "Voting is a right, not a privilege." If so, it is certainly a right possessed by actual citizens -- especially those who are still alive. If citizens, who supposedly have a right to vote, cannot be bothered to obtain some form of ID in order to validate the proper exercise of that right, I really can't be bothered to worry about it.

Action Alert – NCGOP Budget & Election Integrity
By Gordon Smith

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why Pure Capitalism is the World Economy’s Only Hope
By John Allison
Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (September 25, 2012)


John Allison Installed at Cato Institute
June 25, 2012
Under terms of the agreement, Cato will no longer be a stockholder corporation and John Allison (the former CEO of BB&T) will be replacing Ed Crane, who will be retiring as Cato's CEO. That

Thursday, June 14, 2012