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Archive for the category “Bureaucrats Run Amok”

Big Brother is Watching You

The concept of Little Free Libraries in neighborhoods across America, where you can take a book and leave a book sans any regulation, is rapidly growing in popularity. Unfortunately, Big Brother wants a piece of the action, too. State officials are threatening to tear down these neighborly libraries unless communities involved apply for an expensive permit. Writes Connor Friedersdorf in The Atlantic, “The power to require permits is the power to prevent something from ever existing.” Join Stephen Green, Scott Ott and Bill Whittle as they discuss how Americans lost the “private” from private property in this edition of “Trifecta” on PJTV.

Know Thy Enemy

Glenn Beck encourages both sides of the political spectrum to pay close attention to ISIS and what they believe before making any decision to put boots on the ground in the Middle East. “How can you have a sound battle plan or a strategy if you don’t know the goal of the enemy,” Becks says. The crisis might well end up as World War III, or as ISIS calls it, the last battle, he says.

Government vs. Small Business

Two of the staples of the conservative platform are less taxes and small government. And this is especially espoused when the Goliath which is our government takes on small business, aka David. More times than not, government thrives on creating obstacles for small business, as has been prevalent in the current administration. Consumer advocate John Stossel welcomes small-business owners Martha Boneta and Marty Kotis to discuss their experience with Big Brother in this edition of Liberty Pen.

Detroit Sucks, But Why?

PJTV’s Steven Crowder takes a closer look at the city of Detroit, which transformed from the envy of the industrial world to a city in ruins. The Motor City unemployment rate is sky high, the economy in in ruins and the real estate market has collapsed. Why has this happened? Crowder asks. “It’s no secret that Detroit’s run by leftists,” Crowder says. “Every single mayor of Detroit since 1961 has been a liberal. It is the city of entitlement programs.” And hold on, the corrupt unions are not without blame. Crowder says the UAW has run the auto industry into the ground and the teachers’ union has destroyed education. “Detroit has been the perfect laboratory for leftist policies at work for nearly half a century.” Tune in to hear more from Crowder in this edition of “Louder With Crowder” on PJTV.

A Recipe for Disaster

Mostly all actions have unanticipated consequences. But when government interjects legislation and regulation, that’s a surefire recipe for disaster. With that in mind, Reason TV presents “Greatest Moments in Unintended Consequences,” taking a closer look at the Osborne Reef, corn ethanol subsidies and Obamacare.

Beware Of Gambling Nannies

John Stossel, an investigative and consumer reporter, supports legalizing sports gambling throughout the United States, but says government control freaks are adamant about never letting that come to pass. Conservative Rob Walgate, vice-president of the American Policy Roundtable, takes on Stossel in a lively debate on the issue in this edition of Liberty Pen.

Petty Fees Pissing Off Citizens

Ticky-tacky fees and petty fines can build up a lot of hostility among the citizenry in a hurry. Reason TV takes a look at the three most fee-ridden cities in America.

Cuban Freedom Fighters Dissed

The Obama Administration’s Cuban policy shift is a boon for American business but a devastating blow to the Communist country’s freedom fighters and their quest for human rights and democracy. “This is a terrible decision,” says Dick Morris. “And when the United States normalizes relations with Cuba, all they’re doing is undermining these folks who want freedom.” In this edition of Dick Morris Reports, he explains the dangerous ramifications of the new policy.

African Depopulation Exposed

The Alex Jones Channel reports that Kenyan Catholic bishops fear that a current World Health Organization vaccine campaign to provide neonatal care to young women and girls is actually a mass sterilization exercise. The Alex Jones Channel takes an in-depth look at the project it has labeled “Operation Depopulation,” which is covertly sponsored by the Kenyan government.

Our Politically Correct Military

Investigative reporter John Stossel says he’s happy with our military keeping us safe from foreign attack and satisfied that we’re–for the most part–at peace in this ever-crazy world. But Stossel points out that it seems that our military is more preoccupied with environmentalism and political correctness. Afghanistan war veteran Aaron MacLean joins Stossel in this edition of Liberty Pen to discuss if it’s appropriate for our military to pursue green energy schemes and whether it is the proper venue to conduct experiments on political correctness.

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