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Franklin Brito….another victim of Oliver Stone’s ego

Today this blog would like to tell you about Franklin Brito, someone whose name most of you will almost certainly have never heard. For those who are unfamiliar with Brito’s story, he had a productive livestock farm in Venezuela until a certain Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías decided to “expropriate” it, declaring property rights to be […]

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Wheat, weed and Obamacare

The Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution grants Congress the power to…. “regulate commerce . . . .among the several States,” ….and for more than 100 years federal lawmakers invoked it for a very narrow purpose; to prevent states from imposing trade barriers on each other. But today members of Congress act as if it […]

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So how was Climate Camp for you?

Don’t know about you lot but this blog had a whole pile of fun…. ….but  it was that veteran hogger of the limelight and burster of pompisity’s bubble, Old Holborn, who ran away with the laurels…. ….and managed to get almost an entire piece in The Groan to himself. Honourable mention for services to sanity […]

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You know those soap-dodgers who go smashing bank windows?

Like these at the Climate Camp in Edinburgh last weekend…. Well, this blog can think of a lot of names for them but anarchists they are not…. As Old Holborn helpfully pointed out to a Climate Camper yesterday…. Hat tip, Captain Ranty.

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Judge Napolitano’s History of Liberty, Part 5

….of five…. The Tea Party movement, though its rhetoric is often conservative sounding, is at heart neither left wing nor right wing. It is a fundamentally libertarian cry of exhasperation at a government increasingly seen to be spending away our futures and trampling our liberties and disregarding the rule of law.

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Quote of the week

Hate crimes complaints, I learned, are like hydras: attempt to chop up one and you find yourself facing two. Douglas Murray James Delingpole has also incurred the righteous ire of the Diversity Police this week.

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Judge Napolitano’s History of Liberty, Parts 3 and 4

Parts three and four of five….

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