There’s one Christmas gift I’d love to give you: the gift of liberty. The freedom to do everything you have a right to do. It’s a gift bigger than you can imagine.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced earlier this month that all New York City public schools would enact “Meatless Mondays,” avoiding any meat offerings during Monday school breakfasts and lunches beginning this fall. The Meatless Monday plan is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to government dictates on right and wrong, often using compulsory government schools to influence young people.
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
A major component of federal employment is in law enforcement and corrections. Many of these people are, and others might well become, part of the “Trump Democrat” portion of his base that put him over the top in 2016. More funding for “border security” means more jobs in their line of work.
Nothing’s written in stone, and both US foreign policy and Donald Trump are prone to sudden and unexpected turns. But the holiday season is a time of hope. Maybe, just maybe, nearly three decades of US war in the Middle East are coming to the beginning of their end.
Editor’s Break 125 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following topics: an essay he wrote in December 2009 outlining the ways that the first Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ, was a libertarian event.
If ATF wants those bump stocks, it’s going to have to start knocking on doors and forcibly taking them from hundreds of thousands of gun owners who have declined to voluntarily surrender them. What could possibly go wrong?
Editor’s Break 123 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following topics: how anybody chooses to eradicate what they consider to be vice, either violently or non-violently; the cultural progress that is represented by the existence of false rape allegations; his weariness toward Christmas, and on cultural cages in general; how he protects his kids who have unfettered access to the internet; why democracy must be as decentralized as possible if it is going to protect individual rights; and more.
As I am no longer religious, I see no reason to continue celebrating the Christmas holiday. In fact, every year my weariness of the obligations that Christmas requires grows deeper. If I had my way, there would be no Christmas in my house.
The way to really “win” a fake shutdown isn’t to successfully shift blame, it’s to successfully seize credit. Trying to shift blame and seeking a compromise looks like weakness. “Proudly” taking credit and refusing to bend looks like strength. And voters, as a rule, seem to value strength more than they value morality or intelligence. In politics, boldness tends to win the day.