Come, let us reason with terrorists

Shouting “Crowded theater!” in a fire.

 

Reason, Islamist-style.  Image of "our youngest hostage" reportedly loaded to Twitter by Syrian jihadis, April 2014. (Via UK Daily Mail)
Reason, Islamist-style. Image of “our youngest hostage” reportedly loaded to Twitter by Syrian jihadis, April 2014. (Via UK Daily Mail)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

The Obama administration’s attack on the U.S. financial system

A weapon formed against us.

You might frown a little if you heard that the Inspector General of the U.S. Postal Service is worried about how much Americans are paying for check-cashing and payday-lending services.  What dog does he have in this fight?

Well, catch up, because the Obama administration and the leftosphere have the ball rolling on this.  They want Uncle Sam to take over the short-term financial services industry.  (Emphasis probably not needed, but added anyway.)

As luck would have it, yesterday a new government report detailed an innovation that would preserve one of the largest job creators in the country, save billions of dollars specifically for the poor, and develop Continue reading “The Obama administration’s attack on the U.S. financial system”

Another day, more endemic extortion from a regulatory Congress

Nice bank you got there.

Author Peter Schweizer made the talk-show rounds a few weeks back to tout his new book Extortion, which examines the process by which a U.S. federal government with a huge regulatory portfolio routinely extorts its citizens.

Basically, whatever can be regulated makes a basis for extortion.  Holding the whip-hand of the state over someone gives you the power to make threats – and then suggest ways for that someone to avoid “consequences.”  That’s the anatomy of a shakedown, and it happens constantly in Washington, D.C. Continue reading “Another day, more endemic extortion from a regulatory Congress”