We hear it all the time – America described as a democracy. It’s pervasive in today’s society, particularly in the political class.
One of my heroes, economist and former fill-in host for Rush Limbaugh, Walter E. Williams, explains just why America is not a democracy, and why our Founding Fathers were very clear about it.
Campus Reform recently sent one of their people out to troll the streets of Washington DC. He asked college-aged passers-by their thoughts on the supreme Court decision allowing the Colorado baker to refuse to bake a wedding cake for a homosexual couple. Should the baker be forced to bake the cake. He asked: “Do you agree or disagree with that ruling?”
The responses started out as we would expect. They all disagreed. But then he threw in a couple of curve ball questions and things got a bit more muddled. Shockingly, the responses were not all bad.
by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist
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Another stupid law proposed by Nursemaid legislators to try to govern every aspect of our lives. Will we ever learn that we cannot legislate stupidity out of society? Guess not.
This time it is a law proposed only by the State of New York, but I wouldn’t expect this safety edict to be limited to just one State. Sooner or later, some Congressman or Senator will pickup the ball and run with it – straight to Capital Hill.
As with many eventual decrees handed down by tyrannical busy-body progressives, it starts first with a request, or in this case an “urging.” It is then followed with a threatening demand, as in the case in New York.
New York State of Politics writes that, “While our legislation would only protect New Yorkers, we urge Procter & Gamble and all manufacturers of colorful detergent pods to offer the same protections to the nation and immediately commit to the precautions set forth in our legislation,” wrote the lawmakers, Sen. Brad Hoylman and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas.
“It’s time that you recognized the danger to those least able to protect themselves from a poisonous product packaged like candy. If not, these products should be removed from store shelves as soon as possible.” Leftists do like to make demands.
We don’t even have a full accounting of what happened in Las Vegas, or even what motivated this sick individual. But no matter – the gun control nuts came out almost immediately blaming the NRA and anyone who advocates for the Second Amendment and gun ownership. If after this you still think guns are not the problem, you must just want people to die.
Nielsen will begin including Hulu Live TV and Google’s YouTube TV viewing in its TV ratings in the United States in an effort to capture the shift from traditional broadcast to watching shows on laptops or smartphones, the company said on Tuesday.
All programming on Hulu Live TV and YouTube TV that has the same commercials that ran when the program aired on TV, will be included in Nielsen’s ratings no matter the device or whether it was viewed live or on DVR, the advertising tracking company said.
As viewers increasingly ‘cut the cord’, or cancel their cable package subscriptions and move to skinny bundles such as Sling TV and streaming sites like Hulu, it is important for Nielsen to account for these digital players, Nielsen’s Executive Vice President of product leadership Megan Clarken told Reuters.
Google has signed a deal with CBS Corp to carry the network on its web TV service and is in talks with 21st Century Fox and Viacom Inc to distribute its channels, three sources told Reuters on Wednesday.
The service, which will be part of Google’s YouTube Platform, is expected to launch early next year and will include all of CBS’ content, including live NFL games, one of the sources said.
Google’s ‘skinny’ bundle will cost $25 to $40 a month, the source said.
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Here is yet another example of the left and their complete lack of a sense of humor. The San Francisco police posted a photo in their newsletter asking: “Maybe it’s time we all just sit back and tone down the rhetoric.” The photo is of a couple of … well, just watch the short video below.