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The Genius Of Milton Friedman

Today marks the 104th birthday of Nobel Prize-winning conservative economist Milton Friedman.  Remember him?  He is the conservative economist that rescued the U.S. economy from President Carter’s stagflation [i.e. rising inflation and unemployment] and gave us Reagan’s recovery miracle.  He led the to disassemble the central planning nightmare that progressives and bureaucrats had inflicted upon this nation.  Many on Wall Street and in the business world believe he is the man who saved capitalism and therefore America.

Here are a few of his observations and ideas on government that should be dusted off and tossed at the left daily:

  • “Governments never learn. Only people learn.”
  • “If you put the Federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.”
  • “Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.”
  • “I think the government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem and very often makes the problem worse.”
  • “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.”
  • “I am in favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it’s possible.”

And then there are his ideas on freedom:

  • “Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.”
  • “Every friend of freedom… must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence.”
  • “A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.”
  • “Because we live in a largely free society, we tend to forget how limited is the span of time and the part of the globe for which there has ever been anything like political freedom: the typical state of mankind is tyranny, servitude, and misery.”
  • “Life is unfair.”

Milton Friedman on freedom

The progressive left has made an idol of big governance.  They have infiltrated all levels of government and they control the indoctrination of our children.  When they toss the ideas and ideals of great men like Friedman into the dustbin, they add more links to the chains that bind our once-great nation in poverty, stagnation, and ignorance.

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Rick Perry is officially in the race.

Governor Rick Perry has now officially joined the ever-growing field of Republican candidates for the Presidency.

Governor Perry’s Presidential announcement:

I have been a fan of governor Perry for years.  During his tenure as governor of Texas, the state generated over a third of all private sector jobs since 2001.  He has unabashedly promoted his state – going so far as to actively poach companies from the corrupt bureaucracies and crushing regulatory burdens of blue states.  Unapologetically supportive of the second amendment and our military, he brings a much needed focus on core conservative values to the race.  This seems tempered with a recognition that not every international problem requires American intervention.  Acknowledging our long standing allies and supporting nations that actually share our values and goals is a definite step in the right direction.

https://rickperry.org/

I was a  delegate at Presidency Five in Orlando in 2012 so I have had a chance to see him up close and at his worst.  With the health challenges he was facing at the time, many have said that it might have been prudent to stay out of the race.  Some pundits now say that it will be a stumbling block for his 2016 campaign.   However, even the short campaign of 2012 will have lent Perry and his supporters valuable experience going forward.

There is still a lot of time before anyone should be making their final choice.  But, among a field that contains several RINOs and moderate (read liberal in disguise) Republicans, Governor Rick Perry is definitely worth watching.

Governor Perry’s first campaign commercial:

The Genius Of Milton Friedman

Today marks the 101st birthday of Nobel Prize-winning conservative economist Milton Friedman.  Remember him?  He is the conservative economist that rescued the U.S. economy from President Carter’s stagflation [i.e. rising inflation and unemployment] and gave us Reagan’s recovery miracle.  He led the to disassemble the central planning nightmare that progressives and bureaucrats had inflicted upon this nation.  Many on Wall Street and in the business world believe he is the man who saved capitalism and therefore America.

Here are a few of his observations and ideas on government that should be dusted off and tossed at the left daily:

  • “Governments never learn. Only people learn.”
  • “If you put the Federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.”
  • “Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.”
  • “I think the government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem and very often makes the problem worse.”
  • “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.”
  • “I am in favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it’s possible.”

And then there are his ideas on freedom:

  • “Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.”
  • “Every friend of freedom… must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence.”
  • “A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.”
  • “Because we live in a largely free society, we tend to forget how limited is the span of time and the part of the globe for which there has ever been anything like political freedom: the typical state of mankind is tyranny, servitude, and misery.”
  • “Life is unfair.”

Milton Friedman on freedom

The progressive left has made an idol of big governance.  They have infiltrated all levels of government and they control the indoctrination of our children.  When they toss the ideas and ideals of great men like Friedman into the dustbin, they add more links to the chains that bind our once-great nation in poverty, stagnation, and ignorance.

The Genius Of Milton Friedman

Today marks the 100th birthday of Nobel Prize-winning conservative economist Milton Friedman.  Remember him?  He is the conservative economist that rescued the U.S. economy from President Carter’s stagflation [i.e. rising inflation and unemployment] and gave us Reagan’s recovery miracle.  He led the to disassemble the central planning nightmare that progressives and bureaucrats had inflicted upon this nation.  Many on Wall Street and in the business world believe he is the man who saved capitalism and therefore America.

Here are a few of his observations and ideas on government that should be dusted off and tossed at the left daily:

  • “Governments never learn. Only people learn.”
  • “If you put the Federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.”
  • “Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.”
  • “I think the government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem and very often makes the problem worse.”
  • “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.”
  • “I am in favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it’s possible.”

And then there are his ideas on freedom:

  • “Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.”
  • “Every friend of freedom… must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence.”
  • “A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.”
  • “Because we live in a largely free society, we tend to forget how limited is the span of time and the part of the globe for which there has ever been anything like political freedom: the typical state of mankind is tyranny, servitude, and misery.”
  • “Life is unfair.”

Milton Friedman on freedom

The progressive left has made an idol of big governance.  They have infiltrated all levels of government and they control the indoctrination of our children.  When they toss the ideas and ideals of great men like Friedman into the dustbin, they add more links to the chains that bind our once-great nation in poverty, stagnation, and ignorance.

I Miss Andrew Breitbart Already

I miss Andrew Breitbart.  He was loud, caustic, flamboyant, and unapologetically conservative.  He always kept the goal line in sight without losing track of what it would take to get the next first down.  Remember that as we march towards November.  Election day is the next first down.  Without that small victory, winning back our nation will be much, much harder.

Watch Mediate’s full video over at The Right Scoop.  It’s worth watching again, and again, and again.  Share it with your friends.  And don’t forget to tweet it!

Which side of the fence are you on?

If you ever wondered which side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test.  You can’t get any more accurate than this!

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Which side of the fence?

  • If a Republican doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one.
  • If a Democrat doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.
  • If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat.
  • If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.
  • If a Republican is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
  • If a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.
  • If a Republican is down-and-out, he thinks about how To better his situation.
  • A Democrat wonders who is going to take care of him.
  • If a Republican doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches to other channels.
  • Democrats demand that those they don’t like be shut down.
  • If a Republican is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church.
  • A Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.
  • If a Republican decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
  • A Democrat demands that the rest of us pay for his.
  • If a Republican reads this, he’ll forward it to his friends.
  • A Democrat will delete it because he’s “offended”.

Which will you do?

(Hat tip to the Vermont Bushwhacker for this e-mail.)

Caution: Evil Conservative

Pretty self-explanatory actually…

Caution: 
Evil Conservative
May sprout radical ideas including:  freedom, less regulation, free and open markets, limited government,  balanced budgets, minimal taxation, individual responsibilities, moral absolutes, and a strict interpretation of the Constitution