Category: Liberty’s Labors Lost

This Is What They Do (Part Two)

We all know the expression of Voltaire biographer Evelyn Beatrice Hall, commonly misattributed to Voltaire himself, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Believers in modern liberty are wont to see this sensibility, elevated to the status of a principle, as a guarantor of the free speech so essential to classical liberalism....

Propaganda, Thinly Masked

A few minutes ago, about 6:40am Korea Time, I opened the internet on my computer, which automatically directed me to my MSN homepage, where I was greeted by this top headline: “Model lowers death projection as more wear masks.”  My first thought was, “That is not a news headline, but a propaganda slogan, revealing yet again how thoroughly in the tank for the...

Ted Cruz is Full of Beans

Last year, Ted Cruz publicly vowed to boycott Nike products, after the company announced it would stop selling shoes with the Betsy Ross flag on the recommendation of its progressive athlete poster child, Colin Kaepernick. The senate’s great champion of the U.S. Constitution (and of anti-constitutional demagogue Donald Trump) trumpeted his Nike boycott as a proud assertion of the right to free speech....

A Quick Survey from West to East

Much of the United States of America is under police state social controls these days, due to mass panic and massive infantile self-absorption over a virus pandemic that is roughly one-fifth illness and four-fifths progressive authoritarian propaganda. Meanwhile, all of the U.S., along with substantial portions of the rest of the “developed world,” is on social justice lockdown, systematically and ruthlessly dismantling history...

Terrifying New Tortures

The other day, I unearthed dozens of cases of overt fraud and deliberate misinformation designed to stoke unjustified fear and mass panic for the purpose of tyrannical manipulation — that is to say, I scrolled through the headlines on my Microsoft News homepage. As usual of late, most of the major stories were about COVID-19, and almost all of these were presented with...

Someone might get sick…

If there were no lockdowns, no stay-at-home orders, no social distancing regulations on daily life — so say your experts of government science — someone might infect someone with a virus which, if that person were extremely old, unusually weak, or extraordinarily unlucky, might kill him.  And if there were no lockdowns and social distancing regulations, someone might employ someone, allowing that person...

Fauci: Science Equals State

They deliberately prolonged it, so it was prolonged. Now they hope to frighten you by noting that it is lasting longer — as though this were not their stated intention (and implicit wish) from the outset. Dr. Fauci, continuing his daily struggle to justify his superfluous bureaucratic existence, now insists that the lockdown has saved “millions of lives” — and that anyone who...

Chief Justice Roberts

Back in 2012, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts mangled his constitutional role to save Obamacare, by radically and sympathetically reinterpreting the meaning of its “individual mandate” in defiance of the Obama administration’s own account of that mandate. At the time, my editors at American Thinker, along with AT’s lone permanent weekly contributor, Clarice Feldman (echoing George Will and other prominent establishmentarians),...

Note to “Social Conservatives” On Property Rights

Earlier today, I posted a short essay on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch’s complete sellout of the principles of constitutional jurisprudence, in the form of his majority opinion on radically changing the meaning of the 1964 Civil Rights Act’s wording on sex discrimination in the workplace to “protect” voluntary sexual behavior, rather than merely biological sex, i.e., inborn reproductive traits. The crux...

Trumpanzees Fling Poo, Hit Selves Yet Again!

There is just nothing — nothing, zero, nada — to say in favor of voting for Donald Trump. There wasn’t in 2016 (although at least it was understandable when Hillary was looming), and there certainly isn’t today. I have already dealt with all the usual excuses and rationalizations too many times to recite them again here. Today, however, yet another of the standard...