Monthly Archives: August 2014

Have You Committed Your 3 Felonies Today Yet?

threefeloniesThree Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent by Harvey A. Silverglate

Have you committed your three felonies today yet?  And don’t tell you me you didn’t or don’t do that.  You probably did!

Remember when a felony used to be a crime so heinous that it was supposed to be an act that separated you from the decent society? Well the Government doesn’t, if it ever did.

Don’t believe it? Think it can’t be true? Well wake up and smell and the roses!  We, as citizens, are less free than just about any time in out history, regardless of which party is in power.

Learn as Harvey A. Silverglate takes you through explosion of what is considered a “federal crime” in Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent.

The average professional in this country wakes up in the morning, goes to work, comes home, eats dinner, and then goes to sleep, unaware that he or she has likely committed several federal crimes that day. Why? The answer lies in the very nature of modern federal criminal laws, which have exploded in number but also become impossibly broad and vague. In Three Felonies a Day, Harvey A. Silverglate reveals how federal criminal laws have become dangerously disconnected from the English common law tradition and how prosecutors can pin arguable federal crimes on any one of us, for even the most seemingly innocuous behavior. The volume of federal crimes in recent decades has increased well beyond the statute books and into the morass of the Code of Federal Regulations, handing federal prosecutors an additional trove of vague and exceedingly complex and technical prohibitions to stick on their hapless targets. The dangers spelled out in Three Felonies a Day do not apply solely to “white collar criminals,” state and local politicians, and professionals. No social class or profession is safe from this troubling form of social control by the executive branch, and nothing less than the integrity of our constitutional democracy hangs in the balance. – via Amazon.

Also see Rise of the Warrior Cop by Radley Balko for the explosion of police militarization.

Eugene Volokh misses a point on “Black Mass” free speech

2593789361_fc8b4c8a6e_zEugene Volokh of the Volokh Conspiracy at The Washington Post has this article up regarding the “Black Mass” in Oklahoma City next month.

While he focuses on the quote, “Not all speech is protected if there is hate speech and it is intended to ridicule another religion” from Archbishop Paul Coakley of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and gets the law right regarding that quote.

He missed the real money quote:

“I’m disappointed by their response,” Archbishop Paul Coakley of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City told FoxNews.com Friday. “If someone had come to them to rent the Civic Center to stage a burning of the Koran or to hold an event that was blatantly and clearly anti-Semitic, I think they might find a way to prevent it.

While the city would be no more right in doing that than they would be preventing the “Black Mass”, you can damn well be sure they would sure as f**k try.

 

Dick Durbin: Ignorant, Stupid or Lying on Corporate Income Taxes?

Well, Timothy P. Carney has interesting piece up over at Washington Examiner today titled: Dick Durbin to Walgreens: You didn’t build that where US Senator Dick Durbin (D – IL) goes all Obama.  It is an interesting and accurate read.

But Timothy didn’t take it far enough I believe. So let me pick-up where he left off.

First, there is no such thing as a corporate income tax you dick, I mean Dick!  “Corporate income taxes” are merely a cost of doing business. A cost which is passed on to the consumer. It is merely an indirect tax on the citizenry that you couldn’t get passed directly or didn’t have the balls to try.  So not only do further tax the populace you don’t have to worry about collection, you make the corporations do that for you, then turn around and blame them.

Second, Dick seems concerned that this is legal under US tax law. Well, Dick you’re a sitting US Senator, been there since 1997, that’s 17 years of you writing the f’ing tax code.  You see, it is the one objective of politicians, especially Democrats, to create a problem then offer to referee, for a fee of course.

So……. We have a Dem Senator bitching about something that doesn’t really exist
and hoping you are too stupid to notice. And complaining about something that is entirely under his control and hoping you are too stupid to notice.

Rise of the Warrior Cop, pre-order in paperback now available

riseofthewarriorcopA must read for any limited government, liberty minded individual.

Amazon: In Rise of the Warrior Cop, Balko shows how politicians’ ill-considered policies and relentless declarations of war against vague enemies like crime, drugs, and terror have blurred the distinction between cop and soldier. His fascinating, frightening narrative shows how over a generation, a creeping battlefield mentality has isolated and alienated American police officers and put them on a collision course with the American public and the Constitution.

Praised by Anthony Romero, ExDir, ACLU; Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post; Ron Paul, former Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate; and Glenn Greewald, constitutional lawyer, and columnist.

You really should order this NOW!  And follow Radley at The Washington Post.