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“Going Galt: Without Quitting Your Job or Moving to the Forest”

How much of this do we agree with? The discussion is here. Here are the first three of nineteen points:

The premise is as follows: The average American pays over 59% of their income in taxes: income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, gasoline taxes, utility taxes, etc. We all know that government is too big and too intrusive in our lives and businesses. Here are some practical ways that you can “starve the beast” and reduce the amount of taxes that you pay to the government.

1) Take the maximum allowable exemptions on your W-4 form and delay the tax you are paying on the income. Keep the money set aside, so that when tax time comes, you will have the funds available (and avoid paying interest & penalties).

2) Grow as much of your own food as possible. Then, shop at farmer’s markets & produce stands for as much of your food as you can. This keeps your money local and diverts funds from Big Ag, which then uses your money to lobby Congress for more of your tax dollars.

3) If feasible, change your heating & cooling system to a more efficient system that reduces the amount of utilities you need to purchase. If this is not feasible, then focus on energy savings via insulation, upgraded windows, caulking, solar shades, sail shades, shade trees, etc. Reducing your energy consumption will reduce the amount of utility taxes that you pay.”

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Racist J*p Calls Justice Clarence Thomas ‘A Clown In Blackface’

George Takei made some money by playing Sulu, the navigator who got the spaceship lost in space. Now he thinks he has opinions that people want to hear.

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Justice Thomas

Takei has twisted the words of Justice Thomas. Here is what he actually wrote:

Human dignity has long been understood in this country to be innate. When the Framers proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal” and “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,” they referred to a vision of mankind in which all humans are created in the image of God and therefore of inherent worth. That vision is the foundation upon which this Nation was built.

The corollary of that principle is that human dignity cannot be taken away by the government. Slaves did not lose their dignity (any more than they lost their humanity) because the government allowed them to be enslaved. Those held in internment camps did not lose their dignity because the government confined them. And those denied governmental benefits certainly do not lose their dignity because the government denies them those benefits. The government cannot bestow dignity, and it cannot take it away.”

More at the Daily Caller

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Burning Man Hippies Hassled By Feds

I never figured this festival, which is put on by and for people who don’t work for a living, would get hassled by the feds. But it sounds like the bureaucrats want to attend too – but in style and comfort.

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“Feds want $1M for staff compound at Burning Man”

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) officials wants Burning Man organizers to spend $1 million on a VIP compound at this year’s festival.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reported Friday that federal officials have asked the festival to set up the compound — called the “Blue Pit” — complete with washers and dryers, hot water, air conditioning and couches for some of the 150 staffers who work the event each year.

Burning Man organizers are pushing back. A spokesman told the Gazette-Journal that “we’re getting close to the event, but we feel that there are more common-sense and cost-effective solutions” to providing accommodations for staffers.”

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More at The Hill

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Mendacity

Mendacity Definition:

n. noun
1. untruthfulness

Mendacity is a term from the past. It means lies from liars. The word is not frequently used any more. Because of that it is important that those few Revo readers unfamiliar with it to become familiar with its definition. Brit Hume used the word in the clip above. Here is an older video clip which explains the meaning better than a dictionary:

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WaPo: “Expunging Woodrow Wilson from Official Places of Honor”

I found this quite difficult to put together.

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Woodrow Wilson

Wilson was a racist. According to the article he segregated the federal civil service. The essay quotes Boston University historian William R. Keylor from his book, ‘The long-forgotten racial attitudes and policies of Woodrow Wilson’.

[On March 4th, 1913] Democrat Thomas Woodrow Wilson became the first Southerner elected president since Zachary Taylor in 1848. Washington was flooded with revelers from the Old Confederacy, whose people had long dreamed of a return to the glory days of Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe, when southern gentlemen ran the country. Rebel yells and the strains of “Dixie” reverberated throughout the city. The new administration brought to power a generation of political leaders from the old South who would play influential roles in Washington for generations to come.

Wilson is widely and correctly remembered — and represented in our history books — as a progressive Democrat who introduced many liberal reforms at home and fought for the extension of democratic liberties and human rights abroad. But on the issue of race his legacy was, in fact, regressive and has been largely forgotten.

Born in Virginia and raised in Georgia and South Carolina, Wilson was a loyal son of the old South who regretted the outcome of the Civil War. He used his high office to reverse some of its consequences. When he entered the White House a hundred years ago today, Washington was a rigidly segregated town — except for federal government agencies. They had been integrated during the post-war Reconstruction period, enabling African-Americans to obtain federal jobs and work side by side with whites in government agencies. Wilson promptly authorized members of his cabinet to reverse this long-standing policy of racial integration in the federal civil service.”

Read it all at the Washington Post

This happened in Texas during Wilson’s First term:

More below the fold…

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Smartest Woman In The World Weighs In On Gun Control And Hillary Clinton

I’m convinced, aren’t you?

“Kim Kardashian: ‘I think we need gun control’ and ‘I hope’ Hillary Clinton wins”

Obviously a deep thinker

Obviously a deep thinker

From Fox News

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“Churches are the left’s next target in the gay-marriage war”

Yep.  Scary.

Yep. Scary.

Of course they are. The problem is that religion teaches people that there are rules one should live by. There is the Golden Rule, ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you’, and there are ten commandments.

Progressives can not have commonly understood rules that apply to everyone. Horrors! If that happened, the rules would apply to … Progressives, too. No, they demand that they make the rules and those rules are one thing for them and something entirely different for ‘The Enemy’. Just look at what NY Mayor DeBlasio is doing. He has decided to punish people with whom he disagrees – especially those he finds disgusting.

It’s not just DeBlasio, either. The same messages are coming from the White House. Valerie Jarrett does not do unto others as she would have them do unto her. Nope. She’s from Chicago via Iran where the rule is, “Destroy others before they destroy you”.

They say power corrupts and that is true. But some people are more corrupted by power than others. Those are the people who dreamed of becoming all-powerful so they could destroy others, either financially or physically. It has been reported that members of Bill Ayers’ Weather Underground talked about killing people by the millions.

It’s easy to see the coming clash of moralities, one enjoying official favor, the other religious sanction. What Kennedy refers to as the “dignitary wounds” of the traditional definition of marriage are also inflicted by the private institutions and people who uphold that definition.
In oral arguments, Justice Samuel Alito asked Solicitor General Donald Verrilli whether, on the model of Bob Jones University a few decades ago when it banned interracial dating and marriage, a college that opposed same-sex marriage could be denied tax-exempt status. “It’s certainly going to be an issue,” Verrilli admitted. “I don’t deny that.”

Read the rest at the New York Post

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NYC Mayor DeBlasio Declares War On Donald Trump

Kaiser Wilhelm DeBlasio is ‘Disgusted, disgusted I tell you’, with Trump’s politically incorrect talk about Mexicans. So, he is going to make Trump pay by making sure he doesn’t get any money from the city.

This will be fun to watch. DeBlasio is in over his head. He is ruining his city. This war with Trump is another example of his ineptitude – or alternately – his devotion to the red flag. He has shown he is opposed to any- and every-thing that made the city great.

This will not end well for Bill DeBlasio.

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“De Blasio: We’re Reviewing Trump’s NYC Contracts over ‘Disgusting’ Comments”

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in a statement today that the city is reviewing all of Trump’s contracts with the city due to his “disgusting and offensive” remarks.

“Trump’s comments do not represent the values of inclusion and openness that define us as New Yorkers,” de Blasio said. “Our Mexican brothers and sisters make up an essential part of this city’s vibrant and diverse community, and we will continue to celebrate and support New Yorkers of every background.”

Read it at Mediaite

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Here Is A Father Who Takes His Responsibility Seriously

Tim LeBlanc lives in southern California with his pre-teen daughter. Without his knowledge she arranged with a sexual predator to meet him. The predator, 27 year-old Scott Stilwell, from San Diego, had told the girl that he was 15 years old. He had been sending her pictures of himself naked.

Meet hero dad Tim LeBlanc

Meet hero dad Tim LeBlanc

LeBlanc says he doesn’t know why, but he woke at 2:00 AM to find that his daughter was gone. Most parents instinctively know when something is wrong with their kids.

LeBlanc says he started looking around his Nuevo neighborhood with his older son and found his daughter nearby with a man she met on social media.

“He had this door open about this wide and had his arm around my daughter and was kind of sweeping her in, putting her into the truck,” LeBlanc said, gesturing to where he pulled up.

The father says he used self-defense to knock the man to ground and took a photo, holding him until police arrived.”

He cold-cocked the scum.

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What I’ve gained from my interaction with this guy is I don’t think she would’ve ever came home alive,” LeBlanc said.”

We should honor men like LeBlanc. We should hold him up as a proper dad. Instead he will probably be arrested for battery.

Read it all at CBS Los Angeles.

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“The FBI is on high alert for the Fourth of July holiday…

… and is reportedly setting up command centers at all 56 field offices across the nation to monitor any threats”

The FBI is setting up command centers at each of its 56 field offices across the country ahead of the July 4th weekend over fears of a possible ISIS-inspired terrorist attack. This graph shows all the field offices except for the ones in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico

The FBI is setting up command centers at each of its 56 field offices across the country ahead of the July 4th weekend over fears of a possible ISIS-inspired terrorist attack. This graph shows all the field offices except for the ones in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico

The FBI is setting up command centers at all of its 56 field offices across the country ahead of the July 4 weekend, to monitor any potential terrorist threats, law enforcement sources have revealed.

Sources told Fox News that local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. will be reporting any information about possible attacks to these command centers – where officials will decide how to respond.

The move comes amid growing fears that the terror group ISIS is working to awaken sleeper cells in Western nations, after sympathizers were linked to three back-to-back attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia last Friday.

While the FBI says there has been no specific credible threat so far, it seems to be more active in its warnings and actions ahead of Independence Day this year than previously.”

Scimitars and cell phones:

Isis fighters, such as the ones pictured here in Syria, appear to be carrying out their promise to step up attacks for the holy month of Ramadan

Isis fighters, such as the ones pictured here in Syria, appear to be carrying out their promise to step up attacks for the holy month of Ramadan

Read the rest at the UK Daily Mail

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I Gotta Hand It To A Politician With A Sense Of Humor

Florida Senator Marco Rubio scares the left badly. He is attractive and he’s a great speaker. He also has a sense of humor.

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He has declared that he wants to become President of the United States so they are doing whatever they can to destroy him in the eyes of the voters. You have undoubtedly heard that the New York Times has reported that he bought an $80,000 ‘Luxury Speedboat’. It looks like this:

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At first he ignored the bashing but recently he told a CNN reporter the truth:

It’s not a ‘luxury speedboat’ if you have to pee off the side”

Brilliant.

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How Many Ways Do I Weep For Our Country?

Many ways. This is an example. A group of between 40 and 50 young people decided that they needed to destroy some sh*t. They were led, and the mob was organized by this young man:

Kharron Nathan Green, 17 years old

Kharron Nathan Green, 17 years old

The Macon, Georgia Telegraph describes the even which happened at 1:30 in the morning:

Surveillance video of a wee-hours ruckus at a Macon Wal-Mart on Sunday shows a teenager race inside flashing gang signs ahead of a mob of four dozen or so people who burst in and smashed merchandise.

The commotion, which caused an estimated $2,000 in damage, appears to have been planned.

Some in the crowd also snatched a man, apparently a shopper at the Zebulon Road store, from a motorized shopping cart and dragged him to the floor, Bibb County sheriff’s officials said Monday.

The vandals, said to number between 40 and 50, sprinted down the store’s main aisle about 1:50 a.m. Sunday, “destroying merchandise displays and items,” a sheriff’s deputy’s report of the incident noted.”

So, why did they do it?

The teenager seen leading the rushing horde of young men and women told a Wal-Mart employee “that this was a planned event … to see how much damage they could cause,” the sheriff’s report said.”

Unfortunately, we see this sort of thing happening more often lately. But what makes me weep for my country? Young people seem to be completely stupid. Not only did Green organize this, he and all the mob managed to get away.

Then:

The teen, identified as 17-year-old Kharron Nathan Green, of Ashton Drive in northwest Bibb County, was arrested when he returned to the store to retrieve his cellphone.”

Sheesh.

Maybe he was just angry because his parent(s) gave him what sounds like a girl’s name. Maybe not.

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It’s Interesting How Many Formerly Mainstream Groups Are Now Espousing Revolution

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This is from the Rutherford Institute. They describe themselves as a legal aid group:

The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties organization based in Charlottesville, Va., is deeply committed to protecting the constitutional freedoms of every American and the integral human rights of all people through its extensive legal and educational programs. The Institute provides its legal services at no charge to those whose constitutional and human rights have been threatened or violated.”

I do not agree with all of their principles. For instance,

Sixth, an armed revolt will not work. Although we may have returned to a 1776 situation where we need to take drastic actions to restore freedom, this is not colonial America with its muskets and people’s armies. Local police departments have enough militarized firepower to do away with even a large-scale armed revolt. Even attempting to repel a SWAT team raid on your home is futile. You’ll get blown away.”

But there are some points worth sharing.

First, we must come to grips with the reality that the present system does not foster freedom. It denies freedom and must be altered.

Second, voting is practically worthless. “In principle, it is a great privilege,” Aldous Huxley recognized. “In practice, as recent history has repeatedly shown, the right to vote, by itself, is no guarantee of liberty.”

“Slave or Rebel? Ten Principles for Escaping the Matrix and Standing Up to Tyranny”

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

It’s a shell game intended to keep us focused on and distracted by all of the politically expedient things that are being said—about militarized police, surveillance, and government corruption—while the government continues to frogmarch us down the road toward outright tyranny.”

Here is another link

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“Hillary Clinton, Get This, Edited the Emails She Turned Over to State to Delete Embarrassing References to Oil, Terrorism”

This witch commits felonious acts, refuses to answer questions, allows people working for her to be killed, and she thinks she should be President of the United States. What gall. And the complicit media will not cover her infractions.

We will.

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Hillary Clinton withheld Benghazi-related emails from the State Department that detailed her knowledge of the scramble for oil contracts in Libya and the shortcomings of the NATO-led military intervention for which she advocated.
Clinton removed specific portions of other emails she sent to State, suggesting the messages were screened closely enough to determine which paragraphs were unfit to be seen by the public.

For example, one email Clinton kept from the State Department indicates Libyan leaders were “well aware” of which “major oil companies and international banks” supported them during the rebellion, information they would “factor into decisions” about about who would be given access to the country’s rich oil reserves.”

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The History Of Race Relations In The United States…

Including the founding of the KKK.

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Hat Tip To Brother Load

Want to know which investors gave the most money to members of Congress? Want to know which members got how much, according to bills they had to vote on? Those things and a lot more are at http://maplight.org/.

Did you know that John Boehner got five and a half million to vote for the recent trade bill, HR 1314? And Paul Ryan got $2.5 million.

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You might, as I did, find yourself spending a lot of time searching their records.

There is more at Constitution Rising

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“America’s only remaining choices – civil disobedience or collapse”

This was written by Lawrence Sellin, PHD and it appears in Family Security Matters.

The United States no longer has, as the Constitution designed, a government composed of executive, legislative and judicial branches, separate, but equal in power.

The federal government is now an alliance of branches, devoted to the preservation of government itself, separate, not from each other, but from the American people and dedicated to tyranny.

The policies pursued by the Obama Administration and facilitated by cowardly politicians and a compliant media are not simply the intersection of radical ideology and incompetence, but a dangerous subversive element of an anti-American and anti-Western strategy.”

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Obama’s transformation is fundamentally the degradation and humbling of a great nation he considers venal and corrupt, but is, in reality, merely a description of the content of his own character.

He and his present anointed successor and Mini Me, Hillary Clinton, are manifestations of modern-day, totalitarian Liberalism, in its insatiable thirst for power, where persuasion is replaced by coercion to implement policies that are inherently damaging to liberty and the national interest.

Unfortunately, the federal government, as an institution, has largely come to reflect those same characteristics, the tyranny that led the Founding Fathers to declare independence.

In their effort to make the central government “too big to fail,” the political-media complex has made it too corrupt to reform.

It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government – Thomas Paine”

Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. Colonel Sellin is the author of "Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution ". He receives email at lawrence.sellin@gmail.com.

Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. Colonel Sellin is the author of “Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution “. He receives email at lawrence.sellin@gmail.com.

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Politico: “It’s Time to Legalize Polygamy”

Who saw this coming? Everyone here. Polygamy, bestiality, and sex with children are not far off.

“Why group marriage is the next horizon of social liberalism.”

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This is not an abstract issue. In Chief Justice John Roberts’ dissenting opinion, he remarks, “It is striking how much of the majority’s reasoning would apply with equal force to the claim of a fundamental right to plural marriage.” As is often the case with critics of polygamy, he neglects to mention why this is a fate to be feared. Polygamy today stands as a taboo just as strong as same-sex marriage was several decades ago—it’s effectively only discussed as outdated jokes about Utah and Mormons, who banned the practice over 120 years ago.

Yet the moral reasoning behind society’s rejection of polygamy remains just as uncomfortable and legally weak as same-sex marriage opposition was until recently.”

Read the rest at Politico

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Ted Cruz: “Constitutional Remedies to a Lawless Supreme Court”

His idea is to make supreme Court Justices face retention elections. The people must decide whether the individual Justices are to remain. That would remove the lifetime tenure they currently enjoy.

The time has come, therefore, to recognize that the problem lies not with the lawless rulings of individual lawless justices, but with the lawlessness of the Court itself. The decisions that have deformed our constitutional order and have debased our culture are but symptoms of the disease of liberal judicial activism that has infected our judiciary. A remedy is needed that will restore health to the sick man in our constitutional system.”

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Judicial retention elections have worked in states across America; they will work for America. In order to provide the people themselves with a constitutional remedy to the problem of judicial activism and the means for throwing off judicial tyrants, I am proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution that would subject the justices of the Supreme Court to periodic judicial-retention elections. Every justice, beginning with the second national election after his or her appointment, will answer to the American people and the states in a retention election every eight years. Those justices deemed unfit for retention by both a majority of the American people as a whole and by majorities of the electorates in at least half of the 50 states will be removed from office and disqualified from future service on the Court.”

Read more at National Review

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LTC West Determines SCOTUS Ruling Applies To More Than Marriage

“YEEhaw! This side-effect of the gay marriage ruling will make liberals EXPLODE”

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The Court used Section 1 of the Fourteen Amendment to justify its argument, which reads: Amendment XIV Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law, which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

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Using the same “due process clause” argument as the Supreme Court just applied to gay marriage, my concealed carry permit must now be recognized as valid in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Read the rest here

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New Horizons Will Get To Pluto In A Couple Weeks

I thought he said Pluto

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An Open Letter To The Chair Of The DNC, Debbie Wasserman Schultz

“Will Democrats Apologize for Slavery and Segregation?

Not likely.

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Dear Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz:

I note with interest this statement from you with regard to the controversy over the flying of the Confederate flag on the grounds of the South Carolina State Capitol. You said:

For decades community leaders in South Carolina — and across the country — have been calling to get rid of this symbol of hatred, and action has been long overdue.

But this is just the beginning of a conversation we as a society need to have about race, bigotry and violence in this country — not the end of one.”

Good enough. It’s good to know you wish to begin this conversation and I am happy to oblige. Let me begin with this question:

Will the Democratic Party finally apologize for supporting slavery, segregation, lynching, and the Ku Klux Klan?
Let me recall these lines from some of your party platforms.

From your 1840 platform:

Resolved, That congress has no power, under the constitution, to interfere with or control the domestic institutions of the several states, and that such states are the sole and proper judges of everything appertaining to their own affairs, not prohibited by the constitution; that all efforts by abolitionists or others, made to induce congress to interfere with questions of slavery, or to take incipient steps in relation thereto, are calculated to lead to the most alarming and dangerous consequences, and that all such efforts have an inevitable tendency to diminish the happiness of the people, and endanger the stability and permanency of the union, and ought not to be countenanced by any friend to our political institutions.”

Read more at the American Spectator

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Cloward, Meet Piven

“Wait What? DOJ To Fast Track Payout Of $29 Million To Families Of #Charleston Shooting Victims”

For the families of nine victims?

The Cloward–Piven strategy is a political strategy outlined in 1966 by American sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven that called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a national system of “a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty”

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That works out to about $3.2 million per family. Why is this huge amount coming out the taxpayers by route of the DOJ?”

From Weasel Zippers

More at Reuters

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A Little History Lesson

Lynching did occur. It wasn’t just blacks who were lynched. White Republicans were as well.

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