The rabidly “woke” among us are quickly becoming the kind of folks we’d most like to avoid. Annie Holmquist has a suggested reading list for those who refuse to take direction from people seeking to control them through fear and weaponized guilt. If you’re serious about thinking for yourself, this list is a great place to start.
The drama over how big your “stimulus” check should be is a marvelous distraction from the bigger issue. As Kent McManigal explains, once your government has established that your loyalty can be bought, it simply becomes a matter of negotiating the price.
Defenders of freedom and liberty are often accused of being selfish by those who wish to bend us to the will of the collective. Is that really what we’re about? Or, as Judge Andrew Napolitano suggests, is it about having the freedom to pursue happiness on our own terms?
Still believe that the state is primarily a benevolent presence in our lives? From the “no good deed goes unpunished” file: Those distilleries that stepped up to help produce hand sanitizer earlier this year are now being told to pay the FDA a $14,000 “fee” for it’s “oversight” of their heroic efforts.
One last FDA eye-roller: The FDA is now telling Italians how to make Italian food. I so wish that I was kidding.