Dear Graduates: Tyranny Is Right Around the Corner – Reason.com

Dear Graduates: Tyranny Is Right Around the Corner: The case of Fox’s James Rosen.

Andrew Napolitano | May 23, 2013

A few weeks ago, President Obama advised graduates at Ohio State University that they need not listen to voices warning about tyranny around the corner, because we have self-government in America. He argued that self-government is in and of itself an adequate safeguard against tyranny, because voters can be counted upon to elect democrats (lowercase “d”) not tyrants. His argument defies logic and 20th-century history. It reveals an ignorance of the tyranny of the majority, which believes it can write any law, regulate any behavior, alter any procedure and tax any event so long as it can get away with it.

FoxHistory has shown that the majority will not permit any higher law or logic or value — like fidelity to the natural law, a belief in the primacy of the individual or an acceptance of the supremacy of the Constitution — that prevents it from doing as it wishes. Continue reading

Anonymous Cincinnati IRS official: “Everything comes from the top.” | Mobile Washington Examiner

http://m.washingtonexaminer.com/anonymous-cincinnati-irs-official-everything-comes-from-the-top./article/2530001

“We’re not political,’’ said one determinations staffer in khakis as he left work late Tuesday afternoon. “We people on the local level are doing what we are supposed to do. . . . That’s why there are so many people here who are flustered. Everything comes from the top. We don’t have any authority to make those decisions without someone signing off on them. There has to be a directive.” [emphasis original] Continue reading

Democrat Posterchild: Kwame Kilpatrick, Former Detroit Mayor

This is what I think of when I think of Democrat party leaders.

CNN Breaking News 9:33 AM, 11.Mar.2013

 A jury has convicted former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick of most of the federal charges against him — including racketeering, extortion and filing false tax returns — in his public corruption case, CNN affiliate WDIV reports.

 Kilpatrick is accused of running a criminal enterprise through the mayor’s office to enrich himself through bid-rigging and extortion, and using nonprofit funds for personal gain.He could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.

I do not think that Republicans are necessarily pure and innocent. I do not think Continue reading