ExxonMobil earned about 5.5 cents per gallon while taxes were about 30-60 cents per gallon

Is there a point where the taxes and fees levied upon an industry become so expensive, so high, so onerous, that the producers decide to just stop? The “gasoline shortages” of the 1970’s were caused by “price controls” which made it illegal for the energy companies to sell gasoline/petroleum above a certain price.  When the…

Daddy, how was I born?

Daddy, how was I born? This is pretty funny. ____________________________________________________________ . May have seen before, still cute. THIS IS VERY CLEVER… CUTE AS CAN BE….. How was I born ? ? ? ? ? ? ? That’s not what Daddy told me! Daddy, how was I born? A little boy goes to his father and…

2nd Amendment creates jobs and saves lives

Since 2009, Progressive Democrats and their Progressive allies in the Republican party have been using the Federal Government to destroy American jobs and industry. Starting with NASA, after closing down the Space Shuttle program, and began paying the Russians $63,000,000 U.S. per seat to ferry American astronauts to the International Space Station. Deep water drilling…

Tennessee Law School Professor: (will) Americans ever resist the increasing encroachments on their freedom?

Though people have taken to the streets from Egypt, to Ukraine, to Venezuela toThailand, many have wondered whether Americans would ever resist the increasing encroachments on their freedom. I think they’ve begun. Glenn Harlan Reynolds, a University of Tennessee law professor, is the author of The New School: How the Information Age Will Save American Education from Itself. Why does Professor…

Federal Government destroys 2nd largest agricultural producing county in the world

Federal Government to divert all water to the ocean this year.   As noted here, in “the Man-made California Drought, progressives destroying jobs one industry at a time”, the federal government is taking every regulatory action it can to destroy jobs and raise the cost of living for all individuals in America. Capitalism is not destroying these…

Good Night, John Boy

There are Marxists in America who are undoubtedly quietly cheering an unholy convocation of destructive forces. We are experiencing an infantilization of young adults, a decline in religiosity, and an expansion of federal involvement in all areas of society topped off with the worst economic “recovery” in the history of recoveries. This unholy alliance of…

Outcome Journalism

NewsBusters reports: On Thursday, Kyle Drennen at NewsBusters noted that none of the three broadcast networks had covered the intent of the Federal Communications Commission, in the words of Byron York at the Washington Examiner, to “send government contractors into the nation’s newsrooms to determine whether journalists are producing articles, television reports, Internet content, and commentary that meets…

The Second Amendment — for Liberal/Progressives (i.e. DUMMIES)

FUNDAMENTALS OF NATURAL LAW: The Natural Right to Self Defense Let me just say this as forcefully as I can: anyone who argues that the Second Amendment does not protect the individual’s right to keep and bear arms is either arguing from ignorance or lying!  In most cases, primarily those of average citizens, they argue…

Jury Duty: Chapter Three

Do I have some sort of antenna on my head that screams. “Pick me! Pick me!??? I got called for jury duty…….again! I didn’t write about my last two experiences, but I did write about one that I had a while back ago that I found on the RNL. I still stand by my thoughts…

Beck Gets One Wrong!

IT’S THE DECLARATION, STUPID! Yesterday, Glenn Beck went on a ‘rant’ about the need to defend and preserve the Constitution being the key to ‘saving’ America.  He is wrong!  The key to understanding the principles of liberty is not found in the Constitution.  They are found in the Declaration of Independence.  The Constitution is just the…

Republicans of the World, Unite!

I have to wonder if the reason that the current “establishment” GOP leadership doesn’t have a plan like the 1994 Contract with America or has even publicly professed a coordinated, forward looking strategy is that if they did, Americans would see that it differs little in effect from that of the Democrats. If they start…

Another Message from Me to the Republican Cruz H8ers…

I hear incessant calls for Cruz to conform, that he just needs to learn to work within the system, that this is all about tactics and Cruz has no legislative strategy…but like I have already posted – why is it Cruz that needs to change and how are tactics going to matter when the GOP…

Gun and Wage Gap Myths

A couple posts from a  friend of the RNL.  They’re worth your time: Freedom Is Owning A Gun The right to bear arms, enshrined in the Second Amendment of the Constitution has been under attack from Liberals for decades, in spite of the fact that their fight directly conflicts with the will of the vast majority…

Cursed

“A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.” ~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninius Because the secular humanist approach of the contemporary “progressives” focuses…

Progressive’s job creation: $1,400,000 cost for each job created; a known failure anticipated since 1848

Really ! ? ! Once you read the findings of the Brookings Institute’s study on “cash for clunkers”, you might think, “lesson learned”, The Federal Government won’t do that again.  However, read further down and you will see where I linked Frederic Bastiat’s classical explanation which he penned in 1848. 1848 “Cash for clunkers” implemented…

The Flat Earth Society

Offered in honor of the convergence of the French looking John Kerry’s recognition of my founding membership in the Flat Earth Society and the myth of Obama’s “stimulus”… Apparently disagreeing with the Utopian views of the Obama administration is all it takes to gain membership. If that is the case, I’m a card-carrying, lifelong member.…

The Man-Made California Drought: Progressives destroying jobs one industry at a time

In 2009′ purposeful actions were initiated and are continued by the Federal Government to destroy an entire industry and its jobs for individuals and their families.  Independence not only for those individuals who own(ed) farms directly, but all Americans at every grocery store in America with higher food costs.  When an entire industry, farming, is…