1.SWAT Team Shoots Teen Girl & Her Dog During Pot Raid On Wrong Home
2.Cop Shoots Couple's Dog, Threatens Jail For Trying To Save Dog's Life
3.Cops Beat This Father of Three to the Point of Hospitalization. 'Oh Sorry Wrong Guy'
4.Illinois Cop Shoots Dog In Its Yard In Front Of 6-Year-Old Girl
5.Man Goes to Jail for Public Intoxication, Comes Out Looking Like He Went Through a Meat Grinder
6.Man Asks Cop For Help To Find Missing Girlfriend, Cop Beats Him With A Baton
7.Florida Man Killed in Drug Bust Gun Battle
8.Drug-War Nonsense from a U.S. Commander
9.Mass Incarceration: 21 Amazing Facts About America's Obsession With Prison
10.The Absurd, Bureaucratic Hell That Is the American Police State
To Collectivists, Lenin And Mussolini Defined "Liberty"by Will Grigg
A character played by John Wayne once dismissed an irritating fellow as someone who was merely spitting out words in order to watch them splatter. In similar fashion, the leftist publication Salon continues to emit anti-libertarian screeds in the hope of attracting internet traffic. It isn’t interested in examining ideas.
Salon’s most recent effort focuses on a proposed measure in Kansas that would recognize the right of business owners not to accept patronage from homosexual couples. According to the author, "Since it is the state that is ultimately tasked to bring out the violent enforcers who effectuate the discriminating intents of public accommodations providers, the state literally cannot get out of the way."
Actually, anti-discrimination laws depend on threat and practice of state violence. This isn’t true of a business owner who merely declines the patronage of someone he finds objectionable.
Without naming Mussolini explicitly, the Salon contributor begins with the assumption found in the fascist dictator’s totalitarian formula: Everything within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state. He does explicitly invoke Lenin’s statement that the basic political question is “who does what to whom.”
So according to Salon, “liberty” is a gift of the state, and libertarians are heretics because they reject Lenin’s doctrines.