Showing posts with label France. Show all posts
Showing posts with label France. Show all posts

September 21, 2017


Who truly imperils our free society? 

from Creators Syndicate: A revealing and insightful look into the barbarians destroying America from within.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Hours after Hurricane Irma, Miami-Dade county tickets residents for code violations 

from New York Post: Government wasted no time identifying Hurricane Irma not just as a storm but a windfall.
The Government is Not Us

John Stossel: Detoured by Government

from Creators Syndicate: More and more Americans are learning that licensing is about revenue collection and restricting competition for incumbent businesses. It is not about consumer protection but rather cronyism.
Economic Policy: Statism vs The Free Market

Police in Oklahoma City fatally shoot man who was holding a stick

from New York Post: 2 cops see a man accused of no crimes holding a stick. One tasers him and the other shoots. The man dies. Cops get a vacation, man gets a funeral.
Police State America

France set to make wolf-whistling at women illegal

from Milo: Governments are relentless in their efforts control every facet of human behavior. Even the most benign expressions of unapproved thought are to be criminalized. France takes the lead.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

DHS pays police millions to ticket and prosecute motorists

from MassPrivatei: The odds of being ticketed by police are increasing at an alarming rate, as politicians and law enforcement invent new ways to take money from the public.
Police State America

John Stossel: Liberty, Fraternity, Security

What should we do about terrorism?   After the attacks on Paris, the French government passed a law that allows anyone suspected of being a security threat to be placed under house arrest and searches to be conducted without warrants. Reason's Anthony Fisher reports that this can lead to nasty experiences for anyone who associates with people ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Can We Learn From Europe?

A valuable lesson for Americans.       Earlier this year, my column asked, "Will the West Defend Itself?" I pointed out that America's leftists and progressives believe that the U.S. should become more like Europe. I wonder whether they also want to import European policies that created barbaric extremism among its Muslim population. France's      ... MORE

French Make U.S. Look Like WWII France

by Barry Farber.   Our schools laid great stress on sportsmanship and fair play. It’s possible I took those lessons to a ridiculous extreme. When I was still in short pants and speaking soprano I was a bit of a World War II prodigy. There was actually a time you could have given me a huge map of the world and any date from the beginning of the war to the     ... MORE

John Stossel: Self-Defenseless

Ask the French if they need a 2nd Amendment?    What might have happened if a few of the 1,500 concert attendees in Paris' Bataclan theater had guns? The terrorists had time to kill, reload and kill again. The police unit didn't come for more than a half hour. If a few people in the theater were armed, might they have killed the killers? We'll   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Stop The Bleeding

Europe is learning a painful lesson.      There was a painful irony when France's immediate response to the terrorist attacks in Paris was to close the borders. If they had closed the borders decades ago, they might have avoided this attack. Someone once said that the First World War was the most stupid thing that European nations ever did. Countries   ... MORE

The Importance of Free Speech to Human Progress

by Iain Murray.     The massacre of 12 cartoonists and journalists at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris this week should remind us to ask: Why is free speech so important? It is more than an inalienable individual right; it is fundamental to human progress. That is why it is one of the most important institutions of liberty. When we look at the history    ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: What Free Speech?

What exactly does free speech mean in France?   The photos of 40 of the world's government leaders marching arm-in-arm along a Paris boulevard on Sunday with the president of the United States not among them was a provocative image that has fomented much debate. The march was, of course, in direct response to the murderous   ... MORE

Neil MacDonald: More State Power, Not Free Speech, Likely To Be The Actual We-Are-Charlie Result

Well, everyone must at least feel better now,    having chanted and declared for days that we're all Charlie. It was, or it seemed, a cry for freedom of speech, ringing outward from one of the world's first secular democracies. In reality, though, with all due respect to the sentiment behind it, Sunday's great march through the centre of Paris,  ... MORE

Jacob Sullum: Despite Stand Against the Terrorist's Veto, France Treats Offensive Words and Images as Crimes

Charlie Hebdo in the dock.       On Sunday, as more than a million people marched through the streets of Paris in support of the right to draw cartoons without being murdered, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication declared that "artistic freedom and freedom of expression stand firm and unflinching at the heart of our common European  ... MORE

Gary Jason: Young Frogs Hop To New Ponds

A recent story concerning the French youth is fascinating.   It reports that a poll conducted by the leftist newspaper Le Monde shows that the French are not happy with their socialist government.  Seventy percent now believe that taxes are too high, and 80% hold that President Hollande's economic policies are on the wrong track.  And 54%   ... MORE