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Living Freedom by Claire Wolfe. Musings about personal freedom and finding it within ourselves.

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Claire Wolfe

Monday links

Monday, June 30th, 2014

11 Responses to “Monday links”

  1. Keith Says:

    Actually the Supremes side with corporate greed over “Obamacare”. Corporations are not people (even though the SC has said they are) and cannot have religious beliefs, as a matter of fact corporations are basically gov’t entities established by law. You’ll also, notice it only pertains to birth control, and not other things that a religion may not support such as vaccines and tranfusions. It’s not even a real blow to “Obamacare”, although I’m sure the pundits will be calling it that.

  2. Iwoots Says:

    “Two years ago, we caught a lot of flack from the city council and some people in the city of Grand Island [because they don’t like what we do, but haven’t got the guts to actually say so, so they came up with the lame excuse of] how we don’t support the community and we don’t do things around here, which we disagreed with,” Hornady said.

    There, fixed it.

  3. fjord Says:

    When Amish Get Rich:

    Interesting. I live amongst a large Amish community. Noticed that their youth stay “Amish” enough just to get work. Cell phones, buggies with blasting rock/rap music and undercarriage lights – Bling (no, seriously)…

    Most of them that do run trade businesses — roofing, building, fence making, sheds, etc, farm just enough to make it look like they are “rustic” and self sufficient. Had to explain to one how to figure out how many bushel of corn he was buying.

    Also, It’s not widely known that the local bank gives them 99yr mortgages because the homestead will be paid off by the offspring. Of course, if you don’t mind paying interest for 95 yrs..AND
    Also, they have credit cards, which is helpful to fund their equipment purchases for their ever increasing “small businesses”.
    The construction down the road is expanding to include paving – ironic if you know anything about the ordnung and how the more conservative ones used to prohibit rubber tires, and why they were prohibited.

  4. Victor Milán Says:

    Well, it’s good that someone’s noticing – other than Ron Paul, whom I recall called Obama a “corporatist” a year or two ago – that the government is in bed with the ultra rich.

    At the same time, the piece is naive to the point of disingenuous. The Obama administration is just being blatant about it, as the Bush regime was about state-sponsored torture – although of course Obama gets a pass because Democrats are marketed under the false advertising that they’re “for the little guy.”

    We freedomistas especially need to quit deluding ourselves that it’s ever been any different. The richest and most powerful individuals in any State are the government, pretty much by definition, certainly by practice. That’s true whether one looks at ancient Athens or modern North Korea. (The Kim family and their aristocracy may be crappy oligarchs, but that’s what they are.)

    Trying to determine where one ends and the other begins isn’t just a profitless exercise. It’s self-destructive, since it plays into the phony “Big Government vs. Big Business” pro wrestling match, that encourages people (even including man libertarians) to pick a team to root for. Even though the “rivals” are all part of the same promotion.

  5. Matt, another Says:

    Guess I’ll buy more Hornady products.

    The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 97, passed in a bipartisan fashion and signed by Bill Clinton set the stage for the court challenge and the courts ultimate decision. That act basically established that corporations, having the same rights as people, did have the same first amendment rights including religious freedom. So, the court decided IAW prior federal law and the constitution, which should probably be the big suprise.

    I do find the grumblings about female medical choices being made by 5 males on the supreme court (or Hobby Lobby) amusingly hypocritical. These same complainers Seem to have no problem letting Obama, a male, and the Democrat congress, mostly males (old white males) make their medical decisions for them including who should pay.

  6. Ken Hagler Says:

    I think the whole idea that anyone would expect their health insurance to cover contraceptives is rather bizarre. I suppose you could say that not having contraceptives could lead to someone later needing medical care, but you could say the same thing about toilet paper, and nobody is demanding that someone else pay for their toilet paper…

  7. Matt, another Says:

    The cash stipend now included with EBT cards would cover toilet paper, and that money comes from taxpayers.

  8. LarryA Says:

    Actually the Supremes side with corporate greed over “Obamacare”.

    Supreme Court victories are expensive. Hobby Lobby spent way more in lawyer time than they will ever save on insurance premiums, if there is a saving in not offering two of sixteen varieties of birth control.

    The obvious solution is to let each individual make decisions about health care for themselves and their dependents.

    Corporations are not people (even though the SC has said they are) and cannot have religious beliefs

    If a corporation, which is a group of people, can’t have religious beliefs, is it free from other moral obligations to society?

    notice it only pertains to birth control, and not other things that a religion may not support

    Supreme court decisions always pertain to the issues brought in the case. But they establish prescedents that can make it easier for other cases to succeed.

  9. naturegirl Says:

    Sorry off topic, but I was so shocked/surprised to see this I had to share it –

  10. maykits Says:

    Sorry: Off Topic for this post but matches up to one in May that has the comments closed. Here is a cookbook link for small budget / snap (food stamps) it is a free pdf download or you can donate.

  11. Paul Bonneau Says:

    Re: Dawn of the Age of Oligarchy

    I doubt it. This has been around forever.

    Re: SC decision
    [Corporations are not people (even though the SC has said they are) and cannot have religious beliefs]

    Granted, corporations are not people. But the law bears on people, doesn’t it?

    One thing I noticed when creating the Wyoming Liberty Index
    …is that it is difficult to apply general principles to laws and bills, which typically both improve and harm liberty at the same time. You are constantly wondering how to deal with current reality vs a future ideal.

    I wouldn’t be too hard on people who form corporations. It is typically done to reduce the looting by government thugs, not to get favors at the expense of third parties.

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