Reducing interactions with the police

Back in 2014, Eric Garner died when he was put in a suppression hold by New York City police. Garner was selling loose cigarettes without collecting taxes on them, and Bill de Blasio demanded a cut of that action. Had it not been for de Blasio’s greed, Garner would be alive today.

Years ago, it was estimated that our thicket of laws has created a situation where the average American commits a felony every single day. This is just laws and regulations passed by the federal government, not counting state and local laws. So if we are concerned with police brutality, one way of reducing violent confrontations with the police is to reduce interactions with the police.

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Treating face masks like ceremonial religious garb

Both federal regulations and Spirit Airlines’ own policy allow people to remove face masks while they are eating. So why was a family harassed and forced off a plane when they were following regulations? This is why: Because some people have made masks into a religious sacrament. You must wear the ceremonial religious garb, and no exceptions will be made. This is what a cult looks like.

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More ways to follow me

In addition to Facebook and Twitter, you can also follow me on Gab, Parler, Telegram and Revue.

Speaking of social media, there was a time when conservatives believed in decency. There was a time when conservatives would have never thought to publish photos of a naked man in bed with prostitutes. Now “conservatives” cry about “censorship” if Twitter forbids doing posting that kind of filth.

The conservative movement has lost its way. We need to get back to standing for principle, instead of embracing this perverse “anything goes” mentality.

Harvey Weinstein is a raindrop in the ocean

Back in 2017, a 14-year-old girl signed a record deal. Just days after her 18th birthday, she set up a profile on a porn site and made a huge amount of money in just a few hours. How can people not find this to be extremely disturbing? Is it not obvious that the wheels were in motion for her to be selling her naked body online when she was far too young to be legally doing that? Most girls who turn 18 in March are seniors in high school. Should our culture be celebrating the “right” of high school girls to be selling naked pictures and videos to adult men who may be decades older than she is?

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Tread carefully on social media censorship

Conservatives are right to be concerned with the liberal bias of Big Tech. I have criticized silly censorship policies of both Facebook and Twitter, as well as the moderation practices of the local newspaper’s comment section. But if we insert the federal government into social media moderation policies, we could be creating a much bigger problem down the road.

First, alternatives exist. While some conservatives were alarmed at Twitter’s decision to forbid the National Archives from preserving Donald Trump’s posts there, we are talking about the federal government here. There is no barrier to an entity with a $4.8 trillion budget from building a website to preserve the posts for the historical record. An archive of the President’s posts on Twitter will be preserved.

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