Joe Meglen

Joe Meglen 2 days, 16 hours ago on Finn B. Gerstell: New school needed

A new $92 Million high school. A new $12 Million police station. New taxes for Urban Renewal. Is the financial and economic collapse of 2008 now ancient history? Have the banksters and politicians that caused the near end of the world fixed anything since then? This renewed desire to tax and spend is analogous to the Skyscraper Index which forecasts recession or depressions. The greater number, taller and more expensive the skyscrapers the greater the economic collapse. Do you remember the $34 Million Recreation Center that so many promoted just before the 2008 collapse? Do we not learn anything from history?

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Joe Meglen 1 month ago on Health briefs: New K-12 varicella vaccine requirement

First compulsory state factory schooling then forced vaccinations based on unproven science. The state owns your children. It is great to live in a free country.

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Joe Meglen 1 month ago on Joe Meglen: Militia purpose of law

Dan,

In so doing you allow government to regulate that which is intended to keep the government in check. The State’s interests are in protecting and growing the State while harvesting the production of its subjects. Only the most naive of the naive put their faith in government to protect individual liberty. This is why the founder’s strictly limited (or attempted to) the federal government and codified the 2nd Amendment.

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Joe Meglen 1 month ago on Joe Meglen: Militia purpose of law

Dan,

The facts stated in the article about the pros and cons of gun ownership were included reluctantly for they are not pertinent to the foundation of the 2nd Amendment or the point of the article.

Understanding that there would be responses to the article from gun control enthusiasts citing statistics supporting regulation, if not an outright ban, these facts were included. If you are not entrenched in a belief system without regard to facts you will find the comprehensive study at the link below enlightening. The study was published in the HARVARD JOURNAL OF LAW and PUBLIC POLICY. It is titled “Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide” – A review of International and Domestic Evidence.

http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/jlpp/Vol30_No2_KatesMauseronline.pdf

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Joe Meglen 1 month ago on Joe Meglen: Militia purpose of law

Eric,

Your quibbles are well received. We agree completely. The convention that produced the Constitution was a deception and conspiracy – a coup d'etat which undid much of what was accomplished in the War of Independence. It produced a coercive national government with the authority to police itself resulting in the enslavement of the people which the War of Independence momentarily liberated. My short essay on the 2nd Amendment was not to endorse the Constitution but to introduce the concept of Natural Rights which are absent from the curriculum of government controlled schools which has successfully inoculated the people as can be seen from some of the comments. Government is now God.

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Joe Meglen 2 months, 1 week ago on Kotowski: Take focus off weapons

Brian,

A great article filled with facts that are uncomfortable to the gun control zealots with their preconceived beliefs. The fact is that gun control laws do not control guns. Gun control laws disarm law abiding people and have proven to cost lives, not save them.

Free people have a right to be armed and do not need to ask permission from the enlightened ruling class to defend themselves.

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Joe Meglen 5 months, 1 week ago on Sam Jones: Facts about URA elusive

Eric,

Borrowing a phrase from Mark H.: you are absolutely correct. It is obvious that the cause of the 2008 financial/economic collapse is not understood, and is now ancient history for most.

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Joe Meglen 6 months, 1 week ago on Dave Peregoy: Historical atrocities

The Military Industrial Complex has become so colossal that it is now woven into the economic fabric of the country. The War Industry; including defense contractors, TBTF banks, NASA and Big Oil consumes the lion’s share of the federal budget. This massive war machine, along with the bureaucracy it spawns, needs constant wars to survive and thrive. The “War on Terror” provides a "convenient" opportunity for perpetual war. War is profitable.

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