Moderation Log

Date/Time Moderator Story/Comment/User, Action, Reason
2019-08-15 15:23 -0500 declan Story: Jon Miltimore: 7 reasons to oppose "red flag" gun laws, especially federal laws
Action: changed title from "7 Reasons to Oppose Red Flag Guns Laws | Jon Miltimore" to "Jon Miltimore: 7 reasons to oppose \"red flag\" gun laws, especially federal laws"
2019-08-15 10:38 -0500 declan Story: Charles C. W. Cooke: Max Boot’s Dishonesty
Action: changed title from "Max Boot’s Dishonesty — by Charles C. W. Cooke" to "Charles C. W. Cooke: Max Boot’s Dishonesty", changed tags from "mediajackals" to "mediajackals conservativism"
2019-08-15 10:37 -0500 declan Story: Why mass shootings happen in "gun-free" zones
Action: changed title from "Mass Shootings in Gun-Free Zones | The American Spectator | Politics Is Too Important To Be Taken Seriously" to "Why mass shootings happen in \"gun-free\" zones"
2019-08-15 10:37 -0500 declan Story: The common thread binding these mass murderers, and it's not political ideology
Action: changed title from "The Common Thread Binding These Mass Murderers | The American Spectator | Politics Is Too Important To Be Taken Seriously" to "The common thread binding these mass murderers, and it's not political ideology"
2019-08-14 13:39 -0500 declan Story: The Techlash Is Only Making Facebook Stronger
Action: changed tags from "bigtech paywall" to "bigtech"
2019-08-14 13:39 -0500 declan Story: The Techlash Is Only Making Facebook Stronger
Action: changed url from "https://www.bloombergquint.com/businessweek/the-techlash-is-only-making-facebook-stronger" to "https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-14/the-techlash-is-only-making-facebook-stronger"
2019-08-14 13:38 -0500 declan Story: The Techlash Is Only Making Facebook Stronger
Action: changed tags from "bigtech" to "bigtech paywall"
2019-08-14 12:15 -0500 declan Story: The Mainstream Media wants the Mifsud story to just go away
Action: changed title from "The Mainstream Media Wants the Mifsud Story to Just Go Away" to "The Mainstream Media wants the Mifsud story to just go away", changed tags from "donaldtrump" to "donaldtrump mediajackals"
2019-08-10 18:02 -0500 declan Story: Study Finds Rise In 'Doomsday Prepping' Due To Mainstream American 'Culture Of Fear'
Action: changed tags from "civilwar2" to "civilwar2 preparedness"
2019-08-08 15:05 -0500 declan Story: Left-leaning Princeton professor: "We are in a cold civil war"
Action: changed title from "Princeton professor: 'We are in a cold civil war'" to "Left-leaning Princeton professor: \"We are in a cold civil war\""
2019-08-08 15:04 -0500 declan Story: Hans Eicholz: Ideology or Psychology?
Action: changed title from "Ideology or Psychology?" to "Hans Eicholz: Ideology or Psychology?"
2019-08-08 15:03 -0500 declan Story: Great Books for a Brainwashing
Action: changed tags from "culturewars" to "culturewars paywall"
2019-08-08 15:03 -0500 declan Story: The Psychology of the Leftward March
Action: changed tags from "democrats" to "democrats paywall"
2019-08-08 15:02 -0500 declan Story: What Ails the U.S. Press?
Action: changed tags from "mediajackals" to "mediajackals paywall"
2019-08-06 13:53 -0500 declan Story: What the "Green New Deal" is really about: It's not the climate
Action: changed title from "WHAT THE GREEN NEW DEAL IS REALLY ABOUT — AND IT’S NOT THE CLIMATE" to "What the \"Green New Deal\" is really about: It's not the climate"
2019-08-06 13:52 -0500 declan Story: ‎Podcast: Jay Nordlinger interviews author Kevin D. Williamson on his book "The Smallest Minority"
Action: changed title from "‎Podcast: Q & A, Hosted by Jay Nordlinger: 245. Kevin vs. the Mob" to "‎Podcast: Jay Nordlinger interviews author Kevin D. Williamson on his book \"The Smallest Minority\"", changed tags from "conservativism culturewars libertarianism politics" to "conservativism culturewars libertarianism politics audio"
2019-08-06 13:50 -0500 declan Story: Don Kilmer: Kill Collectivism, Not Technology
Action: changed title from "Essay: Kill Collectivism, Not Technology - Don Kilmer" to "Don Kilmer: Kill Collectivism, Not Technology", changed description from "‪It is a true statement that “on-average” men are physically larger and stronger than women. But we all know individual women who are warriors and individual men who are weaklings. ‬\r\n\r\n‪If intelligence is defined as reason applied to the tasks of survival, prosperity, art, leisure, and acquiring more intelligence, then I must say, I’ve never discovered any evidence of a similar disparity (either average or anecdote) between the sexes when it comes to intelligence. ‬\r\n\r\n‪Individuals acting stupidly while part of a group are still individuals. Observation of individuals acting stupidly says nothing about any other individuals who might also be classified as part of that group, or as part of any larger classification such as race, sex, nationality. Furthermore, membership in such a class still tells us nothing about the intelligence of the individual. \r\n\r\n‪This is the essence of the wrongheadedness of collectivism. ‬\r\n\r\n‪But collectivism is rampant in our modern discourse for at least three reasons. \r\n\r\n1.) Our technology has made identifying characteristics like race, gender, sex, religion, politics, nationality, relative wealth, education, location, literacy, and commercial needs, an easy task. ‬Algorithms can be used to sort people just as efficiently as an inventory, a library, or a string of alphanumeric characters. \r\n\r\n‪2.) Some people living among us have discovered it was in their best interest to use this technology, not only to sort and identify these characteristics, but to leverage this sorting into a device for crowd manipulation and control. In other words, the same mechanism that inspires people to buy a particular tennis shoe, breakfast cereal, or automobile, can be used to persuade some people to volunteer for political classifications, like Democrat, or Republican, or Conservative, or Progressive, or ANTIFA, or white nationalist, or Brexit, or Remainder, or MAGA. \r\n\r\n3.) The complexity of our world tempts us to employ this new tool of collectivism. Why? Because it is a powerful temptation to believe you have mastered an ability to predict human behavior. Because with prediction, comes some semblance or false promise of control. \r\n\r\nWe must, and soon, get a handle on how this confluence of collectivism and this new technology has brought us to this time and place. We must find a way to peacefully back away from the precipice. If not, I fear we may suffer a cataclysm that will make the Civil War of the 19th Century seem small. \r\n\r\nI don’t propose political control of the technology. I propose political control of the corrosive and putrid consequences of the stale and dangerous ideology of collectivism. The U.S. Constitution and most of its Amendments were a good start. With some minor adjustments and fuller appreciation of its virtues, America can get back on the path to an intelligent existence." to "![Herd photo](https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1564101160531-4838e8a5f4e7?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=1934&q=80)\r\n\r\n**By [Don Kilmer](/u/don)**\r\n\r\n*Posted August 6, 2019*\r\n\r\nIt is a true statement that, on average, men are physically larger and [stronger](https://strengthlevel.com/strength-standards/deadlift/lb) than women. But we all know individual women who are warriors and individual men who are weaklings. \r\n\r\nIf intelligence is defined as reason applied to the tasks of survival, prosperity, art, leisure, and acquiring more intelligence, I’ve never discovered any evidence of a similar disparity in inteligence—average or anecdotal—between the sexes.\r\n\r\nIndividuals acting stupidly while part of a group remain individuals. The acts of individuals acting stupidly says nothing about any other individuals who might also be classified as part of that group, or as part of any larger classification such as race, sex, or nationality. Furthermore, membership in such a class tells us nothing about the intelligence of the individual. \r\n\r\nThis is the essence of the wrongheadedness of collectivism. \r\n\r\nBut collectivism is rampant in today's discourse for at least three reasons:\r\n\r\n1. Our technology has made it easy to identify characteristics like race, gender, sex, religion, politics, nationality, relative wealth, education, location, literacy, and commercial needs. Algorithms can sort demographic data about people as efficiently as they can sort an inventory, a library, or a string of alphanumeric characters. \r\n\r\n2. Some people have discovered it was in their best interests to use this technology, not only to sort and identify these characteristics, but also to leverage this sorting into a device for crowd manipulation and control. In other words, the same mechanism that persuades people to buy a particular tennis shoe, breakfast cereal, or automobile can be used to persuade some people to volunteer for political classifications, like Democrat, or Republican, or conservative, or progressive, or Antifa, or white nationalist, or Brexit, or MAGA. \r\n\r\n3. The complexity of our world tempts us to employ this new tool of collectivism. Why? Because believing you've mastered the ability to predict human behavior provides a powerful temptation. And if you think you can predict human behavior, you might falsely believe you can control it.\r\n\r\nWe must, and soon, get a handle on how this confluence of collectivism and technological advances has brought us to this dangerous moment. We must find a way to peacefully back away from [the precipice](https://talki.ng/t/civilwar2). If not, I fear we may suffer a cataclysm that will make the 19th century's Civil War seem small.\r\n\r\nI don’t propose political control of technology. I propose political control of the corrosive and putrid consequences of the stale and dangerous ideology of collectivism. The U.S. Constitution and most of its Amendments were a good start. With some minor adjustments and fuller appreciation of their virtues, America can return to the path of an intelligent existence.", changed markeddown_description from "<p>‪It is a true statement that “on-average” men are physically larger and stronger than women. But we all know individual women who are warriors and individual men who are weaklings. ‬</p>\n<p>‪If intelligence is defined as reason applied to the tasks of survival, prosperity, art, leisure, and acquiring more intelligence, then I must say, I’ve never discovered any evidence of a similar disparity (either average or anecdote) between the sexes when it comes to intelligence. ‬</p>\n<p>‪Individuals acting stupidly while part of a group are still individuals. Observation of individuals acting stupidly says nothing about any other individuals who might also be classified as part of that group, or as part of any larger classification such as race, sex, nationality. Furthermore, membership in such a class still tells us nothing about the intelligence of the individual.</p>\n<p>‪This is the essence of the wrongheadedness of collectivism. ‬</p>\n<p>‪But collectivism is rampant in our modern discourse for at least three reasons.</p>\n<p>1.) Our technology has made identifying characteristics like race, gender, sex, religion, politics, nationality, relative wealth, education, location, literacy, and commercial needs, an easy task. ‬Algorithms can be used to sort people just as efficiently as an inventory, a library, or a string of alphanumeric characters.</p>\n<p>‪2.) Some people living among us have discovered it was in their best interest to use this technology, not only to sort and identify these characteristics, but to leverage this sorting into a device for crowd manipulation and control. In other words, the same mechanism that inspires people to buy a particular tennis shoe, breakfast cereal, or automobile, can be used to persuade some people to volunteer for political classifications, like Democrat, or Republican, or Conservative, or Progressive, or ANTIFA, or white nationalist, or Brexit, or Remainder, or MAGA.</p>\n<p>3.) The complexity of our world tempts us to employ this new tool of collectivism. Why? Because it is a powerful temptation to believe you have mastered an ability to predict human behavior. Because with prediction, comes some semblance or false promise of control.</p>\n<p>We must, and soon, get a handle on how this confluence of collectivism and this new technology has brought us to this time and place. We must find a way to peacefully back away from the precipice. If not, I fear we may suffer a cataclysm that will make the Civil War of the 19th Century seem small.</p>\n<p>I don’t propose political control of the technology. I propose political control of the corrosive and putrid consequences of the stale and dangerous ideology of collectivism. The U.S. Constitution and most of its Amendments were a good start. With some minor adjustments and fuller appreciation of its virtues, America can get back on the path to an intelligent existence.</p>\n" to "<p><img src=\"https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1564101160531-4838e8a5f4e7?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&amp;ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&amp;auto=format&amp;fit=crop&amp;w=1934&amp;q=80\" alt=\"Herd photo\"></p>\n<p><strong>By <a href=\"/u/don\">Don Kilmer</a></strong></p>\n<p><em>Posted August 6, 2019</em></p>\n<p>It is a true statement that, on average, men are physically larger and <a href=\"https://strengthlevel.com/strength-standards/deadlift/lb\" rel=\"nofollow\">stronger</a> than women. But we all know individual women who are warriors and individual men who are weaklings.</p>\n<p>If intelligence is defined as reason applied to the tasks of survival, prosperity, art, leisure, and acquiring more intelligence, I’ve never discovered any evidence of a similar disparity in inteligence—average or anecdotal—between the sexes.</p>\n<p>Individuals acting stupidly while part of a group remain individuals. The acts of individuals acting stupidly says nothing about any other individuals who might also be classified as part of that group, or as part of any larger classification such as race, sex, or nationality. Furthermore, membership in such a class tells us nothing about the intelligence of the individual.</p>\n<p>This is the essence of the wrongheadedness of collectivism.</p>\n<p>But collectivism is rampant in today’s discourse for at least three reasons:</p>\n<ol>\n<li>\n<p>Our technology has made it easy to identify characteristics like race, gender, sex, religion, politics, nationality, relative wealth, education, location, literacy, and commercial needs. Algorithms can sort demographic data about people as efficiently as they can sort an inventory, a library, or a string of alphanumeric characters.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p>Some people have discovered it was in their best interests to use this technology, not only to sort and identify these characteristics, but also to leverage this sorting into a device for crowd manipulation and control. In other words, the same mechanism that persuades people to buy a particular tennis shoe, breakfast cereal, or automobile can be used to persuade some people to volunteer for political classifications, like Democrat, or Republican, or conservative, or progressive, or Antifa, or white nationalist, or Brexit, or MAGA.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p>The complexity of our world tempts us to employ this new tool of collectivism. Why? Because believing you’ve mastered the ability to predict human behavior provides a powerful temptation. And if you think you can predict human behavior, you might falsely believe you can control it.</p>\n</li>\n</ol>\n<p>We must, and soon, get a handle on how this confluence of collectivism and technological advances has brought us to this dangerous moment. We must find a way to peacefully back away from <a href=\"https://talki.ng/t/civilwar2\" rel=\"nofollow\">the precipice</a>. If not, I fear we may suffer a cataclysm that will make the 19th century’s Civil War seem small.</p>\n<p>I don’t propose political control of technology. I propose political control of the corrosive and putrid consequences of the stale and dangerous ideology of collectivism. The U.S. Constitution and most of its Amendments were a good start. With some minor adjustments and fuller appreciation of their virtues, America can return to the path of an intelligent existence.</p>\n"
2019-08-02 14:00 -0500 declan Story: Project Veritas video: Political Censorship in Big Tech
Action: changed title from "Project Veritas - EXPOSED: Political Censorship in Big Tech (Aug 2, 2019)" to "Project Veritas video: Political Censorship in Big Tech"
2019-08-02 13:59 -0500 declan Story: California Wants to Teach Your Kids That Capitalism Is Racist
Action: changed tags from "california" to "california paywall"
2019-08-02 09:41 -0500 declan Story: Harris’ Presidential Bid Killed By Bad Prosecutor Status
Action: changed title from "Seaton (SimpleJustice): Harris’ Presidential Bid Killed By Bad Prosecutor Status" to "Harris’ Presidential Bid Killed By Bad Prosecutor Status"
2019-07-28 22:44 -0500 declan Story: Maureen Dowd: "Spare Me the Purity Racket"
Action: changed title from "Spare Me the Purity Racket" to "Maureen Dowd: \"Spare Me the Purity Racket\""
2019-07-26 17:40 -0500 declan Story: On the Tragedy of Robert Mueller as John Gill
Action: changed title from "On the Tragedy of Robert Mueller as John Gill | The American Spectator | Politics Is Too Important To Be Taken Seriously" to "On the Tragedy of Robert Mueller as John Gill"
2019-07-24 13:13 -0500 declan Story: Don Kilmer: Reason or Force. Pick One
Action: changed title from "Don Kilmer: Reason or Force" to "Don Kilmer: Reason or Force. Pick One"
2019-07-24 13:13 -0500 declan Story: Don Kilmer: Reason or Force. Pick One
Action: changed description from "This article from Quillette (https://quillette.com/author/james-lindsay/) got me to thinking: \r\n\r\nThere is a downside to living a modern life in urban centers. And it is manifested by a kind of collective amnesia about what is necessary for human beings to live on earth. We are creatures that manipulate the stuff around us into more comfortable and more useful things than the raw material we originally find. But that requires thinking about and using force against that raw material. \r\n\r\nFood is imported from the places where things (plants and animals) grow. This material is harvested and shipped to us in refrigerated trucks and beatifically displayed for our selection at the local supermarket. Building material is mined, or harvested, or chopped down and then efficiently put together in useful shapes, in more convenient locations to create our safe and comfortable cubicles for living and earning. Even protection from the elements is imported (exported?) or rerouted by damning rivers and building levees. Inconvenient geologic landforms are overcome with bridges and tunnels. \r\n\r\nYes we use force against nature to obtain our daily bread, keep the rain off our heads, and terraform our environment. \r\n\r\nBut are we losing touch with the difference between force applied against nature to insure our livelihood, and the use of force against sentient fellow beings to compel their behavior? \r\n\r\nReason (and potential for reason) ought be be the distinguishing filter for when we can and cannot use force against other sentient creatures. \r\n\r\nThis article reminds us that there are sociopaths out there how see their fellow human beings, not as creatures capable of reason, but as the raw material necessary to create the utopias they envision. They view cutting down human beings to build a better world in the same way that an architect sees a tree as a structural beam for a house. (Or in some circumstances at the excess wood and bark that must be removed from the tree before it is shaped into a beam.) These political/social/economic manipulators of “human capital” ignore or are incapable of seeing the difference between a herd of cattle and a group of people. \r\n\r\nAmerica as a nation fought that battle twice already on this continent. The second event explicitly purged the idea of “people as things” from our founding documents. And there have been skirmishes ever since, instigated by the sociopaths seeking to reinstate the old order. \r\n\r\nOur enemies don’t understand the distinction between force and reason. To paraphrase Ragnar (look it up), we are fast approaching the day when they must be taught the lesson again, with reason backed by force. There is still time and resources to avert a violent third correction. But we are running short of both." to "![Rural landscape photo](https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1495107334309-fcf20504a5ab?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=2250&q=80)\r\n\r\n**By [Don Kilmer](/u/don)**\r\n\r\n*Posted July 24, 2019*\r\n\r\nThis [article](/s/rodxlf/on_andy_ngo_s_assault_how_left_turned_words) from Quillette by James Lindsay\r\n got me to thinking.\r\n\r\nThere's a downside to living a modern life in urban centers. It's manifested by a kind of collective amnesia about what's necessary for human beings to live on earth. We are creatures that manipulate the stuff around us into more comfortable and more useful things than the raw material we originally find. But that requires thinking about and using force against that raw material.\r\n\r\nFood is imported from the places where things—plants and animals—grow. This material is harvested and shipped to us in refrigerated trucks and beautifully displayed for our selection at our local supermarket. Building material is mined, harvested, or chopped down and then efficiently put together in useful shapes, in more convenient locations to create our safe and comfortable cubicles for living and earning. Even protection from the elements is imported or rerouted by damning rivers and building levees. Inconvenient geologic landforms are overcome with bridges and tunnels.\r\n\r\nIn other words, we use force against nature to obtain our daily bread, keep the rain off our heads, and terraform our environment.\r\n\r\nBut are we losing touch with a key difference: Between using against nature to ensure our livelihood, and using force against our sentient fellow beings to compel their behavior?\r\n\r\nReason (including the potential for reason) ought to be the distinguishing filter for when we can and cannot use force against other sentient creatures.\r\n\r\nThe Quillette article reminds us that there are sociopaths out there. These sociopaths see their fellow human beings not as creatures capable of reason, but as the raw material necessary to create the utopias they envision. They view cutting down human beings to build a better world in the same way that an architect views a tree as a structural beam for a house. These political, social, and economic manipulators of \"human capital\" ignore—or are incapable of seeing—the difference between a herd of cattle and a group of people.\r\n\r\nAmerica as a nation fought that battle twice already on this continent. The second event explicitly purged the idea of \"people as things\" from our founding documents. And there have been skirmishes ever since, instigated by the sociopaths seeking to reinstate the old order.\r\n\r\nOur enemies don't understand the distinction between force and reason. To paraphrase Ragnar ([look it up](https://www.conservapedia.com/Ragnar_Danneskj%C3%B6ld)), we're fast approaching the day when they must be taught the lesson again, with reason backed by force. There's still time and resources to avert a violent third correction. But we are running short of both.", changed markeddown_description from "<p>This article from Quillette (<a href=\"https://quillette.com/author/james-lindsay/\" rel=\"nofollow\">https://quillette.com/author/james-lindsay/</a>) got me to thinking:</p>\n<p>There is a downside to living a modern life in urban centers. And it is manifested by a kind of collective amnesia about what is necessary for human beings to live on earth. We are creatures that manipulate the stuff around us into more comfortable and more useful things than the raw material we originally find. But that requires thinking about and using force against that raw material.</p>\n<p>Food is imported from the places where things (plants and animals) grow. This material is harvested and shipped to us in refrigerated trucks and beatifically displayed for our selection at the local supermarket. Building material is mined, or harvested, or chopped down and then efficiently put together in useful shapes, in more convenient locations to create our safe and comfortable cubicles for living and earning. Even protection from the elements is imported (exported?) or rerouted by damning rivers and building levees. Inconvenient geologic landforms are overcome with bridges and tunnels.</p>\n<p>Yes we use force against nature to obtain our daily bread, keep the rain off our heads, and terraform our environment.</p>\n<p>But are we losing touch with the difference between force applied against nature to insure our livelihood, and the use of force against sentient fellow beings to compel their behavior?</p>\n<p>Reason (and potential for reason) ought be be the distinguishing filter for when we can and cannot use force against other sentient creatures.</p>\n<p>This article reminds us that there are sociopaths out there how see their fellow human beings, not as creatures capable of reason, but as the raw material necessary to create the utopias they envision. They view cutting down human beings to build a better world in the same way that an architect sees a tree as a structural beam for a house. (Or in some circumstances at the excess wood and bark that must be removed from the tree before it is shaped into a beam.) These political/social/economic manipulators of “human capital” ignore or are incapable of seeing the difference between a herd of cattle and a group of people.</p>\n<p>America as a nation fought that battle twice already on this continent. The second event explicitly purged the idea of “people as things” from our founding documents. And there have been skirmishes ever since, instigated by the sociopaths seeking to reinstate the old order.</p>\n<p>Our enemies don’t understand the distinction between force and reason. To paraphrase Ragnar (look it up), we are fast approaching the day when they must be taught the lesson again, with reason backed by force. There is still time and resources to avert a violent third correction. But we are running short of both.</p>\n" to "<p><img src=\"https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1495107334309-fcf20504a5ab?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&amp;ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&amp;auto=format&amp;fit=crop&amp;w=2250&amp;q=80\" alt=\"Rural landscape photo\"></p>\n<p><strong>By <a href=\"/u/don\">Don Kilmer</a></strong></p>\n<p><em>Posted July 24, 2019</em></p>\n<p>This <a href=\"/s/rodxlf/on_andy_ngo_s_assault_how_left_turned_words\">article</a> from Quillette by James Lindsay\ngot me to thinking.</p>\n<p>There’s a downside to living a modern life in urban centers. It’s manifested by a kind of collective amnesia about what’s necessary for human beings to live on earth. We are creatures that manipulate the stuff around us into more comfortable and more useful things than the raw material we originally find. But that requires thinking about and using force against that raw material.</p>\n<p>Food is imported from the places where things—plants and animals—grow. This material is harvested and shipped to us in refrigerated trucks and beautifully displayed for our selection at our local supermarket. Building material is mined, harvested, or chopped down and then efficiently put together in useful shapes, in more convenient locations to create our safe and comfortable cubicles for living and earning. Even protection from the elements is imported or rerouted by damning rivers and building levees. Inconvenient geologic landforms are overcome with bridges and tunnels.</p>\n<p>In other words, we use force against nature to obtain our daily bread, keep the rain off our heads, and terraform our environment.</p>\n<p>But are we losing touch with a key difference: Between using against nature to ensure our livelihood, and using force against our sentient fellow beings to compel their behavior?</p>\n<p>Reason (including the potential for reason) ought to be the distinguishing filter for when we can and cannot use force against other sentient creatures.</p>\n<p>The Quillette article reminds us that there are sociopaths out there. These sociopaths see their fellow human beings not as creatures capable of reason, but as the raw material necessary to create the utopias they envision. They view cutting down human beings to build a better world in the same way that an architect views a tree as a structural beam for a house. These political, social, and economic manipulators of “human capital” ignore—or are incapable of seeing—the difference between a herd of cattle and a group of people.</p>\n<p>America as a nation fought that battle twice already on this continent. The second event explicitly purged the idea of “people as things” from our founding documents. And there have been skirmishes ever since, instigated by the sociopaths seeking to reinstate the old order.</p>\n<p>Our enemies don’t understand the distinction between force and reason. To paraphrase Ragnar (<a href=\"https://www.conservapedia.com/Ragnar_Danneskj%C3%B6ld\" rel=\"nofollow\">look it up</a>), we’re fast approaching the day when they must be taught the lesson again, with reason backed by force. There’s still time and resources to avert a violent third correction. But we are running short of both.</p>\n"
2019-07-23 09:51 -0500 don Story: Philosophy of leftist Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club: "If others have rifles, we'll have rifles"
Action: changed tags from "civilwar2" to "civilwar2 mediajackals"
Reason: Added comment to explain why this news story is an example of bad journalism, that still conveys useful information.
2019-07-22 14:33 -0500 declan Story: Nationalism Doesn’t Fit the American Nation
Action: changed title from "Opinion | Nationalism Doesn’t Fit the American Nation" to "Nationalism Doesn’t Fit the American Nation", changed tags from "politics" to "politics paywall"
2019-07-22 10:02 -0500 declan Story: Democrats are skipping out on the most important gun fight of all: In our cities
Action: changed title from "Democrats are skipping out on the most important gun fight of all - The Boston Globe" to "Democrats are skipping out on the most important gun fight of all: In our cities"
2019-07-20 12:43 -0500 (Users) User presidentGS2AC
Action: changed own username from "mark" to "presidentGS2AC"
2019-07-20 12:34 -0500 declan Story: Andrew McCarthy on President Trump and the "Send Her Back" chant: Reaction is overblown
Action: changed title from "Donald Trump & ‘Send Her Back’ Chant: Reaction is Overblown | National Review | Andrew McCarthy" to "Andrew McCarthy on President Trump and the \"Send Her Back\" chant: Reaction is overblown"
2019-07-18 19:45 -0500 declan Story: Don Kilmer: The Truth Ain’t In Kamala Harris
Action: changed description from "![Healthcare photo](https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1536704382439-da99b6ccc0cf?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=2167&q=80)\r\n\r\n**By [Don Kilmer](/u/don)**\r\n\r\n*Posted July 18, 2019*\r\n\r\nThe Gospel of John (8:44), as the King James Version [translates](https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+8%3A44&version=KJV) it, includes this warning: \"There is no truth in him.”\r\n\r\nMy mother-in-law, born in Springfield, Mo., had her own midwestern take on this Biblical phrase. \"Whyyyyyy, the truth ain’t in him.\" You need to draw out the “why” and add an Ozark twang to get it to sound just right.\r\n\r\nIt should be apparent by now that Democratic presidential candidate [Kamala Harris](/search?utf8=✓&q=Kamala+Harris&what=stories&order=newest) is incapable of telling the truth. She lied about Joe Biden’s record on civil rights and [implied](https://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/uncle-joe-gets-snared-by-the-democratic-partys-jim-crow-past/) he was a racist. She [lied](https://reason.com/2019/06/28/kamala-harris-won-the-democratic-debate-by-fudging-her-record/) about her record as a District Attorney in San Francisco. Now she is [lying](http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/07/kamala-harriss-medicare-for-all-plan-makes-no-sense.html) about her healthcare proposals—and is being called out for it. \r\n\r\nOne can only assume that Kamala Harris will say and do anything to acquire more political power. Her career is a template for the Peter Principle written on political parchment. Except that in the world of politics, people tend to advance way beyond their level of incompetence, perhaps because competent people don't want the job of telling their neighbors how to live their lives.\r\n\r\nKamala Harris most resembles a seductress who just wants to land the mark. She wants to get the target of her efforts to some secluded place where the real agenda is revealed. Let's hope that agenda is only higher taxes and more regulations. She is, after all, a Democrat. Or should we be more wary of this particular operator? Is she more than a mere grifter? Does she have a urge to control, by any means necessary, her fellow citizens? She certainly isn't proposing any controls for non-citizens. Is she really some kind of predatory political sociopath?\r\n\r\nI've made up my mind. Whether she acquires more political power is an exercise left to my fellow citizens who will vote next year. But I know this: The truth ain't in her." to "![Healthcare photo](https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1536704382439-da99b6ccc0cf?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=2167&q=80)\r\n\r\n**By [Don Kilmer](/u/don)**\r\n\r\n*Posted July 18, 2019*\r\n\r\nThe Gospel of John (8:44), as the King James Version [translates](https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+8%3A44&version=KJV) it, includes this warning: \"There is no truth in him.”\r\n\r\nMy mother-in-law, born in Springfield, Mo., had her own midwestern take on this Biblical phrase. \"Whyyyyyy, the truth ain’t in him.\" You need to draw out the “why” and add an Ozark twang to get it to sound just right.\r\n\r\nIt should be apparent by now that Democratic presidential candidate [Kamala Harris](/search?utf8=✓&q=Kamala+Harris&what=stories&order=newest) is incapable of telling the truth. She lied about Joe Biden’s record on civil rights and [implied](https://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/uncle-joe-gets-snared-by-the-democratic-partys-jim-crow-past/) he was a racist. She [lied](https://reason.com/2019/06/28/kamala-harris-won-the-democratic-debate-by-fudging-her-record/) about her record as a district attorney in San Francisco. Now she is [lying](http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/07/kamala-harriss-medicare-for-all-plan-makes-no-sense.html) about her healthcare proposals—and is being called out for it. \r\n\r\nOne can only assume that Kamala Harris will say and do anything to acquire more political power. Her career is a template for the Peter Principle written on political parchment. Except that in the world of politics, people tend to advance way beyond their level of incompetence, perhaps because competent people don't want the job of telling their neighbors how to live their lives.\r\n\r\nKamala Harris most resembles a seductress who just wants to land the mark. She wants to get the target of her efforts to some secluded place where the real agenda is revealed. Let's hope that agenda is only higher taxes and more regulations. She is, after all, a Democrat. Or should we be more wary of this particular operator? Is she more than a mere grifter? Does she have a urge to control, by any means necessary, her fellow citizens? She certainly isn't proposing any controls for non-citizens. Is she really some kind of predatory political sociopath?\r\n\r\nI've made up my mind. Whether she acquires more political power is an exercise left to my fellow citizens who will vote next year. But I know this: The truth ain't in her.", changed markeddown_description from "<p><img src=\"https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1536704382439-da99b6ccc0cf?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&amp;ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&amp;auto=format&amp;fit=crop&amp;w=2167&amp;q=80\" alt=\"Healthcare photo\"></p>\n<p><strong>By <a href=\"/u/don\">Don Kilmer</a></strong></p>\n<p><em>Posted July 18, 2019</em></p>\n<p>The Gospel of John (8:44), as the King James Version <a href=\"https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+8%3A44&amp;version=KJV\" rel=\"nofollow\">translates</a> it, includes this warning: “There is no truth in him.”</p>\n<p>My mother-in-law, born in Springfield, Mo., had her own midwestern take on this Biblical phrase. “Whyyyyyy, the truth ain’t in him.” You need to draw out the “why” and add an Ozark twang to get it to sound just right.</p>\n<p>It should be apparent by now that Democratic presidential candidate <a href=\"/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&amp;q=Kamala+Harris&amp;what=stories&amp;order=newest\">Kamala Harris</a> is incapable of telling the truth. She lied about Joe Biden’s record on civil rights and <a href=\"https://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/uncle-joe-gets-snared-by-the-democratic-partys-jim-crow-past/\" rel=\"nofollow\">implied</a> he was a racist. She <a href=\"https://reason.com/2019/06/28/kamala-harris-won-the-democratic-debate-by-fudging-her-record/\" rel=\"nofollow\">lied</a> about her record as a District Attorney in San Francisco. Now she is <a href=\"http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/07/kamala-harriss-medicare-for-all-plan-makes-no-sense.html\" rel=\"nofollow\">lying</a> about her healthcare proposals—and is being called out for it.</p>\n<p>One can only assume that Kamala Harris will say and do anything to acquire more political power. Her career is a template for the Peter Principle written on political parchment. Except that in the world of politics, people tend to advance way beyond their level of incompetence, perhaps because competent people don’t want the job of telling their neighbors how to live their lives.</p>\n<p>Kamala Harris most resembles a seductress who just wants to land the mark. She wants to get the target of her efforts to some secluded place where the real agenda is revealed. Let’s hope that agenda is only higher taxes and more regulations. She is, after all, a Democrat. Or should we be more wary of this particular operator? Is she more than a mere grifter? Does she have a urge to control, by any means necessary, her fellow citizens? She certainly isn’t proposing any controls for non-citizens. Is she really some kind of predatory political sociopath?</p>\n<p>I’ve made up my mind. Whether she acquires more political power is an exercise left to my fellow citizens who will vote next year. But I know this: The truth ain’t in her.</p>\n" to "<p><img src=\"https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1536704382439-da99b6ccc0cf?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&amp;ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&amp;auto=format&amp;fit=crop&amp;w=2167&amp;q=80\" alt=\"Healthcare photo\"></p>\n<p><strong>By <a href=\"/u/don\">Don Kilmer</a></strong></p>\n<p><em>Posted July 18, 2019</em></p>\n<p>The Gospel of John (8:44), as the King James Version <a href=\"https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+8%3A44&amp;version=KJV\" rel=\"nofollow\">translates</a> it, includes this warning: “There is no truth in him.”</p>\n<p>My mother-in-law, born in Springfield, Mo., had her own midwestern take on this Biblical phrase. “Whyyyyyy, the truth ain’t in him.” You need to draw out the “why” and add an Ozark twang to get it to sound just right.</p>\n<p>It should be apparent by now that Democratic presidential candidate <a href=\"/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&amp;q=Kamala+Harris&amp;what=stories&amp;order=newest\">Kamala Harris</a> is incapable of telling the truth. She lied about Joe Biden’s record on civil rights and <a href=\"https://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/uncle-joe-gets-snared-by-the-democratic-partys-jim-crow-past/\" rel=\"nofollow\">implied</a> he was a racist. She <a href=\"https://reason.com/2019/06/28/kamala-harris-won-the-democratic-debate-by-fudging-her-record/\" rel=\"nofollow\">lied</a> about her record as a district attorney in San Francisco. Now she is <a href=\"http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/07/kamala-harriss-medicare-for-all-plan-makes-no-sense.html\" rel=\"nofollow\">lying</a> about her healthcare proposals—and is being called out for it.</p>\n<p>One can only assume that Kamala Harris will say and do anything to acquire more political power. Her career is a template for the Peter Principle written on political parchment. Except that in the world of politics, people tend to advance way beyond their level of incompetence, perhaps because competent people don’t want the job of telling their neighbors how to live their lives.</p>\n<p>Kamala Harris most resembles a seductress who just wants to land the mark. She wants to get the target of her efforts to some secluded place where the real agenda is revealed. Let’s hope that agenda is only higher taxes and more regulations. She is, after all, a Democrat. Or should we be more wary of this particular operator? Is she more than a mere grifter? Does she have a urge to control, by any means necessary, her fellow citizens? She certainly isn’t proposing any controls for non-citizens. Is she really some kind of predatory political sociopath?</p>\n<p>I’ve made up my mind. Whether she acquires more political power is an exercise left to my fellow citizens who will vote next year. But I know this: The truth ain’t in her.</p>\n"
2019-07-18 19:45 -0500 declan Story: Don Kilmer: The Truth Ain’t In Kamala Harris
Action: changed description from "![Healthcare photo](https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1536704382439-da99b6ccc0cf?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=2167&q=80)\r\n\r\nThe Gospel of John (8:44), as the King James Version [translates](https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+8%3A44&version=KJV) it, includes this warning: \"There is no truth in him.”\r\n\r\nMy mother-in-law, born in Springfield, Mo., had her own midwestern take on this Biblical phrase. \"Whyyyyyy, the truth ain’t in him.\" You need to draw out the “why” and add an Ozark twang to get it to sound just right.\r\n\r\nIt should be apparent by now that Democratic presidential candidate [Kamala Harris](/search?utf8=✓&q=Kamala+Harris&what=stories&order=newest) is incapable of telling the truth. She lied about Joe Biden’s record on civil rights and [implied](https://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/uncle-joe-gets-snared-by-the-democratic-partys-jim-crow-past/) he was a racist. She [lied](https://reason.com/2019/06/28/kamala-harris-won-the-democratic-debate-by-fudging-her-record/) about her record as a District Attorney in San Francisco. Now she is [lying](http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/07/kamala-harriss-medicare-for-all-plan-makes-no-sense.html) about her healthcare proposals—and is being called out for it. \r\n\r\nOne can only assume that Kamala Harris will say and do anything to acquire more political power. Her career is a template for the Peter Principle written on political parchment. Except that in the world of politics, people tend to advance way beyond their level of incompetence, perhaps because competent people don't want the job of telling their neighbors how to live their lives.\r\n\r\nKamala Harris most resembles a seductress who just wants to land the mark. She wants to get the target of her efforts to some secluded place where the real agenda is revealed. Let's hope that agenda is only higher taxes and more regulations. She is, after all, a Democrat. Or should we be more wary of this particular operator? Is she more than a mere grifter? Does she have a urge to control, by any means necessary, her fellow citizens? She certainly isn't proposing any controls for non-citizens. Is she really some kind of predatory political sociopath?\r\n\r\nI've made up my mind. Whether she acquires more political power is an exercise left to my fellow citizens who will vote next year. But I know this: The truth ain't in her." to "![Healthcare photo](https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1536704382439-da99b6ccc0cf?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=2167&q=80)\r\n\r\n**By [Don Kilmer](/u/don)**\r\n\r\n*Posted July 18, 2019*\r\n\r\nThe Gospel of John (8:44), as the King James Version [translates](https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+8%3A44&version=KJV) it, includes this warning: \"There is no truth in him.”\r\n\r\nMy mother-in-law, born in Springfield, Mo., had her own midwestern take on this Biblical phrase. \"Whyyyyyy, the truth ain’t in him.\" You need to draw out the “why” and add an Ozark twang to get it to sound just right.\r\n\r\nIt should be apparent by now that Democratic presidential candidate [Kamala Harris](/search?utf8=✓&q=Kamala+Harris&what=stories&order=newest) is incapable of telling the truth. She lied about Joe Biden’s record on civil rights and [implied](https://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/uncle-joe-gets-snared-by-the-democratic-partys-jim-crow-past/) he was a racist. She [lied](https://reason.com/2019/06/28/kamala-harris-won-the-democratic-debate-by-fudging-her-record/) about her record as a District Attorney in San Francisco. Now she is [lying](http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/07/kamala-harriss-medicare-for-all-plan-makes-no-sense.html) about her healthcare proposals—and is being called out for it. \r\n\r\nOne can only assume that Kamala Harris will say and do anything to acquire more political power. Her career is a template for the Peter Principle written on political parchment. Except that in the world of politics, people tend to advance way beyond their level of incompetence, perhaps because competent people don't want the job of telling their neighbors how to live their lives.\r\n\r\nKamala Harris most resembles a seductress who just wants to land the mark. She wants to get the target of her efforts to some secluded place where the real agenda is revealed. Let's hope that agenda is only higher taxes and more regulations. She is, after all, a Democrat. Or should we be more wary of this particular operator? Is she more than a mere grifter? Does she have a urge to control, by any means necessary, her fellow citizens? She certainly isn't proposing any controls for non-citizens. Is she really some kind of predatory political sociopath?\r\n\r\nI've made up my mind. Whether she acquires more political power is an exercise left to my fellow citizens who will vote next year. But I know this: The truth ain't in her.", changed markeddown_description from "<p><img src=\"https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1536704382439-da99b6ccc0cf?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&amp;ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&amp;auto=format&amp;fit=crop&amp;w=2167&amp;q=80\" alt=\"Healthcare photo\"></p>\n<p>The Gospel of John (8:44), as the King James Version <a href=\"https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+8%3A44&amp;version=KJV\" rel=\"nofollow\">translates</a> it, includes this warning: “There is no truth in him.”</p>\n<p>My mother-in-law, born in Springfield, Mo., had her own midwestern take on this Biblical phrase. “Whyyyyyy, the truth ain’t in him.” You need to draw out the “why” and add an Ozark twang to get it to sound just right.</p>\n<p>It should be apparent by now that Democratic presidential candidate <a href=\"/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&amp;q=Kamala+Harris&amp;what=stories&amp;order=newest\">Kamala Harris</a> is incapable of telling the truth. She lied about Joe Biden’s record on civil rights and <a href=\"https://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/uncle-joe-gets-snared-by-the-democratic-partys-jim-crow-past/\" rel=\"nofollow\">implied</a> he was a racist. She <a href=\"https://reason.com/2019/06/28/kamala-harris-won-the-democratic-debate-by-fudging-her-record/\" rel=\"nofollow\">lied</a> about her record as a District Attorney in San Francisco. Now she is <a href=\"http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/07/kamala-harriss-medicare-for-all-plan-makes-no-sense.html\" rel=\"nofollow\">lying</a> about her healthcare proposals—and is being called out for it.</p>\n<p>One can only assume that Kamala Harris will say and do anything to acquire more political power. Her career is a template for the Peter Principle written on political parchment. Except that in the world of politics, people tend to advance way beyond their level of incompetence, perhaps because competent people don’t want the job of telling their neighbors how to live their lives.</p>\n<p>Kamala Harris most resembles a seductress who just wants to land the mark. She wants to get the target of her efforts to some secluded place where the real agenda is revealed. Let’s hope that agenda is only higher taxes and more regulations. She is, after all, a Democrat. Or should we be more wary of this particular operator? Is she more than a mere grifter? Does she have a urge to control, by any means necessary, her fellow citizens? She certainly isn’t proposing any controls for non-citizens. Is she really some kind of predatory political sociopath?</p>\n<p>I’ve made up my mind. Whether she acquires more political power is an exercise left to my fellow citizens who will vote next year. But I know this: The truth ain’t in her.</p>\n" to "<p><img src=\"https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1536704382439-da99b6ccc0cf?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&amp;ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&amp;auto=format&amp;fit=crop&amp;w=2167&amp;q=80\" alt=\"Healthcare photo\"></p>\n<p><strong>By <a href=\"/u/don\">Don Kilmer</a></strong></p>\n<p><em>Posted July 18, 2019</em></p>\n<p>The Gospel of John (8:44), as the King James Version <a href=\"https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+8%3A44&amp;version=KJV\" rel=\"nofollow\">translates</a> it, includes this warning: “There is no truth in him.”</p>\n<p>My mother-in-law, born in Springfield, Mo., had her own midwestern take on this Biblical phrase. “Whyyyyyy, the truth ain’t in him.” You need to draw out the “why” and add an Ozark twang to get it to sound just right.</p>\n<p>It should be apparent by now that Democratic presidential candidate <a href=\"/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&amp;q=Kamala+Harris&amp;what=stories&amp;order=newest\">Kamala Harris</a> is incapable of telling the truth. She lied about Joe Biden’s record on civil rights and <a href=\"https://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/uncle-joe-gets-snared-by-the-democratic-partys-jim-crow-past/\" rel=\"nofollow\">implied</a> he was a racist. She <a href=\"https://reason.com/2019/06/28/kamala-harris-won-the-democratic-debate-by-fudging-her-record/\" rel=\"nofollow\">lied</a> about her record as a District Attorney in San Francisco. Now she is <a href=\"http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/07/kamala-harriss-medicare-for-all-plan-makes-no-sense.html\" rel=\"nofollow\">lying</a> about her healthcare proposals—and is being called out for it.</p>\n<p>One can only assume that Kamala Harris will say and do anything to acquire more political power. Her career is a template for the Peter Principle written on political parchment. Except that in the world of politics, people tend to advance way beyond their level of incompetence, perhaps because competent people don’t want the job of telling their neighbors how to live their lives.</p>\n<p>Kamala Harris most resembles a seductress who just wants to land the mark. She wants to get the target of her efforts to some secluded place where the real agenda is revealed. Let’s hope that agenda is only higher taxes and more regulations. She is, after all, a Democrat. Or should we be more wary of this particular operator? Is she more than a mere grifter? Does she have a urge to control, by any means necessary, her fellow citizens? She certainly isn’t proposing any controls for non-citizens. Is she really some kind of predatory political sociopath?</p>\n<p>I’ve made up my mind. Whether she acquires more political power is an exercise left to my fellow citizens who will vote next year. But I know this: The truth ain’t in her.</p>\n"
2019-07-18 19:44 -0500 declan Story: Don Kilmer: The Truth Ain’t In Kamala Harris
Action: changed description from "![Healthcare photo](https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1505751172876-fa1923c5c528?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=2250&q=80)\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Gospel Of John (8:44), as the King James Version translates it, includes this warning: \"There is no truth in him.”\r\n\r\nMy mother-in-law, born in Springfield, Mo., had her own midwestern take on this Biblical phrase. \"Whyyyyyy, the truth ain’t in him.\" You need to draw out the “why” and add an Ozark twang to get it to sound just right.\r\n\r\nIt should be apparent by now that Democratic presidential candidate [Kamala Harris](/search?utf8=✓&q=Kamala+Harris&what=stories&order=newest) is incapable of telling the truth. She lied about Joe Biden’s record on civil rights and [implied](https://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/uncle-joe-gets-snared-by-the-democratic-partys-jim-crow-past/) he was a racist. She [lied](https://reason.com/2019/06/28/kamala-harris-won-the-democratic-debate-by-fudging-her-record/) about her record as a District Attorney in San Francisco. Now she is [lying](http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/07/kamala-harriss-medicare-for-all-plan-makes-no-sense.html) about her healthcare proposals—and is being called out for it. \r\n\r\nOne can only assume that Kamala Harris will say and do anything to acquire more political power. Her career is a template for the Peter Principle written on political parchment. Except that in the world of politics, people tend to advance way beyond their level of incompetence, perhaps because competent people don't want the job of telling their neighbors how to live their lives.\r\n\r\nKamala Harris most resembles a seductress who just wants to land the mark. She wants to get the target of her efforts to some secluded place where the real agenda is revealed. Let's hope that agenda is only higher taxes and more regulations. She is, after all, a Democrat. Or should we be more wary of this particular operator? Is she more than a mere grifter? Does she have a urge to control, by any means necessary, her fellow citizens? She certainly isn't proposing any controls for non-citizens. Is she really some kind of predatory political sociopath?\r\n\r\nI've made up my mind. Whether she acquires more political power is an exercise left to my fellow citizens who will vote next year. But I know this: The truth ain't in her." to "![Healthcare photo](https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1536704382439-da99b6ccc0cf?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=2167&q=80)\r\n\r\nThe Gospel of John (8:44), as the King James Version [translates](https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+8%3A44&version=KJV) it, includes this warning: \"There is no truth in him.”\r\n\r\nMy mother-in-law, born in Springfield, Mo., had her own midwestern take on this Biblical phrase. \"Whyyyyyy, the truth ain’t in him.\" You need to draw out the “why” and add an Ozark twang to get it to sound just right.\r\n\r\nIt should be apparent by now that Democratic presidential candidate [Kamala Harris](/search?utf8=✓&q=Kamala+Harris&what=stories&order=newest) is incapable of telling the truth. She lied about Joe Biden’s record on civil rights and [implied](https://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/uncle-joe-gets-snared-by-the-democratic-partys-jim-crow-past/) he was a racist. She [lied](https://reason.com/2019/06/28/kamala-harris-won-the-democratic-debate-by-fudging-her-record/) about her record as a District Attorney in San Francisco. Now she is [lying](http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/07/kamala-harriss-medicare-for-all-plan-makes-no-sense.html) about her healthcare proposals—and is being called out for it. \r\n\r\nOne can only assume that Kamala Harris will say and do anything to acquire more political power. Her career is a template for the Peter Principle written on political parchment. Except that in the world of politics, people tend to advance way beyond their level of incompetence, perhaps because competent people don't want the job of telling their neighbors how to live their lives.\r\n\r\nKamala Harris most resembles a seductress who just wants to land the mark. She wants to get the target of her efforts to some secluded place where the real agenda is revealed. Let's hope that agenda is only higher taxes and more regulations. She is, after all, a Democrat. Or should we be more wary of this particular operator? Is she more than a mere grifter? Does she have a urge to control, by any means necessary, her fellow citizens? She certainly isn't proposing any controls for non-citizens. Is she really some kind of predatory political sociopath?\r\n\r\nI've made up my mind. Whether she acquires more political power is an exercise left to my fellow citizens who will vote next year. But I know this: The truth ain't in her.", changed markeddown_description from "<p><img src=\"https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1505751172876-fa1923c5c528?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&amp;ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&amp;auto=format&amp;fit=crop&amp;w=2250&amp;q=80\" alt=\"Healthcare photo\"></p>\n<p>The Gospel Of John (8:44), as the King James Version translates it, includes this warning: “There is no truth in him.”</p>\n<p>My mother-in-law, born in Springfield, Mo., had her own midwestern take on this Biblical phrase. “Whyyyyyy, the truth ain’t in him.” You need to draw out the “why” and add an Ozark twang to get it to sound just right.</p>\n<p>It should be apparent by now that Democratic presidential candidate <a href=\"/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&amp;q=Kamala+Harris&amp;what=stories&amp;order=newest\">Kamala Harris</a> is incapable of telling the truth. She lied about Joe Biden’s record on civil rights and <a href=\"https://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/uncle-joe-gets-snared-by-the-democratic-partys-jim-crow-past/\" rel=\"nofollow\">implied</a> he was a racist. She <a href=\"https://reason.com/2019/06/28/kamala-harris-won-the-democratic-debate-by-fudging-her-record/\" rel=\"nofollow\">lied</a> about her record as a District Attorney in San Francisco. Now she is <a href=\"http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/07/kamala-harriss-medicare-for-all-plan-makes-no-sense.html\" rel=\"nofollow\">lying</a> about her healthcare proposals—and is being called out for it.</p>\n<p>One can only assume that Kamala Harris will say and do anything to acquire more political power. Her career is a template for the Peter Principle written on political parchment. Except that in the world of politics, people tend to advance way beyond their level of incompetence, perhaps because competent people don’t want the job of telling their neighbors how to live their lives.</p>\n<p>Kamala Harris most resembles a seductress who just wants to land the mark. She wants to get the target of her efforts to some secluded place where the real agenda is revealed. Let’s hope that agenda is only higher taxes and more regulations. She is, after all, a Democrat. Or should we be more wary of this particular operator? Is she more than a mere grifter? Does she have a urge to control, by any means necessary, her fellow citizens? She certainly isn’t proposing any controls for non-citizens. Is she really some kind of predatory political sociopath?</p>\n<p>I’ve made up my mind. Whether she acquires more political power is an exercise left to my fellow citizens who will vote next year. But I know this: The truth ain’t in her.</p>\n" to "<p><img src=\"https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1536704382439-da99b6ccc0cf?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&amp;ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&amp;auto=format&amp;fit=crop&amp;w=2167&amp;q=80\" alt=\"Healthcare photo\"></p>\n<p>The Gospel of John (8:44), as the King James Version <a href=\"https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+8%3A44&amp;version=KJV\" rel=\"nofollow\">translates</a> it, includes this warning: “There is no truth in him.”</p>\n<p>My mother-in-law, born in Springfield, Mo., had her own midwestern take on this Biblical phrase. “Whyyyyyy, the truth ain’t in him.” You need to draw out the “why” and add an Ozark twang to get it to sound just right.</p>\n<p>It should be apparent by now that Democratic presidential candidate <a href=\"/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&amp;q=Kamala+Harris&amp;what=stories&amp;order=newest\">Kamala Harris</a> is incapable of telling the truth. She lied about Joe Biden’s record on civil rights and <a href=\"https://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/uncle-joe-gets-snared-by-the-democratic-partys-jim-crow-past/\" rel=\"nofollow\">implied</a> he was a racist. She <a href=\"https://reason.com/2019/06/28/kamala-harris-won-the-democratic-debate-by-fudging-her-record/\" rel=\"nofollow\">lied</a> about her record as a District Attorney in San Francisco. Now she is <a href=\"http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/07/kamala-harriss-medicare-for-all-plan-makes-no-sense.html\" rel=\"nofollow\">lying</a> about her healthcare proposals—and is being called out for it.</p>\n<p>One can only assume that Kamala Harris will say and do anything to acquire more political power. Her career is a template for the Peter Principle written on political parchment. Except that in the world of politics, people tend to advance way beyond their level of incompetence, perhaps because competent people don’t want the job of telling their neighbors how to live their lives.</p>\n<p>Kamala Harris most resembles a seductress who just wants to land the mark. She wants to get the target of her efforts to some secluded place where the real agenda is revealed. Let’s hope that agenda is only higher taxes and more regulations. She is, after all, a Democrat. Or should we be more wary of this particular operator? Is she more than a mere grifter? Does she have a urge to control, by any means necessary, her fellow citizens? She certainly isn’t proposing any controls for non-citizens. Is she really some kind of predatory political sociopath?</p>\n<p>I’ve made up my mind. Whether she acquires more political power is an exercise left to my fellow citizens who will vote next year. But I know this: The truth ain’t in her.</p>\n"
2019-07-18 19:44 -0500 declan Story: Don Kilmer: An open question on open borders and the current crisis
Action: changed description from "![Globe photo](https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1536704382439-da99b6ccc0cf?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=2167&q=80)\r\n\r\n**By [Don Kilmer](/u/don)**\r\n\r\n*Posted July 15, 2019*\r\n\r\nI can be persuaded that our borders should be open to all who want to live and work in the United States—but only after the welfare state is abolished. Milton Friedman was right about this. Everyone talking about the border problem who fails to mention this issue is a fraud. \r\n\r\nWe now know that some [33 percent](https://talki.ng/s/kb0g3u/dna_tests_reveal_30_suspected_fraudulent) of the children crossing the border outside of authorized channels are unrelated to the adults they are traveling with. Isn’t this the definition of human trafficking? \r\n\r\nThe U.S. has virtually wiped out childhood communicable disease with vaccines and public hygiene. What are the health conditions of the countries these children are coming from? Isn’t quarantine and vaccination of these children before they are exposed to American children the least we can expect from U.S. border security? \r\n\r\nA significant portion of the refugees claiming a central American country of origin are actually coming from Asia and the Middle East. That doesn’t make them dangerous, but it does suggest that accurate screening is not a high priority. How should our government screen for foreign agents whose governments want to harm Americans? How do we identify lone wolf operators from non-government organizations who want to murder Americans? \r\n\r\nAgain, I'm sympathetic to the libertarian ideal of the free flow of capital and labor across international borders. And I am more than sympathetic to an original public meaning interpretation of the constitutional text: that is, the federal government only has the power to regulate naturalization, not immigration. \r\n\r\nBut I’m sincerely interested in anyone’s thoughts on how these real world problems--human trafficking of children, communicable diseases, terrorism--get solved without *some* kind of border enforcement." to "![Globe photo](https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1521295121783-8a321d551ad2?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=1950&q=80)\r\n\r\n**By [Don Kilmer](/u/don)**\r\n\r\n*Posted July 15, 2019*\r\n\r\nI can be persuaded that our borders should be open to all who want to live and work in the United States—but only after the welfare state is abolished. Milton Friedman was right about this. Everyone talking about the border problem who fails to mention this issue is a fraud. \r\n\r\nWe now know that some [33 percent](https://talki.ng/s/kb0g3u/dna_tests_reveal_30_suspected_fraudulent) of the children crossing the border outside of authorized channels are unrelated to the adults they are traveling with. Isn’t this the definition of human trafficking? \r\n\r\nThe U.S. has virtually wiped out childhood communicable disease with vaccines and public hygiene. What are the health conditions of the countries these children are coming from? Isn’t quarantine and vaccination of these children before they are exposed to American children the least we can expect from U.S. border security? \r\n\r\nA significant portion of the refugees claiming a central American country of origin are actually coming from Asia and the Middle East. That doesn’t make them dangerous, but it does suggest that accurate screening is not a high priority. How should our government screen for foreign agents whose governments want to harm Americans? How do we identify lone wolf operators from non-government organizations who want to murder Americans? \r\n\r\nAgain, I'm sympathetic to the libertarian ideal of the free flow of capital and labor across international borders. And I am more than sympathetic to an original public meaning interpretation of the constitutional text: that is, the federal government only has the power to regulate naturalization, not immigration. \r\n\r\nBut I’m sincerely interested in anyone’s thoughts on how these real world problems--human trafficking of children, communicable diseases, terrorism--get solved without *some* kind of border enforcement.", changed markeddown_description from "<p><img src=\"https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1536704382439-da99b6ccc0cf?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&amp;ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&amp;auto=format&amp;fit=crop&amp;w=2167&amp;q=80\" alt=\"Globe photo\"></p>\n<p><strong>By <a href=\"/u/don\">Don Kilmer</a></strong></p>\n<p><em>Posted July 15, 2019</em></p>\n<p>I can be persuaded that our borders should be open to all who want to live and work in the United States—but only after the welfare state is abolished. Milton Friedman was right about this. Everyone talking about the border problem who fails to mention this issue is a fraud.</p>\n<p>We now know that some <a href=\"https://talki.ng/s/kb0g3u/dna_tests_reveal_30_suspected_fraudulent\" rel=\"nofollow\">33 percent</a> of the children crossing the border outside of authorized channels are unrelated to the adults they are traveling with. Isn’t this the definition of human trafficking?</p>\n<p>The U.S. has virtually wiped out childhood communicable disease with vaccines and public hygiene. What are the health conditions of the countries these children are coming from? Isn’t quarantine and vaccination of these children before they are exposed to American children the least we can expect from U.S. border security?</p>\n<p>A significant portion of the refugees claiming a central American country of origin are actually coming from Asia and the Middle East. That doesn’t make them dangerous, but it does suggest that accurate screening is not a high priority. How should our government screen for foreign agents whose governments want to harm Americans? How do we identify lone wolf operators from non-government organizations who want to murder Americans?</p>\n<p>Again, I’m sympathetic to the libertarian ideal of the free flow of capital and labor across international borders. And I am more than sympathetic to an original public meaning interpretation of the constitutional text: that is, the federal government only has the power to regulate naturalization, not immigration.</p>\n<p>But I’m sincerely interested in anyone’s thoughts on how these real world problems–human trafficking of children, communicable diseases, terrorism–get solved without <em>some</em> kind of border enforcement.</p>\n" to "<p><img src=\"https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1521295121783-8a321d551ad2?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&amp;ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&amp;auto=format&amp;fit=crop&amp;w=1950&amp;q=80\" alt=\"Globe photo\"></p>\n<p><strong>By <a href=\"/u/don\">Don Kilmer</a></strong></p>\n<p><em>Posted July 15, 2019</em></p>\n<p>I can be persuaded that our borders should be open to all who want to live and work in the United States—but only after the welfare state is abolished. Milton Friedman was right about this. Everyone talking about the border problem who fails to mention this issue is a fraud.</p>\n<p>We now know that some <a href=\"https://talki.ng/s/kb0g3u/dna_tests_reveal_30_suspected_fraudulent\" rel=\"nofollow\">33 percent</a> of the children crossing the border outside of authorized channels are unrelated to the adults they are traveling with. Isn’t this the definition of human trafficking?</p>\n<p>The U.S. has virtually wiped out childhood communicable disease with vaccines and public hygiene. What are the health conditions of the countries these children are coming from? Isn’t quarantine and vaccination of these children before they are exposed to American children the least we can expect from U.S. border security?</p>\n<p>A significant portion of the refugees claiming a central American country of origin are actually coming from Asia and the Middle East. That doesn’t make them dangerous, but it does suggest that accurate screening is not a high priority. How should our government screen for foreign agents whose governments want to harm Americans? How do we identify lone wolf operators from non-government organizations who want to murder Americans?</p>\n<p>Again, I’m sympathetic to the libertarian ideal of the free flow of capital and labor across international borders. And I am more than sympathetic to an original public meaning interpretation of the constitutional text: that is, the federal government only has the power to regulate naturalization, not immigration.</p>\n<p>But I’m sincerely interested in anyone’s thoughts on how these real world problems–human trafficking of children, communicable diseases, terrorism–get solved without <em>some</em> kind of border enforcement.</p>\n"
2019-07-18 19:43 -0500 declan Story: Don Kilmer: An open question on open borders and the current crisis
Action: changed description from "![Globe photo](https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1521295121783-8a321d551ad2?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=1950&q=80)\r\n\r\n**By [Don Kilmer](/u/don)**\r\n\r\n*Posted July 15, 2019*\r\n\r\nI can be persuaded that our borders should be open to all who want to live and work in the United States—but only after the welfare state is abolished. Milton Friedman was right about this. Everyone talking about the border problem who fails to mention this issue is a fraud. \r\n\r\nWe now know that some [33 percent](https://talki.ng/s/kb0g3u/dna_tests_reveal_30_suspected_fraudulent) of the children crossing the border outside of authorized channels are unrelated to the adults they are traveling with. Isn’t this the definition of human trafficking? \r\n\r\nThe U.S. has virtually wiped out childhood communicable disease with vaccines and public hygiene. What are the health conditions of the countries these children are coming from? Isn’t quarantine and vaccination of these children before they are exposed to American children the least we can expect from U.S. border security? \r\n\r\nA significant portion of the refugees claiming a central American country of origin are actually coming from Asia and the Middle East. That doesn’t make them dangerous, but it does suggest that accurate screening is not a high priority. How should our government screen for foreign agents whose governments want to harm Americans? How do we identify lone wolf operators from non-government organizations who want to murder Americans? \r\n\r\nAgain, I'm sympathetic to the libertarian ideal of the free flow of capital and labor across international borders. And I am more than sympathetic to an original public meaning interpretation of the constitutional text: that is, the federal government only has the power to regulate naturalization, not immigration. \r\n\r\nBut I’m sincerely interested in anyone’s thoughts on how these real world problems--human trafficking of children, communicable diseases, terrorism--get solved without *some* kind of border enforcement." to "![Globe photo](https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1536704382439-da99b6ccc0cf?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=2167&q=80)\r\n\r\n**By [Don Kilmer](/u/don)**\r\n\r\n*Posted July 15, 2019*\r\n\r\nI can be persuaded that our borders should be open to all who want to live and work in the United States—but only after the welfare state is abolished. Milton Friedman was right about this. Everyone talking about the border problem who fails to mention this issue is a fraud. \r\n\r\nWe now know that some [33 percent](https://talki.ng/s/kb0g3u/dna_tests_reveal_30_suspected_fraudulent) of the children crossing the border outside of authorized channels are unrelated to the adults they are traveling with. Isn’t this the definition of human trafficking? \r\n\r\nThe U.S. has virtually wiped out childhood communicable disease with vaccines and public hygiene. What are the health conditions of the countries these children are coming from? Isn’t quarantine and vaccination of these children before they are exposed to American children the least we can expect from U.S. border security? \r\n\r\nA significant portion of the refugees claiming a central American country of origin are actually coming from Asia and the Middle East. That doesn’t make them dangerous, but it does suggest that accurate screening is not a high priority. How should our government screen for foreign agents whose governments want to harm Americans? How do we identify lone wolf operators from non-government organizations who want to murder Americans? \r\n\r\nAgain, I'm sympathetic to the libertarian ideal of the free flow of capital and labor across international borders. And I am more than sympathetic to an original public meaning interpretation of the constitutional text: that is, the federal government only has the power to regulate naturalization, not immigration. \r\n\r\nBut I’m sincerely interested in anyone’s thoughts on how these real world problems--human trafficking of children, communicable diseases, terrorism--get solved without *some* kind of border enforcement.", changed markeddown_description from "<p><img src=\"https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1521295121783-8a321d551ad2?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&amp;ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&amp;auto=format&amp;fit=crop&amp;w=1950&amp;q=80\" alt=\"Globe photo\"></p>\n<p><strong>By <a href=\"/u/don\">Don Kilmer</a></strong></p>\n<p><em>Posted July 15, 2019</em></p>\n<p>I can be persuaded that our borders should be open to all who want to live and work in the United States—but only after the welfare state is abolished. Milton Friedman was right about this. Everyone talking about the border problem who fails to mention this issue is a fraud.</p>\n<p>We now know that some <a href=\"https://talki.ng/s/kb0g3u/dna_tests_reveal_30_suspected_fraudulent\" rel=\"nofollow\">33 percent</a> of the children crossing the border outside of authorized channels are unrelated to the adults they are traveling with. Isn’t this the definition of human trafficking?</p>\n<p>The U.S. has virtually wiped out childhood communicable disease with vaccines and public hygiene. What are the health conditions of the countries these children are coming from? Isn’t quarantine and vaccination of these children before they are exposed to American children the least we can expect from U.S. border security?</p>\n<p>A significant portion of the refugees claiming a central American country of origin are actually coming from Asia and the Middle East. That doesn’t make them dangerous, but it does suggest that accurate screening is not a high priority. How should our government screen for foreign agents whose governments want to harm Americans? How do we identify lone wolf operators from non-government organizations who want to murder Americans?</p>\n<p>Again, I’m sympathetic to the libertarian ideal of the free flow of capital and labor across international borders. And I am more than sympathetic to an original public meaning interpretation of the constitutional text: that is, the federal government only has the power to regulate naturalization, not immigration.</p>\n<p>But I’m sincerely interested in anyone’s thoughts on how these real world problems–human trafficking of children, communicable diseases, terrorism–get solved without <em>some</em> kind of border enforcement.</p>\n" to "<p><img src=\"https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1536704382439-da99b6ccc0cf?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&amp;ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&amp;auto=format&amp;fit=crop&amp;w=2167&amp;q=80\" alt=\"Globe photo\"></p>\n<p><strong>By <a href=\"/u/don\">Don Kilmer</a></strong></p>\n<p><em>Posted July 15, 2019</em></p>\n<p>I can be persuaded that our borders should be open to all who want to live and work in the United States—but only after the welfare state is abolished. Milton Friedman was right about this. Everyone talking about the border problem who fails to mention this issue is a fraud.</p>\n<p>We now know that some <a href=\"https://talki.ng/s/kb0g3u/dna_tests_reveal_30_suspected_fraudulent\" rel=\"nofollow\">33 percent</a> of the children crossing the border outside of authorized channels are unrelated to the adults they are traveling with. Isn’t this the definition of human trafficking?</p>\n<p>The U.S. has virtually wiped out childhood communicable disease with vaccines and public hygiene. What are the health conditions of the countries these children are coming from? Isn’t quarantine and vaccination of these children before they are exposed to American children the least we can expect from U.S. border security?</p>\n<p>A significant portion of the refugees claiming a central American country of origin are actually coming from Asia and the Middle East. That doesn’t make them dangerous, but it does suggest that accurate screening is not a high priority. How should our government screen for foreign agents whose governments want to harm Americans? How do we identify lone wolf operators from non-government organizations who want to murder Americans?</p>\n<p>Again, I’m sympathetic to the libertarian ideal of the free flow of capital and labor across international borders. And I am more than sympathetic to an original public meaning interpretation of the constitutional text: that is, the federal government only has the power to regulate naturalization, not immigration.</p>\n<p>But I’m sincerely interested in anyone’s thoughts on how these real world problems–human trafficking of children, communicable diseases, terrorism–get solved without <em>some</em> kind of border enforcement.</p>\n"
2019-07-18 19:42 -0500 declan Story: Don Kilmer: The Truth Ain’t In Kamala Harris
Action: changed title from "The Truth Ain’t In Kamal Harris" to "Don Kilmer: The Truth Ain’t In Kamala Harris", changed description from "John 8:44 “There is no truth in him.” My mother-in-law (born in Springfield, MO) had a Midwestern take on this biblical phrase. “Whyyyyyy, the truth ain’t in him.” You need to draw out the “why” and add an Ozark twang to get it to sound just right.\r\n\r\nIt should be apparent by now that Kamala Harris is incapable of telling the truth about anything. She lied about Joe Biden’s record on civil rights and implied he was a racist. She lied about her record as a District Attorney in San Francisco. Now she is lying about her healthcare proposals, and being called out for it. http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/07/kamala-harriss-medicare-for-all-plan-makes-no-sense.html \r\n\r\nOne can only assume that Kamala Harris will say and do anything to acquire more political power. Her career is a template for the Peter Principle writ on political parchment. Except that in the world of politics, people tend to advance way beyond their level of incompetence, mostly because competent people don’t want the job of telling their neighbors how to live their lives.\r\n\r\nKamala Harris most resembles a seductress who just wants to land the mark. She wants to get the target of her efforts to some secluded place where the real agenda is revealed. Let’s hope that agenda is only higher taxes and more regulations. She is after all a Democrat. Or should we be more wary of this particular operator? Is she more than a mere grifter? Does she have a urge to control, by any means necessary, her fellow citizens. She certainly isn’t proposing any controls for non-citizens. Is she really some kind of predatory political sociopath?\r\n\r\nI’ve made up my mind. Whether she acquires more political powers is an exercise left to my fellow citizens who will vote next year. But I know this: The truth ain’t in her." to "![Healthcare photo](https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1505751172876-fa1923c5c528?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=2250&q=80)\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Gospel Of John (8:44), as the King James Version translates it, includes this warning: \"There is no truth in him.”\r\n\r\nMy mother-in-law, born in Springfield, Mo., had her own midwestern take on this Biblical phrase. \"Whyyyyyy, the truth ain’t in him.\" You need to draw out the “why” and add an Ozark twang to get it to sound just right.\r\n\r\nIt should be apparent by now that Democratic presidential candidate [Kamala Harris](/search?utf8=✓&q=Kamala+Harris&what=stories&order=newest) is incapable of telling the truth. She lied about Joe Biden’s record on civil rights and [implied](https://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/uncle-joe-gets-snared-by-the-democratic-partys-jim-crow-past/) he was a racist. She [lied](https://reason.com/2019/06/28/kamala-harris-won-the-democratic-debate-by-fudging-her-record/) about her record as a District Attorney in San Francisco. Now she is [lying](http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/07/kamala-harriss-medicare-for-all-plan-makes-no-sense.html) about her healthcare proposals—and is being called out for it. \r\n\r\nOne can only assume that Kamala Harris will say and do anything to acquire more political power. Her career is a template for the Peter Principle written on political parchment. Except that in the world of politics, people tend to advance way beyond their level of incompetence, perhaps because competent people don't want the job of telling their neighbors how to live their lives.\r\n\r\nKamala Harris most resembles a seductress who just wants to land the mark. She wants to get the target of her efforts to some secluded place where the real agenda is revealed. Let's hope that agenda is only higher taxes and more regulations. She is, after all, a Democrat. Or should we be more wary of this particular operator? Is she more than a mere grifter? Does she have a urge to control, by any means necessary, her fellow citizens? She certainly isn't proposing any controls for non-citizens. Is she really some kind of predatory political sociopath?\r\n\r\nI've made up my mind. Whether she acquires more political power is an exercise left to my fellow citizens who will vote next year. But I know this: The truth ain't in her.", changed markeddown_description from "<p>John 8:44 “There is no truth in him.” My mother-in-law (born in Springfield, MO) had a Midwestern take on this biblical phrase. “Whyyyyyy, the truth ain’t in him.” You need to draw out the “why” and add an Ozark twang to get it to sound just right.</p>\n<p>It should be apparent by now that Kamala Harris is incapable of telling the truth about anything. She lied about Joe Biden’s record on civil rights and implied he was a racist. She lied about her record as a District Attorney in San Francisco. Now she is lying about her healthcare proposals, and being called out for it. <a href=\"http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/07/kamala-harriss-medicare-for-all-plan-makes-no-sense.html\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/07/kamala-harriss-medicare-for-all-plan-makes-no-sense.html</a></p>\n<p>One can only assume that Kamala Harris will say and do anything to acquire more political power. Her career is a template for the Peter Principle writ on political parchment. Except that in the world of politics, people tend to advance way beyond their level of incompetence, mostly because competent people don’t want the job of telling their neighbors how to live their lives.</p>\n<p>Kamala Harris most resembles a seductress who just wants to land the mark. She wants to get the target of her efforts to some secluded place where the real agenda is revealed. Let’s hope that agenda is only higher taxes and more regulations. She is after all a Democrat. Or should we be more wary of this particular operator? Is she more than a mere grifter? Does she have a urge to control, by any means necessary, her fellow citizens. She certainly isn’t proposing any controls for non-citizens. Is she really some kind of predatory political sociopath?</p>\n<p>I’ve made up my mind. Whether she acquires more political powers is an exercise left to my fellow citizens who will vote next year. But I know this: The truth ain’t in her.</p>\n" to "<p><img src=\"https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1505751172876-fa1923c5c528?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&amp;ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&amp;auto=format&amp;fit=crop&amp;w=2250&amp;q=80\" alt=\"Healthcare photo\"></p>\n<p>The Gospel Of John (8:44), as the King James Version translates it, includes this warning: “There is no truth in him.”</p>\n<p>My mother-in-law, born in Springfield, Mo., had her own midwestern take on this Biblical phrase. “Whyyyyyy, the truth ain’t in him.” You need to draw out the “why” and add an Ozark twang to get it to sound just right.</p>\n<p>It should be apparent by now that Democratic presidential candidate <a href=\"/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&amp;q=Kamala+Harris&amp;what=stories&amp;order=newest\">Kamala Harris</a> is incapable of telling the truth. She lied about Joe Biden’s record on civil rights and <a href=\"https://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/uncle-joe-gets-snared-by-the-democratic-partys-jim-crow-past/\" rel=\"nofollow\">implied</a> he was a racist. She <a href=\"https://reason.com/2019/06/28/kamala-harris-won-the-democratic-debate-by-fudging-her-record/\" rel=\"nofollow\">lied</a> about her record as a District Attorney in San Francisco. Now she is <a href=\"http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/07/kamala-harriss-medicare-for-all-plan-makes-no-sense.html\" rel=\"nofollow\">lying</a> about her healthcare proposals—and is being called out for it.</p>\n<p>One can only assume that Kamala Harris will say and do anything to acquire more political power. Her career is a template for the Peter Principle written on political parchment. Except that in the world of politics, people tend to advance way beyond their level of incompetence, perhaps because competent people don’t want the job of telling their neighbors how to live their lives.</p>\n<p>Kamala Harris most resembles a seductress who just wants to land the mark. She wants to get the target of her efforts to some secluded place where the real agenda is revealed. Let’s hope that agenda is only higher taxes and more regulations. She is, after all, a Democrat. Or should we be more wary of this particular operator? Is she more than a mere grifter? Does she have a urge to control, by any means necessary, her fellow citizens? She certainly isn’t proposing any controls for non-citizens. Is she really some kind of predatory political sociopath?</p>\n<p>I’ve made up my mind. Whether she acquires more political power is an exercise left to my fellow citizens who will vote next year. But I know this: The truth ain’t in her.</p>\n"
2019-07-18 16:37 -0500 declan Story: One-third of young British people think feminism Is "demonising and marginalising" men, poll finds
Action: changed title from "A New Poll Has Found A Third Of Young British People Think Feminism Is \"Demonising And Marginalising\" Men" to "One-third of young British people think feminism Is \"demonising and marginalising\" men, poll finds", changed tags from "feminism" to "feminism poll"
2019-07-17 23:26 -0500 declan Story: Florida homeowner injured, kills two intruders with AR-15
Action: changed title from "Summerfield homeowner injured, kills 2 intruders with AR-15" to "Florida homeowner injured, kills two intruders with AR-15", changed tags from "gunrights" to "gunrights crime"
2019-07-17 23:24 -0500 declan Story: Matt Drudge's 'Future' Is Now Realized, And That Has Legacy Media Enraged
Action: changed tags from "mediajackals" to "mediajackals history technology"
2019-07-15 21:59 -0500 declan Story: YouTube removes video of Tommy Robinson from U.S. journalist’s channel, claims “hate speech” problem
Action: changed title from "YouTube Removes Video of Tommy Robinson From TGP Reporter's Channel, Says it Violates 'Hate Speech Policy'" to "YouTube removes video of Tommy Robinson from U.S. journalist’s channel, claims “hate speech” problem", changed tags from "deplatforming" to "deplatforming bigtech"
2019-07-15 21:51 -0500 declan Story: What Do You Do When Mental Health Professionals Treating Trump Derangement Syndrome Have TDS Themselves?
Action: changed tags from "donaldtrump" to "donaldtrump health"
2019-07-15 12:43 -0500 declan Story: Don Kilmer: An open question on open borders and the current crisis
Action: changed description from "![Globe photo](https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1521295121783-8a321d551ad2?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=1950&q=80)\r\n\r\n**By [Don Kilmer](https://talki.ng/u/don)**\r\n\r\n*Posted July 15, 2019*\r\n\r\nI can be persuaded that our borders should be open to all who want to live and work in the United States—but only after the welfare state is abolished. Milton Friedman was right about this. Everyone talking about the border problem who fails to mention this issue is a fraud. \r\n\r\nWe now know that some [33 percent](https://talki.ng/s/kb0g3u/dna_tests_reveal_30_suspected_fraudulent) of the children crossing the border outside of authorized channels are unrelated to the adults they are traveling with. Isn’t this the definition of human trafficking? \r\n\r\nThe U.S. has virtually wiped out childhood communicable disease with vaccines and public hygiene. What are the health conditions of the countries these children are coming from? Isn’t quarantine and vaccination of these children before they are exposed to American children the least we can expect from U.S. border security? \r\n\r\nA significant portion of the refugees claiming a central American country of origin are actually coming from Asia and the Middle East. That doesn’t make them dangerous, but it does suggest that accurate screening is not a high priority. How should our government screen for foreign agents whose governments want to harm Americans? How do we identify lone wolf operators from non-government organizations who want to murder Americans? \r\n\r\nAgain, I'm sympathetic to the libertarian ideal of the free flow of capital and labor across international borders. And I am more than sympathetic to an original public meaning interpretation of the constitutional text: that is, the federal government only has the power to regulate naturalization, not immigration. \r\n\r\nBut I’m sincerely interested in anyone’s thoughts on how these real world problems--human trafficking of children, communicable diseases, terrorism--get solved without *some* kind of border enforcement." to "![Globe photo](https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1521295121783-8a321d551ad2?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=1950&q=80)\r\n\r\n**By [Don Kilmer](/u/don)**\r\n\r\n*Posted July 15, 2019*\r\n\r\nI can be persuaded that our borders should be open to all who want to live and work in the United States—but only after the welfare state is abolished. Milton Friedman was right about this. Everyone talking about the border problem who fails to mention this issue is a fraud. \r\n\r\nWe now know that some [33 percent](https://talki.ng/s/kb0g3u/dna_tests_reveal_30_suspected_fraudulent) of the children crossing the border outside of authorized channels are unrelated to the adults they are traveling with. Isn’t this the definition of human trafficking? \r\n\r\nThe U.S. has virtually wiped out childhood communicable disease with vaccines and public hygiene. What are the health conditions of the countries these children are coming from? Isn’t quarantine and vaccination of these children before they are exposed to American children the least we can expect from U.S. border security? \r\n\r\nA significant portion of the refugees claiming a central American country of origin are actually coming from Asia and the Middle East. That doesn’t make them dangerous, but it does suggest that accurate screening is not a high priority. How should our government screen for foreign agents whose governments want to harm Americans? How do we identify lone wolf operators from non-government organizations who want to murder Americans? \r\n\r\nAgain, I'm sympathetic to the libertarian ideal of the free flow of capital and labor across international borders. And I am more than sympathetic to an original public meaning interpretation of the constitutional text: that is, the federal government only has the power to regulate naturalization, not immigration. \r\n\r\nBut I’m sincerely interested in anyone’s thoughts on how these real world problems--human trafficking of children, communicable diseases, terrorism--get solved without *some* kind of border enforcement.", changed markeddown_description from "<p><img src=\"https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1521295121783-8a321d551ad2?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&amp;ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&amp;auto=format&amp;fit=crop&amp;w=1950&amp;q=80\" alt=\"Globe photo\"></p>\n<p><strong>By <a href=\"https://talki.ng/u/don\" rel=\"nofollow\">Don Kilmer</a></strong></p>\n<p><em>Posted July 15, 2019</em></p>\n<p>I can be persuaded that our borders should be open to all who want to live and work in the United States—but only after the welfare state is abolished. Milton Friedman was right about this. Everyone talking about the border problem who fails to mention this issue is a fraud.</p>\n<p>We now know that some <a href=\"https://talki.ng/s/kb0g3u/dna_tests_reveal_30_suspected_fraudulent\" rel=\"nofollow\">33 percent</a> of the children crossing the border outside of authorized channels are unrelated to the adults they are traveling with. Isn’t this the definition of human trafficking?</p>\n<p>The U.S. has virtually wiped out childhood communicable disease with vaccines and public hygiene. What are the health conditions of the countries these children are coming from? Isn’t quarantine and vaccination of these children before they are exposed to American children the least we can expect from U.S. border security?</p>\n<p>A significant portion of the refugees claiming a central American country of origin are actually coming from Asia and the Middle East. That doesn’t make them dangerous, but it does suggest that accurate screening is not a high priority. How should our government screen for foreign agents whose governments want to harm Americans? How do we identify lone wolf operators from non-government organizations who want to murder Americans?</p>\n<p>Again, I’m sympathetic to the libertarian ideal of the free flow of capital and labor across international borders. And I am more than sympathetic to an original public meaning interpretation of the constitutional text: that is, the federal government only has the power to regulate naturalization, not immigration.</p>\n<p>But I’m sincerely interested in anyone’s thoughts on how these real world problems–human trafficking of children, communicable diseases, terrorism–get solved without <em>some</em> kind of border enforcement.</p>\n" to "<p><img src=\"https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1521295121783-8a321d551ad2?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&amp;ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&amp;auto=format&amp;fit=crop&amp;w=1950&amp;q=80\" alt=\"Globe photo\"></p>\n<p><strong>By <a href=\"/u/don\">Don Kilmer</a></strong></p>\n<p><em>Posted July 15, 2019</em></p>\n<p>I can be persuaded that our borders should be open to all who want to live and work in the United States—but only after the welfare state is abolished. Milton Friedman was right about this. Everyone talking about the border problem who fails to mention this issue is a fraud.</p>\n<p>We now know that some <a href=\"https://talki.ng/s/kb0g3u/dna_tests_reveal_30_suspected_fraudulent\" rel=\"nofollow\">33 percent</a> of the children crossing the border outside of authorized channels are unrelated to the adults they are traveling with. Isn’t this the definition of human trafficking?</p>\n<p>The U.S. has virtually wiped out childhood communicable disease with vaccines and public hygiene. What are the health conditions of the countries these children are coming from? Isn’t quarantine and vaccination of these children before they are exposed to American children the least we can expect from U.S. border security?</p>\n<p>A significant portion of the refugees claiming a central American country of origin are actually coming from Asia and the Middle East. That doesn’t make them dangerous, but it does suggest that accurate screening is not a high priority. How should our government screen for foreign agents whose governments want to harm Americans? How do we identify lone wolf operators from non-government organizations who want to murder Americans?</p>\n<p>Again, I’m sympathetic to the libertarian ideal of the free flow of capital and labor across international borders. And I am more than sympathetic to an original public meaning interpretation of the constitutional text: that is, the federal government only has the power to regulate naturalization, not immigration.</p>\n<p>But I’m sincerely interested in anyone’s thoughts on how these real world problems–human trafficking of children, communicable diseases, terrorism–get solved without <em>some</em> kind of border enforcement.</p>\n"
2019-07-15 12:42 -0500 declan Story: Don Kilmer: An open question on open borders and the current crisis
Action: changed description from "![Globe photo](https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1521295121783-8a321d551ad2?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=1950&q=80)\r\n\r\n<h1>\r\n**By [Don Kilmer](https://talki.ng/u/don)**\r\n</h1>\r\n\r\n*Posted July 15, 2019*\r\n\r\nI can be persuaded that our borders should be open to all who want to live and work in the United States—but only after the welfare state is abolished. Milton Friedman was right about this. Everyone talking about the border problem who fails to mention this issue is a fraud. \r\n\r\nWe now know that some [33 percent](https://talki.ng/s/kb0g3u/dna_tests_reveal_30_suspected_fraudulent) of the children crossing the border outside of authorized channels are unrelated to the adults they are traveling with. Isn’t this the definition of human trafficking? \r\n\r\nThe U.S. has virtually wiped out childhood communicable disease with vaccines and public hygiene. What are the health conditions of the countries these children are coming from? Isn’t quarantine and vaccination of these children before they are exposed to American children the least we can expect from U.S. border security? \r\n\r\nA significant portion of the refugees claiming a central American country of origin are actually coming from Asia and the Middle East. That doesn’t make them dangerous, but it does suggest that accurate screening is not a high priority. How should our government screen for foreign agents whose governments want to harm Americans? How do we identify lone wolf operators from non-government organizations who want to murder Americans? \r\n\r\nAgain, I'm sympathetic to the libertarian ideal of the free flow of capital and labor across international borders. And I am more than sympathetic to an original public meaning interpretation of the constitutional text: that is, the federal government only has the power to regulate naturalization, not immigration. \r\n\r\nBut I’m sincerely interested in anyone’s thoughts on how these real world problems--human trafficking of children, communicable diseases, terrorism--get solved without *some* kind of border enforcement." to "![Globe photo](https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1521295121783-8a321d551ad2?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=1950&q=80)\r\n\r\n**By [Don Kilmer](https://talki.ng/u/don)**\r\n\r\n*Posted July 15, 2019*\r\n\r\nI can be persuaded that our borders should be open to all who want to live and work in the United States—but only after the welfare state is abolished. Milton Friedman was right about this. Everyone talking about the border problem who fails to mention this issue is a fraud. \r\n\r\nWe now know that some [33 percent](https://talki.ng/s/kb0g3u/dna_tests_reveal_30_suspected_fraudulent) of the children crossing the border outside of authorized channels are unrelated to the adults they are traveling with. Isn’t this the definition of human trafficking? \r\n\r\nThe U.S. has virtually wiped out childhood communicable disease with vaccines and public hygiene. What are the health conditions of the countries these children are coming from? Isn’t quarantine and vaccination of these children before they are exposed to American children the least we can expect from U.S. border security? \r\n\r\nA significant portion of the refugees claiming a central American country of origin are actually coming from Asia and the Middle East. That doesn’t make them dangerous, but it does suggest that accurate screening is not a high priority. How should our government screen for foreign agents whose governments want to harm Americans? How do we identify lone wolf operators from non-government organizations who want to murder Americans? \r\n\r\nAgain, I'm sympathetic to the libertarian ideal of the free flow of capital and labor across international borders. And I am more than sympathetic to an original public meaning interpretation of the constitutional text: that is, the federal government only has the power to regulate naturalization, not immigration. \r\n\r\nBut I’m sincerely interested in anyone’s thoughts on how these real world problems--human trafficking of children, communicable diseases, terrorism--get solved without *some* kind of border enforcement.", changed markeddown_description from "<p><img src=\"https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1521295121783-8a321d551ad2?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&amp;ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&amp;auto=format&amp;fit=crop&amp;w=1950&amp;q=80\" alt=\"Globe photo\"></p>\n<!-- raw HTML omitted -->\n<p><em>Posted July 15, 2019</em></p>\n<p>I can be persuaded that our borders should be open to all who want to live and work in the United States—but only after the welfare state is abolished. Milton Friedman was right about this. Everyone talking about the border problem who fails to mention this issue is a fraud.</p>\n<p>We now know that some <a href=\"https://talki.ng/s/kb0g3u/dna_tests_reveal_30_suspected_fraudulent\" rel=\"nofollow\">33 percent</a> of the children crossing the border outside of authorized channels are unrelated to the adults they are traveling with. Isn’t this the definition of human trafficking?</p>\n<p>The U.S. has virtually wiped out childhood communicable disease with vaccines and public hygiene. What are the health conditions of the countries these children are coming from? Isn’t quarantine and vaccination of these children before they are exposed to American children the least we can expect from U.S. border security?</p>\n<p>A significant portion of the refugees claiming a central American country of origin are actually coming from Asia and the Middle East. That doesn’t make them dangerous, but it does suggest that accurate screening is not a high priority. How should our government screen for foreign agents whose governments want to harm Americans? How do we identify lone wolf operators from non-government organizations who want to murder Americans?</p>\n<p>Again, I’m sympathetic to the libertarian ideal of the free flow of capital and labor across international borders. And I am more than sympathetic to an original public meaning interpretation of the constitutional text: that is, the federal government only has the power to regulate naturalization, not immigration.</p>\n<p>But I’m sincerely interested in anyone’s thoughts on how these real world problems–human trafficking of children, communicable diseases, terrorism–get solved without <em>some</em> kind of border enforcement.</p>\n" to "<p><img src=\"https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1521295121783-8a321d551ad2?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&amp;ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&amp;auto=format&amp;fit=crop&amp;w=1950&amp;q=80\" alt=\"Globe photo\"></p>\n<p><strong>By <a href=\"https://talki.ng/u/don\" rel=\"nofollow\">Don Kilmer</a></strong></p>\n<p><em>Posted July 15, 2019</em></p>\n<p>I can be persuaded that our borders should be open to all who want to live and work in the United States—but only after the welfare state is abolished. Milton Friedman was right about this. Everyone talking about the border problem who fails to mention this issue is a fraud.</p>\n<p>We now know that some <a href=\"https://talki.ng/s/kb0g3u/dna_tests_reveal_30_suspected_fraudulent\" rel=\"nofollow\">33 percent</a> of the children crossing the border outside of authorized channels are unrelated to the adults they are traveling with. Isn’t this the definition of human trafficking?</p>\n<p>The U.S. has virtually wiped out childhood communicable disease with vaccines and public hygiene. What are the health conditions of the countries these children are coming from? Isn’t quarantine and vaccination of these children before they are exposed to American children the least we can expect from U.S. border security?</p>\n<p>A significant portion of the refugees claiming a central American country of origin are actually coming from Asia and the Middle East. That doesn’t make them dangerous, but it does suggest that accurate screening is not a high priority. How should our government screen for foreign agents whose governments want to harm Americans? How do we identify lone wolf operators from non-government organizations who want to murder Americans?</p>\n<p>Again, I’m sympathetic to the libertarian ideal of the free flow of capital and labor across international borders. And I am more than sympathetic to an original public meaning interpretation of the constitutional text: that is, the federal government only has the power to regulate naturalization, not immigration.</p>\n<p>But I’m sincerely interested in anyone’s thoughts on how these real world problems–human trafficking of children, communicable diseases, terrorism–get solved without <em>some</em> kind of border enforcement.</p>\n"
2019-07-15 12:41 -0500 declan Story: Don Kilmer: An open question on open borders and the current crisis
Action: changed title from "Open Question. Re: Border Crisis Debate" to "Don Kilmer: An open question on open borders and the current crisis", changed description from "I’m persuadable that our borders should be open to all who want to live and work in the U.S., but only after the abolition of the welfare state. Milton Friedman was right about this. Everyone talking about the border problem, who does not include a reference to this issue is a fraud. \r\n\r\nWe now know that 33% of the children crossing the border outside of authorized channels are unrelated to the adults they are traveling with. Isn’t this the definition of human trafficking? \r\n\r\nThe U.S. has virtually wiped out childhood communicable disease ‬with vaccines and public hygiene. What are the health conditions of the countries these children are coming from? Isn’t quarantine and vaccination of these children before they are exposed to American children the least we can expect from U.S. border security? \r\n\r\nA significant portion of the refugees claiming Central American country of origin are actually coming from Asia and the Middle East. That doesn’t make them dangerous, but it does point out that accurate screening is not a high priority. How should our government screen for foreign agents whose governments want to harm Americans, or how do we identify lone wolf operators from non-government organizations who want to murder Americans? \r\n\r\nAgain, I am sympathetic to the libertarian ideal of the free flow of capital and labor across international borders. And I am more than sympathetic to an original public meaning interpretation of Constitutional text, i.e., COTUS only has the power to regulate naturalization, not immigration. \r\n\r\nBut I’m sincerely I interested in anyone’s thoughts on how these real world problems (human trafficking of children, communicable diseases, terrorism) get solved without some kind of border enforcement." to "![Globe photo](https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1521295121783-8a321d551ad2?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=1950&q=80)\r\n\r\n<h1>\r\n**By [Don Kilmer](https://talki.ng/u/don)**\r\n</h1>\r\n\r\n*Posted July 15, 2019*\r\n\r\nI can be persuaded that our borders should be open to all who want to live and work in the United States—but only after the welfare state is abolished. Milton Friedman was right about this. Everyone talking about the border problem who fails to mention this issue is a fraud. \r\n\r\nWe now know that some [33 percent](https://talki.ng/s/kb0g3u/dna_tests_reveal_30_suspected_fraudulent) of the children crossing the border outside of authorized channels are unrelated to the adults they are traveling with. Isn’t this the definition of human trafficking? \r\n\r\nThe U.S. has virtually wiped out childhood communicable disease with vaccines and public hygiene. What are the health conditions of the countries these children are coming from? Isn’t quarantine and vaccination of these children before they are exposed to American children the least we can expect from U.S. border security? \r\n\r\nA significant portion of the refugees claiming a central American country of origin are actually coming from Asia and the Middle East. That doesn’t make them dangerous, but it does suggest that accurate screening is not a high priority. How should our government screen for foreign agents whose governments want to harm Americans? How do we identify lone wolf operators from non-government organizations who want to murder Americans? \r\n\r\nAgain, I'm sympathetic to the libertarian ideal of the free flow of capital and labor across international borders. And I am more than sympathetic to an original public meaning interpretation of the constitutional text: that is, the federal government only has the power to regulate naturalization, not immigration. \r\n\r\nBut I’m sincerely interested in anyone’s thoughts on how these real world problems--human trafficking of children, communicable diseases, terrorism--get solved without *some* kind of border enforcement.", changed markeddown_description from "<p>I’m persuadable that our borders should be open to all who want to live and work in the U.S., but only after the abolition of the welfare state. Milton Friedman was right about this. Everyone talking about the border problem, who does not include a reference to this issue is a fraud.</p>\n<p>We now know that 33% of the children crossing the border outside of authorized channels are unrelated to the adults they are traveling with. Isn’t this the definition of human trafficking?</p>\n<p>The U.S. has virtually wiped out childhood communicable disease ‬with vaccines and public hygiene. What are the health conditions of the countries these children are coming from? Isn’t quarantine and vaccination of these children before they are exposed to American children the least we can expect from U.S. border security?</p>\n<p>A significant portion of the refugees claiming Central American country of origin are actually coming from Asia and the Middle East. That doesn’t make them dangerous, but it does point out that accurate screening is not a high priority. How should our government screen for foreign agents whose governments want to harm Americans, or how do we identify lone wolf operators from non-government organizations who want to murder Americans?</p>\n<p>Again, I am sympathetic to the libertarian ideal of the free flow of capital and labor across international borders. And I am more than sympathetic to an original public meaning interpretation of Constitutional text, i.e., COTUS only has the power to regulate naturalization, not immigration.</p>\n<p>But I’m sincerely I interested in anyone’s thoughts on how these real world problems (human trafficking of children, communicable diseases, terrorism) get solved without some kind of border enforcement.</p>\n" to "<p><img src=\"https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1521295121783-8a321d551ad2?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&amp;ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&amp;auto=format&amp;fit=crop&amp;w=1950&amp;q=80\" alt=\"Globe photo\"></p>\n<!-- raw HTML omitted -->\n<p><em>Posted July 15, 2019</em></p>\n<p>I can be persuaded that our borders should be open to all who want to live and work in the United States—but only after the welfare state is abolished. Milton Friedman was right about this. Everyone talking about the border problem who fails to mention this issue is a fraud.</p>\n<p>We now know that some <a href=\"https://talki.ng/s/kb0g3u/dna_tests_reveal_30_suspected_fraudulent\" rel=\"nofollow\">33 percent</a> of the children crossing the border outside of authorized channels are unrelated to the adults they are traveling with. Isn’t this the definition of human trafficking?</p>\n<p>The U.S. has virtually wiped out childhood communicable disease with vaccines and public hygiene. What are the health conditions of the countries these children are coming from? Isn’t quarantine and vaccination of these children before they are exposed to American children the least we can expect from U.S. border security?</p>\n<p>A significant portion of the refugees claiming a central American country of origin are actually coming from Asia and the Middle East. That doesn’t make them dangerous, but it does suggest that accurate screening is not a high priority. How should our government screen for foreign agents whose governments want to harm Americans? How do we identify lone wolf operators from non-government organizations who want to murder Americans?</p>\n<p>Again, I’m sympathetic to the libertarian ideal of the free flow of capital and labor across international borders. And I am more than sympathetic to an original public meaning interpretation of the constitutional text: that is, the federal government only has the power to regulate naturalization, not immigration.</p>\n<p>But I’m sincerely interested in anyone’s thoughts on how these real world problems–human trafficking of children, communicable diseases, terrorism–get solved without <em>some</em> kind of border enforcement.</p>\n"
2019-07-14 22:47 -0500 declan Story: Culture war dispatch: "Wahooing Betsy Ross"
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2019-07-14 12:31 -0500 declan Story: William McGurn: Yankee Doodle Donald
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2019-07-10 10:21 -0500 declan Story: Law professor denounces student’s MAGA hat: "Undeniable symbol of white supremacy"
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2019-07-10 10:19 -0500 declan Story: Hillsdale College sues over $5 million donated to Michigan Univ. earmarked for Austrian economics
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2019-07-09 22:24 -0500 declan Story: The Fight of Our Lives: Defeating the Ideological War Against the West (2018 documentary)
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2019-07-09 16:28 -0500 declan Story: Bobby Jindal: Conservatives, put culture first
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2019-07-09 16:28 -0500 declan Story: WSJ Column: Hate Crime Hoaxes Are More Common Than You Think
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