Two brilliant podcasts (except for leftists, of course) by Trump-sympathizing Voluntaryist Stefan Molyneux. One recapping eight horrible years of President Barack Obama. The other about the anti-Trump riots the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration.
If you have the time, it really drives the point home to watch them concurrently.
Politicians always weigh their words, especially presidents. They know very well how every syllable of every word they utter will be analyzed. Whenever a politicians says something, it is therefore very unlikely to be an accidental mistake. When a politician or especially president says something that runs counter to the very narrative people expect him to support, the chance of it being an accidental mistake is even less likely.
Barack Obama has left the White House. No longer is he responsible for the many departments under his command. In other words, he no longer feels any pressure to parrot any particular narrative he doesn’t actually believe in, for the “common good.” Continue Reading
It’s hardly a drop in the bucket, and it certainly doesn’t mitigate all the evil he’s committed, but one must be honest. Barack Obama is capable of at least small change, as exemplified by his commuting the sentences of a small number of people that were sent to jail for long prison terms for non-violent drug offenses.
Of course there are bound to be many more in the prison system, and Obama’s reasoning, that they deserve to have their sentences commuted because those sentences were way too long is flawed (non-violent drug offenders should get NO prison sentence at all) but in the case of such obviously malignant statists as Barack Obama, beggars can’t be choosers, and the people released from their hell will not complain.
So the United States has now, in a short period of time, seen the legalization of the use of marijuana in a number of states, has seen the softening of a stance on the drug war among a large part of its population, and now has seen a president commuting the sentences of non-violent drug offenders. Regarding drug policy, libertarians should be hopeful that the United State is finally at least moving in the right direction.
Welcome to the truth, Carey.
According to Steve Breyman at Antiwar.com, who says:
“It’s time to return. President Obama released his FY 2015 budget on Tuesday, March 4. Ready for this? It asks for considerably more money (in constant dollars) for nuclear weapons maintenance, design and production than Reagan spent in 1985, the historical peak of spending on nukes: $8.608 billion dollars, not counting administrative costs.”
Read the rest here.
This is the same nation, the nation that bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, that wants to impose sanctions on Iran for maybe, possibly, seeking to build one nuclear weapon.
Black Agenda Report’s Executive Editor Glen Ford says:
The world is learning what U.S. senatorial candidate Barack Obama meant on October 2, 2002, when he told a Chicago crowd that he did not oppose all wars. “What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.” We now know that President Obama is committed to full spectrum, no-holds-barred, war-without-boundaries against all potential resistance to U.S. imperial rule, anywhere on the planet – a project he considers neither rash nor dumb…
Read the rest of this magnificent article here.