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"Let no freedom be allowed to novelty, because it is not fitting that any addition should be made to antiquity. Let not the clear faith and belief of our forefathers be fouled by any muddy admixture." -- Pope Sixtus III

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Leftists love their children extra crispy.

Have you noticed how Barry the jug-eared commie and Eric "You holdin'?" Holder, who both fancy themselves black men, work overtime to grind as many poor black kids into hamburger as possible?

That blood-drenched whore Margaret Sanger who be proud of those boys.


Indiana: Abortion law for government to decide

A dispute between Indiana and federal Medicaid officials over the state's new abortion law cutting off some public funding for Planned Parenthood should be resolved by government administrators and not the courts, Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fisher told a federal judge Monday.
- AP via Yahoo! News

Was St. Thomas Aquinas a proto-Austrian?

Mr. Williams needs to proofread his material, but his point is a good one. Private property and economic freedom are derived from natural law.

Those who hate the Natural Law necessarily hate freedom.

From Freedomworks.org:


Meet the Austrians Part 1: St. Thomas Aquinas

By Tyler Williams on June 21, 2011

The Austrian school of economic thought has made a prominent comeback and has risen to a newfound popularity in our political discourse today. However, but has one ever wondered where did this school come from? What are its origins? Who are the founders of this magnificent school of economic thought? This blog series "Meet the Austrians" will highlight those who contributed, and what their contributions to the Austrian School were.

http://www.oceansbridge.com/paintings/collections/92-saints/big/Botticelli_(Attributed_to)_1481_1482_XX_St._Thomas_Aquinas_(St._Some argue that the Austrian school has its roots back to the thirteenth century, with the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274). Thomas was born at Roccasecca, which is an area half way between Rome and Naples. He started receiving education at the age of five at the Benedictine abbey of Montecassino. Later Thomas transferred to the University of Naples in order to escape the battle that was to take place at the abbey. While at Naples, Thomas learned about the teachings of Aristotle and was introduced to the Order of Preachers, which at the time was a recently founded mendicant order. Later at the age of 17 Thomas joined the Dominican order, and studied in Cologne and at Paris under the tutelage of Albert the Great. After completing his studies he took his doctorate at the University of Paris, and later taught there and at a number of universities in Europe.

Throughout his life Thomas was a prolific writer; however, his most famous works was Summa Theologica. In which, Aquinas argues in favor of private property, and that the role of the state is to prevent theft, force and fraud in economic transactions. In this work, Aquinas also made the argument that prices should be set by the market, and brings up that prices will fluctuate due to the supply and demand of a particular product. Thomas was very much in favor of merchants, and as a result of his work in Summa Theologica he helped shift the negative view of mercantile trade.

How Thomas viewed economic thought is due largely to his perception of natural law. Aquinas believed that since God created everything, God had a plan for everything. Thus an unlawful act inhibits God’s plan from occurring. Economic transactions, he argues are to be placed in this framework, since capital is provided to them by nature and used to reach a certain end.

Saint Thomas Aquinas has earned the label of being a proto-Austrian due to the number of contributions he made to the later to come Austrian school of economics. Thomas supported the ownership of private property, argued that the price of goods are to be set by the laws of supply and demand, supported small businesses, and argued for a very limited role of the state. All of which are trademarks of the Austrian school.

Totalitarian Pennsylvania Update.

Wow, one will soon be able to defend oneself in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Imagine that.

Corbett will sign Castle Doctrine - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


HARRISBURG -- Without debate, the state Senate today approved a bill expanding self-defense rights and sent it to Gov. Tom Corbett for his signature.

Corbett will sign the bill, said his spokesman Kevin Harley.

By a 45-5 vote, the Senate approved an expansion of the so-called Castle Doctrine.

Under current law, a person can use deadly force -- without retreat -- in his or her home. Outside the home, using lethal force to defend oneself requires first taking steps away from an assailant. The bill approved today allows someone to shoot an attacker without retreat outside the home -- anywhere a person is legally allowed to be.

Supporters called it "stand your ground" legislation. Critics call it "shoot first" legislation.

During a lengthy House debate in April, opponents claimed the bill if enacted would create a "Wild West" mentality in Pennsylvania. But those voting for the bill said it sends a message to criminals that people will no longer be fearful of lawsuits or prosecution if they act when their lives are at risk.

Terror is a form of social control...

...and who is more terrified than a man with no job and a family to feed?

From Forbes:

The Great American Job Machine Is Breaking Down



“The Great American Job Machine is breaking down, and roadside assistance is not on the horizon.” So says Mort Zuckerman, CEO of Boston Properties and Editor in Chief of U.S. News & World Report, in an editorial today. Zuckerman, #564 on Forbes’ list of the World’s Billionaires, says things are worse than they look and the positive job numbers reported in May are misleading. Part-time jobs outpace full-time additions to the workforce, and more Americans are unemployed than any time since the Great Depression.

The blame, says Zuckerman, falls on Congress and the White House, who have failed to work out solutions for the job shortage. Today’s editorial echoes his statements of a month ago, when he told Bloomberg, “they’re all playing politics with the issue – they’re playing short term politics – and they’re not operating in the long term interests of the country. The fact is, we have to do something about it.”

Digging into the numbers, Zuckerman looks beyond the headline unemployment rate to analyze the balance between hiring/firing.

“We have seemingly added jobs, but it is not because hiring has increased,” he writes. “In February 2009 there were 4.7 million separations – that is, jobs lost – but by March 2011 this had fallen to 3.8 million. In other words, the pace of layoffs has diminished, but that is not the same thing as more hiring. The employment numbers look better than they really are because of the aggressive layoffs in the early part of this recession and the reluctance of American business to rehire workers. In fact, the apparent improvement in job numbers has been made up of one part extra hiring and two parts reduced firing.”

Zuckerman also notes the productivity gains have shouldered the majority of the recovery’s load, representing a shift in traditional timelines.

“We are nowhere near the old normal. Throughout this fragile recovery, over 90 percent of the growth in output has come from productivity gains. But typically at this stage of the cycle, labor has already taken over from productivity as the major contributor of growth.”

When Zuckerman sat down with Steve Forbes late last year, he identified missed opportunities to save the floundering job market. “We needed investments into job-multipliers, not job-savers. Investment in infrastructure creates 1.5 to 1.7 jobs for every dollar invested, so to speak, relative to saving jobs, where it’s at best 1 for 1,” he told Forbes.

He went on to attribute the U.S. job struggles to a tenuous relationship between businesses and Washington. “You see how competitive we were, for example, with Europe back in the 1980s and 1990s. We did much better than them. We created vastly more jobs, and higher-paying jobs, when the business world, in a sense, could operate. Now I think everybody has lost confidence in where we’re going in terms of the relationship between government and business.”

If Zuckerman were in charge today? “I would have a major multiyear infrastructure program that would involve us investing, in one form or another, $100 billion to $200 billion a year,” Zuckerman told Forbes. “Because that would give confidence to the whole business community that this economy’s not going to collapse.”

Until then, Zuckerman writes today, “The Great Recession has now earned the dubious right of being compared to the Great Depression.”

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