Immigration and gun control. Are there any more controversial issues? These are stories in the news on Friday…. Continue reading “Weekend Quick Takes”
This week gave us two wide-ranging examples of the desire by some to have the government involved in most everything…yes, even kid’s lemonade stands
Texas Makes Lemonade Stand Legal
Think government interference hasn’t gone far enough and the government bureaucrats aren’t trying to control every aspect of our lives?
The governor of Texas signed a bill into law this week that would allow kids to run lemonade stands on private property. The bill is in response to police who shut down a lemonade stand that some kids had opened to raise money, so they could buy their Dad a Father’s Day gift. The police had responded after a complaint that the stand violated local codes.
A Solution In Search Of A Problem
Speaking of government desire for control, this week will mark a year since the Federal Communications Commission repealed ‘Net Neutrality’, the Obama Administration’s regulation of the internet. The Wall Street Journal wrote an editorial this weekend on the hysteria that surrounded the repeal of the Obama era regulation a year ago.
Prior to the repeal, critics said that it would basically be the end of the internet as we know it. Bernie Sanders, socialist and advocate of government control, said “This is an egregious attack on our democracy.”
The Senate Democrats official Twitter account argued that “If we don’t save Net Neutrality, we will get the internet one word at a time”, telling us that the internet would become so slow as to be unusable for normal people who couldn’t or wouldn’t pay increased fees.
Yet that hasn’t happened. On the contrary, internet speeds and bandwidth have increased. How else could so many people have streamed ‘Game of Thrones’? The internet hasn’t fallen apart, it hasn’t become the bastion only of the rich who can pay more for faster speeds and nothing really has changed since before it was regulated.
And if you remember, the FCC did not implement ‘Net Neutrality’ until 2015. Yet somehow the web had grown exponentially prior to that, and web surfers had been fine before then. It seemed like a solution in search of a problem. And despite cries from liberal groups across the spectrum on how its repeal would be disaster, no one has really noticed any change, have they?
This week, two major stories from around the country dealt with the topic of immigration, though on somewhat opposite sides of the debate Continue reading “Quick Takes-Immigration News of Note”
Underestimating the President and more trade war targets…sometimes you just have to shake your head. Continue reading “Monday News-Quick Takes”
The growing hypocrisy of a segment of American liberalism, the cost of the trade wars and failure in North Korea. All this below in the latest quick takes of Thinking Man’s Politics. Continue reading “Weekend Quick Takes”
News from this past week….California apparently will allow literally anything, cats and dogs living together and all sorts of ‘unnatural things on the Supreme Court and the threat from China. Continue reading “The Week’s Quick Takes”
In Monday’s quick takes, we take a look at news of a more unusual nature…where officers in the legal system aren’t really helping those who abide by the law Continue reading “Quick Takes-Law and Order Edition”