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Tag: hypocrisy
  • So You’re ‘Pro-Choice,’ eh?

    Being “pro-choice” is seen by many as being an open minded and progressive stance, and is one of the most popular single-issue voting topics in the country. It is a common sight on college campuses to see individuals flaunting a dozen pieces of “pro-choice” flair on their backpack or bumper. But often this label is …

  • Obama, as a Senator, discussing the dangers of “National Security Letters” allowed by the Patriot Act

    This is a good video of Obama, before he was President, arguing about the dangers of the National Security Letters in the PATRIOT Act: “This is legislation that puts our own Justice Department above the law.” “The National Security Letters are an issue.  They allow federal agents to conduct any search, on any American, no …

  • The truth about Gas Prices

    If you ask almost anyone how they feel about oil companies and gas prices, chances are you will be met with the usual diatribe about greed, market manipulation, and lack of disposable income that keeps most people thinking oil companies are the most evil and economically abusive institutions around. But is that really true? Gas …

  • Opposed to killing, but not to war? You’re just as hypocritical as an antiwar murderer.

    How could the Fort Hood shooter be opposed to war, but not to killing?  Perhaps in the same way other people are opposed to killing, but not to war. I haven’t been following the Fort Hood story very closely, to be honest, so I don’t have much commentary to offer on the situation in general.  …

  • The Hypocrisy of the State

    The irony of the state is that its chief political actors want us to think of them as individuals. This is hardly surprising — they are people, after all, and beholden to the same proclivities and social desires as is the rest of humanity. The current head head of state, Barack Obama, likewise wants us to think …

  • The Ruling Elite’s “Priorities”

    Have “we” (or rather, soldiers totally beholden to politicians’ orders) invaded a foreign land? Totally irrelevant. The potential slaughter of innocents isn’t important at all, especially when compared to Congressman Wilson’s breach of decorum in the “sacred ritual” of a presidential address.

  • Author of Ron Paul hit piece exposed?

    Ugh… Another day, another ugly smear against the Ron Paul/liberty movement, this time courtesy of Dana Goldstein, writing for “The Daily Beast.” The clear point of Ms. Goldstein’s piece is that Paul movement is tainted by the “fringy” racism and general nuttiness of a few of our “associations.” How ironic that point becomes when one looks at what she wrote about the …

  • Foreign Policy Hypocrisy, Africa Edition

    Hillary Clinton is in Kenya to address several issues, including the Keynan government’s seeming unwillingness to prosecute war criminals: Some of the headlines greeting Mrs. Clinton on her first morning in Kenya focused on American pressure to set up a special tribunal to try the perpetrators of election-driven bloodshed early last year that left more …