Sleeping is Now a Crime

By eric

March 7, 2019

It’s become one of those self-evident truths Massa Tom once wrote about to state that government has become overtly punitive – as opposed to keeping the peace, its sole legitimate function.

There are many examples. Here is the latest.

Virginia’s Roanoke County has hurled a fatwa (news story here) making it a crime to sleep in your own car – even if that car is parked on your own property.

Which nicely delineates the true ownership of “your” property.


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R3publicans:  Presstitutes, Deep State Urchins, and Lawyers Triumph Over Rule of Law

Paul Craig Roberts

I remember when a suspect was regarded as innocent until proven guilty in a fair trial. Today prosecutors convict their victims in the media in order to make an unbiased jury impossible and thereby coerce a plea bargain that saves the prosecutor from having to prove his case. In the United States law is no longer a shield of the people. Law is a weapon in the hands of prosecutors. (See Roberts & Stratton, The Tyranny of Good Intentions.)


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House passes tax credit for teachers' classroom supply spending

House Passes $1,000 Tax Credit for Teachers Who Purchase Classroom Supplies Out of Pocket

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 11th, 2019) – The House of Representatives today unanimously passed a measure that would provide Oklahoma school teachers some financial relie…

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R3publicans:  The Empire -- Now or Never

The Empire: Now or Never
Fred Reed

Many people I talk to seem to think American foreign policy has something to do with democracy, human rights, national security, or maybe terrorism or freedom, or niceness, or something. It is a curious belief, Washington being interested in all of them. Other people are simply puzzled, seeing no pattern in America’s international behavior. Really, the explanation is simple.


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OCPA column: Limited government should also be effective

by Curtis Shelton, policy research fellow at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs

Who runs Oklahoma’s largest state agencies?

This is a hard question to answer. Governors and legislators appoint members to ag…

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