"Fascism and communism both promise "social welfare," "social justice," and "fairness" to justify authoritarian means and extensive arbitrary and discretionary governmental powers." - F. A. Hayek"

"Life is a Bungling process and in no way educational." in James M. Cain

Jean Giraudoux who first said, “Only the mediocre are always at their best.”

If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law. Sir Winston Churchill

"summum ius summa iniuria" ("More laws, more injustice.") Cicero

As Christopher Hitchens once put it, “The essence of tyranny is not iron law; it is capricious law.”

"Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." Ronald Reagan

"Law is where you buy it." Raymond Chandler

"Why did God make so many damn fools and Democrats?" Clarence Day

"If I feel like feeding squirrels to the nuts, this is the place for it." - Cluny Brown

"Oh, pshaw! When yu' can't have what you choose, yu' just choose what you have." Owen Wister "The Virginian"

Oscar Wilde said about the death scene in Little Nell, you would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.

Thomas More's definition of government as "a conspiracy of rich men procuring their own commodities under the name and title of a commonwealth.” ~ Winston S. Churchill, A History of the English Speaking Peoples

“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.” ~ Jonathon Swift

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Trump Dodged a Bullet When he Fired Flynn

The last thing Trump needed was a giant Achilles Heal named Flynn, when most of D.C. and 90+% of the media are barraging him with slings and arrows. It was Trumps outrageous good fortune to have fired the duplicitous and untrustworthy Flynn. m/r

White House says Flynn acted as ‘private citizen’ while lobbying for Turkey during campaign

White House press secretary denies anything ‘nefarious’ in Flynn’s work arrangement

- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 9, 2017 

The White House said Thursday that President Trump didn’t know his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was working as a foreign agent for Turkey during the campaign last year.
“I don’t believe that was known,” said White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
But Mr. Spicer said Mr. Flynn, who was fired by the president last month for misleading top administration officials about his conversations with a Russian diplomat before the inauguration, had done nothing wrong in his lobbying work.
“This is what he did for a living. He was being compensated,” Mr. Spicer said. “He was a private citizen at the time. There’s nothing nefarious about doing anything that’s legal as long as the proper paperwork is filed.”
Mr. Flynn registered as a foreign agent with the Justice Department on Tuesday for lobbying work he did for the Turkish government during last year’s U.S. presidential campaign. He claimed $530,000 worth of work from August through November 2016 that “could be construed to have principally benefited the Republic of Turkey.”

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