You know that Texas has become the 21st state to allow permitless carry (starting in September), but you may not know that Gov. Greg Abbott signed another bill at the same time that would allow for Texans to buy silencers without a license, as long as they were built in Texas. The bill not only tests the federal government's control over the 2nd Amendment but also the extent to which the Constitution's Commerce Clause protects commerce within the boundaries of a state. The Commerce Clause gives Congress the power “to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and … [Read more...]
Looking for a Better America
After decades of urbanization, Americans are rebelling against the “bigger is better” mentality of city-living. Seeking a smaller, more affordable, sustainable, and secure lifestyle, some are venturing out from the mega-cities in search of a different life.
A number of techniques have become popular in an effort to save, especially scaling down the size of one’s home. Living small and saving big is even better when it’s coupled with living in a state that treats you more like a human than an ATM it can withdraw money from.
Look for a better America today. Start by reading what I have written to help you below:
The entire Portland Police Bureau Rapid Response Team has resigned from the voluntary detail in response to one of their members being criminally charged over his actions during a riot last August. FM101 KXL in Portland reports: FM News 101 learned late Wednesday night that in response to the criminal indictment of Officer Corey Budworth, the bureau's entire Rapid Response Team resigned. Sources with the Police Bureau say the team voted unanimously to disband. The Rapid Response Team is a group of volunteer officers who respond to civil disobedience, demonstrations, and riots. Tuesday, … [Read more...]
You know I want you to escape the city. You're taxed too much and left to fend for yourself in America's big cities today. Perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than Buckhead, an Atlanta suburb that pays one-fifth of the city's budget but has been left to face rampant violence alone. Residents of Buckhead want to break away from Atlanta, but the radical left mayor wants to keep using them as a piggy bank. Tucker Carlson explained the situation in Buckhead on his show recently. In Buckhead, murders year-to-date are up almost 50 percent—that’s a lot of new dead people. Robberies and aggravated … [Read more...]
You already know that America's growth corridors are where the action is for businesses who want to keep their own money and thrive. The Census has confirmed as much, and the economic numbers do too. Now the IRS is coming in with another analysis to put the final nail in the coffin for high tax states. The Wall Street Journal explains that new IRS data show vast income losses for high tax states, with low tax, growth corridor states the winners in the migration trend. Allysia Finley and Kate LaVoie report: New IRS data compiled by research outfit Wirepoints illustrate the flight from high- … [Read more...]
New data from the IRS adds some detail to what America already knew from the Census--people don't want to live in California anymore. On net, California lost more taxpayers and dependents than any other state between 2018 and 2019. Eight million people left the state during that time, with 165,355 fewer moving in, making for the state's largest loss. Those numbers don't even include the mass exodus caused by COVID-19. Texas and Arizona were the most popular destinations for California refugees. Cole Lauterbach reports for Just the News: Texas was the primary destination for California … [Read more...]
At LewRockwell.com, Judge Andrew Napolitano asks how Americans allowed governors to walk all over them with unconstitutional orders during the COVID crisis. They went wild, and punished workers with ham-fisted rulemaking far exceeding their authority. The answer, suggests Napolitano, is fear. He writes: Why did so many folks who believe in personal liberty accept these illegal orders and cave to them? Why did we wear medically useless masks on our faces when we, not the government, own our faces? Why did we allow the government to close lawful businesses? Why did police and prosecutors break … [Read more...]
America's big cities are normally a balanced churn of people arriving and people departing, but 2020 tipped the balance. Residents rushed to escape the city, with Americans eager to build islands for their families away from the riots, looting, and COVID lockdowns imposed on them by governors gone wild. Other Americans who would normally have moved into the city were too afraid or just didn't want to deal with COVID restrictions, and mass unrest. In big blue cities, where the wealthy are treated like a piggy bank for politicians focused on their own legacies, departures soared. With remote … [Read more...]
The problems plaguing roads, bridges, subways, and airports are mostly caused by a lack of political will at the local level. No amount of federal money can fix those problems, and will probably only make them worse by insulating the inept local politicians from the problems they have created. Joe Biden's massive infrastructure plan (which spends much of its funds on nearly everything but infrastructure) is a corporate giveaway to green energy lobbyists and a backdoor bailout for underperforming Democratic governors who have treated their citizens like a piggy-bank. Is it any wonder … [Read more...]
The Texas legislature has passed a bill that will allow the state to join 20 others as a permitless carry state. The bill is awaiting Gov. Greg Abbot's signature. The governor has signaled he will sign it, making Texas the 21st permitless carry state in America. The Wall Street Journal reports: Supporters of the bill say it would allow Texans to better defend themselves in public while abolishing unnecessary impediments to the constitutional right to bear arms. Once signed into law, Texas will join nearly two dozen other states that allow some form of unregulated carry of a handgun. Texas … [Read more...]
You need to escape the city. Violence exploded in big cities this weekend, and it looks like residents can expect a summer similar to last year. Just look at Chicago. WGN9 reports: At least 55 people were shot, 11 fatally, since Friday evening across Chicago. The shootings happened between 5 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Monday. Just overnight, four people were killed and seven others were injured in shootings, capping off what has been a violent weekend in the city. Or Minneapolis, where the city "defunded the police." WBNS reports: A 16-year-old girl was killed and five people, all … [Read more...]