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"overweening government" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

06:10 min | 2 weeks ago

"overweening government" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"Of the president's reelection campaign. My colleague at AM five mate is a 5, 65 90 or 5 60. I see. I know stations Ahmad. I know them by coal numbers, so it's wind the great station in Chicago that I'm on. And he's on his well. He took a leave of absence to help the president. The statistical case. It's 5 60. I was right originally. Okay. 55 16. Anyway, when is how I know it? And Anyway, Steve Cortes is there is going to be back there. He's written now for national Review. Choose me for the national pulse. I like to read to you, some of it. About the statistical anomalies with regard to this election. Nobody has proof. I am not claiming that Joe Biden is elected if he's elected unfairly. I just want to make that clear. But there are so many serious questions. That honest Americans would ask. He begins with turnout. The kinds of numbers reported simply defy reasonable expectations for Wisconsin. Overall, the turnout was above 90% of registered voters. Even in a state with same day registration. Such a number seems implausible. After all, in Australia, a place where voting is mandatory and failing to vote is punishable with stiff fines. The total turnout for the most recent election was still only 92%. I just want to say something about that again. America is the freest country. At least as long as the left is not in control. It's become much less free in my lifetime. That's an example, though. Who the hell is the government to tell me? I have to vote? In Australia, you do not have the right not to vote. Is that not blow your mind? Well, it depends. If you're on the left, it doesn't blow your mind. You think Australia is just terrific. Course people should be forced to vote. The more you force people to do, The more the endorphins in a leftist are secreted. Who the hell is the Australian government? To tell me I have to vote. I, uh And, you know, I I would like to put that Me in a questionnaire to college students. Should the government find you if you do not vote. Very curious to see how much left wing totalitarian ism has gotten into the bloodstream of young people in America. I'm curious. Since the point is well, that's better for society. Correct. Is it better for society if we're healthy? Yes. So should it should you have to provide proof of exercise. Right? Why not? If the issue is it's good for society. We will force it. I why don't you give him a Ah sugar consumption report. Member of Bloomberg wants to limit the size of Coke or suffuse me soda. On. Dit was widely laughed at, but not entirely laughed at The founding fathers. This was exactly what they rebelled against. Overweening government. I have to make that point because you have to realize how much freer we are. But it may not last So if it doesn't last, we will have either to separate nations. Literally, physically separate, legally separate. Or we will have two nations within one name called the United States of America. The great problem is We create these Red states, the conservative states. They're far more successful. Then the cess pools that they make in the New York City and the other big cities and the state of California. How the state of California has been ruined by the left is worthy of crying truly worthy of crying. I live here. I have seen it go from the happiest place to a place of fecal matter in the street. Thanks to the left. Relief factor is spectacular, just spectacular. And for anybody who was suffering from joint pain back pain. Any of these pains Then you have to. You have to try this product out. And if it doesn't work in three weeks, it probably won't work. So they give you a special price for three weeks. And that price is $19.95 and shipping. That's it. Take it is directed. Otherwise, you're not giving it a fair chance. You're not giving you a fair chance. 805 183 84 relief factor dot com The Dennis Prager show life from the relief actor, Pain Free studio. You're unhappy, timeshare owner.

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"overweening government" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

08:23 min | 6 months ago

"overweening government" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

"Conversation with chief, Tony Focus of the Mafia police department, the chief is retiring. This month of the city has already announced that it is hiring a new chief by the name of Brian, Pete who we expect will be arriving in the coming weeks and may try to recruit him as a guest on Dave. Grab show sort of introductory interview. Let him get to Speak speaking, let us know what he's thinking is as he comes into this job, but Tony famous has been added for for a long time thirty five years. I believe he's been a month later. Police officer and Chief. How long have you been in the in the role of chief it with the city now? It'll be thirteen years. I came on as chief in July of two thousand seven. Got It okay so You your We were talking a little bit just about the Kobe nineteen in the mask, wearing requirement issued by the by the city council, and that has drawn some complaints and criticism for people You know there are folks who feel like it's overweening government to go out and tell people that they need to wear masks when they're shopping for. you know whatever you're buying local stores in in my earlier and Do. You think I mean just since you're retiring. Maybe speak a little more freely than you have in the past but you know just as there's a political sensibility or whatever I do you think that's a that's a? That's a proper role for government to ask people in in really require people to to wear a mask and a public health emergency like this, or do you think it's overstepping? I. Protection of the People's governments fundamental, one of the fundamental responsibilities one of the family proud of Vermont. And reminding the HALSE You know really applied the scientific approach to the policies that had had you know taken here and I will especially really credit you know, Governor Scott or a very Xiaojing away which reopening things and but again look at Vermont numbers, and the fact that our hospitals and our medical system is not. In overwhelmed I mean certainly prepared for the worst, and it was a little nervous. The beginning we're all scrambling for personal protective equipment to see but now that we're kind of in a rhythm here of management I think absolutely it was the right thing to do, and and the overwhelming majority Vermont's. Again follow those back. Yeah I mean I see stuff especially. Chat online about you know. This is one of these. It's an imposition. Don't tread on me all this kind of stuff and I have to say one irony here to me. Is that you know? I think I think many of the people in that camp are people who would be the first to honor. Law Enforcement and and and the bravery and service of any anywhere police officers. They would be the first to honor folks in our military THEY WOULD BE I. Honor certainly. Somebody who who gears up to go out and fight fires for our for communities and and you think about all of that stuff that people put on in the name of you know whether it's bulletproof. Vests or helmets are firefighter's gear. You think about all that stuff that people put on in supposed ninety five degree heat to go out, and and do the work protecting other Americans I. just sort of have to ask. Is really too much to ask for someone to put a piece of cloth over their nose and mouth in the name of protecting other Americans. any thoughts there. While where'd you? Get, used to it when alternate close close contact with somebody they actually will earlier on. They would actually wear and ninety five now pretty much is wearing surgical mass, and we just recently using lighter weight one for bike patrol officers. because. They were seen not wearing masks on while out of the bike paths, so they have one now they can breathe more easily in and hopefully would still also provide a protected the require protective barrier but it it just Yeah. I mean I never thought you know in my time that be putting on a bulletproof. I'm wearing right to step outside and station I'm. Putting on a mask and when I walk into the station report for duty, take my temperature I mean this is. Hopefully AJ berry norm but. It is what it is. It is what it is chief. Also have to turn our attention to Issues and policing relating to. All the upset recently, certainly, the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, horrible thing you've spoken out about that, and in a in a in about your, you know your your your personal and institutional outrage at the at that incident in incidents like the pop up from time to time around the country. And I it was interesting I had a gentleman named Paulviollis from CBS News on. He's law enforcement analyst and has spent a career I think. He said he had actually. been the head of a police academy in his career at one point and And I am has worked as a law enforcement officer and he was saying that. After the Rodney, King beating, and I think that was one thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, one, if I recall correctly There was quite a bit of a quite a bit push for reform in police departments around the country's. Changes in reviews of changes and use of force policies, and so on and so forth, and he said, but then we put our heads in the sand. That was his phrase. And and lost momentum. I guess of of that kind of progress Is. This is a time when we when police departments really a need to need re engage. With these issues and and try to perhaps look for further refinements in their work and their work. absolutely you know. The the key issues are There's three that are you know who your? Who are we bringing into the the professional policing? What training are they receiving or not I? Don't just mean Kademi but throughout their careers, and what policies are in place, but we are what what's been lacking in something that'd been someone that colleague, Son and We don't get in basic training quite frankly, basically in American history specific to policing so we have that historical context of. know why there is still know racial divide and tension and and And they're kind of led to the powder keg of Ferguson. and. This to me this this now feels different. burying our heads Fan. you know I, think we've Kinda nibbled away here or there, but Good policy, but the problem is there's a lack of standardization especially here. In Vermont we have a model. There is a model policy for fairness parcel policing and there's a model policy on on use of force, and then we also have court decisions that also. Guide that But it's We we lock worse than I know here. We are ready to engage in in. into some serious reform before I, don't nationally. There's the Justice Policing Act for point twenty. That's. Is on the table and A lot of those things are quite frankly Some some promise and some of them are going to be could be detrimental to do policing We WanNa make sure that our officers are safe and and that. How do we really devolve affected culture and that's where we need to become vulnerable. We need to herself to like the new ideas and new ways of thinking, and this is going to be you know I think positive. 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"overweening government" Discussed on Reason Podcast

Reason Podcast

11:12 min | 2 years ago

"overweening government" Discussed on Reason Podcast

"Of large media companies trying to figure out how to own a bigger piece of your of the two or three hours or four hours. You give yourself every day. If you're a real watcher. To watch. And they hope that nobody nobody ever figures out a way which is going to obviously going to happen. The minute anyone ever says, no one will ever figure this out somebody's going to figure it out? How you empower consumers because that's the one power. They don't have right now, which is the pricing power. How do you consumers to say? You know, I didn't watch Netflix this month. So I'm not going to pay for it this month where I'm not going to pay for it next month. And then when I want to watch it, I'll just press a button and resubscribe the whole point of the subscription part of the businesses. You will never look at your credit card statement, and you'll never ever say wait eleven dot what was that four again. And if your net flicks, you can put on all the things you want. You can put on many shows as you want you can create as many movies as you want. You don't have any pricing power because you're terrified that if you just tick up fifty cents people are suddenly going to notice it, and you don't know what that number is. So you sort of live in fear. You're just hoping you become as big a part of their lives as possible for the problem is one thing that has taught us is. It's not that hard to do. All you need is money because it's just downloading an app and pressing a button, which we all can do now. So if you're Hulu. If you're Disney just bought the remaining Giardi, Hulu, you're thinking yourself. Well, wait a minute. Why don't why don't we do that we have money? And if you were Comcast if you're Eddie, these big companies your apple the biggest company in the world a lot. We just do that is how hard could it possibly be? And the countervailing part of that. Now is a lot of consumers are saying, you know, what I don't actually mind the ad so much. I thought I'd really hated them. I don't hate them so much because they're free, and I can zip by them if I want, but I don't have anybody my credit card number, and I don't have to like make a commitment to anybody can just watch or not watch which is the old style of what we used to think of the movie business sold titles. Nobody would buy a subscription to Warner Brothers movies. You just went to go. See the movies TV was just you flipped around. Right. When I started in television, the most terrifying thing in the world was the thumb on the remote. Right. The movie better. Right. Because you you pay your money. And then you go sit in the dark and watch the piece of crap that we're going to show you TV you watch it. And you're like, I don't like it. I don't like it. So I would say I caution everybody that's thinking that this is a democratization of the world because the one piece that really makes it democratic is a fully empowered consumer which has not happened yet. But they're. There is a golden opportunity for somebody. That's the only piece of technology. I think that will truly truly disrupt Hollywood is the unsubscribe button. And. Can't be that hard to build that. Right. Camille is working on her right now. So I can. Design subscribing. Let's talk about what happens the backlash against moments of democratisation, Jerry, you write a lot and with a certain amount of glee about the amount of the economy that is officially not part of the official. Enemy and had a reaction to. Overweening government regulation or whatnot. How what happens in the cat and mouse game either in the specific case of three guns. But a more broadly speaking against those people like pretty much your entire family in history who liked operate outside of the law. But it is true. I've got a little familial experience with things not are not entirely legal dating back to my great grandfather and a Speakeasy, and that's how we stylish in this country. But there is a cat-and-mouse game. There's if we go to Europe, for instance, tax collection rates in Europe for income taxes a much lower than in the US, but they seem to be okay with it. And a lot of that is because the governments there have decided if you talk to the experts on its Friedrich Schneider is probably the big expert on shadow economies around the world on and on income tax collection rates, and what he writes about is that European governments as long as they get the revenue don't care that their actual compliance rate is sixty eight or seventy four percent as compared to the US Ray, which is now. Eighty two percent and pretty much the highest on the planet. Ed eighty two percent. So governments can have different attitudes toward this. The us. Government gets furious that they're only collecting Eddie two percent. The Belgian government is delighted that it's getting sixty eight percent because that's enough as far as they're concerned. And because further enforcement techniques would involve them basically going to war population and just an creating more tension between the individual and the state they're more attention than they're willing to tolerate was US government seems to be okay with creating more tension. So how much how much compliance is enough depends upon which culture, you're in the US tends to one US government tends to think that anybody getting after under its thumb is too much. Whereas a lot of other regimes around the world are okay. As long as it's not too obvious as long as it's not too visible as long as the regime is given it listed occasional tugged forelock to keep keep officials. Happy. What's going to happen with specifics of guns here because guns are a direct challenge to the regime? I don't know. I mean, we talk about Europe is different say firearms ownership is prevalent in Europe. That's not really true, Germany has a population about eighty million people. If seven million legally registered firearms in Germany, but if you if you actually look at the figures, according to the small arms survey there are actually about thirty million guns in Germany, okay. Eighty million Germans thirty million guns. Only seven million of them are legal. That's a big gap between compliance and actual practice. And that is because people there aren't using those guns to fight the German government to kind of probably stockpiling them because they've had bad experience over the course of Santa last century in Germany knows, but they want to have those around. Maybe just in case there are at least willing to stick them in the addicts to come in a closet and not register them. We're turn them in the German government is okay with that. At least for the time being with the US government be okay with that going forward if certain people get their their policy wants, I don't know the attitude here. Traditionally an economics has been different than Europe. Would it be different on guns to they're not going to get compliance? We know that we already have seen that happen in New York where they tried banning. Or at least requiring the registration of assault weapons. And they got five percent compliance so going forward. What's going to happen? When three D printers are much easier to have when CNC machine machines are in everybody's garage. And when it's obvious the banning physical objects is just over it's done. It's not going to happen. I think that at some point they're going to have to clear victory. Go home and just be happy. The way the German government has been happy just ignore the problem, or if you want to call it a problem at all at least, a my admittedly, amateurish anecdotal impression is that from say twenty five years ago, or whatever the number might be you went from having really miniscule number of people who are engaging in things like homeschooling didn't really have many much in the way of charter schools wasn't sort of school choice or individualized of. There wasn't obviously online education a miniscule number two pretty sizable number and that the trend lines are always going like this. I live in New York City. So I am in the bubble of all bubbles. I don't understand anything about the actual world. And how. It exists. My neighborhood voted ninety two point three percent for Hillary Clinton. There Bill the Blasi of the mayor there. He came to power in part by like threatening to crack skulls on the charter school movement. I notice sort of an anecdotal democratic politics a lot more hostility to for profit universities to you here. At least commentators say not really nice much politician that we have to do something about homeschooling whenever something bad happens at a home school. So where are we in the kind of cat and mouse game between government and the increase in school freedom that you have done so much to help foster. So we just recently did a study of Los Angeles. And we're here in Los Angeles of LA unified. And they've lost two hundred and fifty thousand kids over the last fifteen years, not just to charter schools, and they've actually lost more to like, Arizona and Riverside County than to charter schools. But the narrative, of course, is that charter schools are responsible for the fiscal crisis in Los Angeles Gavin Newsom right now in the state of California is running on a platform of basically banning all new charter schools and not letting any more, you know, be authorized because you'd have to be fiscally respond like they want to add a financial criteria that if it hurts the school district because they'd lose kids that you can't open a new charter school. And I think that's where we are across the country in terms of the politics from government institutions, and kind of the demographic that you're talking about in New York is anything that you do that marginally allows. Families to exit whether it's home schooling or going to a micro school or charter school or a private school choice program. Your privatizing on the backs of children, and that these evil for profit people and similarly in higher education, right? It's painted as disadvantaged lower income families will then be prey to these private school companies. And that's kind of the narrative that you get even though the people themselves right are acting like that in any way. And so that's where a New York City right success, academy's, right? The waiting list is thousands of people you have people camping out in lining up. Anytime. There's an open school choice program that has a set set of seats. People will spend a week. It's like black Friday for public schools to get into the school. And so I think the behavior of people doesn't. Match the rhetoric in. So that makes the people in charge of the institutions even more desperate because the only way that they can stop it is by passing laws that ban it. But in the end, you can't ban a micro school that people private pay for it. Right. But you can make it harder for the most disadvantaged kids to take advantage of choice. And so that's kind of where we are. But even there you have whole states like Arizona where they've basically gotten rid of residential assignment here in Los Angeles. They basically have had to get rid of residential assignment because of the competition from charter schools and other public schools, so even under these kind of constrain narratives competition, that's a bad word to say. But that's what parents look for is winning out in my opinion. And so twenty five years from now, I think it's going to look much much different than these kind of old institutions was standardized schools rub

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"overweening government" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

04:34 min | 2 years ago

"overweening government" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"He would never have touched guns with a ten foot pole burning Eighty-eight. We ran for congress and lost by three points, and he was the again, running as an independent, the both democrat and Republican, both pledged that they would not ban assault weapons, and he was, he said, no, I will. I will ban weapons ninety eight. And so you know there's in, you know, of course, presidential campaign is a lot of nuance gets lost as you well know as people try to paint you with broad brushstrokes. But the truth matter is, is that in Vermont, certainly Bernie was way out front in terms of the assault, weapons ban head of everybody. I mean, there are other issues I'm not. I'm not really making another. That he, you know, you are elected to represent your state and plainly the fact that the state there was a large world population, lots of hunters and so on, right? He clearly talked to folks about that that inform some he, he hadn't. He, he had a nuance position on the issue. The the thing is that in the times in which we live, it's hard to have a nuance position on that on that issue. I mean after propo- like where I grew up, you know many people's homes. You will go into the limit room. One of the major sort of pieces of furniture is the glass gun gunky gun virus six guns in it. There's the initiatives lying on the shelf below and no one thinks anything about it. Note anybody think that would be something that you would take us for some nefarious purposes just, yeah, one of the things you have. Yeah. I mean, you know, the thing that. The thing that's so difficult is how do we get the have, how do we have a reason discussion on this? You know Obama's had a debate when he was in the state Senate with a rural, a rural legislator, and he said, you know, I know. I think I've said this here before, but I know that. You know, you grew up with guns and your dad took you out at dawn hunting and his dad did the same. This, you know, big part of of your of your life and of your of what what is is typical in your communities? In my community, though I've got parents who wait by the window anxiously hoping that their kids don't get shot on the way home. And he said there has to be a way to to to to protect your traditions and our and the children in my area, and he's right about that. We ought to be able to have, but we can't. We can't because of well, frankly, because of the way the issue has been weaponized. And here you know, I'm sure people because it has people who if there are people listening on the right here, they would say, well, weaponized by a gun control advocates, but really the NRA is kind of an industry now. Yeah, absolutely. And they speak for an industry. I mean, they really, you know. They they, they have weaponized this issue on behalf of the gun industry shrouded in in in, you know, intimations about autocracy and the overweening government. And yeah, let me let's be clear. The NRA has become, you know, an adjunct Republican party. There's no. I mean, it is a wildly partisan organization. I mean, I remember when Bernie I got elected to the house of representatives. There were a lot of much many more rural Democrats, right? And the views on on gun legislation within the Democratic Party was was much more diverse in terms of positioning and it was much urban rural now it's completely a partisan issue, right? And Republicans, you know, use it to try to beat up Democrats. It's interesting to see how this if in how this issue evolves, it feels like that parkland shooting was a bit of a watershed. We'll see how certainly in suburban areas the issue has has changed, but so have suburban voter? Yes. So you you ultimately did go back to college at the university of Vermont, I did. Yes. Between campaigns Bernie, I work with burn eighty six where he was not successful in running for governor. I work with an eighty, ran for congress loss by three points and then a ninety..

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"overweening government" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show

The Andrew Klavan Show

02:41 min | 2 years ago

"overweening government" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show

"But I don't blame guy if he works really hard and doesn't know whether -firmative action of was given to them was used on him or not. If you are against all forms of government assistance, if you're and I'm not by the way, if you're, but if you're against all forms of government government assistance and you take the government assistance? Yeah, I think that's being hypocritical, but you can also change your mind and say, hey, you know what I'm against is the idea that everybody should pay for everything in certain emergency situations. The government may be the best person. You might not be a hypocrite. If what you think is the church should take care of me when I can't take care of myself, but the church has been disabled by an overweening government. You could make that argument. So that's why so yes or no, you know if what you really believe there should be no government assistance and people should just fend for themselves then yes, critical to take it, but maybe you should reexamine your beliefs. Maybe you've been too harsh. Maybe you know there are other people in a similar situation that you that need the assistance. I am not against social spending. I think social spending has worked out well, I simply think it is a foothold that the left. Uses to get as much money and power as it can, and that has to be fought against all right from Gabriel. Do you think body language analysis is credible way to discredit Dr Ford's testimony, daily wire recently published an article on this topic, and I was curious on how how good such analysis is whether it is highly subject to personal bias. Yeah, that's exactly my problem with it. It's not that you can't read people's body language, but there to problems with at one you're reading is going to be biased. There's no science exact science of body language reading, and so I just don't feel that that is is really credible evidence. I don't know how war treats that kind of thing, but I'm very, very suspicious of psychological experts and language, handwriting, experts and things like that. I think that may be people who can tell from handwriting from body language can tell things from it. I think we all read each other's body language, but I think it is. So affected by personal bias that is just not reliable at all. My second thing is if it were scientific, if there are studies that show that a person who stands like this or pulls his ear, or you know, they all those things put on TV that aren't really true. If he blinks rapidly, he's lying. People would learn how to game it. You know, if it were really a science, people would learn how to game it because if you cry, you know, if you cross your arms when you feel like self-defensive than you wouldn't cross your arms while you were being interviewed by the police, you would like relaxed, make sure you were seated new relaxed pose. So I just don't think it's, I think it's credible..

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"overweening government" Discussed on Talk 650 KSTE

Talk 650 KSTE

06:39 min | 2 years ago

"overweening government" Discussed on Talk 650 KSTE

"The Cato Institute do has discovered some most interesting things about intelligence gathering and nine eleven you know, I've had a lot of people on from cater over the years. Good people, and I've enjoyed talking with all of them. I I must say that all of that time. I don't remember ever talking to anybody from Kato who was digging into the inadvisability of privatizing anything. Well, I think it comes down to a question of you know, what is what is an appropriate governmental function. And as you know, I was a I was an intelligence officer at the CIA for almost nine years. And I spent over ten years on Capitol Hill working for a member who served on the house intelligence committee. So I got a particular perspective on these things. And I think it's it's a fair statement to say that you know, we we've had a lot of problems which offense contracting, and and over cost overruns and all the rest of that with programs. You know, going back, you know, literally decades, and you tell businesses absolutely no different in that respect, the problem that we get into is that unlike let's say an f thirty five fighter program, which takes place for the most part in a very public way when it comes to the appropriations process all the rest of that all these things having to do with with acquisitions and contracting, and the intelligence community take place behind the veil secrecy, and in some cases, you know, that's appropriate. And and maybe even cutting necessary. But what it also means that you really need to have excruciatingly close oversight of the program and in the case of the trailblazer program. That's exactly what we did. Not have you know, the low ball figure I've seen for how much money was wasted on that program is a billion dollars the high end Fieger. I've heard is four billion what I'm trying to actually get out through this lawsuit. One of the many things I'm trying to get is just exactly how much of my money, and yours and all of your listeners money was squandered on this thing. And I'll tell you also that when I worked for Mr. Russell to New Jersey twelfth congressional district until until two thousand fourteen. I staffed him after he was appointed to be a member of the national commission on research and development intelligence community. And that's actually when I got the opportunity to see the original classified version of this DOD report that we've been talking about as well as some other reports on the same topic that are not public at this time. And I will tell you that when we went around to all these meetings in the intelligence community where people were talking about all these gee whiz things that they were working on in many cases, you could tell it was very much a dog and pony show. You know, there's just wasn't really much there there. And there was no real explanation. Many cases as exactly why along these acquisitions along these programs were were either necessary or did they were going to work? And then, you know, we we talked obviously this evening so far about utilities, but we also have to kind of think about this, you know, in in terms of air travel. You know, this the whole nine eleven experience changed air travel for all of us forever. And we spend an enormous. Amount of money on the Transportation Security Administration. They've gone out. And they bought these so called Puffer machines that they wound up discarding because they did work. And then they bought these back scatter x-ray machines that would actually virtually take nude. X Ray pictures of you may recall seeing some of those those photographs controversy with that. And of course, they pull those things out. You know, when we were when we Mr. Holtz office, and Mr. Chafee to Utah real to demonstrate the machines, we're not worth anything. That's what I worry about. With a lot of these counterterrorism program. Your your your title policy analyst in homeland security and civil liberties is almost a self-contradictory mandate. I think what we try to do at Kato those of us who work at this nexus of nationals curious so liberties is to kind of be there to remind folks that you really can never have a truly secure society unless you're genuinely free unless you are free. From fear, first and foremost of your own government. Of course mean that that's where our. That's where our founding creed comes from. You know, we we had a bunch of cantankerous all guys like, George Washington and James, Madison and Thomas Jefferson who had no use for overbearing government that was basically trying to take away their livelihood in many cases, trying to take away their very freedom. And that's kinda the perspective that we come at these things with you know, we we're very big skeptics that KEDO of government power and overweening government power. And that's why you always have to kind of keep an eye on these things, especially when they're they're taking place behind a wall of secrecy. That's when some of the worst abuses, our country's history of happened. And it's almost always done if not always done in the name of national security, but I'm not here to sit here and tell you and your listeners we don't face threats. Clearly, we do there's no question about that. But we need to think very carefully and very thoughtfully about how we approach those threats, and we need to bear in mind that above all what we're trying to do is protect our government, the heart of which is true. And we should also keep in mind. Something else we hear about people about how my rights have been trampled on. Well, if they actually have that I'm willing to listen, but you do not have a right to board an airplane quickly. And a lot of cases we're talking about privileges. And conveniences that have been traveled on and while that may be unfortunate, depending on exactly what the trampling was. It's not the same thing as having one of your rights trampled on. And unfortunately, we are a society that has become obsessed with our rights as opposed to our responsibilities that bothers me. And I think again, we have to kind of look at these these particular situations in in a particular context. So for example. Racial ethnic religious, profiling not only wrong from a constitutional standpoint. But also completely ineffective on the other hand. You know, we don't want to make it easy for people to sneak things on the aircraft that can bring them down. Right. So that's where it awful lot of this post nine eleven attempts at you know, trying to let's say, you know, the cockpit doors, right? That was one of the smartest things without question. One of the easiest, frankly, as smartest things to come out of this whole tragedy is that they finally figured out.

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"overweening government" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

06:39 min | 2 years ago

"overweening government" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"From the Cato Institute. Who has discovered some most interesting things about intelligence gathering and nine eleven. You know, I've had a lot of people on from KEDO over the years. Good people, and I've enjoyed talking with all of them. I I must say that all of that time. I don't remember ever talking to anybody from Kato who was digging into the inadvisability of privatizing anything. Well, I think it comes down to a question of, you know. What is what is it appropriate governmental function? And as you know, I was a I was an intelligence officer at the CIA for almost nine years. And I spent over ten years on Capitol Hill working for a member who served on the house intelligence committee. So I've got a particular perspective on these things. And I think it's it's a fair statement to say that you know, we we've had a lot of problems with defense contracting, and and over cost overruns and all the rest of that with programs. You know, going back, you know, literally decades in the intelligence businesses, it absolutely no different in that respect the problem that we get into is that unlike let's say an f thirty five fighter program, which takes place for the most part in a very public way when it comes to the appropriations process all the rest of that all these things having to do with with acquisitions and contracting and the intelligence community take place behind a veil of secrecy. And. In some cases, you know, that's appropriate and and maybe even cutting necessary. But what it also means is that you really need to have excruciatingly close oversight of the program and in the case of the trailblazer program. That's exactly what we did. Not have you know, the low ball figure I've seen for how much money was wasted on that program is a billion dollars the high end figure I've heard is four billion what I'm trying to actually get at through this lawsuit. One of the many things I'm trying to get is just exactly how much of my money, and yours and all of your listeners money was squandered on this thing. And I'll tell you also that when I worked for Mr. whole Russell to New Jersey twelfth congressional district until until two thousand fourteen I staffed him after he was appointed to be a member of the national commission on research development, the intelligence community. And that's actually when I got the opportunity to see the original classified version of this DOD report that we've been talking about as well as some other reports on the same topic. That are not public at this time. And I will tell you that when we went around to all these meetings in the intelligence community where people were talking about all these gee whiz things that they were working on in many cases, you could tell it was very much a dog and pony show. You know, there's there just wasn't really much there there. And there was no real explanation. Many cases as Jackley why along these acquisitions to all these programs were were either necessary, or is it they were going to work. And then, you know, we we talked obviously this evening so far about the intelligence community. But we also have to kind of think about this, you know, in in terms of air travel. You know, this whole nine eleven experience changed air travel for all of us forever. And we spent an enormous amount of money on the Transportation Security Administration. They've gone out. And they've bought these so called Puffer machines that they wound up discarding because they didn't work, and then they bought these back scatter. X Ray machines that would actually virtually take nude. X Ray pictures of you may recall seeing some of those those photographs a controversial without. And of course, they pull those things out. You know, when we were when we Mr. hall's office and Mr. Chafee Utah to demonstrate that machines were not worth anything. That's where I worry about with a lot of these counter counter terrorism programs, your your title policy analyst in homeland security and civil liberties isn't almost a self-contradictory mandate. I think what we try to do at Kato those of us who work at this nexus of national security and civil liberties is to kind of be there to remind folks that you really can never have a truly secure society unless you are genuinely free and unless you are free. From fear, first and foremost of your own government. Of course mean that that's where our that's what our founding creed comes from. You know, we we had a bunch of cantankerous old guys like, George Washington and James, Madison and Thomas Jefferson who had no use for an overbearing government that was basically trying to take away their livelihood in many cases, trying to take away their very freedom. And that's kinda the perspective that we come at these things with, you know, we we're very big skeptics Kato of government, power and overweening government power. And that's why you always have to kind of keep an eye on these things, especially when they're they're taking place behind a wall secrecy. That's when some of the worst abuses, our country's history have happened. And it's almost always done. If not always done in the name of national security, and I'm not here to sit here and tell you and your listeners that we don't face threats. Clearly, we do there's no question about that. But we need to think very carefully and very thoughtfully about how we approach those threats, and we need to bear in mind that. Above all what we're trying to do is protect our government, the heart of which is the Bill of rights true. And we should also keep in mind. Something else we hear about people about how my rights have been trampled on. Well, if they actually have that I'm willing to listen, but you do not have a right to board an airplane quickly. And a lot of cases we're talking about privileges. And conveniences that have been traveled on and while that may be unfortunate, depending on exactly what the trampling was. It's not the same thing as having one of your rights trampled on. And unfortunately, we are a society that has become obsessed with our rights as opposed to our responsibilities that bothers me. And I think, you know, again, we have to kind of look at these these particular situations, you know, in in a particular context. So for example. Racial ethnic religious, profiling. Not only wrong from a constitutional standpoint. But also completely ineffective on the other hand. You know, we don't want to make it easy for people to sneak things onto aircraft that can bring them down. Right. So that's where it awful lot of this post nine eleven attempts at you know, trying to let's say, you know, the cockpit doors, right? That was one of the smartest things without question. One of the easiest, frankly, and smartest things to come out of this whole tragedy is that they finally figured.

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"overweening government" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

07:29 min | 2 years ago

"overweening government" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

"Guest is Patrick Eddington from the Cato Institute has discovered some most interesting things about intelligence gathering and nine eleven. You know, I've had a lot of people on from Kato over the years. Good people, and I've enjoyed talking with all of them. I I must say that all of that time. I don't remember ever talking to anybody from Kato who was digging into the inadvisability of privatizing anything. Well, I think it comes down to a question of you know, what is what is an appropriate governmental function. And as you know, I was a I was in intelligence officer at the CIA for almost nine years. And I spent over ten years on Capitol Hill working for a member who served on the house intelligence committee. So I got a particular perspective on these things. And I think it's it's a fair statement to say that you know, we we've had a lot of problems with defense contracting, and and over cost overruns and all the rest of that with programs going back. You know, literally decades, and you tell businesses it absolutely no different that respect, the the problem that we get into is that unlike let's say an s thirty five fighter program, which takes place for the most part in a very public way when it comes to the appropriations process and all the rest of that all these things having to do with with acquisitions and contracting in the intelligence community, take place behind the veil secrecy, and in some cases, you know, that's appropriate. And maybe even cutting necessary. But what it also means is that you really need to have excruciatingly close oversight of the program and in the case of the trailblazer program. That's exactly what we did. Not have you know, the low ball figure I've seen for how much money was wasted on that program is a billion dollars the high end figure I've heard is four billion what I'm trying to actually get at through this lawsuit. One of the many things I'm trying to get at is just exactly how much money, and yours all of your listeners money was squandered on this thing. And I'll tell you also that when I worked for Mr. whole rush alter New Jersey twelfth congressional district until until two thousand fourteen I staffed him after he was appointed to be a member of the national commission on research and development the intelligence community. And that's actually when I got the opportunity to see the original classified version of this DOD report that we've been talking about as well as some other reports on the same topic that are not public at this time, and I will tell you. We went around to all these meetings in the intelligence community where people were talking about all these gee whiz things that they were working on in many cases, you could tell it was very much a dog and pony show. You know, there's there just wasn't really much there there. And there was no real explanation in many cases as Jackley UAE along these acquisitions these programs were were either necessary or or did they were going to work. And then, you know, we we talked obviously this evening so far about the intelligence community. But we also have to kind of think about this, you know, in in terms of air travel. You know, this the whole nine eleven experience changed air travel for all of us forever. And we spend an enormous amount of money on the Transportation Security Administration. They gone out. And they bought these so called Puffer machines, if they wound up discarding because they didn't work, and then they bought these back scatter x-ray machines that would actually virtually take nude extra pictures of you may recall seeing some of those those photographs controversy with that. And of course, they pulled those things out, you know, when we were when we Mr. hall's office in Mr. Chafee, Utah. We're able to demonstrate that machines were not worth anything. That's what I worry about. With a lot of these counter counter terrorism programs, your your title policy analyst in homeland security and civil liberties, isn't that almost a self-contradictory mandate. I think what we try to do at Kato those of us who work at this nexus of national security and civil liberties is to kind of be there to remind folks that you really can never have a truly secure society unless you are genuinely free unless you are free from the fear, first and foremost of your own government. Of course mean that that's where that's where our founding creed comes from, you know, we we had a bunch of cantankerous old guys like, George Washington and James Madison and Thomas Jefferson who had no use for an overbearing government that was basically trying to take away their livelihood in many cases trying to take away their freedom. And that's kinda the perspective that we come at these things with, you know, we we're very big skeptics Kato of government, power, and and overweening government power. And that's why you always have to kind of keep an eye on these things, especially when they're they're taking place behind a wall of secrecy. That's when some of the worst. Abuses, our country's history happened. And it's almost always done. If not always done in the name of national security, and I'm not here to say here and tell you your listeners that we don't face threats clear, we do there's no question about that. But we need to think very carefully and very thoughtful about how we approach those threats, and we need to bear in mind that above all what we're trying to do is protect our government, the heart of which is the Bill of rights true. And we should also remind something else we hear about big little bit. How my rights have been trampled on. Well, if they actually have that I'm willing to listen, but you do not have a right to board an airplane quickly. And a lot of cases we're talking about privileges. And conveniences that have been traveled on and while that may be unfortunate, depending on exactly what the trampling was. It's not the same thing as having one of your rights trampled on. And unfortunately, we are a society that has become obsessed with our rights as opposed to our responsibilities that. Bothers me. And I think. Again, we have to kind of look at these these particular situations, you know, in in a particular context. So for example. Racial ethnic religious, profiling not only wrong from a constitutional standpoint. But also completely ineffective on the other hand, you know, we don't want to make it easy for people to sneak things onto aircraft that can bring them down. Right. So that's where it awful lot of this post nine eleven attempts at you know, trying to let's say, you know, the cockpit doors, right? That was one of the smartest things without question. One of the easiest, frankly, smartest things to come out of this whole tragedy is that they finally figured out that look if you could protect the earth. You've got a chance at least of saving aircraft or maybe saving lives along the way. But some of the other programs that TSA has wasted money on is just it's mind blowing we actually look at the dollar figures. And that's why we really need to hold them to a much higher standard. This stuff has to work. You know, we can't have we can't have people being led to believe falsely that, you know, going through these metal detectors other things like that is guaranteed way of actually catching the bad guys. You want to catch that you want to catch the bad guys before they ever get on the plane you do. Absolutely. But I mean, I don't think anybody school of at this stage of the game to believe anything is quote foolproof. We're always trying to improve our odds. We'll take a quick break..

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"overweening government" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show

The Andrew Klavan Show

02:19 min | 2 years ago

"overweening government" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show

"Great geniuses of our language so women women did have plenty of achievements back then but it was harder that's for sure and so she's presented as a kind of an important figure you know you go girl mary shelley you know that that sort of thing and and i think we can give them that but but it's also a cautionary tale about about broken homes and bad parenting and and and a lot of the things that we might associate with with with contemporary feminism and mary shelley mary shelley a complicated figure and frankenstein's a rich book with lots of different meanings and possible interpretations but one of them is a quite conservative reading that says is don't mess with things you don't understand and sometimes sometimes the things that are closest film indira's to us are in fact the most important you know the other thing that you do in this book reading around journalism on authors artists and ideas you take certain writers seriously who are not normally taken seriously guys that i really like and i read all the time guys like dean koontz and daniel silva i'm working my way through silva's stuff i find it just addictive and as a great he's he's so entertaining i like i like the fact that the guy goes and kills the enemies of the jews which is everyone you know so he's like if some if you're some danish guy he kills you for something happened in denmark you know thousands of years ago but no he really is entertaining in kuhn's is just a riveting revenue writer what is it you see that these guys are doing you call dean inconceiva an an artist ideas which i agree with what isn't you see them doing that other people don't get well first and foremost they're entertaining writers i mean i pick up a daniel silva book and i'm just going to get caught up in the story and enjoy turning the pages i wanna know what's going to happen same with dean kuntsler just great storytellers on the surface but beneath it all they're dealing with quite serious topics dean koontz has has considerations of bioethics a government overweening government i mean has topics change from from from from story to story daniel silva of course you mentioned it his his great hero is gabriel alon who is who is with.

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"overweening government" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

02:06 min | 2 years ago

"overweening government" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"I mean i you know growing up i you know you'd think of it as the voice for hunters and sportsman but it's but but it's also a big time lobbying group for the gun industry which doesn't want any restrictions that would impinge on their bottom line and it's become sort of a a rallying place for these folks who who believe that we should be armed to against the hegemony of a of an overweening government which is kinda crazy because there's no weapon you're gonna buy even an ak forty seven or an an ar fifteen or whatever that is going to stop stop a tank or a plane but there is that element of it but i don't think that's a majority of gun owner and i and i would guess that is not the majeur already of members of the nra i mean you talked about it is the void the national rifle association for so long as the voice of you know hunting and fishing and all the sort of that really sportsman the hunting side not sufficient not the english side of it but the hunting side of it and a lot of folks that i'd run into in one tanno when i was managing john testers race or even in minnesota their members because there's benefits to being a member of the nra and you get access to interesting in new equipment or you get a read information that makes you better at hunting and and so so much of it is a that benefit if you separate that as a boy it's a ben it's a benefit to those folks that's what they're looking for i to me like that's an that's a good association the lobbying power though and the unwillingness to have any conversation that's unacceptable not that is really where.

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"overweening government" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

02:05 min | 2 years ago

"overweening government" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"Jim condit i'm fine how are you i just wanted to i mean you're bringing up all good subjects here i haven't used facebook finale thought it was outrageous 'cause they claim they on people's family pictures up by but i wanted to talk about the second amendment controversy which is clearly funded by the left i mean almost five hundred thousand kids or whatever hit a jolly holiday probably most of them are swept along in the hysteria but what i what i'm worried about of course come back to cebu tolerated me bringing up over the years i'm worried about these secret computer counts because they're making a big push and i can go into quickly three big races in the last few years when the people want to challenge the results one of them was the guy running against debbie wasserman schultz in florida two thousand sixteen in the democratic primary professor canova they went to see the ballots and the balanced been destroyed and this has happened in all over the country so what i'm worried about is the democrats taking congress not by real life by computer fraud because the the push for the second amendment for repealing the visit the first time ever i've heard a lot of voice and say repeal the second amendment and the the young kids don't realize that someday maybe when we're gone they're older they may be trying to stop an overweening governments which is what the founding fathers were afraid of over waiming weaning federal government with a little pop shooters on the only people that got the semi automatic weapons socalled are the government so i'm i'm very concerned about what you're raising on that front well i appreciate you chiming in i just i don't know how in america you're going to convince a majority of americans to give up that.

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"overweening government" Discussed on Waking Up with Sam Harris

Waking Up with Sam Harris

01:45 min | 3 years ago

"overweening government" Discussed on Waking Up with Sam Harris

"They eat worse they shoot themselves accidentally at rates dramatically higher they have more other kinds of accidents you could you could the drugs drugs are certainly part of the not all of it and the fact that is not this that that is not maybe the issue uppermost in people's m that that's not issue one i find that amazing i think it has to become issue one and and the problem hugh though is that the is ideology into what happened is the politics became one ideology versus another and they never changed so that those of us do if started out and and i still think of myself as a a small sea conservative but those of us who started out leaving the the problem of the 70s was overweening government too high taxes needed to be reformed needed to be opened up too many tariffs that was a completely legitimate position because those are the problems of the time that has now run its course it has succeeded and therefore now is a failure what is happened is that the near liberalism that was needed and '70s he's actually poison in 2017 it is not addressing the issues and yet brian in the republicans put this this bill through this entirely not about reality that is entirely about ideology and also people are punished severely punished both socially and politically if they change their minds andrew nye worse than you can do apparently is to decide this time i'm going to support a democrat wrote the republic then there's no incentive for you no incentive for anybody in this system to come out and enter the center.

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"overweening government" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

01:33 min | 3 years ago

"overweening government" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"Of people who are opposed to these regulars because they believe that that it is the right to be all armed against for example in overweening government that they're worried about uh about surrendering all their weapons at this is sort of a a step toward you know tote authoritarian leadership the you hear that occasionally but to be honest like if somebody if somebody says something like that i i generally know pretty quick like it's a pretty long road between me and convincing that person right but the majority of folks and i think the folks who the attack ads on this issue we know from the right the once they're trying to get our is a different set of people and i think it is well me me backup and explain it this way i have folks all the time on our side of the hour our side of this issue say to me how is it possible that folks who are living in poverty in a rural area for instance how is it possible that they'll put guns is there as their top issue and what i always explain is because i kind of had that question at first to have been around my state a lot for several years and what i've found is often what it is really is that it's not that it's their top issue it's it's it's like this these folks look at it and they say okay i get dead increasing wages would be good for me and for my family i get that if you can achieve what you say you want to achieve on college affordability that be good healthcare that be good but they've also come to the conclusion that that's not going to happen.