Michael Bloomberg is an enemy of freedom

Michael Bloomberg is probably running for president. That’s bad news.

According to the New York Times, the former New York City mayor is making preparations to file for the Alabama Democratic primary. Alabama isn’t an early voting state, but it has an early registration deadline. Key Bloomberg advisers told the Times that this doesn’t mean he’ll surely enter the race, but that he will if he thinks it’s necessary: “We now need to finish the job and ensure that Trump is defeated — but Mike is increasingly concerned that the current field of candidates is not well positioned to do that.”

While I certainly understand the abstract appeal of the idea of adding a more moderate voice to a Democratic primary field that currently boasts Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders as front-runners, voters shouldn’t mistake Bloomberg for someone any more hospitable to liberty and freedom. In fact, the former mayor has made an entire career out of cracking down on individual liberty and building up the nanny state.

Don’t forget, he spent his tenure as NYC mayor fighting the problems that truly matter by … attempting to ban large sodas? And since leaving office, he’s spent much of his time crusading against vaping despite it being much healthier than traditional smoking.

Even on more serious issues, Bloomberg shows contempt for freedom and constitutional liberties. For instance, he supports a robust anti-Second Amendment agenda, which includes everything from so-called universal background checks to all-out bans on certain types of guns to bans on entire age groups from exercising their right to self-defense. And he’s spent millions of dollars trying to elect legislators willing to whittle away at the Second Amendment.

He fairs only somewhat better on First Amendment issues.

For instance, Bloomberg openly dismisses the idea of a free press when he says he expects his reporters at Bloomberg News to never cover him critically. Imagine that attitude in the Oval Office in the hands of someone who has already displayed ample willingness to use the powers of the government to squash individual liberties. Bloomberg’s contempt for press freedom led even a Washington Post writer to decry his “disturbing attitude toward the First Amendment — and democracy generally.”

Oh, and Bloomberg thinks marijuana legalization is “the stupidest thing anyone has ever done.” That’s right, he believes we should throw people in cages for smoking a plant in their backyard. Of course, I doubt the mayor wants to play by his own rules — he has admitted to smoking weed in the past.

There are, of course, some things to like about Michael Bloomberg. He supported charter schools as mayor of New York City and is at least somewhat fiscally conservative. And in a field that included aspirants as insufferable as Beto O’Rourke and Bill de Blasio, there’s no way he’ll be the most obnoxious candidate we’re forced to hear out.

But none of this makes the mayor’s policy positions any less disqualifying.

Bloomberg’s affinity for the nanny state and antipathy toward personal liberty led a writer at the libertarian magazine Reason to dub him a “billionaire busybody who can be counted on to oppose individual freedom in almost every area of life.” Let’s hope that billionaire busybody doesn’t become our next president.

The fallacy?

THE PRESIDENT WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE ON TREATIES, AND THE CONGRESS TO DECLARE WAR, SETS FOREIGN POLICY, NOT THE ‘ADMINISTRATIVE STATE’ (BUREAUCRAPS) BECAUSE HE IS THE ONE ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE NOT THE BUREAUCRAPS!
THEIR DUTY AS PART OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH IS TO CARRY OUT THE ORDERS OF THE EXECUTIVE.
IF ANY MILITARY OFFICERS, AS PART OF THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE, HAVE ‘CONCERNS’ ABOUT POLICY, THEY CAN RESIGN IF THEY CAN’T ACCEPT IT, BUT OTHERWISE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO FOLLOW ANY AND ALL LEGAL ORDERS PASSED DOWN FROM THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL VINDEMAN WAS THE ONE SUBVERTING FOREIGN POLICY, NOT THE PRESIDENT.

2020: The Left Goes to War.

A victory by Donald Trump next November will result in widespread rioting, property damage, people injured, and many communities irreparably damaged.  Some innocent people may even lose their lives.

Most of us have heard the investment disclaimer, “Past performance is no guarantee of future results.”  It’s true; just because an investor has made oodles of money in the past, doesn’t mean he will make oodles in the future.

Yet, investment ain’t politics and politics ain’t pattycake.

Since its birth in the anti-globalist riots in Seattle two decades ago, the Antifa movement has been violent.  Trump’s reelection will surely mean not only more of the same but, with Antifa’s exponential growth under the tutelage of the Democrat/media complex, much more.

The left has demonstrated time and again that they believe there is too much at stake to accept the limitations of our Constitution.  They feel exactly the same about elections; if the three-plus years of national tantrum since Donald Trump was elected president in 2016 has shown America anything, it is that.

Antifa is the paramilitary arm of the Democratic Party.  Both fancy themselves as speaking truth to power, on the side of all that is right and just in the world.  This is not a supposition, it is a tenet.  Confidence in righteousness justifies all manner of depravity.

That has included assaulting to the point of brain damage a diminutive, gay, Asian journalist (so much for respecting the “other”), intimidating an old lady using a walker as she tried to cross the street (so much for standing up for the weak), and burning MAGA hats while attacking people trying to leave a Trump rally in Minneapolis.

Notice there were no Antifa at Trump’s Texas rally.  I wonder why?……………

Antifa’s belligerence is happening during good times with the economy humming and with them having full control of the press and social media.  They are going to absolutely freak out at the prospect of four more years of a president they’ve been assured for four years wouldn’t even finish his first term.

Of course, the Democrats and the media will do all they can to foment riot — beginning the morning after the election.  Expect talking heads and politicos to flood the airwaves 24/7 with a message to the world that refusing to seat Trump for a second term is not only bravery in motion, but democracy in action because it’s the “Will of the People.”

They are delusional now — after losing they will be even more so.

The one’s wearing masks? ANTIFA getting the crap beat out of them.