Tag Archives: Instapundit

Upside down justice

“The justice system isn’t really there to protect citizens from criminals. It’s there to protect criminals from citizens. And within limits that’s a good thing, but when you create a state of nature, you get a state of nature. And in the state of nature people absolutely do kill to protect their property from marauders.”

Via Instapundit

The “neutral” Fed’s resistance

“A key lesson of the Trump era is that every single allegedly neutral, nonpartisan, super-professional institution has turned out to be, in fact, a bunch of partisan hacks shilling for the permanent political party. Voters can be forgiven for adopting a ‘burn it all down’ attitude in response.”

Yes, and we should start with indictments at Fart, Barf & Itch.

Via Instapundit

Was Trump wrong? Hell, no.

Stephen Green (co-Instapundit) at PJMedia:

“Trump’s tweets have always been tailored to generate a gut response. The trick — and I admit it took me months longer than it should have to take this to heart — is to allow yourself a brief cooling down period, consider his target audience and their gut response. Instead of luxuriating in an outraged #Resist or a chest-thumping #MAGA insta-reaction, ask yourself what was the purpose of Trump’s tweet, and did he achieve it. Do that, and you’ll find that while Trump takes a lot of flak for his tweets, it’s almost always because he’s directly over his target…The man practically tweeted himself into the most powerful position in the world, and his seemingly ill-measured tweets deserve a more measured response…”

ADDENDUM: From the Instapundit his ownself: “Trump is pointing out that these “it” girls are ungrateful asses who don’t like America. By not naming them, he’s forcing their defenders, and his critics, to admit that they’re ungrateful asses who don’t like America before they can even talk about the issue. This isn’t hard. But if you want more, there’s this way of putting it: All the Democrats have to do is not be crazy, and Trump’s making it impossible for them to do that.”

Via PJMedia

Nationalism

“Voters like the idea that the people who govern them are loyal to them. Nationalism is unpopular with elites because it involves such loyalty, and loyalty to one’s own people limits one’s options in ways that our governing class finds unacceptable. I don’t think supporting the governing class here is either principled or libertarian.” —law professor Glenn Reynolds, the Instapundit.

Heh

SEEN ON FACEBOOK: “Barr is investigating Democrats. Democrats call for Barr to resign. According to Nadler, that’s obstruction of justice!”  —Posted at 8:57 am by Glenn Reynolds

Groper Biden

There’s more evidence of Biden groping women than Kavanaugh. And it’s  been photographed, too.

Via Instapundit

The John McCain Memorial Wall…

…should be proposed along the Arizona-Mexico border—clintack at Instapundit.