Did the latest election make you or your fellow citizens more free? Find out all the details here. What’s in the News with stories on government murder, Jeff Sessions is gone, jury nullification, Right to Bear Arms, taxation is theft, and bad cops. And, a Statists Gonna State segment on a bevy of news from the FDA. This episode is brought to you by ZenCash, now known as Horizen, a cryptocurrency that infuses privacy, anonymity, and security, done right. Also, brought to you by SmartCash, an easy to use, fast, and secure cryptocurrency that supports everyday use for everyday transactions.
WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES
As you guys know, last week was election day. I encouraged you to join the growing number of people who decide voting is a waste of time. You know voting is useless when everyone is touting this last week’s election as a “massive turnout” when less than 47 percent of the voting-eligible population cast a vote at all. But, taking the entire population into account, only 33% of people in the country chose your rulers and laws for you this year. Consensus my ass.
As with any election season, there were of course, good and bad that came out of it.
WHAT’S IN THE NEWS
In Right to Bear Arms news, I have two news stories for you. First, the First Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled there is no right to bear arms outside of your home.
The second story is horrifying. Police in the statist haven of Maryland shot and killed a man in his home while serving a “protective order” under a new law which allows them to seize people’s guns without due process.
STATISTS GONNA STATE
There was a bevy of stories on the FDA recently, most just terrible, of course. However, let’s start with a good one.
But, apparently, the FDA is going after menthol cigarettes as well. Citing senior agency officials familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Commissioner Scott Gottlieb may be looking to begin a potentially multi-year process to have menthols banned.