Mike’s Musings

Random thoughts, opinions, ideas and prognostications on the day's events.

The country is virtually shut down. Businesses are closing. Unemployment offices are being swamped by new claims. And suddenly just the act of leaving your house can make you the object of police action like the one below and a governor just snatching freedoms away at a whim. While we are “hunkered down” at home …

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This article by Judge Napolitano is eye-opening and well worth the read. I have been writing for years about the dangers to human freedom that come from government mass surveillance. The United States was born in a defiant reaction to government surveillance. In the decade preceding the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the villains …

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When the Nazis came to power in Germany in the 1930s, they had numerous ways to suppress any dissent. One was to assign Blockleiters to spy on their neighbors. They were to report anything ant-Nazi at all to the local Gestapo office. People who were denounced in this way more often than not wound up …

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If you want to take away such fundamental rights as speech, the press, religion, and political association, the formula is quite simple. You don’t need to force new draconian laws on the populace and send out the military to enforce them. You don’t need to change the Constitution or elect a totalitarian government headed by a dictator. …

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