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Why is the Government Proud of its Mistakes?

One of the things unique to government is the fact that they publicly and proudly celebrate their failures. In a tweet last week, the FDA celebrated the 10 year anniversary of FSMA, a law which was signed by President Obama and gave the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more power. As we all know, it’s always a good thing when random ABC bureaucrats get more power over people’s lives. *eyeroll* The truth is, all FSMA does is make the lives of consumers harder and virtually nothing to reduce the risks of food-borne illnesses. FSMA created a whole slew of extra and unnecessary verifications and certifications that increase the price to produce and import food in the United States. Before FSMA was implemented, the CDC stated that damaged food caused about 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths each year. Today, those numbers look almost identical. So the government signed a useless

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Why is the Government Proud of its Mistakes?

One of the things unique to government is the fact that they publicly and proudly celebrate their failures. In a tweet last week, the FDA celebrated the 10 year anniversary of FSMA, a law which was signed by President Obama and gave the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more power. As we all know, it’s always a good thing when random ABC bureaucrats get more power over people’s lives. *eyeroll* The truth is, all FSMA does is make the lives of consumers harder and virtually nothing to reduce the risks of food-borne illnesses. FSMA created a whole slew of extra and unnecessary verifications and certifications that increase the price to produce and import food in the United States. Before FSMA was implemented, the CDC stated that damaged food caused about 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths each year. Today, those numbers look almost identical. So the government signed a

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Do We Have to Cancel Everyone?

Even in the midst of all the chaos of the past week, cancel culture has found time to rear its ugly head. Tech, social media, and publishing companies have started to censor conservatives activists, politicians, and even the President. These tech companies feel like it is their responsibility to silence these voices so incidences like the Capitol Hill riots do not happen again. Even the New York Times quoted a professor that found the recent censorship disturbing. “I want a wide range of ideas, even those I loathe, to be heard, and I think Twitter especially holds a concerning degree of power over public discourse,” said Gregory P. Magarian, a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis.” The publisher was free to make that decision, legal experts said, but that does not mean it was the right one. And that is what valuing free speech and a marketplace of ideas

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#BigGovernmentMadeMe

If anyone would like to know what kids are being taught in schools, the first place to look is Tik Tok, and some of the most recent trends on the platform have had me reaching for Tuttle Twins materials. Recently, the social media platform has been trending with the hashtag #RetailMadeMe where users told stories about various retail jobs they have worked. In the videos, they talk about how the retail stores made them throw out perfectly good items that were slightly damaged instead of donating them. In most of the comments and the videos, the former retail workers blame capitalism. It seems like every time we turn around, a new ailment in society is being blamed on capitalism. However, capitalism is just the free exchange of goods and services. In a free-market society, there is little to no advantage to throwing away these goods instead of donating them useless

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The Virus That is Attacking Our Values

In the middle of a crisis, the truth always comes out. If it hasn’t been evident enough over the past couple of months, a recent NPR article made it abundantly clear that the elites do not like the American public and have no interest in preserving its values. The government-funded media outlet called out the “toxic individualism” of rural areas. In the article, NPR interviews a couple who had moved to a small town in Kansas. The couple were healthcare professionals and felt betrayed by the anti-mask and anti-lockdown sentiments of their neighbors. To paraphrase, these people chose to move into a rural community and then feel betrayed by the values of that community. Excuse me if I don’t feel sorry for them. NPR also claimed there would soon be a mass exodus of healthcare professionals from small towns. This fear-mongering is completely anecdotal and unfounded. Recent reports have actually shown

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A Festivus For The Rest of Us

Does anyone else remember that Seinfeld episode where instead of celebrating Christmas George’s father celebrates Festivus? It’s the celebration that begins with the annual airing of all of their grievances and ends with physical punishment. I feel like that is what Congress turns Christmas into every year, because I have a lot of problems with Congress, and it feels like they are trying to punish the American people. Just once, I’d like to get a nice present from Congress—like them not passing anything ridiculous while the rest of us are stuffing our kids’ stockings. Congressman Thomas Massie recently tweeted, “I predict the day our country’s finances collapse, we will still be funding ‘gender programs in Pakistan.’ Tonight’s COVID relief/stimulus bill has no less than $10 million for said programs attached to it.” This was just one category of a $1.5 trillion omnibus that encompassed a COVID relief bill and a defense bill.

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