NASCAR has its beginnings, its history, in good old Southern boys, e.g., Junior Johnson, driving hopped-up cars with powerful V-8 engines (eat your hearts out all you sissy-stupid Greenies) with skill and daring in order to avoid revenuers. Moonshine may have been illegal but it only became so when the old union (not nation) became weighted down with the 18th century George Washington oft-influenced-by Alexander Hamilton and the “Federalists’” nationalism,
This unspoken fact, and many other negative impacts of illegal immigration were detailed by Victor Davis Hanson in an interview in 2019. I watched it on You Tube recently, and Victor Davis Hanson of Stanford’s Hoover Institute spoke of the downward spiral in the economy, safety, community cleanliness, and education of his small town of Selma in the Central Valley of California.
Maybe if the legislature promised to appoint him to the US Senate, he’d go for it? I know he says he likes “running” the state, and the only thing US Senators run for is an office (not if we repeal the ‘not absolute’ 17th). And a state-level appointment to the US Senate would get him out of NH not long after which they could recall him and replace him with someone less progressive.
The federal government ran a deficit of $668,267,000,000. That is because the government spent $2,790,254,000,000 during the period. The spending is running about $400bn under projections, and revenue is running about $200bn better than projected. However, this assumes that spending and tax collections will be linear throughout the year, and no other budget provisions are passed by Congress.
Now the larger point, money and government. How much is yours and how much will your congressman or councilman take from you for himself and his friends? If we could find a legal way to not pay some of the tax burden, what would happen to the graft in government? Panic of course! There is only one way to stop a government from expanding and tyrannizing the citizens. Starve it of money!
These experiences over our history show how fragile civil liberties are and spotlight how freedom can be threatened by the security state. Today Merrick Garland as Attorney General is asking we citizens to turn in our relatives, friends and neighbors to Homeland Security for belonging to what he classifies as domestic “terrorist” groups. Heinrich Himmler would approve.