The IRS seizes bank accounts of people whose only offense is routinely to make deposits of less than $10,000. If you do this enough times, the IRS may suspect you are trying to avoid the requirement that deposits of $10,000 or more be reported by the bank. The IRS keeps the money, but the depositors need not be charged with a crime.

Poverty is not a cause but a result of Africa's problems. What African countries need the West cannot provide. They need personal liberty.

Random thoughts on the passing scene:

 

There is one particular thing that illustrates better than anything else the unreasonableness — and some would say gall — of homosexuality activists.

Many New Hampshire residents would like elections to be about the fiscal issues of taxing and spending and business regulations, while leaving the social issues to fend for themselves. But the various threads that make up the fabric of society are not so easily separated without rending the whole garment. Consider the Constitution of the United States, for example. A government of limited, delegated powers presupposes a free people, and freedom requires a moral people.

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