That phrase is commonly called a fallacy (after this, thus because of this), but you can judge this instance for yourself, with a couple of stories from KOMO-Seattle.
First, there is this story about the low morale at the Seattle Police Department. In recent years, there has been an increase in low-level street crime, and many cases of neighborhood-dwellers who shout and jeer at police officers while they are trying to do their job. The incidents in Ferguson, Missouri and the rise of the “Black Lives Matter” movement have led to distrust of the police, and the feeling in some communities that the police do not serve them, but are a threat. The city government has not dealt well with the rise of homeless and drug-dealing people living in broken-down, unsightly RVs in city neighborhoods, among other things. Some neighborhoods have to hire their own private security, when the City ignores their plight.
Then, there is this story, of how one local company has responded to the conditions above. Street Crime Forces Environmentally-conscious company to Flee Seattle. Seattle prides itself on being very “green”, funding companies such as this one, banning those evil plastic bags and plastic straws, and building street-narrowing bike and bus lanes where automobiles are not allowed.
In these cases, Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc is NOT a fallacy, but very true.
There have been many stories in the (so-called) Press in the past few years of small-business owners having their businesses destroyed because they would not engage in activities that violated their religious beliefs. It seems that most states have “public accommodation” laws that forbid “discrimination” on the basis of race, religion, or “sexual orientation”. These state laws have been used to deny business owners their religious liberty, by insisting that they cater, or bake cakes, or provide flowers, or create custom invitations for same-sex “weddings”. Some businesses have literally had to close down their businesses, because they refused to violate their moral code.
Now, just think about it this way. If the State can force a business to engage in any creative activity (and catering, baking cakes, providing flowers, and creating custom invitations are ALL creative activities) against its will, isn’t that tantamount to slavery? Isn’t being forced to serve customers whose activity violates your own conscience, against your will, Slavery?
Funny, the Democrats and Progressives, who trumpet to the world how much they detest Slavery, turn out to actually advocate it.
With Many Thanks to Cartoonist Michael Ramirez.
My thanks to GOPUSA.com for publishing this cartoon.
As a result of lower tax rates for businesses, and the Trump Administration’s attack on regulations, there are more open jobs in our country than unemployed workers. Pretty much anyone who wants to work can find work. Especially blacks and Hispanics, whose unemployment rates are the lowest ever recorded. Please keep this in mind while enjoying your leisure time today.
Good grief! The infamous “Tent City 3”, run by Seattle’s “Homeless-Industrial Complex” representative SHARE/WHEEL, had to make an “emergency” move. The article I read mentioned that this homeless camp has been in existence for 20 years! Now, if the 60’s radicals who run Seattle tell you that they are working to end homelessness, please do NOT believe them!!
This homeless camp is such an institution that it has had its own insurance! And its administrators complain that no one wants to insure them. Gee, I wonder why that might be?
It seems that the Great Internet Monopoly, AKA Google, has a list of web sites that they have “blacklisted”, to try and bury their content and prevent casual web-surfers from seeing what they deem “dangerous” writings. Herewith, from a Ricochet post, is the Google list of dangerous sites that you should be discouraged from viewing.
As provided by Project Veritas.
Well, RushBabe49 has been proud of being as incendiary as possible here on my personal blog. I must say, I am proud as punch, as a Ricochet Member in good standing, to be in the hallowed company of my Hero, Rush Limbaugh, and Gateway Pundit, Glenn Beck, and LifeNews.
My advice to all my readers is to immediately patronize all the sites listed above, give them favorable comments, and get all your friends to do the same. Also, while you’re at it, Drop Google, and use DuckDuckGo for ALL your Web searches! Let’s do our part to Break the Google Monopoly Today!
Well, good news for conservatives in Washington State. This little headline made me just grin.
Inslee gets ZERO supporters in latest New Hampshire Primary poll.
Sounds to me like the DemocRATS of New Hampshire are very discerning, and know how much that poseur is worth. Exactly Zero.