Becky Akers

Blowback at LAX

Written by Becky Akers on Wednesday, 06 November 2013. Posted in Opinion, Becky Akers

Those of you still braving the TSA’s gulag may want to take some Vaseline to the airport next flight.

Blowback at LAX

I don’t know about you, but if my husband had died yesterday, I’d remember his unfailing love, his gorgeous eyes beaming that adoration, our first date, inside jokes, dinners together — not the hours he’d spent in menial, disgraceful “work.”

Knifing Us in the Back

Written by Becky Akers on Friday, 15 March 2013. Posted in Opinion, Becky Akers

What would flying look like if freed from Leviathan? For starters, customers would reign as kings; airlines could not sexually assault nor vilify them before inviting them aboard.

Knifing Us in the Back

You might think the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had proposed digitally examining passengers’ cavities during its gate-rape at airports, given the airlines’ outrage. Instead, as of April 25, the agency will permit supposedly free passengers to carry pocket-knives and athletic paraphernalia like golf clubs onboard planes.

Monstrous, Fatal Feminism: A Review of The Gunn Brothers’ Film, The Monstrous Regiment of Women

Written by Becky Akers on Monday, 04 March 2013. Posted in Movies, LifeStyle, Opinion, Becky Akers

The feminist movement has, by and large, been a distinctively socialist and collectivist attack on traditional values and on Christian belief. Historian and novelist Becky Akers reviews a hard-hitting documentary that unmasks the real face of feminism.

Monstrous, Fatal Feminism: A Review of The Gunn Brothers’ Film, The Monstrous Regiment of Women

Written by Colin and Emily Gunn. Studio: Gunn Productions. Running time: 54 minutes.

I loathe feminism as much as I love Colin Gunn’s documentaries. So when I learned that he and his wife, Emily, had co-written a movie exposing feminism in all its satanic gore, I joyously tore into it.

An Interview with Becky Akers, Author of Halestorm

on Thursday, 27 September 2012. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, Becky Akers

Becky Akers, author of the new historical novel "Halestorm" telling the story of the life of American Revolutionary hero Nathan Hale, on why fiction matters.

An Interview with Becky Akers, Author of Halestorm

Today, we interview American Daily Herald contributor Becky Akers about her new novel, Halestorm. Set during the American Revolutionary War, it tells the dramatic story of the spy — and anarchist! — Nathan Hale.

Collision Course: How the Airlines and the Government Stifle Innovation and Freedom

Written by Becky Akers on Wednesday, 12 September 2012. Posted in Opinion, Becky Akers

Nothing is more infuriating than the callous inefficiency or our subsidized airlines, unless one considers the invasive and pernicious TSA. The problem in both cases: too much government and not enough freedom.

Collision Course: How the Airlines and the Government Stifle Innovation and Freedom

Ironic, isn’t it, that passengers who hope to escape the TSA’s groping frequently call for “profiling,” and then, when the airlines comply, all PR-heck breaks loose.

A Plea for Grant-Control. Plus, Deport James Holmes And All San Diegans

Written by Becky Akers on Thursday, 26 July 2012. Posted in Opinion, Becky Akers

Government loves it's wars, like those against terror and drugs, that serve to limit freedom. Not as well known, but just as disastrous is government's war on movement.

A Plea for Grant-Control. Plus, Deport James Holmes And All San Diegans

I’ve been waiting all this week for someone, anyone, to demand grant-control. Didn’t James Holmes’ carnage in Colorado prove our overwhelming need for same? Consider: “doctoral students receive free [sic for ‘paid for by others’] tuition, and most get federally sponsored 12-month grants of $26,000, about $500 a week. Holmes, who was not employed, bought an assault rifle, shotgun, two semi-automatic handguns and 6,000 rounds of ammunition…”

King of Demagogues

Written by Becky Akers on Saturday, 23 June 2012. Posted in Opinion, Becky Akers

Rep. Peter King's seemingly interminable investigations into the supposed dangers of Islam are themselves dangerous in that they use taxpayer monies to make a mockery of the Constitution.

King of Demagogues

“Should [Rep.] Peter King [R-NY] hold House hearings on Christian radicalisation?” asks a poll in the UK’s Guardian. After all, he’s “chair[ing]” a series of “congressional homeland security hearing[s] on Muslim radicalization…”

What’s in a Name?

Written by Becky Akers on Friday, 18 May 2012. Posted in Opinion, Becky Akers

A productive, peaceful and successful immigrant living and working in America for over two decades is now in jail. Becky Akers describes the unfolding statist tragedy.

 What’s in a Name?

Is a rose still a rose if it calls itself a petunia?
 
Bimbo Olumuyiwa Oyewole is a Nigerian immigrant also known as Jerry Thomas. His alias has inadvertently highlighted absurdities in several of the charades America’s tyrants foist on taxpayers. Naturally, that has Our Rulers and their propagandists in the corporate media damning Mr. Oyewole as a dire threat to the ole Homeland.

When States’ Rights are Wrong

Written by Becky Akers on Thursday, 15 March 2012. Posted in Opinion, Becky Akers

States’ rights, like the Constitution itself, are only a vehicle for obtaining liberty, not an end in themselves.

When States’ Rights are Wrong

Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face! It seems Americans will happily live in a police state so long as “illegal” immigrants do too — or rather, so long as illegals spend only a day or two in it before cops ship them back where they belong. 

Defending the Indefensible from Immigrants

Written by Becky Akers on Thursday, 08 March 2012. Posted in Opinion, Becky Akers

Conservatives want smaller government, or so they claim. But when it comes to immigration, all talk of limited government goes out the window and conservatives positively beg for the state to exercise total power.

Defending the Indefensible from Immigrants

It seems nothing is too evil for immigrants to the United States. In addition to stealing our jobs and sucking down welfare, these invading hordes also destroy American culture.

Bums and Bureaucrats

Written by Becky Akers on Thursday, 01 March 2012. Posted in Opinion, Becky Akers

The expansion of federal power has brought with it a vast increase in the federal payroll, and America's citizens are paying the price in the form of confiscatory taxation.

Bums and Bureaucrats

“Throw the bums out!” That’s the perennially popular prescription for curing what ails us at the ballot box. Problem is, it’ll never work. We could not only throw out every congressman, senator, governor and president, we could abolish their offices, too, so successors even more mercenary, mendacious and meddlesome can’t harm us.

An Army By Any Other Name

Written by Becky Akers on Thursday, 23 February 2012. Posted in Opinion, Becky Akers

The Boston Massacre, March 5, 1770.States and localities across the country are wielding the Tenth Amendment against the heinous NDAA of 2012, promising to nullify its anti-constitutional threat of “indefinitely detaining” us. For example, “commissioners” in Kansas’ Cherokee County “may vote on a resolution condemning sections of the NDAA as a violation of several provisions in the U.S. Constitution … The proposed resolution notes that the military policing of citizens ‘is repugnant to a free society.’”
 
Actually, policing is repugnant to a free society. Exactly who carries out such tyranny, whether “police forces” or an army, is largely a matter of semantics. But in dumbed-down America, propaganda and a deft change in terminology often fool the sheeple.
 
Police are nothing less than soldiers a country’s rulers turn loose on its taxpayers. Such troops have seldom been armed as heavily as those sent against external enemies, but America’s increasingly “militarized” cops flout that rule of thumb. And that brings us full circle, because prior to the nineteenth century, regular armies “policed” cities.
 
One fabled incident from America’s colonial history illustrates this. In 1770, the British Army’s policing of a town in Massachusetts culminated in the Boston Massacre.

Thought-Games and the TSA

Written by Becky Akers on Tuesday, 07 February 2012. Posted in Opinion, Becky Akers

TSAThe TSA has hit the headlines again — this time for “lax security” at Newark’s airport. A federal audit found screeners snoozing on the job when they weren’t stealing from passengers or watching luggage whiz past rather than searching it for explosives.

Same old, same old: the TSA’s troubles at Newark also hogged headlines last April. Nothing’s changed since then, despite a new “Federal Security Director” at the airport and innumerable promises from politicians.

Nor is Newark alone. Across the Hudson and East Rivers, New York's JFK International Airport recently made a name for brutalizing elderly women: Lenore Zimmerman, 85, accused the TSA of strip-searching her there. The agency denied this, as usual — but two more grandmothers stepped forward with similar stories.

It’s no better elsewhere. In Hawaii, the TSA recently fired 28 malingerers at Honolulu International for failing to search baggage. Cops nationwide continue arresting the agency’s personnel for theft, whether of a Montblanc pen in Florida or iPads — multiple — in Dallas. And perhaps most disgustingly of all, screeners across the country face charges of pedophilia. Turns out creeps who molest little kids at the airport often do so at home, too.

TSA: The Thieving, Stealing Agency

Written by Becky Akers on Wednesday, 18 January 2012. Posted in Opinion, Becky Akers

Baggage screening by TSATwo more of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) employees are heading to jail, this time for six months. A judge imposed the sentences last week after the pair pleaded guilty to stealing $40,000 from a checked bag they “inspected” at New York’s JFK International. (Yeah, I know: what dimwit checks a bag with $40,000 cash unless he's smoking his own weed? Tragically, far too many Americans applaud the TSA’s intercepting drugs Our Rulers don’t like.)

One thief’s lawyer says his client “understands he made a mistake.” Which reminds me of a friend’s response when his wife left him for another man. Things didn’t work out, so she tearfully asked her husband to take her back. “I made a mistake,” she sobbed.

To which he replied, “A mistake is burning dinner.”

Fingerprint Follies

Written by Becky Akers on Monday, 09 January 2012. Posted in Opinion, Becky Akers

Andrew Cuomo and Michael BloombergNew York State’s execrable governor, Andrew Cuomo, worried in his recent State of the State Address that not only do too few New Yorkers depend on their government for daily sustenance but that fingerprinting recipients of food stamps insults them. “We must increase participation in the food stamp program,” he decreed, “remove barriers to participation, and eliminate the stigma associated with this program. And we must stop fingerprinting for food.”

His words imply that “stigmatizing” beggars is widespread. But only New York City still requires mendicants who leech off their neighbors to submit to fingerprinting: the practice disappeared from the rest of the state thanks to an equally execrable governor, Eliot Spitzer. (You no doubt recognize his name no matter where you live: his patronizing prostitutes made national headlines and tossed him from office though, alas, not into prison.)

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