Eric Peters


Automotive Affirmative Action

Written by Eric Peters on Friday, 23 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

Electric and hybrid cars are proving to be profit losing disasters. Naturally, they are built because progressive government fleeces taxpayers and others to make them possible.

Automotive Affirmative Action

Would you buy a money hog?

Backseat Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaafety!

Written by Eric Peters on Thursday, 22 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

America has gone completely insane - if you doubt it, just consider the dubious policies pursued by the safety cult and imposed, dictator style, on the rest of us.

Backseat Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaafety!

Soon, you won’t even be able to toss a gym bag on the back seats. Well, not if you want to avoid the dreaded – and relentless – “buckle up for safety” buzzer. Which the government is about to mandate shall be wired into the back seats now, too.

Roaches Don’t Like The Light

Written by Eric Peters on Thursday, 22 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

Following in the footsteps of Lincoln, "legislators" in his eponymous land have found a way to bring more tyranny to the states' hapless citizens.

Roaches Don’t Like The Light

What possible legitimate objection could any cop have to being video/audio recorded while performing his “duties”?  As the saying goes, if you’ve got nothing to hide… .

Ignorance of The Law is Now An Excuse … For Cops

Written by Eric Peters on Tuesday, 13 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

Thanks to the Roberts Court, police no longer need a legally valid reason, or any reason at all, to stop you when you're on the road.

Ignorance of The Law is Now An Excuse … For Cops

One of the last rickety supports holding up the rule of law was thrown in the woods by the Supreme Court a couple weeks back.

Insurance Savings Accounts?

Written by Eric Peters on Tuesday, 13 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

Savings accounts for insurance would be a modest step forward in reforming the ever more immoral and unethical insurance "industry."

Insurance Savings Accounts?

Let’s accept – for a moment – the core argument that’s typically trotted out in support of forcing people to buy car insurance: You might hurt someone or cause damage to someone else’s property; if you don’t have insurance, these costs will be borne by “society.”

Electric Pegasus

Written by Eric Peters on Thursday, 08 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

The press loves Tesla's sports cars. What's not reported is that electric cars, and especially electric sports cars, are wildly and ridiculously impractical.

Electric Pegasus

Pegasus was a horse with wings who was supposed to be able to both run and fly. Of course, he could do neither – because to be a horse means not being able to fly. A horse is too heavy to fly. He’s built for running.

The Veal Pen… aka What Clover Believes

Written by Eric Peters on Tuesday, 30 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

Where does tyranny come from? Eric Peters has a simple explanation.

The Veal Pen… aka What Clover Believes

A reader submitted the following in response to an article I wrote deriding “for profit” law enforcement:

For-Profit Policing

Written by Eric Peters on Tuesday, 23 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

A new bill under consideration in Texas would give armed police credit card readers. Now consider: who would say "no" when an armed officer demands payment?

For-Profit Policing

You’ve heard of greasing the skids?

The Right to Resist

Written by Eric Peters on Friday, 19 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

Why do random strangers in special costumes get to wield life and death power over us? And why are we told we must defer to them, even if it does cost our lives?

The Right to Resist

If someone attacks you, it is unquestioned that you have a right to defend yourself. If, in the process, the attacker is injured – even killed – it’s fundamentally on him.

Worst New Car “Safety” Features

Written by Eric Peters on Thursday, 18 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

In the bad-old pre-computer days, you might have had to kick your car to get it to do something you wanted. These days, the car kicks you (in the name of safety, of course).

Worst New Car “Safety” Features

Some of you might remember the ’90s sci-fi flick, Demolition Man. It starred Sylvester Stallone and portrayed a future world obsessed with “safety.” That’s our reality, today.

How Uncle Killed Pontiac

Written by Eric Peters on Tuesday, 16 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

Arguably, Pontiac was the greatest of GM divisions, and its demise the saddest. Unknown to most, it didn't die a natural death, but was strangled by Fed regulation.

How Uncle Killed Pontiac

The French philosopher-economist Frederic Bastiat wrote about the unseen repercussions of government interfering with the market’s natural progressions. In other words, what might have been. Perhaps the saddest four words in the language.

When Air Bags Kill

Written by Eric Peters on Tuesday, 25 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

What gives the government the right to force people to buy things they may not want? And what happens when these things prove dangerous and deadly?

When Air Bags Kill

Well, how ’bout it?

Making The Best Of "Climate Change"

Written by Eric Peters on Thursday, 20 November 2014. Posted in Automotive, Business, Opinion, Eric Peters

With global warming missing in action, the premature onset of cold, winter weather means drivers need to think about how best to prepare their cars for the slushy, icy white stuff.

Making The Best Of

The globe refuses to warm. What happened, Al?

"Revenue Collection" … in Reverse

Written by Eric Peters on Tuesday, 05 August 2014. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

But there are ways of fighting back – without actually fighting. I’ve come up with a better way – a passive way. Let forgetfulness be your ally.

It’s not possible to do much about income taxes, or the taxes we’re forced to pay on “our” property in order to maintain the fiction we – rather than the government –  “own” it. These taxes eviscerate the “freedoms” which “the troops” are purportedly fighting for and make a mockery of the annual summer celebration whose name I will not mention - much in the same way that sitting on Santa’s lap and dragging a pine tree into the living room makes a mockery of another day.

Roasted Kids

Written by Eric Peters on Monday, 04 August 2014. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

The irresponsibility of a very few parents ought not to impose an outrageous cost in technology and regulation on the rest of the nation.

Roasted Kids

If you’ve been watching the news lately, you already know all about it. And you know what’s coming on account of it. Homer’s car – you know – the one designed by Homer Simpson, with every Rube Goldberg-esque gewgaw imaginable by the mind of a cartoon TV show idiot – is becoming a reality, courtesy of unfortunately all-too-real-idiots who get to dictate car design such that it assuages their overwrought emotions.

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