Eric Peters


Saw The Weirdest Thing...

Written by Eric Peters on Wednesday, 23 July 2014. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

We are all equal in having certain unalienable rights. But modernity increasingly demands that all people be considered equal in capabilities. And that just ain't so, no matter how much the politically correct fervently wish it were.

Saw The Weirdest Thing...

Sunday evening, the wife and I went for a walk along the Blue Ridge Parkway. As we were leaving, a guy on a newish Harley rolled into the overlook parking lot. And dropped his bike. I got out to help him get it back up. That done, I got back in the car and we began to drive away.

Gorillas, Humans . . . and the NAP

Written by Eric Peters on Thursday, 17 July 2014. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

We continue to live on a real planet of the apes, allowing and accepting aggressive, animal behavior, rather than embracing the non-aggression principle.

Gorillas, Humans . . . and the NAP

Sometimes I entertain the thought that those who have awakened to the NAP are the leading cohort of what might be called a fifth turning – or more profoundly, perhaps they are an evolutionary great leap forward, analogous to the transition from Homo Erectus to Homo Sapiens. The conscious – and reasoned – rejection of aggressive violence is arguably that epochal, that profound.

Dancing With Clovers

Written by Eric Peters on Wednesday, 16 July 2014. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

In politics, the progressive builds the all-controlling nanny state. Hating freedom, when not at work, the progressive hits the roads intent on obstructing other drivers.

Dancing With Clovers

Kevin Costner danced with wolves. It is my fate – and yours – to drive with Clovers. They are everywhere – and increasingly unavoidable. Like a virulent bacillus, ineptitude and passive aggressive behavior  behind the wheel spreads across the land. It’s possible to escape Clovers – temporarily – by moving far, far away from their hives in urban suburban areas. But inevitably, they follow you – and before you can blink, you find yourself surrounded and immersed...by “drivers” such as these:

What Libertarianism isn’t...

Written by Eric Peters on Tuesday, 08 July 2014. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

A fascist authoritarian wants you to believe that libertarians are today's communists. While he's at it, he may as well say that the sky is brown, up is down and freedom is slavery.

What Libertarianism isn’t...

Just when you think you’ve heard (and read) it all, something like this falls into your lap. It’s a Bloomberg News critique of Libertarianism that equates it with – of all things! – communism.

Volt Double Down

Written by Eric Peters on Thursday, 03 July 2014. Posted in Automotive, Business, Eric Peters

GM is making ludicrous and insane economic decisions in building the Volt and Cadillac ELR. But perhaps these are the politically correct decisions.

Volt Double Down

The Volt electric car has been a fizzle for GM – and that’s putting it kindly. Only a small handful have sold – and that’s putting it euphemistically, given the massive subsidies that went into building it and the equally massive incentives ($7,500 a pop at the federal level, not counting state-level payola) that have proved necessary to get anyone to “buy” one.

Uncomfortable Independence Day Questions

Written by Eric Peters on Tuesday, 01 July 2014. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

If Americans are so free, how come they need permission from the government to get married? Ponder this and other questions this July the Fourth.

Uncomfortable Independence Day Questions

Here comes another Fourth of July – a good time to ask some serious questions – and ponder just how “free” we really are: 

Don’t “Speed” – It’s Now Officially a Capital Offense

Written by Eric Peters on Thursday, 26 June 2014. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

Thanks to the Supreme Court, Judge Dredd is no longer a comic book character. His signature line – “I am the law!” – is now our officially approved reality.

Don’t “Speed” – It’s Now Officially a Capital Offense

Don’t dare “speed” – or run your car with a headlight burned out. The “highest court in the land” has ruled it’s a capital offense.

Who’s to Blame When Air Bags Don’t “Save Lives”?

Written by Eric Peters on Monday, 23 June 2014. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

The bureaucrats and progressives who have built and control the regulatory state, care not one whit for the lives and property of others. Theirs is the mentality of Stalin.

Who’s to Blame When Air Bags Don’t “Save Lives”?

Toyota just announced a recall of more than 650,000 cars  – for potential problems with the air bags.

Slower Is Safer!

Written by Eric Peters on Friday, 20 June 2014. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

Courtesy of deBlasio, NYC travelers will revert to the slower than horse (and buggy) days of the 19th century.

Slower Is Safer!

Forget about getting there anytime soon . . . if you happen to be driving in New York City.

What Made The Light Go On?

Written by Eric Peters on Friday, 20 June 2014. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

Jefferson, Paine, Franklin. These and those who followed and expanded upon their ideas, like Bastiat and Mencken and Rand, show us the way forward on the path to liberty.

What Made The Light Go On?

The “light” goes on for different reasons – and at different times.

Corvette Clover!

Written by Eric Peters on Wednesday, 18 June 2014. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

To understand how a progressive thinks, observe how they drive. Exhibit A: Eric Peters describes a recent roadway encounter.

Corvette Clover!

Well, it was a Cloverina (female Clover). But, nonetheless – an exemplar of the species.

The Fix Was In From The Beginning

Written by Eric Peters on Wednesday, 18 June 2014. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

Big government tyranny was planned from the beginning, and now the Bill of Rights has all but been erased.

The Fix Was In From The Beginning

I threw the Constitution in the woods years ago, when I became aware of its true nature as a document empowering government rather than protecting the rights of the people. The historic fact is the Constitution was intended to gut the rights of the people; it was only as an afterthought that the Bill of Rights was tacked on, to placate those who were – rightly, as it turns out – suspicious of what Hamilton & Co. were up to.

Clover and The Fourth Amendment

Written by Eric Peters on Monday, 16 June 2014. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

If the state’s armed goons can waylay people and search them “just because” then there is in principle no limit to their Authority over us, "right thinking" progressives regard as acceptable.

Clover and The Fourth Amendment

A Clover – EPautos’ term for people of the left and right persuasion, who love government force and despise individual rights – wrote the following love note to me in response to a post about Florida cops randomly stopping people and forcing them to submit to an inspection of the contents of their beverage cups (see here for the news story).

A Moment’s Feel of Freedom

Written by Eric Peters on Sunday, 15 June 2014. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

The progressives love to control other people, but how would they like it if they were the ones suffering arbitrary and useless laws?

A Moment’s Feel of Freedom

I rode my bike without wearing a helmet the other day – just to remind myself of what it felt like to live in a semi-free country.

Esurance Is Watching You . . Or Soon Will Be

Written by Eric Peters on Sunday, 15 June 2014. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

The insurance mafia and the big government nanny-staters are colluding to put the surveillance state into the driver's seat of your car.

Esurance Is Watching You . . Or Soon Will Be

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo just signed off on a “plan” (you know there’s trouble brewing whenever a control freak politician announces he has a “plan”) touted as a way to “discourage” teen drivers from texting while driving but which will inevitably lead to adults being under the constant (and ever-more-profitable) thumb of the insurance mafia.

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