Ben Crystal Archive
Ben Crystal is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power. Email this author.
Thanks for nothing, armed forces. A bump in the road to Obamacare. And irony lessons for the abortionists. All this — plus — I like the new digs, Mr. President! Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
Last week, while the rest of us toiled to pay her salary, House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-her husband’s bank account) took a moment away from her fabulously opulent life to remind us how lucky we are to live in the land of the formerly free and the home of the enslaved.
Let’s hear it for Rachel Jeantel. After all, without her spectacular performance last week on the witness stand in the show trial of George Zimmerman, we would never have learned that surly racists are neither surly nor racist.
Is Rachel Jeantel speaking cursive, too? Sorry, Democrats; no post-natal abortion. And: guns’n'hockey! All this — plus: welcome to the MPL, Aaron. Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
Some endeavors are best left to the Federal government, loath though I might be to admit it: the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System and keeping Harry Reid occupied, for example. The problems always seem to start when the Feds take an active interest in the little things, such as what’s going on in your bedroom.
Personal Liberty Digest™ presents a new liberal bill of rights, in which we offer the founding document the Democrats would love for us to have, in (not so very) make-believe language.
By the time you read this, our redoubtable defenders of freedom in the U.S. Senate will have voted on whether to turn the illegal immigration spigot from “steady stream” to “build an ark.” Though my deadline arrived before the vote, I doubt I’m treading on thin ice by guessing the Senate voted “si.”
Obama’s sweating bullets in Berlin. Al-Qaida — on your nickel. And: watching Sharyl. All this — plus — Muppet prison! Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight; from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
On Monday, the Supreme Court, in a 7-2 ruling, struck down the State of Arizona’s voter-ID law. Across the Nation, a hue and cry rose from conservatives. From their perspective, the Supremes had just shredded not only the 10th Amendment to the Constitution, but the sanctity and security of elections to come.
Liberals say “gun control” will cure everything from drug-fueled gang wars to jaywalking. But Newtown, Conn., already had the laws that the anti-Bill of Rights types want to impose on the rest of us. And Newtown is a libertarian paradise compared to Chicago.