Invoking reason in support of an argument is like banging on the table.[i]
Those who invoke ‘reason’ are essentially asserting that ‘if you ‘reason’ in the right way, then you’ll agree with them; if you don’t agree with them, that ‘proves’ that you haven’t ‘reasoned’ in the right way.’
The Enlightenment […]
The United States has the highest corporate tax rate amongst members of the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development at 39.1 percent. In response to this high rate many companies have engaged in what are called inversions, where they merge with a company based in a country with a lower tax rate and then move […]
On the eve of the six year anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act the Associated Press is touting the laws success in lowering the rate of uninsured Americans.
They stated “ there’s growing evidence that most of the gain in the number of Americans with health care coverage is due to […]
Duly Noted by George Handlery
National and Social Self Defense and its Tools.
According to a joke heard while a forced laborer “building Socialism”, infidelity is against the public interest. Since marital infidelity tends to happen on the living room couch, these pieces of furniture should be banned. An equally idiotic argument is made seriously […]
A great stage magician will distract his audience with his right hand while performing his conjuring tricks with his left. Washington is nothing if not a magic show. Let […]
Britain has “free” health care, which means it is run by the government and funded by taxpayers. Those on the left in the U.S. want to move to this model, which is often referred to […]
Government by ideological fantasy – at the expense of actual facts – is a terrible idea. So too is government of, by and for the donors. Far too often government regulators and bureaucrats ignore Reality – to tilt at […]
The recent standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge has placed a spotlight on the federal government’s history of obtaining private land, particularly in the Western states. Many imagine that all the federal government […]
Darcy Olsen, CEO and President of the Goldwater Institute, has written a must-read book for anyone facing a serious ailment, The Right to Try: How the Federal Government Prevents Americans from […]
Make a mistake on federal land, even when you think you have permission, and you may find yourself going to prison for terrorism.* That’s the experience of Dwight and Steven Hammond, […]
A genuine refugee from the ISIS thugs and murderers would probably not be bullying his host-nation’s Christian population before taking his shoes off.
Back when I was a musician – writing songs rather than things like this – I was just about the only one I knew who wasn’t stealing music via the heist website Napster. And […]
President Barack Obama has dramatically ramped up the Washington, D.C., giant Crony-fest. Where economic sectors and companies Obama and his Democrats like get the gold mine – and the rest of us get the […]
High school dropouts are potential high school graduates. I worked with high school dropouts and dropout recovery for the past decade and witnessed the transformation. It has been my experience and personal observation that students who drop out of high school (or middle school for that matter) are often an overlooked population in the field […]
All the headline grabbing difficulties to choosing a new Speaker of the House are due mostly to one thing — the emergence of the powerful House Freedom Caucus. But the caucus may also […]
“Hillary Clinton is benefiting from an in-house propagenda machine coupled with a news media that would greatly impress Reich Minister Joseph Goebbels, who ran both propaganda and entertainment media in order to further […]
In an incredible new development in the criminal case of imprisoned former Congressman Richard Renzi, Federal District Court Judge David Bury has agreed to hold an evidentiary hearing on October 26th in Tucson […]
I have worked for the federal government is various capacities for nearly 37 years and am in the twilight of that career. I started working on the farm where we lived in Ohio at […]
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy stepped down from contention for the contentious position of Speaker on Thursday. This caused something approaching mass hysteria in Washington.
Chairman Paul Ryan then took himself out of […]