On Tacitus and the Tyranny of Monarchy

tctsThe more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.

A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.

~Tacitus

Prologue: Biography

Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (c. AD [...]

Five Things Washington Could Learn from Derek Jeter

drkjtrAt the risk of sounding overly sentimental, watching the Yankees captain step up to the plate at his last All-Star Game this week brought tears to my eyes and made the hair on the back of my neck stand on end. If you are a [...]

I Admit, I’m Christian Because I Need a Crutch And I’m Brainwashed

athstcrtchI cannot understand how atheists are able to ignore the spiritual realm as if it doesn’t exist. They explain away miracles and supernatural events as if these thousands of occurrences over many years are all just random. I’ve had hundreds of answers to prayer in my life, [...]

I Should Have…

shplIn 2016, if America does not correct the imbalance imposed on this nation by a socialist President who has opened our national coffers to entitlement seekers and created a situation where over half of this nation is now on some from of entitlement or subsidy, has designated [...]

Ron Paul And Rand Paul Defy That Which Is Keeping Big Government Big

rnplrndplWe citizens sense that we are being lied to by those in authority. We can’t quite put our finger on it. We are right, though. Let me guide your finger to the spot.

The biggest lie that Big Government, Big Business, and Big Media are telling us [...]

Review of Dr. Ben Carson’s ‘One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future’

One NationThe gentleman’s guide to change

Dr. Ben Carson has very quickly climbed the ranks of prospective Republican presidential candidates thanks to some obvious strengths: he’s relatively young, eloquent, polite, passionate and generally conservative. Frustratingly for Republicans, Carson has repeatedly and publicly declined any offers to run [...]

Three Big Reasons to Amend the Constitution

Rule of Law

Many Americans feel frustrated and harbor little hope that much can be done to change our country’s course. While these feelings are understandable, they are misguided. There is a way back.

The Framers of the Constitution were cognizant that their creation was not [...]

Can America Return To Greatness Post Obama?

dmsdstryusThough the event was barely mentioned in American media, Raouf Abdel-Rahman was executed on June 18 by ISIS (“Islamic State”) rebels in Iraq. With all the turmoil and bloodshed in that nation, the death of any single individual might seem inconsequential. However, it was he who presided [...]

On Plutarch and the Idea of Citizen

pltrchIt is not histories I am writing, but lives; and in the most glorious deeds there is not always an indication of virtue or vice, indeed a small thing like a phrase or a jest often makes a greater revelation of a character than battles where thousands [...]

Which Party is Furthest from the Center?

LibvsConserv

We are told incessantly by the media pundits that the GOP has moved sharply to the right. Supposedly, the Republican Party establishment is under assault from the Tea Party in a largely successful attempt to shift the Party’s center of gravity to starboard. No mention [...]

Cantor Earthquake: Meanwhile, Back in Wyoming…

cmncr2The Republican Establishment is still reeling from the political repercussions of Virginia’s seventh district congressional primary, in which House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost to challenger Dave Brat, a political novice. Naturally, the entrenched party members are doing their best to convince themselves, and all of America, [...]

On Virgil and the Necessity of Good Language

vrglIt is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one’s steps to the upper air – there’s the rub, the task.

~ Virgil

Prologue: Biography

Publius Vergilius Maro (October [...]

Duly Noted - Peace, Its Preconditions And Our Duties.

Duly NotedSubmission to get a deal undermines what it wishes to preserve.

If you follow big time politics, such as in “who invades whom and why,” then you noticed that the victims of state crimes are dropped if the aggressor shows brawn. The greater the [...]

On Iraq: I Hate to Say We Told You So, But We Told You So

Iraq is falling apart as I write this, and despite the interventionist hawks who want to blame it on Obama’s weakness and indecision, it’s not Obama’s fault. It’s the fault of a foolish policy from the start. Let’s look back.

In the lead up to the Iraq War, we were assured by neocon hawks that [...]

Save the Pilgrims by Rush! A Book on Time Travel and Patriotism

rush limbaugh pilgrimsRush wrote a brilliant children’s book. It is about our Brave Pilgrims. Limbaugh appears to be hated by the left but almost anything he touches usually is quite successful. If you listen to Rush on the radio around Thanksgiving the story about the pilgrims always [...]

Obama Administration Rules Mexico is Undermining, Circumventing Free Trade Deal

frtrdWe are free traders. We want maximum exchange – with minimum government interference.

Markets always work better the freer they are. Free from all but the barest necessity laws and regulations, and the least taxes possible – up to and including none at all….

“Trade [...]

On Lucretius, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius and the Nature of Life and Death

eptts “Again we are all sprung from a heavenly seed, all have that same Father…”

~ Lucretius, On the Nature of Things, Book II

If thou art pained by any external thing, it is not this that disturbs thee, but thy own judgment about it. And [...]

Can Conservatives Reverse America’s Liberal Fundamentalist Direction, and Re-establish the Founding Principles of the Constitution?

To understand the compelling appeal of Dave Brat’s message in his primary campaign against Eric Cantor, we need to go back to the founding of America as a nation.

When Thomas Jefferson first saw the Constitution of the United States he was said to have been utterly dismayed. But it was not [...]

Duly Noted - A Lie that Can be Sold as the Truth is Poison

Duly NotedAbout self-administered verbal anesthesia.

Every age and all cultures tend to accept certain statements as self-evident and, therefore, as true. The term, “crutch” comes to mind. One possibility is that the allegation is correct. Even for agnostics, the Ten Commandments might fit the category. [...]

No Time To Revisit Those RINO Retreads

GOP2016prsdntlrcThe Republican Party stands at the precipice of leading America back from the cultural, economic, legislative, and diplomatic disasters of the Obama years, except that in recent decades it has proven itself devoid of the necessary courage, leadership, or ideology to accomplish such a feat. Instead, it [...]

Unite Against Capitalism…Fascism (UAF)

uafIn the UK there’s an organisation, by the name Unite Against Fascism (UAF), which says that its primary aim is to “fight against racism and fascism”. This is what it says on the tin: “We believe that these dangers [“fascism” and “racism”] require a strong and united [...]

On Apollonius, Nicomachus and First Principles

“All that has by nature with systematic method been arranged in the universe seems both in part and as a whole to have been determined and ordered in accordance with number… by the domination of number preexistent in the mind of the world-creating God…”

~ Nicomachus of Gerasa, Arithmetic I, Chap. VI

Prologue: [...]

Pay Close Attention To the Greatest Radical At Work In America Today

lwrnclsgLawrence Lessig may be the greatest radical at work in America today. Lessig, a polymath, professor at Harvard Law School, is no ivory tower type. He is a radical — someone who strikes at the root of things — in the tradition of Thomas Jefferson. His latest [...]

The Closing of the Presidential Mind – Part 3 – Unveiled Ignorance: Obamacare and its Roots

obmcr2How did Obama end up in this morass? Health-care reform long has been a central focus of modern American liberalism. The high priest of American socialism who offered the substance for these policies was John Rawls, an American political philosopher. Obama absorbed his views at Harvard Law [...]

Jeffrey Tucker vs. the Rockwellians

jeffrey tuckerRecently there was quite a dust up in the libertarian webosphere over an article by Jeffrey Tucker which essentially struck a politically correct pose, and seemed clearly intended to distance himself from his former colleagues at the Ludwig von Mises Institute and LewRockwell.com. Since that time [...]






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