On Socrates: Life and Legacy

scrtsStrong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people. ~Socrates

Prologue

In my ongoing series on the Classics of Western Civilization, we now come to Plato, however, since Plato was a student of Socrates as well as the primary source for what we know [...]

A Small Step for Brandeis – a Giant Step for Dhimmitude

ali hirsiI left a five minute message yesterday on the office telephone of President Lawrence of Brandeis University explaining why his decision to rescind the proposal to award Aayan Hirsi Ali an honorary degree was “A small step for Brandeis but a giant step for dhimmitude” (a [...]

Dumb Gun Technology

Every time an incident of “gun violence” makes national news someone comes out with a proposal to further restrict or control firearms ownership and usage. The latest coming from Eric Holder is to use electronic technology. Either the gun will have a built in finger print scanner that will prevent anyone other than the owner [...]

Duly Noted - Russia and Crimea: Have You Read Enough?

Duly NotedIf you think so, you need to reconsider.

 

The initial endeavor of newsmen is to “tell all”. Except when the gathering of information imperils the journalist’s life, that is the easy part. Alas, the bare facts get the public bored. By the [...]

Dangerous Erosion of Freedom as Obama Cedes Control of the Internet

intrntcnsrshpSince the Internet now permeates our lives in every possible way, it is disturbing that Obama has relinquished U.S. control over its underlying structure. Control will be turned over to a global panel, which will include totalitarian countries that do not value our First Amendment protection of [...]

The Left’s Ever-Expanding, All-Encompassing Net Neutrality

networkneutralityNetwork Neutrality is socialism for the Internet – it guarantees everyone equal amounts of nothing.

We’ll let college professor and avowed Marxist (please pardon the redundancy) Robert McChesney identify Net Neutrality’s objective:

“(T)he ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the [...]

Big Government Really Is Over

bggvtCrimea. Venice. Scotland. Quebec. Catalonia. Colorado.

Crimea’s vote, a popular vote of no confidence in Kiev, to leave Ukraine (and rejoin Russia) is in some ways unique.

In other ways it appears part of an emerging, worldwide, trend.

Venice voted last week, in a nonbinding referendum, to [...]

The Freer the Trade, the Better Things Get

frmblThe West Wing was for several years a fabulous television show – about a Democrat White House. Yes, I know, I’m a conservative and I wasn’t supposed to like it. But great writing is great writing, and Aaron Sorkin can seriously write. (He doesn’t bat 1.000, but [...]

American Taxpayers, Workers and Vendors Screwed by Spanish Conglomerate Abengoa that Snagged Billions in US Green Energy Stimulus Funds

abngIn the summer of 2012, when Marita Noon and I began our collaboration in exposing the entire green corruption scheme, we covered a favored White House Spanish conglomerate in our piece “How Democrats Say ‘Crony Corruption’ in Spanish: Abengoa.”

Early this year, we received bombshell testimony, [...]

The New Task for Democrats: Fall on Obama’s Sword

obmcrdmsThe Democrats, liberals and progressives in America have been assigned a distinctively political obligation to keep in step and in sync with their chosen one, Barack Hussein Obama. Why? Not to help America as a whole but to maintain the illusion of Obama’s success. They have been [...]

Wyoming Governor Mead Continues Mocking the Law

gvmdOn Wednesday March 26, an audit of expenditures of federal funds by Wyoming government agencies was released to the public, in which the state Department of Education received extremely high marks for proper spending practices. This situation hardly made the news, and has generally been greeted with [...]

Saving Civilization Means Killing Equality

eqltyIf a famine befell us and you couldn’t save everyone, would you withhold the food you had and let every citizen starve rather than endure the inequality of just saving some? If recent history is any guide, certain leftists just might say yes.

A good example of [...]

Double Down: Obama May Be In It … up to his Neck. Part One

Double DownHalperin and Co. wrote a book about Obama’s bid for re-election. The Book Double Down Game Change 2012 doesn’t quite make sense and then it also makes a great deal of sense. Parts of the book are written as though the authors were sitting in on [...]

On Fate

ftFate is a disposition inherent to changeable things, by which Providence connects each one with its proper order.

~ Aquinas (attributed to Boethius)

The idea of Fate in literature, poetry, philosophy, politics and history was often presented in human form, sometimes abstractly personified as the opponent [...]

Gun-free Zones and Progressives’ Insanity

gnfrzn2They say that lightening never strikes twice in the same place. Not true. It does if you stand high atop a cliff’s edge with a lightning rod above your head during a thunderstorm. In fact, in the unlikely event you survive the first strike, it’ll keep right [...]

Mass Amnesty

According to Catholic News Agency, Sean Cardinal O’Malley, along with a group of liberal activist Catholic Bishops, recently celebrated Mass at the U.S./Mexican border in support of American immigration amnesty legislation in which the Holy sacrifice of the Mass, along with the Sacred Species, the very Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of [...]

Hobby Lobby: Should Employers be Forced to Provide Abortifacients?

embryThe U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments last week in the Hobby Lobby case, to decide whether a business that provides health-care insurance to its employees can be forced to include abortifacients in its coverage. Hobby Lobby filed a lawsuit against the federal government over the Obamacare [...]

But It Sounds Good: Democrat Economic Rhetoric And America’s Critical Thinking Deficit

How can the United States of America jump-start job creation? Obviously there’s nobody better to answer that question than a politician who’s been on the U.S. government payroll for nearly half a century and has never owned or operated a business – Vice President Joe Biden. “There’s no reason [...]

Why Not Rand Paul?

rndplnsa“Mr. President, we will not let you run roughshod over our rights. We will challenge you in the courts, we will battle you at the ballot box. Mr. President, we will not let you shred our Constitution… It is decidedly not a time for the faint of [...]

Unemployment Will Remain High So Long As The Dollar Remains Wobbly

unmplymntlnThe Republican National Committee recently passed a resolution, by the unanimous vote of its National Committeepeople, calling for the creation of a national Monetary Commission. This legislation is prime sponsored in the House of Representatives by Joint Economic Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Tx) and in the US [...]

When Private Companies Beg for Government Favors – It’s Crony Socialism

crnysmCrony Socialism is, in part, the government cutting special deals for certain companies – at the expense of other companies, and the free market.

It is particularly pathetic when companies publicly troll for this treatment. It’s almost as if they’ve given up on actually, you know, [...]

What Housing Bubble? Liberals won’t be Looking in their Closets!

frclsrfrdThere has been a lot of talk or writing last week about the housing bubble. And that the so called mortgage fraud that was to be taken to the wood shed is another Obama fantasy that just ain’t happening.

One writes about Holder in a NY [...]

Marginalizing The Movement That Can Save America

rns11Ever since the 2009 advent of the Tea Party, Democrats on Capitol Hill and the liberal media have been obsessed with its destruction. Of course such a response is entirely understandable, since a cohesive and effective alliance of grassroots conservatives working to uphold the Constitution and maintain [...]

The Plan for Police Nullification

mlnlb2“I [sic] give my left n** to bang down your door and come for your gun,” said the cop. This statement, made by Branford, Ct., police officer Joseph Peterson in a Facebook conversation earlier this month, created quite a blogosphere firestorm. Internet commenters from Sacramento to Saratoga [...]

The GOP’s Un-Candidates

mtrmnyWe shouldn’t be talking about 2016. It’s 2014 and there are obviously important mid-term elections in November. Beyond those, in 2015 there are significant local and state contests across the country, which in many ways are more important than this year’s horseraces. However, discussing the next presidential [...]






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