The Last Time We Were Really Anti-Free Trade? The Great Depression

clfThe cinematic classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” made the broader public aware of the greatness that is Ben Stein. Already a lawyer and speechwriter for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, Stein was cast as the atonal Economics teacher droning his students into stupor.

Stein was [...]

Zombies, the Apocalypse, and the Decline of the Republic

apclpsApocalypticism has exploded in popularity and, while nuclear war and pandemics have always been a starting point, the concept of the Zombie Apocalypse trumps them all. The appeal and wild popularity of shows like The Walking Dead, movies like World War Z, and the slew of apocalyptic, [...]

O’Reilly – Obama Slugfest: They Were Just Pussy Footing Around

orly-obm-intrvwjpgBill O’Reilly was pleased that he was allowed to ask questions and for the most part Obama refused to answer the questions. These types of interviews are for the most part useless. Those that like Obama swore O’Reilly was rude. And those who don’t trust Obama saw [...]

Alinsky 101: IRS Picks the Tea Party Target

alnskyDave Camp (R-MI), House Ways and Means Chairman, said on Tuesday that the IRS is still targeting tax-exempt conservative groups for audits. These revelations by Camp’s committee comes on top of last year’s findings that the IRS as early as 2010 had used “inappropriate criteria” to discriminate [...]

Sex-Obsessed Lefty Horrified by ‘Purity Culture’

rpHey, gals, want to avoid being raped? Put away that Lady Smith 38. No need for pepper spray. Self-defense classes? Not necessary. The solution is simple. The best defense against rape is to just cast away your “deeply troubling” Christianity and become a secularist slut.

So goes [...]

Obamacare and the Keystone XL Pipeline

 

By now everyone who has kept an intelligent eye on current events knows that Obamacare is not about making medical care less expensive or more available. Obviously, the cost of medical “insurance” plans has gone up instead of down, as originally advertised. So has the end cost to consumers of medical care. With higher [...]

Even When Government Power Grabs Are Overturned – The Left Wins

The Barack Obama Administration has been overstepping its Constitutional bounds since just about five minutes after its first inauguration.

They have long been practicing a regulatory-overreach overrun approach. Imposing myriad new regs in innumerable directions – oft aimed at the free market’s foundational sectors and Democrats’ political enemies.

The power grab victims are [...]

The Original, Right-Wing Extremist

grgwshngtnOne can reasonably presume how today’s Left would characterize and attack the person I am about to describe to you. Without a doubt, he would be characterized as some sort of dangerous, right-wing, tea-bagging, homophobic, Christian Neanderthal who should be maligned, attacked, marginalized, silenced, and driven from [...]

An Omnipotent President and Impotent Congress

obmstckpThe United States system of self-governance is supposed to be a Constitutional Representative Republic of, by and for the people of the United States, ruled by popular majority with inalienable protections of State and individual Rights…

For the first time in U.S. history, the Federal Government now [...]

Democrats Paint Economic Disaster As A Benefit?

ecnmcdstrA common strategy among shrewd salesman is to paint any liabilities of their product as strengths. And the more unethical the salesman, the more outlandish the efforts to convince unwary customers that any suspicions that they might have are baseless. As Washington continues to descend into the [...]

Yes, It’s A “Major Issue:” The Industrialized World Is Abandoning The U.S.

Vice President Joe Biden announced two days ago that the American people agree with the Democrat party “on every major issue.” Whether or not this is true remains to be seen, but this we can know with certainty: on issues of economics, enterprise, and environmental policy, the other industrialized [...]

Global Warming Alarmists Suffer Glacier-Sized Setbacks

glblwrmngshpGlobal warming alarmists continue to suffer blow after blow, as more evidence comes out refuting their claims of man-made global warming. The end of 2013 marked the 17th consecutive year without global warming. It is looking to be one of the coldest winters on record for much [...]

Conservative Principles and the Common Man

The raging, twenty-four-seven political debates that virtually consume social media, many news sites, and entire cable stations is mostly filled with cheap shots, one-liners, bumper sticker slogans, and the same tired, half-truth arguments. The endless, partisan maneuvering and jockeying for power among the political parties and branches of government often completely masks the fact that [...]

The Logical Tension of Atheistic Materialism

apsthmnsMr. N is well known in my locality, as an atheist who writes letters to the editor, often making rhetorical arguments impugning Christianity. In a recent response to Mr. N’s letter, a friend of Mr. N‘s, we will refer to hereafter as Mr. R, made a statement [...]

Immigration and National Survival

When pondering our obsession with immigration, I’m reminded of how people in the ridiculous dystopian film Idiocracy were watering their crops with an energy drink called Brawndo. And even though the crops weren’t growing, the suggestion to try water instead was met with the following conditioned response in the drink’s defense: “It’s got what plants [...]

Americans Must Stop Amnesty In Any Form

If Americans allow the federal government to legalize illegal immigration again, they will lose their country forever.

71% of Americans have a very favorable view of “legal” immigrants and “legal” immigration — even though our federal government no longer expects immigrants to adhere to American laws and traditions, or even speak the American language.

So, [...]

Symposium—The Death of Work

Socrates (470-399 B.C.) was a famous Greek philosopher from Athens, who taught Plato, and Plato taught Aristotle, and Aristotle taught Alexander the Great. Socrates used a simple but ingeniously profound method of teaching by asking philosophical and revelatory questions. The Greeks called this form “dialectic” – starting from a thesis or question, then discussing ideas [...]

Rand Paul vs. Hillary Clinton: A Radically Transformational Presidential Election Fighting Over Peace and Prosperity?

rndpl-hlryclntnRand Paul vs. Hillary Clinton?

In a context of emerging peace, prosperity, and human rights?

This would be big. Transformational, even.

Peter Beinart, in the Atlantic Monthly (among many, many other political observers), has concluded that “Rand Paul is the 2016 Republican Frontrunner.” And two of the [...]

The Importance and Potential of the Catholic Vote

As Catholics vote, so goes the nation. [...]

Uninventing Freedom

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Daniel Hannan, the famous Euro-skeptic, recently published a magnificent book, Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World. In it he traces the history of the Anglosphere – the English-speaking countries of the world – from its origin in the British Isles to [...]

Duly Noted - A Revolt of the Masses

Duly Noted

This installment of Duly Noted departs from the posting’s usual pattern. A seemingly small event has occurred that sheds light on what might be, a yet partially hidden, long-term trend of fundamental significance.

The venue of the deed is Switzerland. That country might be [...]

The Occupy Movement and its Extreme Left Component Implode

occpyThe Occupy Wall Street movement has not only disintegrated, but is now imploding. Left-wing news sites are gloating about the demise of their own. BuzzFeed ran a story last week on the hijacking of the primary Occupy Wall Street Twitter account by a transsexual who [...]

Deconstructing American Marxism

mrxsmIn its essence Marxism, the core ideology of modern Socialism, is an irrational, utopian and coercive perversion of human equality. Marxism seeks equality where equality does not exist, demanding legal enforcement of equal social outcomes, including those related to economics, higher education, athletics, religion and human sexuality. This [...]

Obama’s Weaponization of Government

When you analyze the public response to the State of the Union and the latest polling data, it’s clear that the President has lost a tremendous amount of credibility with the American public. I scarcely think he cares at this point. A tired, graying Barack Obama stood before Congress [...]

Pete ‘Potemkin’ Seeger: Stalin’s Little Minstrel

Pete Potemkin Seeger“One of the things I’m most proud of about my country is the fact that we did lick McCarthyism back in the fifties.”

“I still call myself a communist, because communism is no more what Russia made of it than Christianity is what the churches [...]






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