The Liberal Caliphate – Understanding the Radical “Religion” of the American Left
Among the chattering classes of the Left-wing media, it is almost an article of faith that the terms “right wing” and “religious radicals” are inextricably linked. Moreover, from “comedian” Bill Maher’s vile attacks on religion in general, to the totally off-the-chart vilification of NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, the Left has consistently reviled anyone of religious conviction. Religion, and openly religious people, make their skin crawl. | Read More »
Soaring Gun Sales: An Indicator of the Real State of the Union?
The news that gun sales on Black Friday set an all-time record for a single day went largely ignored by the mainstream press. But the flood of gun buyers over the Thanksgiving retail blitz was only the most recent example of a phenomenon that has been growing over the last five years. A bit of history will help. According to the FBI’s NICS records, from | Read More »
Oh, George, Where Art Thou?
What is most infuriating to business owners (or anyone with an understanding of basic economics) is the lack of forceful, outspoken leadership from our government officials in dealing with the economic malaise. But we shouldn’t be having such a difficult time finding leaders who will fight for the policies that will cure our economic woes. After all, the solution isn’t that complicated: we simply need | Read More »
The “Collective” Trap
One of the most insidious tactics of the Left in implementing increasing government control over our lives is to claim that, for the “greater good” of society at large, each of us has to give up our some of our individual liberties. Now, liberty is not unfettered - my desire to drive 100 miles per hour down a residential side street is curtailed in order to protect the | Read More »
Score One for the Good Guys…At Least One Would Hope So
It has become almost a cliche – some miserable street thug finally picks on the wrong person, gets shot for his troubles, and is then posthumously elevated to near sainthood by the local media. The TV crews run to interview the sobbing mother, predictably declaring that “he was a good boy” who “didn’t deserve to die.” Then there will be the somber comments by various friends (their gang | Read More »
Regulation – The Hidden Cost of Our “Bureaucrats Gone Wild”
Few people stop to consider just how expensive regulations actually are. They seem to believe that regulation is somehow “free” – i.e. there is no cost to it. But the reality is that every mandate (which is what any regulation is) results in an increase in the cost of the product or activity being regulated. Even something as seemingly trivial as those little warning stickers | Read More »
Steve Jobs versus Socialist Mobs
The death of high-tech genius Steve Jobs has illuminated a fundamental difference between those who represent the very best of American free enterprise, and the neo-communist parasites currently “occupying” Wall Street. And the contrast between the two could not be more stark. Steve jobs was the archetypal self-starting, forward-thinking entrepreneur, a man who did not merely react to market demands – he created them. In | Read More »
2012 – Freedom at the Crossroads
It has become abundantly clear that Americans are facing a pivotal choice in the 2012 election. On one side are those who would like to see America preserve its original premise – a place where liberty is paramount, and where everyone is free to pursue their dreams and aspirations, constrained only by their own skills, intelligence, drive to achieve, and willingness to risk. But without | Read More »
The Fake Recovery – Obama Runs Yet Another Numbers Game.
Fewer and fewer Americans believe Obama when he declares that “the recession is over” – with stubbornly high unemployment, record home foreclosures, and soaring food and energy prices, the public readily sees that objective reality is at odds with the Obama Administration’s claims. But this apparent disconnect is a result of what many economists consider a flaw in how we define “recession” in the first | Read More »
Obama’s “Jobs” Bill: More of the same, but for how long?
If Americans were expecting that Barak Obama would pay attention to what the nation was telling him in the 2010 Republican tsunami, they are going to be very disappointed. Unlike Bill Clinton, who reacted to the Republican take0ver of the House in 1994 by reining in the left wing of his party, Obama seems to be utterly tone-deaf. Obama’s latest speeches touting his so-called “Jobs” | Read More »