Special Needs-Based Governance
Our federal sense of justice, more and more imposed upon ordinary citizens, is morphing into a collective of shifting special interests. At the heart of the shift is the use of injustice to justify further injustice and retribution. I want to cover three current examples as the indicator of things to come. The indictment of Governor Rick Perry, the statements of AG Holder in Ferguson | Read More »
We are thirteen years into the 21st Century equivalent of the Thirty Years War. What started out as a religious war is rapidly headed for an all-out set of political realignments centering around the Middle East but including Eastern Europe and Northern Africa. Our role in this conflict is very unclear. The Thirty Years’ war began in 1618 with a group of Protestants throwing three Catholics | Read More »
Don’t it Make My Red State Blue?
Connecticut is a Blue State. I live here and I experience it everyday. This was only a recent development. I think that Connecticut is truly a Red State whose Blue State tendencies can be explained through a series of correctable government missteps, deep arrogance, and an attitude toward minorities that prevent it from showing its true political color. From 1916 through 2012, there have been | Read More »
Whose Life is It, Anyway?
I read an article the other day, and this one today, that really got me thinking. Whose life is it, anyway? There are three central tenets of modern Ultra-Left ideology: 1) We should all live at about the same relative level of satisfaction, based on our self-perception of that level of satisfaction; 2) People who have faith in Science and none in God are the | Read More »
Reaching the Right Voters: A Hypothesis
Thank you for the positive feedback on my first diary entry. I will return more directly to morality and ethics in a future diary, but I first wish to make an assertion for which feedback and commentary would be most welcome. Out of 435 members in the House of Representatives in the 113th Congress, 31 are ranked 90% or higher by FreedomWorks. That equates to | Read More »
The Modern Ethical Corruption of Morality
Allow me to preface my first diary entry with a confession. As a younger man I was most certainly “liberal” and “progressive”. I applauded Roe versus Wade and viewed William O. Douglas as my favorite Supreme Court justice. At the same time, I felt fervently anti-communist and could not for the life of me understand anyone’s belief that Che Guevara was admirable in any way, | Read More »