Barack Obama fractures the foundation of American success: Trust
One of the beauties of a free society, particularly one built on the rule of law, free markets and individual liberty is that people are often free to pursue things that are simply not possible elsewhere. Entrepreneurship in the United States thrives like it does in no other place. From restaurants that let you choose how you want your food cooked to more cable channels | Read More »
Will big government be felled by big government overreach, arrogance and overconfidence?
One of my favorite shows is a program called “Person of Interest’ on CBS. The story revolves around a government computer that knows when someone somewhere is in danger and passes that information along to a team of ex government types who go on to save that particular Person of Interest. The show’s device is that the machine can tap into virtually every piece of | Read More »
Barack Obama and Benghazi: What is the body count that separates the president from the candidate?
There have been three different parts to the Benghazi story. Not surprisingly, Barack Obama has managed to fail spectacularly in all three. The first aspect of this failure has to do with the run-up to September 11th. Given terrorist’s general penchant for anniversaries and the fact that September 11th is such a trophy date for them, the Obama administration should have had every American embassy | Read More »
Big Business + Government: Why Wall Street records don’t mean happy days are here again…
On Friday, the stock market, driven by record profits and a better than expected jobs report, – not to be confused with a good one – closed at its all time record high. Closing at 1,614, the S&P 500 closed up 148% from the low it reached in 2009. Not bad given that the economy is up a paltry 5.5% over that same period. Already | Read More »
America crossing the Rubicon: The Boston Marathon terrorists succeed far beyond their wildest dreams…
As is often the case with terrorist events, the Boston Marathon bombings had an impact far beyond the bodies of the people harmed by the delivery vehicle itself. Of course that is the very nature of terrorism, where the goal is to use the media to leverage shockingly violent attacks – but usually limited in scope – into events that shock and scare a far | Read More »
In defense of the slippery slope argument…
Liberals constantly decry conservatives’ slippery slope arguments against their progressive legislation as simply red herrings. Their refrain is usually “Don’t be absurd, no one’s trying to do _____ (insert the relevant slippery slope argument here).” They suggest that such an argument is mere hyperbole and conservatives are introducing ideas no one wants. As usual, the liberals are wrong on both scores. History provides a rich | Read More »
Those who don’t learn from history are bound to repeat it… Barack Obama pushes sub-prime mortgages… again!
There’s something macabre about an imminent train wreck, you know exactly what is coming but you can’t help but watching. Now imagine that instead of watching that train wreck from atop a building a safe distance away, you’re standing right between the train and the tanker truck that has stalled on the tracks. That’s a different story all together. At that point, rather than being | Read More »
Can A Nation Built By Giants Survive Nanny State Paternalism? The Numbers Don’t Look Good…
While US Constitution and free market capitalism set the the foundations for American prosperity, it took a rugged, passionate, free people to build it. From George Washington to George Washington Carver to millions of other Americans, the United States was carved out a continent of forests that seemed to go on forever, fertile plains, vast mountain ranges and scorching hot deserts. Over time American frontiersmen | Read More »
Obamacare – What good is health insurance if you lose the freedom to live your life as you choose?
One of the many reasons conservatives dislike government overreach is because government is so often wrong about so much. And what’s worse, regardless of the magnitude of the government’s failures, citizens are stuck with the consequences of those policies, in most cases forever. This is not a new phenomenon. This has been going on for decades. Upon its establishment in 1965 the House Ways and | Read More »
Regulation vs. Prosperity… America goes gently into that good night
Thanks to the Founding Fathers, in 2013 the United States has built the wealthiest nation in history on free markets and the rule of law. (And thanks to their more recent successors, we’re simultaneously the poorest… but that’s another discussion.) While the Founding Fathers were remarkable for much, what is perhaps their greatest legacy is their recognition that Americans, like all men, are imperfect. In | Read More »