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    The Declaration of Independence: A Refresher

    If you grew up like I did, you had to memorize large chunks of this in a Middle or High School class. If you grew up like I did, it used to mean something. I think too many of us have forgotten what these powerful words meant 233 years ago. They started this nation, the nation that is now escaping us. IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, | Read More »

    Anyone Got a Map?

    I am very curious – what direction is our country headed, as far as ideology is concerned? I’m looking at the course of foreign policy decisions that have been made over the last 88 days, and it doesn’t feel like blue-blooded, hard-working, capitalist, proud, moral, ethical America any longer. We used to ally ourselves with the great people around the world. Our best friends have | Read More »

    Is the Honeymoon Over?

    As the course of the Obama administration continues plowing through the first 100 Days likes a bull in a china shop (or a bear through a stock market), you have to wonder if the post-inauguration high is waning. Beyond the number of cabinet nominees that have had problems (what are we up to now, 6 or 7?), we’re starting to hear about divisiveness in the | Read More »

    As Transparent as a Cinder Block

    President Obama spent his two years on the campaign trail (and the last two months, still on the campaign trail) talking about many ideas to bring “Change” around. One of his biggest pet ideas is to bring about transparency throughout the government. You can read about just one instance as such here. Throughout all of this talk of transparency, one place where I am extremely puzzled | Read More »

    The Economy and The Stimulus

    On my way home from work today, I heard people all over the radio (mostly FoxNews: Neil Cavuto) talking about the current economic conditions. Yes – we’ve had four days of gains on the market. A market that has cut in half over the last year – with almost half it’s losses in the last few months alone. Four days of gain (amounting to only | Read More »

    You Can’t Be on Both Sides of the Issue

    One of the reasons I enjoy being a conservative is that I think about an issue, I look at the merits on both sides, and make up my mind where I stand. When I look at what our economy has done recently, I see Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand correcting what was created by our government in the 1990s – artificial growth created around the dot-com | Read More »

    Politics as Usual…

    I’ve been talking about it for a while on here, and now I’m reading others writing about it on the internet. Obama rolled through the campaign season talking about the change he was going to bring to Washington. I wrote about that in an earlier blog post, and then again in a second. I never believed for a second that he was going to ride in on | Read More »

    Dear Mr. President: This isn’t working.

    I was just in my car, enjoying the snow day today and listening to the news. What is astounding me is that the government thinks dumping money into companies is going to save them. The car companies that received billions are no closer to fixing any problems. AIG, which was part of the bank bailout last fall lost $60B (give or take) in the 4th | Read More »

    Predicting the Success of the Stimulus

    “We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work.” “I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises.” “I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much | Read More »

    Spendulus, the TARP and the Dow.

    So this afternoon, the Senate passed their version of the Bacon Bill – soon to go over to the House for consumption. Also today, Tim “Taxes? What Taxes?” Geithner announced the government’s new plan for the second half of the TARP funding, which also included: [Geithner] said the new [TARP] would bring the full force of the federal government to bear in a partnership with | Read More »