Free Trader for Tariffs
I am a free trader. I firmly believe in free market principles, and with limited (very limited) regulation to guard against anti-competitive practices, the free market, be it local, regional, or international, works just about right. From Wealth of Nations to Milton Friedman, I think the jury is basically decided that Keynesian notions of central stimulus pale in comparison to the wealth actually created from | Read More »
Tax Day Proposal – Let the States Fund the More Perfect Union
Back when we beat them British there at Yorktown the American nation was a confederation of former colonies each operating under sovereign governments of their own. The original “gang of” (being 13, obviously) came together first under the Articles of Confederation then later with the Constitution that we know today (or should I say some of us know today . . . present administration, many | Read More »
If we’re to go down, let us go down swinging . . .
I grew up in rural Mississippi, and was witness to a real American story, fully of both success and failure. My father, like generations of my family before him, was a farmer. Farming was a profession through which my family and prospered and suffered for generations. At the time we were suffering, and he made a bold move. He left that noble and familiar profession | Read More »
“Conservative” positions that we don’t need
As election season rapidly has been approaching (did it every end??) I’ve been contemplating making this post for sometime. My hesitance has been in it being misinterpreted, being screamed at (in all CAPS, of course) as a closet RINO. This is last point, anyone that knows me personally knows this is far far from the case. I consider myself a principled Constitutionalist – call the | Read More »
al Qaedastan – The new Caliphate?
WHY LIBYA COULD BE THE REAL STEPPING STONE A very interesting point was raised on Rush’s show yesterday, and then again on Hannity. While our brave young president has made our objectives Libya as clear as couscous, it would serve our real strategic interests to take a much wider look at what’s happening in the Muslim world. Ever since al Qaeda has been prominent in | Read More »
Taking Trump Seriously?
A few weeks ago I used this space to discuss the viability of the “dark horse” presidential candidacy of Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour. I would do the same for another “dark horse” (albeit a dark horse of a different color), Donald Trump. If Barbour is the quintessential southern politician (if in mannerism if not governance), then Trump is the ultimate New York businessman. Tough, cocky, | Read More »
A Nuclear Conspiracy?
NRC actions in Japan foreshadow an attack on US Nuclear Energy production.
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Haley Barbour – A Viable Candidacy
Disclosure – I am now and have always been a citizen of the great sovereign state of Mississippi. Haley Barbour has been governor of my state for nearly eight years. Like any politician, I have not agreed with all his policies (in fact I have vehemently disagreed with some), but generally the man stands on good conservative principals and has done a good job governing | Read More »
Tax Refunds – Its Our Money . . . I’m just saying . . .
(((Standard Disclaimer – my handle refers to my handedness, not my politics))) Believe the Lie? I am one of a number of tax-paying citizens that have had their federal income tax refunds “delayed” for inexplicable reasons. I’m not counting on the refund to make the mortgage, but it would be nice to pay off some debt. That being said, (as a bona fide x-files fan), | Read More »
Enough Mr. President
The sitting president of the United States of America stands in our capital city, at the people’s house, and joins the leader of a foreign power in demeaning the people of one the sovereign states that compose the Union of which he is president. Surreal. Enough, Mr. President. President Obama’s policies, I believe, are radically different than the intentions embodied in those left by the | Read More »