A high IQ and a Harvard degree do not necessarily equal smart…
As the American frontier was being settled, it was not uncommon for a man to be a jack of all trades and perhaps a master of none. Often a settler would have to clear his own land, build his house, hunt and grow his family’s food as well as provide protection of life and property. Frontiersmen (and their families) were, for the most part, self | Read More »
Legacy: Was Steve Jobs a selfish son of a bitch?
Steve Jobs passed away earlier this month with an estimated fortune of $8 billion. I have yet to see a single report about one single dollar that he gave away to charity. How is it possible that a person who was lucky enough to be born and grow up in the United States and take advantage of our laws, schools, infrastructure and patent protections could | Read More »
Poor people will prosper under 999 – and so will the rest of the country.
Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan is imperfect, but it’s by far the best plan on the table. As such, criticism of 9-9-9 comes from all quarters. The left is unhappy that its egalitarian nature is the opposite of the progressive tax structure we’ve had for a century. I suspect however that it is not simple tax policy that drives their antipathy, it’s revenge. You don’t | Read More »
10 for 12 – How the GOP can win the Presidency and bring back liberty and prosperity
One of the challenges in politics is going from the general to the specific. Practically every American wants the things most politicians promise they’ll deliver: more jobs, economic growth, good schools, less poverty, freedom, a coherent foreign policy, etc. The more opaque a politician gets the better voters seem to like it. The poster child for this was of course Barack Obama in 2008. What | Read More »
At least when a pirate takes your money, you know its going to create real jobs in the rum industry…
How much do you earn per year? $25,000? $75,000? How about $150,000? Maybe a bit more, maybe a bit less. Whatever you earn, you probably wish your check was just a little bit bigger. Many of us look at guys like Alex Rodriguez earning $30 million a year or Johnny Depp earning $50 million or Larry Ellison earning $130 million and wish we could exchange | Read More »
Palin or Cain and a government Americans deserve
In a free society citizens deserve the government they vote for. As much as I might despise the everything the liberals stand for and are doing to this country, the truth of the matter is that they did not seize power in some coup d’état… except for maybe Stuart Smalley. Nor did they come to power legally and then change the rules once they got | Read More »
The left’s 40% blue core… insanity, stupidity or religion?
It’s still a year out from the election, but Rasmussen’s most recent poll makes one start to wonder. It shows President Obama at 46% of the vote against GOP frontrunner Rick Perry’s 39%. That was a flip from the previous week’s Obama 41% vs. Perry’s 44%. The Perry part of that poll is not really of consequence. President Obama tends to perform about the same | Read More »
The Democratic Party – A Picture America can do without…
Sometimes when we look at events in isolation we see them as tragic or despicable or just lamentable. When we look at them together as a group however we come away with a completely different impression. They can seem to form a pattern or a picture that was hardly discernible when seen in isolation. The following is a collection of just such events. Earlier this year Wisconsin | Read More »
Representation without Taxation… Should income taxes be a prerequisite for voting?
In the United States we take taxes very seriously. Indeed it’s in our blood. One of the key reasons for the American Revolution was taxation without representation. The Colonists did not like the idea of paying taxes to England without having a voice in how those funds would be levied or spent, i.e. they didn’t have representation in Parliament. In some cases they had representation | Read More »
Conservatives want SMALL government, not NO government…
Conservatives are constantly being accused of wanting no government. When we talk about wanting to eliminate things like the IRS, the Departments of Energy and Education or rein in rouge agencies like the EPA and the NLRB we are accused of wanting no government at all. That’s simply false. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a conservative speak about wanting to eliminate all government, or | Read More »