The Vindication of Ted Cruz
Pundits and journalists across the country have suggested that Ted Cruz and friends accomplished nothing with the government shutdown. I’d beg to differ. Indeed, I’d suggest just the opposite. The best parallel I can draw is with Ronald Reagan in 1976 when he angered the GOP establishment by challenging Gerald Ford for the party’s nomination before he went down to defeat at the hands of | Read More »
The Greek Tragedy of Obamacare
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where at some point you stop and ask yourself “how the hell did I end up here?” I have, and like a Greek tragedy, usually whatever predicament I found myself in was the result of a number of poor decisions that seemed to compound themselves until they finally reached a point where I had to stop and | 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 »
Will Barack Obama bring back slavery to the United States?
Without a doubt November is going to bring us the single most important election in the United States since 1860. At that time too the country was on the verge of an irreparable breach, and by the time Lincoln was inaugurated in March of 1861 seven of the eleven eventual confederate states had seceded, with the remaining four gone two months later. I’m certainly not | Read More »
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Rick Perry should harness an imploding Europe to define his message to GOP voters.
It is said that history is written by the victors. In the case of the 2012 election it’s hard to see how that’s even possible given that with the current trajectory of the GOP primaries we’re all going to end up losers. Rarely does it occur that choices and consequences of government policies are so starkly presented for an electorate as they are today. Unfortunately, | Read More »
Single Issue Stupidity and Rick Santorum
I remember hearing once that in Shakespeare’s day the cumulative writings an educated person could be expected to encounter over the course of their lifetime was the equivalent one week’s worth of the New York Times. Today things are slightly different in that we get a week’s worth of the New York Times every week – whether we want it or not. In addition, thousands | Read More »
Tea Party vs. the GOP establishment – Begging for a brokered convention…
For much of the last three years, I, like so many others who were so despondent after the election of 2008, assumed that the election of 2012 was finally going to provide the American people with a real choice of philosophies. On the one side you have President Obama and the progressive / fascist utopia. (Fascist in the economic sense – where private property remains, | 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 »
Obama’s unconvincing feint to the center
Reading President Obama’s piece in the Wall Street Journal last week made me think of something Tom Dye, one of my Political Science professors at Florida Sate used to say when discussing the Soviet approach to arms negotiations: “If it’s someone’s goal to kill you, you should not be surprised to discover that they are more than willing to lie about it in the first | Read More »
Common Sense: The antidote to too much government
Conservatives and libertarians are constantly railing against government intervention in the lives of citizens. As such, they are often accused by the left of hating all forms of government and seeking to deregulate everything to the point where corporations can take over the country and rob and enslave the citizenry. Nothing could be farther than the truth. Conservatives understand a successful nation requires a functioning | Read More »