The Imposition of Moral Imperatives
One of the most commonly used and emotionally compelling arguments in favor of health care reform – or any government service, for that matter – is that without it, many people will be dealt undo suffering. The claim is that the job of society, and by extension government, is to act in the best interest of the underprivileged amongst us. If some people cannot afford | Read More »
Good Mourning, America
[Author’s note: In my time as a writer, fiction has been the primary vehicle by which I convey my ideas. I hope any readers can forgive my indulgence in that particular method of communication to discuss what I see as the future ramifications of the health care bill, shoudl it be enacted into law.] Today is Tuesday, April 4. Today’s a rather cold day; another cold | Read More »
The American Dream Is Dead.
I’ve heard many people recently who like to say that the American dream is slipping away from the majority of Americans. Usually this is in reference to the fact that people are losing their jobs and homes. Sometimes they refer to the fact that “big business” makes it impossible for the “little guy” to earn a meaningful living. Other times some will say that “the | Read More »
Dear Barack, We Thank You for These Gifts We Are About to Receive.
By now many Americans are probably well aware of the video on youtube showing school children singing the praises of President Obama. If not, well, here it is: The response given by the school stated: Dear Burlington Township Families: Today we became aware of a video that was placed on the internet which has been reported in the media. The video | Read More »
Bailouts and Stimuli and Deficits – Oh My…
During the Presidential campaign that seemed like a lifetime ago, then Democratic candidate and now President-Elect Barack Obama made a promise, largely in the debates, that to counter the extreme budget shortfall that was bound to arise from the bloated wall street bailouts, he would: And when I’m president, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely. | Read More »
Why the Birth Certificate Matters
An article out of the National Review Online today discusses the Barack Obama birth certificate issue, an issue which has been plaguing Obama since before the election. In it, NRO states: The birth-certificate zealots are essentially arguing that 64 million voters should be disenfranchised because of a contested technicality as to whether Obama was born on U.S. soil. (McCain narrowly escaped the problem by being | Read More »
Mandatory Voluntary Service, Now With Compensation!
In the days following the Presidential election, the Obama team quickly made a transition from campaigning to running some terribly nebulous Office of the President-Elect. On this website, our Dear Leader-Elect proposed a term of mandatory civilian service for high school and college students, perhaps as some odd form of payment for their fervent support of him during his near half-term presidential campaign. The proceeding | Read More »
Warfare in the 21st Century
There is an article today in the Wallstreet Journal Online, which discusses the truly damaging effects that a single nuclear weapon could have in the hands of our enemies. Brian Kenndey writes, Gamma rays from the explosion, through the Compton Effect, generate three classes of disruptive electromagnetic pulses, which permanently destroy consumer electronics, the electronics in some automobiles and, most importantly, the hundreds of large | Read More »
OPRenomics: Some predictions for the future.
With the DOW now having reached an absolutely abysmal 11 year low, it looks like the economy is continuously sliding further and further down the toilet. I have no doubt that the Democrats in congress will blame this on rich and greedy investors who refuse to shed away their hard-earned money. The clueless masses, unaware of how economies work, will be duped by a complicit | Read More »