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 »
I’m sorry. Your operation is on hold. Your DNC dues haven’t been paid.
The Left always attacks its critics. Always. From the Clinton machine to Obama’s minions, the left has attacked every critic. Pelosi calls concerned citizens, many of them democrats, nazis. The administration tells its people to “punch back twice as hard.” This is against private, albeit loosely organized, citizens. Joe the Plumber was investigated and his private information used against him. The press pilloried him for | Read More »
The Definition of Greed
What is greed? The dictionary defines greed as greed n. An excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves, especially with respect to material wealth. (greed. (n.d.). The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Retrieved September 07, 2009, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/greed) I have a problem with this definition, from one perspective: Everyone has more than they “need.” | Read More »
Coercive Techniques, Torture and Mayhem: Situational Ethics 101
Misleading statements, (empty) threats of physical violence, harassing and disrespectful language, nap deprivation: the CIA is accused of employing these and other ethically troubling techniques in the interrogation of Khalid Sheikh “Bluto” Mohammad and other al Qaeda operatives in the War on Terror the Great Unpleasantness. This being a cruel world, however, we must recognize that there is a time and place for everything. We | Read More »