Where Did This Debt Come From Anyhow?
Have you ever wondered where the National Debt came from? Do you wonder who started it? Do you ask yourself is the National Debt constitutional? I believe that a lack of Historical knowledge and context is a major contributing factor in our current state of political deterioration. Unless we know where we came from we cannot truly appreciate where we are and we have no | Read More »
Solyndra Obama’s Enron
Remember Enron? When this huge company went belly up because of mismanagement, misrepresentation and criminal intent the Bush administration was put through years of screaming headlines, congressional investigations and dubious investigative specials on the wall-to-wall talking heads of the cable news channels. In the end there was no connection found between the Bush administration and the leaders at Enron who broke the law. Today unlike | Read More »
Real Hope for a Change
Hope and change were the magic words that swept a relatively unknown, inexperienced Barack Obama into the Oval Office. He campaigned as the one able to fix the Bush economy. Once in office he has protested that he didn’t know how bad the economy was even though that was what he had run his campaign on. He has spent the majority of his first term | Read More »
Ride to the Sound of the Guns
He graduated with the highest number of demerits and at the bottom of his class. He was the poster child for graduating by the skin of your teeth. Yet he also became the youngest Major General in American History and the man General Sheridan believed did more than any other to win the Civil War. He was a fighting commander whose standing order in combat | Read More »
Freedom is as Freedom Does
Is there any one political or economic system that God wants everyone to follow? I do not believe God has ordained any one type of government or economy as the divinely ordained path. The only government He ever instituted was a kingdom with Himself as the king and that was rejected by His own people when they instead wanted to be like the people who | Read More »
Who Needs Robin Hood?
“It’s time to level the playing field.” “The rich need to pay their fair share.” “We have to end tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires.” These are some of the stock phrases used by President Obama and his administration to fire up their troops to picket private homes, gin up mobs to protest success and to channel America towards the future they envision. Like a | Read More »
History Doesn’t Repeat it Rhymes Again
When I was studying to become a Historian I ran afoul of the professors tasked with helping me arrive at my destination. When you study for advanced degrees in History you are required to choose an area of specialization and if you are particularly ambitious you might choose two separate areas. Being an over achiever who has always been blessed with an inquiring mind I | Read More »
A Declaration of Independence
It has happened just as foretold. The Progressive Republicans have joined with their Democrat fellow-travelers and once again sold our inheritance for a bowl of promises. We voted for an end to the out of control spending and what did we get? 3.5 trillion steps closer to the abyss. It’s time to admit that when you fall off a cliff it doesn’t matter much if | Read More »
The Corrupt Bargain
In American History slogans, catch phrases, and grand titles have often come to serve as signposts marking out eras and pointing the way to popular notions of what passes for an understanding of the national mood or circumstance in a particular period of time. Examples include: “Millions for defense but not one cent for tribute!” a slogan which spurred us on to our first undeclared | Read More »
Lemmings, the Cliff and 2012
We all think we are invincible. We all think we will have another day. Then one day there isn’t another day and our day is done. Empires rise and empires fall and everyone always thinks, “We’ll make it through this. We always have” then one time you don’t. No one gets to live in the world they grew up in, because the only thing that | Read More »
The Ratification Debate Part Two
Picking up where I left off in my review of the ratification debate I want to address the question I raised at the end of last week’s essay, “What was the problem?” If the government as established under the Articles had so many successes how did it end up being replaced by the government as established under the Constitution? There were some perceived and actual | Read More »
The Ratification Debate Part One
While it is not my usual routine to write articles in a series, in honor of our nation’s 235th birthday I want to take some time to examine the process that led to the ratification of the Constitution. Therefore, each of the next three weeks I will post one installment of a short refection on the ratification debate. Context: To understand the debate over the | Read More »
America a Greek Tragedy
The looting of America has a tremendously high price. No one will ever know what didn’t happen because of the growth of unlimited government.
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Personal liberty is always and only possible when and where external control stops.
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History Doesn’t Repeat It Rhymes
Today many have forgotten that the “TEA” in the modern Tea Party stands for “Taxed Enough Already!” Millions express frustration and the belief that our elected representatives no longer pay any attention to us once they get to Washington.
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