I don’t believe there is a more apt label for our current political climate than calling it a circus. There is no better example of this circus than the entire confirmation process for Judge Kavanaugh. This circus began with the protests that erupted even before President Trump announced the name of his nominee, continued with … Continue reading Blame Saul Alinsky For Our Current Political Circus
After very much deliberation I could not decide between the two that stand out the most in my mind so it is a tie. The first is a veritable heavyweight based on name recognition and percentage of those on the political right that have read at least one of her books. The other is much … Continue reading And the Award for the Most Libertarian Fiction Author Goes to…
This past Tuesday marked 231st anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. Every year this date should be celebrated by everyone because of the most remarkable nature of that document, which was responsible for this country becoming the freest and wealthiest that ever existed. Instead the Constitution is held in such ill regard by so … Continue reading Is the Constitution a Racist Document?—Let’s Ask Frederick Douglass.
The one great failure of those who wrote United States Constitution was their failure to properly restrain the Supreme Court. They did not foresee that the highest court in the United States would abandon the Constitution as the ultimate basis for all of the rulings they issue. The framers of the Constitution did not envision … Continue reading Is Judge Kavanaugh a True Originalist?
I’ve noticed lately that fewer and fewer people know how behave in a respectful manner while in public. I know I must not be the first person to make this observation and I’m willing to bet that a great many others have made the same observation in recent times. There was an incident this past … Continue reading The Rude are Inheriting the Earth
For the past couple of days the internet has been filled with headlines like the following: Trump replaces NAFTA and triumphs -- New trade deal with Mexico is YUGE win for both countries. I was thrilled when I saw the headlines. NAFTA has been an unmitigated disaster for American manufacturing jobs. After reading the articles … Continue reading Does President Trump Have the Authority to Replace NAFTA as Proposed?
On September 16, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts signed an executive order titled Establishing an Integrated Climate Change Strategy for the Commonwealth. One of the main purposes of that executive order was: To further position Massachusetts to meet the state’s environmental requirements under the Global Warming Solutions Act, the Executive Order directs the Department … Continue reading The Great Green Energy Boondoggle
On Saturday, August 4th, a tornado tore through the town of Webster Massachusetts, doing extensive damage to the town’s Main Street. Two large buildings were damaged so bad they were torn down within hours and another two large buildings were so badly damaged they will be torn down in the very near future. It is … Continue reading Sorry Senator Warren, Climate Change Did Not Cause the Tornado that Devastated My Town
First they came for Alex Jones and his Info Wars and so many stayed silent, including too many on the political right. When the same social media organizations come to silence their next right wing website will so may remain silent, or will it be too late? Once censorship like this begins, there is usually … Continue reading First They Came for Alex Jones’ Info Wars and We Did Nothing Because…
The strongest criticism of Judge Kavanaugh centers around his ruling in the case Klayman v. Obama, which dealt with NSA warrantless bulk data collection under the Obama administration. Here is the text of that decision. On the surface, the opening statement is strong evidence of his possible weakness regarding one of our most important protections … Continue reading Judge Kavanaugh and the Fourth Amendment
There is a philosophic battle royal, or even a metaphoric civil war, raging in this country. On one side are those who embrace free market capitalism, the economic system that built the United States into the freest and most prosperous nation. The other side is steadfastly trying to transform this nation into a Democratic Socialist … Continue reading We Need to Step Up Our Defense of the Free Market
An ever increasing number of Americans now support an economic and philosophic system that has produced an enormous amount suffering and has a very high death toll. Socialism is the economic system and it is the direct opposite of the free market system that built the United States into the freest and most economically successful … Continue reading America’s Growing Love Affair With Socialism is Becoming a National Disgrace.
The right to protest is one of our most important God-given natural rights. It is enshrined in the right to assemble and the right to petition clauses of the First Amendment. We have the right to protest for whatever reasons or causes we wish to. There is only limitation placed on anyone who wishes to … Continue reading Mob Violence and Harassing Others are not Peaceable Forms of Protest
The phrase I borrowed for the title of this article is featured in the libertarian science fiction masterpiece, “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress” by Robert Heinlein. It represents one of the fundamental truths of the universe, one that socialists and big government types routinely ignore, often with disastrous results. We the people have been … Continue reading There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
Every Fourth of July I read and reflect on the Declaration of Independence. It is something I believe every one of us should do before heading out to our barbecues, fireworks, and beaches. Unfortunately this most remarkable and influential document has fallen into such disfavor by modern academia and a certain segment of our political … Continue reading Time to Reflect on the Declaration of Independence