Is America Really “Outraged” into War?

We tend to think, or at least most of us tend to think, that when nations, including these united States, make public statements or take policy positions, these statements or positions are based on moral considerations. Actually, I have become convinced that this is NOT the case. A recent article by Josey Wales, on the website known as Liberty Balance2014.com, recently brought this home to me. Quoting government sources, Wales points out that the U.S. national debt is now $17,742,108,970,073.37 Read more […]

“Blessings of Liberty?” Will I Despair or Will I Declare?

Recently while driving and listening to talk radio, a gentleman who called in to make a comment really touched my heart.  I didn’t catch his name but from his remarks he seemed to be a very bright man who deeply cared for his country, his country’s history, and the prospects for his country’s future. He expressed his love for his family and for his children’s children – for his descendants that he will never personally know. As I listened to him, it seemed clear to me that Read more […]

The Tyranny of Democracy

Does it drive you crazy when you hear politicians and talking heads refer to America as a “democracy”? If it does, I sympathize with you. And so do the founders. Here’s what James Madison, our fourth President and the man they call the “Father of the Constitution,” had to say about democracies: Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short Read more […]

Lefty and Righty’s “Fake Fight”

Imagine yourself on a Saturday afternoon.  You worked hard all week.  This morning you got caught up on your household chores and your errands, and you sit down before the fireplace with a good book. Suddenly, you notice two men fighting in your front yard.  They are pushing and shoving and punching each other as they stumble up your driveway.   Shouting and cursing at each other, they crash through your front door and continue the mayhem right into your living room. With all their Read more […]

Reality or Make-Believe? “Civil Rights” In Ferguson

If your home is like my home, you have a kitchen where you, among other things, prepare and maybe also eat your meals. Again, if you are like me, you, of course, stand and walk around on the floor of the kitchen and you don’t try to walk on the ceiling or on any of the walls.  And you don’t try to place, say, a bowl of soup on the wall because it would immediately spill to the floor. The very idea of trying to operate your kitchen (or for that matter, any other room in your home) in Read more […]

Executive Overreach: False Premises of “I’LL DO IT MYSELF”:

In a clear case of executive overreach, Barack Obama has repeatedly threatened that if Congress doesn’t give him his way on immigration and bailouts and Obamacare, he’ll just do it himself.  After all, he’s got a pen and a phone. All these bailouts and threatened executive action got me to thinking that maybe there is a common underlying and unspoken premise. The premise is that government – civil government – can actually do something to improve the economic vitality of Read more […]

On Conservatism

If you listen to talk radio, you get a steady stream of rhetoric promoting what is called conservatism. I hope in the next minute or so to get you thinking about whether being conservative is really to be right. My guess is that if you are attracted to conservatism it’s because you have can’t stand the liberal agenda. I’m guessing that you instinctively react against the redefinition of marriage and that you also reject the socialist, big government, welfare state. I’m also thinking Read more […]

Will We Be Ignorant or Free?

You have to choose: ignorant or free. “Anyone who desires to be ignorant and free, desires what never was and never will be.” Let me quote Thomas Jefferson again, “Anyone who desires to be ignorant and free, desires what never was and never will be.” When Jefferson, the principle author of the American Declaration of Independence, wrote these words, he was expressing a truth that relatively few Americans appreciate today. You see, an elected –or appointed official at the local, Read more […]

What Makes You an American?

Are you an American? If you are, can I ask you a question? In your way of thinking, what makes you an American? Is it where you were born? Is it because of where you presently live? Does a SSN make you an American? Or a passport or driver’s License? If we think back to when America began, what made you an American back then? In the late 18th century, was it geography that drew our founders together in a struggle to free themselves from the Tyranny of King George III? I don’t Read more […]

The Importance of History

“We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” The passage I just read, of course, is from the most well known freedom document in the world –our Declaration of Independence. Now, many of you, as I was reading it, were reciting it with me. That’s because somewhere, most probably as a child, you were taught its importance Read more […]

Civil Rights or God-Given Rights?

Fifty years ago, when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addressed a crowd of 250,000 people gathered in Washington, DC, he called on the people of the various states, and the government of these united States to live up to the principles espoused in the Declaration of Independence. But it was not, as many have falsely claimed, a call for “civil” rights. In fact, in my view, Dr. King was not a champion of “civil” rights. He was a champion of God-given rights. Dr. King made clear in his Read more […]

Pointing The Finger

It is an understatement to say that we live in desperate times. And it is easy to point the finger at our illegitimate and tyrannical governments in Washington and in our own state capitols and our own counties and complain about their corruption and criminality. Indeed, our leaders are base and debauched. We speak wistfully of our Forefathers and their love for their children and their commitment to future generations which compelled them to sacrifice their lives for us. Yet we have Read more […]