Can Obama Serve Another Term?

The Constitution as currently ratified forbids another term to Barack Obama. I have heard from time to time that there are people in America who believe Obama is going to try to run for another term as President. I could see the theory flames being stoked this weekend as Obama invoked the “cut it out” gesture, slicing his hand in front of his neck while a small crowd at a Princeton basketball game cheered, “Four more years! Four more years!” The last president to embark on a third Read more […]

FDR’s Second “Bill of Rights”

This is, perhaps, the most remembered phrase attributed to the cartoon character Pogo in a syndicated cartoon strip of the same name.  Pogo was the invention of cartoonist Walt Kelly and first appeared 66 years” We Have Met the Enemy, and He is Us: FDR’s 2nd Bill of Rights” ago, this week, on October 4th, 1948. The phrase “We have met the enemy, and he is us” pretty well sums up the Kelly’s attitude toward the foibles of mankind and the nature of the human condition.   Indeed, Read more […]

Federal Government Steals Billions of Dollars of Raisins

Have you ever heard of Marketing Order 989, the Raisin Administrative Committee or the National Raisin Reserve?  If you’re not a raisin producer, the answer is probably no. In 1949, the Raisin Administrative Committee was formed under the Agricultural Agreement Act of 1937.  In 1949, Democrat Harry Truman was President of the United States and both the House and Senate were controlled by the Democrats.  The Congress was still following the liberal progressive agenda of FDR.  Marketing Order Read more […]

The Greater Depression

You can’t say we haven’t been warned. Despite the high debt price tag resulting from the government intervention and arbitrary price controls designed to “spur the economy” during the American Great Depression, modern politicians on both sides of the aisle are more than willing to repeat the same mistakes. Interestingly, just as Herbert Hoover is blamed by leftist historians (but I repeat myself) for leading us into the Depression with his so-called free-market policies, so is George W. Bush Read more […]

Can States Say No to the Feds? Cities Show the Way of State Sovereignty

The United States of America ARE, not the United States of America IS. Each state in the union of states has its own constitution, governor, and body of laws. Each state has its own way of collecting taxes. No group of states can tell other states how to run their state. Some states have a state income tax, and some don’t. If we don’t like how our state is being governed, we can move to another state. This is one reason for the inclusion of the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. At Read more […]

Elena Kagan is the Fox in the Hen House

“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt As the Supreme Court conveniently looks at the issue of homosexual marriage, the Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court to strike down the federal law defining marriage as a union between only a man and a woman. The specific issue the Supreme Court will be deciding on is the Defense of Marriage Act, passed in 1996 to protect marriage as between a man and a Read more […]

The State Can’t Be Benevolent Because it Doesn’t Have any Money

The Obama administration believes the State — erroneously called “government” — is in the salvation business. The belief is so pervasive that it colors every program proposed by Washington. Sadly, millions of Americans willingly accept the canard that State-initiated directives are the engine of change for all that’s good in society. If history is any indicator, the faith is ill-placed. How many past political regimes that promised salvation instead brought tyranny and oppression? The Read more […]

Social Security to Go Bankrupt in 18 Years and ObamaCare to Follow Soon After

Eighteen years may seem like a long time, but it’s not. In 1995 the follow events took place: A truck bomb devastated Oklahoma City Federal Building that killed 168 people O. J. Simpson was found innocent of killing his wife Nicole and Ronald Goldman Windows 95 was released by Microsoft The DVD, optical disc storage media format, was announced eBay was founded The Republican Congress shut down the government Last “Far Side” by cartoonist Gary Larson was published The year 2031 Read more […]

Will Obama Have a Third Term?

Democrat Representative Jose Serrano from New York has reintroduced a bill that would abolish presidential term limits by repealing the 22nd Amendment. The bill proposes “an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.” This isn’t the first time Serrano has proposed this idea. He’s done it multiple times in the past under Clinton’s administration Read more […]

Social Security is a Fiscal Cliff that no One Wants to Discuss

The idea of creating a supplemental retirement system called “social security” sounded like a good idea when president Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law August 14, 1935. With the Great Depression a recent memory, selling security to the American people was easy. Each month, the federal government would take a small percentage of money from an employee’s paycheck. The employee’s employer would also be required to “contribute” (under duress) an equal percentage. Read more […]