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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Republicans are also Socialists

Let’s be clear. If Romney wins in November, we are not out of the woods. We’ve only stopped the bear from attacking us. There’s still a lot of work to do. Republicans are also socialists. They tend to be a slower moving train. They hope to win the liberal dependent classes to vote for them by proposing a program like George Bush’s prescription drug program. It never works. We just get “another day older and deeper in debt.” In 2009, Lawrence O’Donnell, the stand-in host for loudmouth Read more […]