These Are the Times that Try Men’s Souls

“A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right…” So wrote Thomas Paine in a pamphlet called Common Sense, which caused quite a stir back in 1775. It is widely believed that Thomas Paine’s philosophy greatly aided the cause of American Independence with a logic and a passion that aroused public opinion to hot anger and a firm resolve to resist English tyranny. But please take note:  Paine did not say that a long habit of not thinking Read more […]

Atheists Can’t Find Atheists to Support Atheism

Atheists, specifically, the Freedom from Religion Foundation, are in a full court press to take a public stand and declare their belief that God does not exist. The long-term implications of such a belief are horrendous to think about, but I’ll save my comments on that topic for another time. First it was the American Atheists who set up a monument to “no God” (a = “no” + theism = “god” [atheism]) but couldn’t find an American founder who was an atheist. It’s easy to find theistic Read more […]

Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste: Abolish the IRS

We have been presented with the opportunity of a lifetime and that’s not hyperbole. To paraphrase David Axelrod: the government is so “vast” it’s impossible to know what’s going on. That’s probably the only intelligent thing he has ever uttered. Well, he’s absolutely right. It’s gotten so large and out-of-control that it requires storm trooper-like tactics to control the flow of the vast amount of money collected to run it. Now we’ve learned that the collection department, Read more […]