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Seeking Democracy in America: Fairness is Important

Seeking Democracy in America: Fairness is Important

Unfortunately, many of our leaders in Washington seem to believe that the way to help the 99% is for the elites in government to hand out favors to the 99% and “to stimulate spending.” Thus, a misplaced faith in government micro-management continues unabated. Instead of scaling back government, and allowing the entrepreneurs to do their… Continue Reading

Is President Obama to the Right or Left of Machiavelli?

Is President Obama to the Right or Left of Machiavelli?

It is commonly believed that Niccolo Machiavelli, the Renaissance philosopher and political advisor to the Medici Princes of Florence, was a scheming and devious man. The adjective “Machiavellian” in Webster’s New World Dictionary is defined as “crafty, deceitful . . .characterized by the political principles and methods of expediency and duplicity set forth in Machiavelli’s… Continue Reading

WASTED GENIUS — The Sequel to Common Genius

WASTED GENIUS — The Sequel to Common Genius

PRESS RELEASE — march 15, 2011 — Now Being Published — from Lost Nation Books WASTED GENIUS — The Sequel to Common Genius Learn why Darwin is so irrelevant when dealing with human beings. Discover why all children, of all races, everywhere on earth, are truly born equal, possess comparable potential, and must be accorded… Continue Reading

The Fallacious Reasoning of Abstract Thinkers

The Fallacious Reasoning of Abstract Thinkers

Margaret Tuchman’s fine book The March of Folly reveals mankind’s propensity to follow disastrous policies to their most adverse ends. Her book, written in 1984, is about some of history’s greatest blunders, and apparently has gone unnoticed by today’s leaders for folly still permeates the world’s capitols and the minds of those in power. The… Continue Reading

Is Obama Fit To Be an International Policeman?

Is Obama Fit To Be an International Policeman?

I have always enjoyed the old line about how even a stopped clock is right twice a day. After all, in view of the recent government induced mortgage melt-down and the ongoing trillion-dollar fiscal disaster that is our government’s budget, one can seriously question whether our fearless leaders in the nation’s Capitol are “right” even… Continue Reading

Obama’s Money Tree and Washington’s Ponzi Schemes

Obama’s Money Tree and Washington’s Ponzi Schemes

The latest news out of Washington indicates that our fearless leaders have not let the recent financial meltdown lessen their affection for Ponzi-type schemes. It may be recalled that the 2009 stimulus act saw the federal government lending the most bankrupt state governments billions of dollars to postpone their imminent financial crises. The loans were… Continue Reading

Is The Commerce Department Becoming the EPA?

Is The Commerce Department Becoming the EPA?

Recent events have revealed the huge disparity between what our leaders say in speeches and what they actually do behind closed doors. While president Obama has been giving speeches about helping business, removing restrictions, and encouraging entrepreneurs, his appointments within the federal bureaucracy are doing the opposite. The New Bedford Standard Times featured an editorial… Continue Reading

Obama Blames Big Business and Lobbyists—what else is new?

Obama Blames Big Business and Lobbyists—what else is new?

In his State of The Union Speech, President Obama surprisingly called for a reduction of corporate tax rates. Such a reduction would be a much needed reform, and including it in the big speech is a clear indication that the president has turned to the center in anticipation of a difficult re-election race in 2012.… Continue Reading

The Common-Sense GENIUS of the American Constitution….

The Common-Sense GENIUS of the American Constitution….

In praise of DISPARATE IMPACT The American Constitution enshrines the INDIVIDUL above the STATE, ABOVE the COLLECTIVE/community. It does this by severely limiting government action and involvement in the day-to-day affairs of its free citizens and by barring government control over any portion of the economy and enshrining private property rights. Private property rights and… Continue Reading