Cult of Personality

Princeton University defines it as: A cult of personality arises when an individual uses mass media, propaganda, or other methods, to create an idealized and heroic public image, often through unquestioning flattery and praise.[1] Cults of personality are usually associated withdictatorships. The sociologist Max Weber developed a tripartite classification of authority; the cult of personality holds parallels with what Weber defined as ‘charismatic authority‘. A cult…

Cognitive Dissonance

The same political party who wants to know who you are calling and if you have ever had the crabs, is quite spectacularly uninterested in whether they know whether you are eligible to vote or not: State lawmakers from around the country crowded into a packed room Monday at the meeting of the National Conference…

James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal Does The Oprah

Not that way – sheesh – get your mind out of the gutter for goodness sakes: Jesse Jackson hasn’t yet declared Zurich the new Selma, but from some of the news coverage you’d think Oprah Winfrey was the next Rosa Parks. The former TV-talk superstar experienced what New York’s Daily News calls “a disturbing racial incident” last…

The One True Patriot Syndrome

I have to mention something that probably won’t make me very popular here on my own site – but it is what it is. I got after Joe over the past few weeks, not because I disagree or dislike him, but because I watch him produce outstanding and powerful logic and post very well-reasoned positions…and…

What’s in a name …

Does the US Constitution allow for a judge to rename your child?  This judge thinks so; “The word Messiah is a title and it’s a title that has only been earned by one person and that one person is Jesus Christ,” – Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew So do we have a lawful ruling under…

The Next Time You Think Government Has To Do The Church’s Job Of Charity

I often hear defenders of government welfare claim that the government has to provide for the needy because no one else will do it.  Sadly, these people are totally ignorant of just how far government has gone to make it impossible for people to be charitable.  Well, here is proof.  The government is starting to…

Mark Levin’s New Book : The Liberty Amendments

I think Levin and I are on the same page. I’ve downloaded his book to start reading today… Here are excerpts from Joel Pollack’s review/interview with Levin: More generally, the book has three main strengths. The first is that it identifies the key challenge facing the conservative movement as a constitutional one–not a “demographic problem” that must…

Lessons From A 64 Year-Old Welfare State

Interesting article in the UK Daily Mail. Channel 4 is doing an investigative report to see what would happen if today’s UK welfare recipients were subject to the same rules that were used when the system was devised in 1949: These officers use the original rules of the welfare state — which were some 8,000…