Prophylactic Measures

Buildings are designed to withstand earthquakes even though earthquakes severe enough to do damage property and threaten life are statistically rare. Levees and dams (other than those in California apparently) are designed to withstand 100 year storms even though 100 year storms are statistically rare. Bridges are designed with at least a two times safety…

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The Rodney Dangerfield Country

For those out there who don’t know who Rodney Dangerfield was, download or go to Netflix and watch the 1980 movie “Caddyshack”. Dangerfield was a hilarious stand-up comedian, famous for his self-deprecating one liners like this one: “When I was a kid I got no respect. The time I was kidnapped, and the kidnappers sent my…

America or Foreign Force and Influence

Most of my life I couldn’t understand those that advocate policies or actions that obviously endanger the ongoing concern of our American Republic and Liberty for mankind.  Now I realize my naïveté. “Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and Influence” Federalist No. 2, Author John Jay “To the People . . . With equal pleasure I…

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Europe’s “Migrant” Problem

The “migrant” situation in Europe is both dismaying and interesting to watch. Germany in particular because of its largely industrialized base, its carefully ordered society (the Germans love precision), its societal non-aggression pact with other cultures due to the shame of the Holocaust and its almost pathological need to avoid external conflicts as a result…

Leading Democrat and Constitutional Scholar Condemns Obama’s Amnesty move

THE RULE OF LAW: Constitutional Scholar Says Obama set to Declare Himself First American Emperor This nation was founded on a belief in the rule of law, not the rule of men.  It is under the law that we are all equal.  It is under the fair and impartial application of those laws that we all…