The Sin Eater

There is a lot of hand-wringing, whinging and moral equivalency going around regarding Obama’s Hiroshima visit. Progressives (and some isolationist libertarians) seem to have perfected 20/20 hindsight to the point they now can point at events of 60, 70, 100 years in the past and state with absolute certainty what America should have done. Some,…

Supreme Court with “no semblance of shame” — Justice Scalia

“. . . And the cases will publish forever the discouraging truth that the Supreme Court of the United States favors some laws over others, and is prepared to do whatever it takes to uphold and assist its favorites.”  Justice Scalia. With the compass of “justice & reason” and a career dedicated to upholding our…

“the Golden Rule” abandoned by Universities advocates an unjust society

“the Golden Rule” What it is?  What is its inherent meaning and value? What happens when our neighbors and countrymen no longer seek this basic tenet for our society? The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy provides this: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” This seems the most familiar version of the…

Red Meat for Joe and Don

Guys, I got drawn into a Facebook discussion you might enjoy. Here’s the kicker written by the guy who started the thread: Nothing, in fact, could have been more of a contradiction of the entire N.T. [New Testament] than the Declaration of Independence. “Life”? Life on earth is not what Jesus thought should be our concern.…

Ted Cruz: The American dream vs. Dreams of a [Marxist] father

Ted Cruz has obviously read the Declaration of Independence. Where are the tele-prompters for Mr. Cruz?  Oh, there are NOT any.  Why doesn’t Mr. Cruz need a teleprompter? Compare and contrast the vision of greatness held by the Ted Cruz with “Dreams of a [Marxist] Father” The American dream versus an America permanently changed. Ted…

My Malthusian Perspective

I’ve been really negative over the past few years…actually since about midway through the first W.Bush term due to how the Democrats, having recovered from their momentary brush with reality after 9/11, saw political advantage in every single wartime setback and chose to honor their 60’s anti-establishment roots by ripping America and every citizen who…

Capitalism Under Natural Law

Capitalism Under Natural Law I am well aware that many of the people who read my posts have had difficulty with my position on Capitalism.  I am also aware that these difficulties are compounded by the limitations of this medium and my style of writing.  I know that many read arrogance and condescension into my words…

PIECES OF THE PUZZLE: It is NOT about ‘Incompetence,’ but Ideology

I’ve got one more for you.  This is connected to the last three posts I wrote. PIECES OF THE PUZZLE: It is NOT about ‘Incompetence,’ but Ideology For many years, I was confused by the things our national leaders did.  I couldn’t understand how ‘rational’ people could make such horrible decisions, so I accepted the usual…

Forgetting the “Why”

What, really, is the problem with American culture, politics and government? In my analysis, it isn’t Democrats or Republicans. It isn’t Obama, Hillary, Pelosi or Reid. It isn’t Boehner, Cruz, Paul or McConnell. It isn’t a black problem or a white problem. It isn’t a LGBTQ or heteronormative problem.It is a failure of people. We…

Predictable and Preventable

The sadness and anger I feel about our current situation in America is that what we are going through as a nation was avoidable. It was completely foreseeable – and was actually predicted 226 years ago as the debate raged over the ratification of our Constitution. In February of 1788, James Madison (Publius) penned Federalist…