National Gravity

A nation is held together by the gravity of common ideals.   As a nation without borders is only geography, a nation without common ideals is only an assemblage of people defined by geography.   If not for common ideals, what reason is there for a nation to exist?   I was born in 1959…

Federalism is Liberty

One wonders when the human brain reaches such a point of absurdity, it simply can’t contain all the contradictions.   An example – decades ago, our federal government sought to create equality through unequal treatment by instituting race and gender set-asides, restrictions and so-called “affirmative action” programs (which were actually reparations). America’s academic institutions also…

Boolean vs. Fuzzy

“One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project. Most people are a little reluctant to oppose anything that suggests medical care for people who possibly can’t afford it.”   ~ Ronald Reagan,…

A Contemporary Publius

Sometimes I feel like an unworthy version of James Madison when I think if things like this – a sort of contemporary Publius. Do you ever wonder if cultures and civilizations are limited in scalability? If you look at even the greatest of historical empires, it seems that 1) they are small in population and/or…

Progressive Burning Man

Nothing the progressive left says is true – every single word is a defense of progressivism in a quest for power. The progressive left has abandoned any respect for propriety, any boundaries of logic or reason and any contact with facts or the truth. Just think about some of the blatant contradictions the left normalizes…

Taking Progressivism Over Religion

Progressivism found a home in the Democrat Party. If you don’t believe me, believe Hillary Clinton who, in a Democratic primary debate, said, “I am a progressive who likes to get things done.” Progressives support: The “Free Palestine” movement The BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement against Israel Islam against both Christianity and Judaism Louis Farrakhan…

The Blame Game

There are great many people who seek to credit or blame some specific president or party for taxes, deficits and national debt – but the fact is that most of our federal spending has been locked in for decades preceding any of our contemporary presidents. It started with FDR and accelerated under subsequent presidents and…