Archive for 'Philosophy'

Obama Isn’t the Enemy

Obama Isn’t the Enemy

“Obama Isn’t the Enemy” – Shocked to see that title? Well, it’s true. Obama is merely the latest embodiment of the problem. Yes, he should be defeated and yes, he is horrible for the country. But…getting [...]

5 Keys to Restoring America’s Prosperity: John B. Taylor

5 Keys to Restoring America’s Prosperity: John B. Taylor

April 3, 2012 as published at reason.com In his new book, First Principles: Five Keys to Restoring America’s Prosperity, Stanford University professor of economics John B. Taylor, details the not-so-secret ingredients to rebuilding American’s economic future: [...]

Necessary, Proper and the Individual Mandate

Necessary, Proper and the Individual Mandate

A digestible primer for the US Supreme Court hearings on the federal healthcare bill happening this week. by my friend Jack Painter, appearing in Roll Call March 22, 2012 “It’s hard to see how the individual [...]

A Rosetta Stone for Political Discourse

A Rosetta Stone for Political Discourse

People love to debate Republican vs. Democrat or Conservative vs. Liberal, but those terms have no inherent meaning. A person calling himself “conservative” one day is often seen supporting a supposedly “liberal” policy the next. Parties [...]

Vulture Capitalism: The real evil bankers are the government cronies.

Vulture Capitalism: The real evil bankers are the government cronies.

Excerpts from a solid article by John Stossel from Reason Magazine, March 8, 2012 …..“Greed” means you want more for yourself. Fine. If you obtain it legally, without force or privilege—say, by buying a business and [...]

Liberty fades away, and it feels wonderful…like a movie!

Liberty fades away, and it feels wonderful…like a movie!

The recently signed into law “National Defense Authorization Act” allows arrest and indefinite detainment of US citizens without a trial, the just passed (March 1, 2012) “Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act” prohibits protests against [...]

Goodbye, GOP

Goodbye, GOP

by Roger Stone originally appearing in his blog HERE. This is just a re-post, because he so clearly articulates the problem with the current GOP. I registered to vote as a Republican the same day I [...]

Death of the Tea Party

Death of the Tea Party

In order to understand what died, you must first understand what lived. Much like the original Boston Tea Party , the events of the last few years called “tea parties” were a series of protests, not [...]

Is the Individual Mandate Constitutional?

Is the Individual Mandate Constitutional?

by Jack Painter The Supreme Court is about to hear a case of great legal and political importance.  At issue is the constitutionality of the so-called “individual mandate” in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, [...]