Now that the Republicans have miserably failed to “repeal and replace” Obamacare with anything that is better (including nothing) we are told congressional attention will now shift to tax reform. Great! In a political environment divided by a malfunctioning two-party power structure and a sensational-story seeking media, this should work out really well! It is predictable … Continue reading The Impending Tax Reform “Debate”- Oh Goodie!
New Third Way
Complete Tolerance Requires Acceptance of Intolerance Completely
The element of our society which pushes for complete tolerance of all people and all things no matter how weird (I am sure that is not the politically-correct word) and then violently protests against any opposing viewpoint is eroding any chance to stand on principle and make logical sense of public policy in our times. … Continue reading Complete Tolerance Requires Acceptance of Intolerance Completely
Social Security is one of the most financially burdensome social welfare programs ever devised. This entitlement accounts for about 24% of federal spending every year. While the system is clearly unsustainable, our elected officials in both parties are unwilling to reform it. Currently, somewhere around a quarter of our national debt is owed to the … Continue reading Social (in)Security
The Limited Logic of Sanctuary Cities
What exactly is a sanctuary city that you hear so much about in the news these days? What do they do? Are they constitutional? Put on your thinking cap and possibly a seat belt for this wild ride of twisted logic and constitutional cherry picking. There is no set definition of a sanctuary city. In … Continue reading The Limited Logic of Sanctuary Cities
Abolish the Minimum Wage!
We should not raise the minimum wage as many progressive activists across our country might suggest, but instead abolish it completely. Let’s think about this critically…why do minimum wage laws exist? The answer of course is that they are the consequence of well meaning legislation trying to protect the most vulnerable workers in our society. Low-wage … Continue reading Abolish the Minimum Wage!
No Representation Without Taxation
The American Revolution started over the idea of No Taxation Without Representation. Today, nearly 240 years after the Revolution, America faces a new problem in regards to taxation and representation. Only now, many people are represented in the government but not taxed. At first read, this may seem insignificant and even reasonable, but left unchecked … Continue reading No Representation Without Taxation
A Quick Pre-requisite for Your Honorary Diploma from the Electoral College
The Rules: So you are telling me that when I pull the lever to vote for a candidate for the office of President of the United States that I am not actually voting for the candidate, but instead merely expressing my opinion to a group of electors that I do not know, that are not … Continue reading A Quick Pre-requisite for Your Honorary Diploma from the Electoral College