• Without Capitalism, You're Venezuela

    Without Capitalism, You’re Venezuela

    Capitalism versus socialism. We can sum up each economic system in one line: Capitalism is based on human greed. Socialism is based on human need. Right?… No. Wrong! So wrong, it’s exactly backward! And I’ll prove it to you.

    Been on Amazon lately? Each of the thousands of products Amazon offers represents the work of people who believe they have something you want or need. If they’re right, they prosper. If they’re wrong, they don’t.

    That’s how the free market works. It encourages people to improve their lives by satisfying the needs of others. No one starts a business making a thing or providing a service for themselves. They start a business to make things or provide services for others. READ MORE...

  • A State that does not Secure its Citizens' Right to Life is Failing to Fulfill the Entire Purpose for its Creation

    A State that does not Secure its Citizens’ Right to Life is Failing to Fulfill the Entire Purpose for its Creation

    It seems increasingly popular to use the 10th Amendment to justify carte blanche legislative authority within the States. Even some Presidential candidates have implied that because of the 10th Amendment, States can “pass whatever laws they want.” Recently, others have said that if a State wants to legalize abortion, the 10th Amendment gives the State the power to do so.

    I would like to assert that some issues cannot be legislated by the States. In particular, abortion is NOT a State’s rights issue, and here’s why: We cannot fully understand the 10th Amendment until we understand of the 9th Amendment as well. The 9th Amendment says: “The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” READ MORE...

  • George Washington’s State of the Union Address Holds Lessons for the 21st Century

    George Washington’s State of the Union Address Holds Lessons for the 21st Century

    A few million people will be watching when President Trump delivers his State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress on January 29. I doubt I’ll be one of them. The last State of the Union I watched from start to finish was literally 30 years ago, and I don’t feel the least bit deprived—intellectually, spiritually, or otherwise.

    The first State of the Union address was delivered in about ten minutes by George Washington on this very date—January 8—in 1790. At barely 800 words, it was the shortest of them all. Like the federal government itself, the subsequent ones (now 230) grew far more in size than in quality. READ MORE...

  • Government Charity: Unconstitutional & Unlawful, Part 1

    Government Charity: Unconstitutional & Unlawful, Part 1

    Americans watch our federal government spend and spend and spend.  Not only paying out tax dollar funded charity to Americans, US corporations, and foreign countries, but now even so-called conservative politicians are claiming “we have an obligation” to give taxpayer dollars to non-citizens here in the United States and even in Mexico. This is out of control, forced charity. Government agents giving money taken from Americans by the force of government is the very epitome of over-grown, uncontrollable, bloated government. READ MORE...

  • 5 Possible Reasons Incivility and Outrage Are on the Rise

    5 Possible Reasons Incivility and Outrage Are on the Rise

    How did we arrive at a point in our history where gangs of hecklers chase politicians from restaurants, where Senate hearings have lost all decorum, and where family members and friends part ways over politics?

    Every day brings new examples of incivility and violence. In the last twenty-four hours, I have casually browsed several sites online. Here was a professor advocating castration for white Republicans; celebrities mocking a black singer for praising the president; strangers leaving death threats on the phones of politicians, judges, and their families; anonymous callers phoning in false accusations of rape; some wicked soul mailing the poison ricin to a Republican senator and to officials at the Pentagon. READ MORE...

  • 7 Things I'd Do if I Wanted to Keep Poor People Poor

    7 Things I’d Do if I Wanted to Keep Poor People Poor

    If I wanted to keep poor people poor, there are several government policies I would favor. Let’s count them down.

    1: An Expanding Welfare State

    For starters, I would advocate for a robust and ever-expanding welfare state—programs like Medicaid, food stamps, unemployment insurance, etc.

    I would recognize that an effective recipe for keeping poor people poor is to create incentives that push them into decisions that prevent them from climbing out of poverty.

    Rather than help individuals, the perverse economic incentives created by the “social safety net” trap aid recipients on welfare. READ MORE...

  • ‘Original Intent’: Safeguard for the Supreme Court - Part 2

    ‘Original Intent’: Safeguard for the Supreme Court – Part 2

    Once our independence was in motion, the mechanisms to end slavery were in motion. Roger Sherman, a delegate from Connecticut, remarked in the federal convention on 22 August 1787, “that the abolition of slavery seemed to be going on in the U.S. & that the good sense of the several States would probably by degrees compleat (sic) it.”  Oliver Elsworth, also a representative to Connecticut, very confidently stated in 1787, “Slavery in time will not be a speck on our country. Provision is already made in Connecticut for abolishing it.   And the abolition has already taken place in Massachusetts.” READ MORE...

  • Feds Admit Propagandizing Americans With Fake News

    Feds Admit Propagandizing Americans With Fake News

    Richard Stengel, a former high-level U.S. government official, head of the office for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the State Department from 2013 to 2016, former editor of Time Magazine, and a regular pundit on MSNBC, said in April of 2018 at a Council on Foreign Relations forum about “fake news”, that he “supports the use of propaganda on American citizens”. He then continued; “Basically, every country creates their own narrative story and, you know, my old job at the State Department was what people used to joke as the ‘chief propagandist’ job.” READ MORE...

  • Original Intent: Safeguard for the Supreme Court

    Original Intent: Safeguard for the Supreme Court

    In light of President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the left hasn’t changed its playbook. So, it is no surprise to hear claims that appointing an “Original Intent” Justice will bring back Jim Crow and chattel slavery. A reasonable look at history (which is not to be expected from the left) should give rise to the opposite conclusion. A SCOTUS Justice who follows original intent should be viewed as a safeguard against a racist court. IF you will read to the end you will understand what I mean. READ MORE...

  • So, You Think You're Tolerant?

    So, You Think You’re Tolerant?

    Tolerance. It’s a word we hear a lot these days. So, let’s define it. 

    Tolerance is “the ability to live with people whose opinions and behavior you don’t agree with.” That’s essentially how Oxford defines it, how Merriam-Webster defines it, and how we, as a society, have always defined it.

    You might be for the death penalty, and your cousin might be against it. You might be against a $15 minimum wage, and your coworker might be for it. Your dad might have voted for Trump, your mom might have voted for Clinton, and your brother may not have voted at all. READ MORE...