Politics

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Sorting Through the Politics of Labeling

(Previous posted, but has been edited and reposted with additional information) Fascism.  Nazism.  Communism.  Liberalism.  Conservatism.  Socialism.  Marxism.  Capitalism.  Corporatism.  Statism.  Libertarianism.  Despotism.  Progressivism. How does one navigate through all of the overlapping meanings? George W. Bush was called a fascist and compared to Hitler.  The comparisons were absurd, just as they are for Barrack … Continue reading

Founding Fathers, Debt, and Bubbles

Barack Obama and the main stream media at some point in this election will attempt again to change the discussion from the perils of the public debt to one of income inequality (which we earlier refuted to be a bogus argument).  The public debt is the greatest danger we face today.  It stands at a … Continue reading

Politics of Race – Part 3, The Narrative

What is “the narrative”? The narrative is how some stories garner national media attention while others do not.  It is how similar stories are covered differently depending on the possible political ramifications.  Sometimes, it is simply comical as it was when the media reported that Mitt Romney once moved hauling his pet dog on top … Continue reading

Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street on Income Inequality

There is a new Democrat proposal for a Reasonable Profits Board that would monitor profits made by oil & gas companies in order to apply a windfall profit tax of any profits the board deems are beyond reasonable.  This proposal is part of their Gas Price Spike Act.  The failure here is twofold.  One, they simply focus on … Continue reading

Makers vs. Takers

James Madison warned that as our country grew in population, that those who were considered self-sufficient (or as we’ll discuss later, the makers) would be in the minority.  The risk would be that the majority would seek redistribution of wealth through the political process.  James Madison, In all civilized Countries the people fall into different … Continue reading

Others sometimes say it better

Actually, others often say it better.  Which is why you see politicians steal from other’s past speeches, and I devote an entire page to quotes from our Founding Fathers.  But, there is another page where I have posted videos from others who have been able to articulate information very succinctly and I encourage all my readers … Continue reading

Iowa Republican Debate

It was an interesting debate.  I think the country would be better served by more debates with lengthier discussions between the candidates.  The need to have such short answers actually leads to the attempts at soundbites rather than substantive talk.  I’ll discuss my views on each candidate’s performance in the order they were lined up … Continue reading

Blame Game Begins, why our Founding Fathers did not trust political parties.

Beware that this new downgrade of our debt rating by S&P might be the new crisis that we have to deal with.  Although it is a bit alarming, there is nothing to panic about.  Japan was downgraded in 2001 and nothing calamitous came of it.  The problem is, in our country where we have two main … Continue reading

War of 2012

It took me a couple days to digest the so-called “Debt Deal” and I am disappointed.  I take solace that the content of the debate has changed somewhat if not the actual results.  Since the Deal gets all the politicians through to their next election, I am anxiously awaiting the 2012 elections.  The debate will be … Continue reading

What would our Founding Fathers think?

“I place economy among the first and most important of republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared. We must make our choice between frugality and liberty, or excessive spending and servitude. If the debt should be swelled to a formidable size, its entire discharge will be despaired of and … Continue reading

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