“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!” – Samuel Adams

Archive for August 7th, 2010

I Want Your Money

I Want Your Money

“I Want Your Money” is coming this fall…just in time for the November election. The film contrasts two views of the role that the federal government should play in our daily lives using the words and actions of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Two versions of the American dream now stand in sharp contrast. One views the money you earned as yours and best allocated by you; the other believes that the elite in Washington know how to best allocate your wealth.

The Broken Window Fallacy

The Broken Window Fallacy

Most Americans, including me, are fairly unsophisticated when it comes to economics, as attested by the results of the last election. We are often gullible, falling for spurious assertions that the “experts agree” when confronted with another promise of happy days to come from another lying, self-serving politician. This little video explains simply an important economic fact that we all need to be aware of in this time of economic chaos.

Stimulus: Wasting Your Tax Dollars Hand Over Fist

Stimulus: Wasting Your Tax Dollars Hand Over Fist

Remember a year and a half ago when our leaders in Washington D.C. told us they had to spend about $1 trillion of our money on pork projects to prevent the economy from collapsing (due to the corruption and incompetence brought on by most of these same socialists)? A report has been compiled to catalog 100 maddening wastes of your money and mine. We know what to do in November, right?

Muslim Honor Killings in America – Wave of the Future?

Muslim Honor Killings in America - Wave of the Future?

If you’ve been following current events very closely for the past several years, you might be aware that Muslim “honor killings” are not just something that occurs in Middle Eastern countries. It happens right here in the United States. This is a video expose on one case in particular from Texas, and the practice in general. It’s something you need to know about.

Taxpayer-Funded Teachers with Woodies

Taxpayer-Funded Teachers with Woodies

I hate stooping to even mention this, but I am forced to shine the light of ridicule on a teacher’s union in Milwaukee that demands taxpayer-funded access to Viagra. Yes, the school district is strapped for funds. Yes, the education of children is (theoretically) important. Yes, many teachers may be laid off due to the woeful financial situation, but how dare the taxpayers fail to support our educators?

The Purpose of Parenting

The Purpose of Parenting

As modern innovation has changed the culture, children have gone from being mere products of economic necessity to the ultimate lifestyle accessories – features of the contemporary American “success story” not unlike the SUV and luxury automobile parked in the driveway. These amenities don’t come easy and they don’t come cheap, and often, the work and stress involved in maintaining them makes one wonder if they are more trouble than they are worth

‘Ground Zero’ Mosque is a mistake

'Ground Zero' Mosque is a mistake

The website for the project, the Cordoba Initiative, advertises itself as “Improving Muslim-West Relations”, and “steering the world back to the course of mutual recognition and respect and away from heightened tensions.” But if Feisel Abdul Rauf is primarily motivated to “reduce heightened tensions,” why would he do something as obviously provocative as building a Mosque and Islamic Center a few feet away from 9/11 Ground Zero?