“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 February 15th, 2011

High Speed Rail: Fancy over Fact

High Speed Rail: Fancy over Fact

I’ve written a couple of articles recently on President Barack Obama’s fanciful (and expensive) idea of investing billions in high speed rail. I’ve written these mainly off the cuff, based on my experiences with rail travel in Europe and travel in general here in the United States. Now Robert Samuelson at Real Clear Politics has […]

2012 Tea Party Straw Poll

2012 Tea Party Straw Poll

The Contract From America folks have a 2012 Tea Party Straw Poll out. So far the results are not far off from what you’d expect from Tea Party minded folks, with conservative, fiscally responsible candidates at or near the top, with the charlatans and more Left-leaning ones near the bottom.

Debt Too Big to Pay

Debt Too Big to Pay

On Feb. 14, Barack Obama submitted his ten-year budget from the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). With a straight face, he said of the proposal, “[W]e’re going to have to get serious about cutting back on those things that would be nice to have but we can do without.” But under his plan, the budget will never be balanced.

Why Does America Have So Many Problems?

Why Does America Have So Many Problems?

Why do we have a $15 TRILLION national debt with no way in sight of ever being able to pay it? Why do we have a $1.6 TRILLION annual budget deficit, and no one in our government seems to be willing to shave off more than a few tiny crumbs? Why have we slaughtered some 50 million innocent children in the womb in the past 40 years? Why do so many people in a nation with more affluence than in all of human history spend so much time and money on antidepressants and therapists? There is an answer, and we received it 215 years ago.

O Canada, You That Censors the Christians

O Canada, You That Censors the Christians

In Canada, free speech is being cast aside if it offends a “protected class” of people. Certain statements and subjects cannot be broadcast if they offend protected groups. This situation serves to illustrate how fragile our freedoms are. America is next in line for theft of our freedom of speech, and we must be vigilant against this encroaching speech fascism.

The Truth is Challenging

The Truth is Challenging

The real harm to “gay” people doesn’t come from “hate crimes.” FBI statistics show that, contrary to popular belief, such crimes are actually quite rare (and are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law when they do occur). Rather, the real harm comes from people like William being encouraged to go right on with unhealthy lifestyles that in fact could be (and often are) walked away from.