NEWTOWN: SOME LESSONS FROM THE AFTERMATH May, 2013. Thoughts about what has happened since Newtown Click Here to see.
GOVERNMENT AND HEALTH CARE. December, 2009. Stimulated by the controversy regarding Obama’s health care reform proposal. Considers whether the Federal government has a legitimate role in the provision of health care. Click Here to see.
GOVERNMENT AND HEALTH: THE PROBLEM WITH GOVERNMENT. January 2010. Considers the down side of Federal involvement in health care. Largely based on the author’s personal experience. Click Here to see.
LIMITED GOVERNMENT: WHAT IS IT?: March, 2010. Prompted by the Republican and Libertarian call for limited government. An exploration of what the term means. Click Here to see.
AN AUTHORITARIAN MASS MOVEMENT?: September, 2010. An exploration of the possibility that an authoritarian mass movement might develop in the United States. Based on the characteristics of mass movements identified by Eric Hofer in his book The True Believer. If interested after reading take a look at an update done in October, 2011. Click Here to see.
RUSH’S REVELATION: January, 2011. Comments on Rush Limbaugh’s proposal to limit civil rights based on an individual’s political beliefs. Click Here to see.
DISMANTELING AMERICA: July, 2011. Description and comments on Republican and Tea Party proposals to effectively dismantle the Federal system of government and shift authority to the States. Click Here to see.
TIME STOPPED: MAGICAL THINKING OF JUSTICE THOMAS: August, 2011. An exploration of the approach employed by a constitutional originalist and how it works in an evolving nation. Click Here to see.
LIBERTARIAN MILITARY:August, 2011. A post about an out-of-the-way subject. Libertarians want to eliminate all taxes but also want government to provide for the nation’s defense. I always wondered how they would fund a modern military without taxes. I happened to run across their proposal unexpectedly and had to write it up. A curiosity that makes you shake your head. Click Here to see.
MASS MOVEMENT: UPDATE: October, 2011. An update of my earlier post on the possibility that an authoritarian mass movement might develop in America. Click Here to see.
FREEDOM FROM RELIGION: April, 2012.Religious and other groups charge government with a violation of religious freedom. An exploration of the controversy growing out of a proposed Federal rule that health insurance be required to cover contraceptive services and counseling. Click Here to see.
INCENSED: May, 2012. A discussion of a proposed amendment (subsequently passed) to the constitution of my home state, North Carolina. The amendment would ban same gender marriage. I got very angry about this. Click Here to see.
WHEN THE LEFT IS NOT RIGHT: May, 2012. Severe criticism of data gathering methods recently used by an organization advocating for the Preservation of Social Security and Medicare. General observations about the use of such methods in today’s political environment. Click Here to see
A MESSAGE TO THE PRESIDENT: May, 2012. A brief comment and protest about the nature of the Presidental campaign and the lack of real substance. Click Here to see
WEAPONS FOR WEE ONES July, 2012. A modest proposal to arm children, solve many of the nation’s problems and move toward the realization of the libertarian nirvana.Click Here to see
A SNARKEY LETTER August, 2012. A post based on a letter sent to Arthur Herman, PH.D. of the American Enterprise Institute regarding his article titled America’s Coming Civil War — Makers vs. Takers”. Appears that Dr. Herman is expressing the views of many conservatives and provides a strong clue as to how they might govern if they win the next election.
WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDERED August, 2012. A post about the mass killings in Colorado and Wisconsin and about gun control. A focus on Federal elected officals apparent acceptance of massacre as a regular part of American life. Thoughts on the need for everyday citizens to act and about what they might do. Click Here To See
THE BIG EMPTY October, 2012. A post derived from the first two Presidental Debates. The debates didn’t yield much information about what the canidates want to do. They did, however tell us about the nature of the nation’s political process.Click Here To See
AT THE HEART OF CANDIDATE ROMNEY November, 2012. A very brief post, 4 lines, offering a summary of my assessment of Romney the candidate. Click Here To See
NEWTOWN AND THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT Feburary, 2013. What the slaughter at Newtown says about the status of the American Experiment In self-government Click Here to see.