In a civilized society, should anyone or any government ever force anyone to do anything against his or her will as long as that person does not infringe upon the life, liberty, or property of another?

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Are you tired of paying for war?

Here's an eye-opening article that appeared on The numbers are staggering, and it's one of the main reasons why the U.S. is broke. I hope the author is wrong in the beginning of his article where he writes that we love war. Can it be so? In a Christian nation?

How much longer will you pay before you take action?

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Why do we keep meddling?

Thanks to for linking to a great article that appeared in The Huffington Post. Articles like this don't appear in the mainstream media; the "msm" waters issues down and has pretty much become an outlet for government information (dare I use the word "propaganda?").

As you can see when you read it here, we (well, not us, but the elected ones and their lackeys), keep meddling in the affairs of other nations. Nothing makes us less safe than causing mayhem and stirring up trouble all over the globe. This article is disturbing. If McCain wins, will his presidency simply be a continuation of America's aggressive foreign policy, as the article suggests?

It seems we find trouble even in small places like the former Soviet republic of Georgia. Pretty soon Americans won't be able to travel anywhere.

Read the article carefully!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Do as we say, comrade!

Here's an amazing video clip regarding the state's schools and how they want all to conform and behave. The excellent student, who is more articulate than the school administrator (notice how he says "nobody" when he should say "no one"), simply wanted to have her hair colored pink to honor her father, who died of cancer. Despite her mother's permission to die her hair, the school frowned upon it and suspended her.

As my children grow older, I'll make sure they read 1984 and Brave New World. They'll also see Gattica, V for Vendetta, and Aeon Flux. I want my kids to know what's coming.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Cold War is back

In order to make Russia happy, the U.S. just signed a deal to build a missile defense system in Poland just 115 miles from the Russian border. What a way to make friends! Pure insanity. The Polish government is run by fools. Instead of dismantling what they've got, declaring themselves neutral and friends with all, they've decided, along with our infinite wisdom, to put themselves in harm's way once again. I guess WWII wasn't devastating enough.

I guess the powers that be in Washington, D.C. decided that since things are "going well" in Iraq, they'd better step up the pressure on Russia. Maybe Russia should put a missile defense system 115 miles from Washington to shut up the Pentagon.

More evidence

Here's more evidence of the lower quality care we can expect the more our health care dollars become socialized. As you can read in this article, a man was left in a chair and not given food or water. So he died.

Stories like this will be commonplace as governments tighten their grip on health care. I'm not just picking on Democrats, since the neocons (Republicans) are no better, but once the next Democrat is elected president, we're getting "universal health care." In Britain, which has universal health care and universal dental care, people have to wait months to see the doctor and 18 months to see the dentist. So they're pulling out their own teeth and doing their own fillings.

The last thing we need is socialized medicine. In the former U.S.S.R., 36 out of every 100 hospitals did not have hot running water, cats would roam the halls, the surgical gloves would fall off the surgeons during surgery because they had been used over and over again, and the doctors used to quip: "Look, they pretend they are paying us and we pretend we are helping them."

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Thugs for hire

The low-paid bureaucrats who man the airports to allegedly protect us from terrorists have found the ultimate agency to wield power and embarrass citizens. They must go home each night giddy about how they've abused and embarrassed the very citizens who pay their salaries.

In this article, a nun had to try for nine months to get her name off the no-fly list. Read at the end of the article how she made a comment to one of the thugs and was then threatened with arrest.

It's time to let the airlines handle their own security, sell off the airports, abolish the FAA, and privatize the air traffic controllers. A true free market in air travel would benefit us all with lower prices and being treated with respect as paying customers.

Monday, August 18, 2008

U.S. foreign policy and Georgia

The U.S. Constitution does not authorize, or even mention, all of the interventions, foreign entanglements, installations of heads of state, etc., that our government is involved in on a daily basis. We are beginning to reap what we have sown: most people around the globe don't care much for us. Why should they? We stick our noses in almost everyone's business, which is reckless and expensive.

Here's a nice, short article by Sheldon Richman that appeared on today. Kind of sums up our foolish foreign policy. By the way, if you get your news from the mainstream media, you're probably extremely misinformed.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Are we truly free?

Americans think they're free, but when you think about it, there's not much we can do without the government's permission. Some examples of what you can't do without the government's permission first are: get married, drive a car on the street, post a sign at your business, sell goods and services, build your house, build your business, sell cigarettes, sell ice cream, sell alcohol, prepare and sell food, and open your business (occupancy permit).

Maybe 1880 was one of the best years in American History. The empire had not been built yet, and every item listed above except "get married" we could do without the government's permission. Also, there was no income tax, no social security, no Medicare or Medicaid, and no Federal Reserve. The lives of Americans were basically untouched by government. Ahh, the good old days.