February 16, 2019

Just like modern “progressives,” the big government Federalists meant well

It’s true Federalists like Madison (at the time) and Hamilton proposed a much stronger federal government… [more]

Just like modern “progressives,” the big government Federalists meant well Just like modern "progressives," the big government Federalists meant well

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It is often said, “Don’t kill the messenger,” but that is precisely what everyone seems to want… [more]

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Should Social Security Be Means Tested?

Ken Langone told CNBC on Wednesday Congress “has to have the courage” to make Social Security means… [more]

Should Social Security Be Means Tested? Should Social Security Be Means Tested?

Democracy Goes Out the Window During “Government Shutdowns”

Everyone loves democracy, until the vote doesn't go their way. Then, there are protests, marches, recounts,… [more]

Democracy Goes Out the Window During “Government Shutdowns” Democracy Goes Out the Window During "Government Shutdowns"

But without government, who will plow the snow?

Many of my southern friends who have never lived in the north may not know how snow removal works up… [more]

But without government, who will plow the snow? But without government, who will plow the snow?

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Just like modern “progressives,” the big government Federalists meant well

It’s true Federalists like Madison (at the time) and Hamilton proposed a much stronger federal government than the 1788 constitutional convention authorized, but many people wrongly argue they were motivated by purely tyrannical intentions. On the contrary, their main motivation was the belief a stronger central government would protect the individual from the democratic mobocracies […]

I, Interest Rate

It is often said, “Don’t kill the messenger,” but that is precisely what everyone seems to want to do in my case. I’m not sure why because the news I bring is neither good nor bad. It is simply the truth; and it is a very sad day when telling the truth can foster such […]

Should Social Security Be Means Tested?

Ken Langone told CNBC on Wednesday Congress “has to have the courage” to make Social Security means tested, arguing a billionaire like him shouldn’t be getting $4,000 a month (he and his wife) from the government when entitlements are 71% of spending. In a way, means testing would be a good thing, as it would […]

Democracy Goes Out the Window During “Government Shutdowns”

Everyone loves democracy, until the vote doesn’t go their way. Then, there are protests, marches, recounts, and other forms of whining from everyone who doesn’t like the results. We saw that after Donald Trump’s election and after the 2018 midterms, when Democrats tried to keep recounting the votes in some races until they got the result they […]

But without government, who will plow the snow?

Many of my southern friends who have never lived in the north may not know how snow removal works up here. What if you’re elderly or disabled and can’t shovel/snowblow your driveway? Or what if you just don’t want to? As usual, capitalism saves the day. There is a vibrant market of snow plow contractors […]

Pearl Harbor: The Day the Tyrant FDR Succeeded in Getting the US into WWII

Today is the 77th anniversary of the day the tyrant FDR succeeded in getting the U.S. into WWII, over the wishes of the people who elected him. Ironically, Roosevelt’s excuse for seizing Japanese assets and cutting off their oil was Japan’s brutal occupation of China, begun with the support and encouragement of Roosevelt’s own cousin just […]

The Best Argument Against Minimum Wage Laws: You Don’t Own Other People

With Democrats about to take control of the House, it is likely we will see an increase in the federal minimum wage pass the lower chamber, even if it has no chance of becoming a law. We will just as surely hear opponents making completely sound economic arguments against minimum wage laws. Minimum wage laws cause […]

Some real “politically incorrect” talk on Veterans Day

I’m told the former Armistice Day, co-opted by the warfare state to celebrate war rather than its absence, is not the time to remind my fellow taxpayers that no war in the past seventy years has benefited them in any way whatsoever, much less preserved what freedom they have left. I disagree. What better time […]

21 Months Later, Nothing in DC Has Changed Under Trump

Despite 21 straight months of screaming headlines from both anti-Trump and pro-Trump media, virtually nothing about Washington, DC and it’s empire has changed. There are still US troops and their suppliers voraciously consuming taxes all over the world. Not a single regulatory agency has been eliminated or significantly cut. Entitlements continue their headlong sprint towards […]

Tucker Carlson Feeling the Bern Illustrates Conservatism’s Hostility to Free Markets

Tucker Carlson is feeling the Bern on at least one well-established left-wing narrative: that corporations are robbing everyday Americans by paying their workers so little that many of them qualify for food stamps or other welfare benefits. Thus, the founders of Amazon, Uber, Walmart, and other corporate behemoths get richer while taxpayers are forced to pay part […]

The Pledge of Allegiance is Un-American

An Atlanta, Georgia, charter school announced last week its intention to discontinue the practice of having students stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance during its schoolwide morning meetings at the beginning of each school day, opting to allow students to recite the pledge in their classrooms instead. Predictably, conservatives were immediately triggered by this “anti-American” decision, prompting the […]