Monthly Archives: October 2017

The Politicians We Deserve

I do not intend for this post to be a partisan rant; please bear this in mind as you read what follows.  I want to address American politicians generally, to explain how we have ended up with such a large … Continue reading

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The government we deserve

Toute nation a le gouvernement qu’elle merite.  —Joseph Marie Comte de Maistre De Maistre (1753 – 1821) was a lawyer, diplomat, writer, and philosopher.  He was influential in the court of hierarchical authoritarianism following the French Revolution, but in spite … Continue reading

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About Comedy

Scott Morefield recently related how in an interview, comedian Jimmy Kimmel stated that he doesn’t care that his liberal politics has resulted in a large percentage of the viewing public to desert him, particularly his views on Obamacare and gun … Continue reading

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Where America Went Wrong, Part II

Jacksonian changes amounted to a market revolution, for in the Northwest and Old Northwest, improvements in transportation and increased immigration hastened the collapse of the older yeoman and artisan economy; it was replaced by cash-crop agriculture and capitalist industrialization.  In … Continue reading

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