The Cycle of Debt & A Salt Free Diet

The Cycle of Debt & A Salt Free Diet

“If you do not have economic freedom, you are not free.” This is not my quote, but came from a gathering I attended some years ago. I do not remember who said it, but it has stuck with me for...
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When Cultures Collide

When Cultures Collide

The Barbary Wars of the early 1800s were America’s first encounter with Islam. Barbary corsairs and crews were engaged in the capture of merchant ships off the Barbary Coast. This not only involved the capture of ships and property, but...
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Aristotle, Duty, and the Health of a Nation

Aristotle, Duty, and the Health of a Nation

Having grown-up in the 50’s, 60’s, and early 70’s, I was the product of the times, and can say beyond a shadow of a doubt, — that I was a self-absorbed idiot, — pretty much a pleasure seeker wondering aimlessly...
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Leaders are a Reflection of the Culture

Leaders are a Reflection of the Culture

“The most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth to it whomever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men —.” I have pointed out to friends on more than one occasion that the basest...
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The Fourth Amendment, Civil Forfeiture, & Digital Currency

The Fourth Amendment, Civil Forfeiture, & Digital Currency

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrant shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularl...
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Who Will Dare Tell The Truth?

Who Will Dare Tell The Truth?

I picked out a submarine sandwich from the deli along with a pint of whipping cream and rushed to the checkout. The cashier rang up $11 for the two items. She glanced at me and said, “Isn’t that awful? Eleven...
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When The Winner Is The Loser!

When The Winner Is The Loser!

Contracting is very competitive. There was a rather humorous expression in the business that echoed in my head when bids were announced and projects awarded. It went something like this, “Contracting is the only business where the winner is the...
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Is There Liberty In Socialism?

Is There Liberty In Socialism?

While talking to people on the opposite end of the political spectrum, I am constantly reminded that we think of “liberty” in two different ways. It is the reason that we seldom agree on public policy issues or initiatives before...
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The Blue Pill or The Red Pill?

The Blue Pill or The Red Pill?

“Do you want the blue pill or the red pill?” This was the question posed by Morpheus to Neo in the hit movie, The Matrix. The blue pill would leave Neo in the illusion, that is his life, — while...
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Fantasy Wealth vs True Wealth

Fantasy Wealth vs True Wealth

The experiences of my youth have molded me into a fiscal conservative. Though no man is an island, there had been a number of times in life where the only thing that could be counted on was my own entrepreneurship,...
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Obfuscation and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Obfuscation and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

There are times when things just do not add up. When they don’t, you try and get answers. When you receive non-answers, — in other words, answers to questions you did not ask, — as your original concerns remain unanswered, —...
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The Modern Face of Liberal Fascism

The Modern Face of Liberal Fascism

This past month, the President of the University of Missouri, Tim Wolfe, resigned. Also, Chancellor, R. Bowen Lofting, announced his intentions to step down at the end of the year. This, after students protested “racism” on campus. National Public ...
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