Is it Structural Default?

Is it Structural Default?

The American Public has, again, been treated to another replay of the “debt ceiling” debate. As usual, we had arguments regarding the wisdom and necessity of raising the debt limit. I sense that few Americans pay attention to the noise,...
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Illusion, Delusion, and Useful Idiots

Illusion, Delusion, and Useful Idiots

One of the most devastating attacks of World War II by the allies was the raid on Dresden, Germany. It happened on February 13th & 14th, 1945.
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Dismantling the American Culture

Dismantling the American Culture

Have you ever asked yourself why there is this need to “fundamentally change America”? Long before our current Administration, there was this cry for “tolerance” and “diversity”.
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What say you, Senate or Emperor?

What say you, Senate or Emperor?

After having waged war, and survived a final battle in ancient Germania, General Maximus washes the blood from his hands before entering the dining tent. As he makes his way, he encounters some of his fellow soldiers. When he is...
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Am I a Stranger in My Own Land?

Am I a Stranger in My Own Land?

It was 1984, and was working a trade show in Montana. Various venders had booths around the conference area. The conference was at a National Park, so traffic was slow, as attendees had their minds on seeing the sights.
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Free Markets vs Intervention

Free Markets vs Intervention

“Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state lives at the expense of everyone.” — Frederic Bastiat
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Debt and Social Contracts

Debt and Social Contracts

The financial struggles of Greece have been in the news off and on since 2010. The country is headed for what appears to be its third “bailout.” For the average citizen, it has been a struggle.
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Thought Police vs Policing Our Thoughts

Thought Police vs Policing Our Thoughts

In a previous essay, “Invictus Veritas”, there was a reference to a world that has seemingly gone mad. We find ourselves in a place where words, relationships, and our institutions are being redefined.
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Frogs, Boiling Water and the Normalcy Bias

Frogs, Boiling Water and the Normalcy Bias

In the last essay, “From Madison to Machiavelli”, I referenced a quote by James Madison, “I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by...
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From Madison to Machiavelli

From Madison to Machiavelli

Having been born in 1953, World War II was still fresh in the memory of most. The aftermath had brought us face to face with the threat of communism, the Korean War, Russia, Communist China, and the Cuban Missile Crisis....
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What is Money?

What is Money?

What is money? It seems like a very straight forward and simple question. Yet, when the question is posed, most people seem to have trouble describing exactly what it is and the function it is supposed to serve. Most think...
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Where Are The Battles Fought?

Where Are The Battles Fought?

In a February 2015 CNN interview, a startling exchange took place between Chris Cuomo and Judge Roy Moore of Alabama. For those of you that may be unfamiliar with the subject matter, it was over the same-sex marriage issue. Roy...
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