Capitalism In A Nutshell From Its Founder, Adam Smith

I get the impression that many people think capitalism only serves nefarious ends. That somehow capitalists only get wealthy by somehow draining the wealth of someone else. But this is only so if you count the dollars in each's hand at the end of the transaction. Often times we don't consider the … [Read more...]

Pulling an end-around on the Hatch Act

For those readers who don't already know, I work with the Federal Government.  Thanks to the Hatch Act I am limited in my political activity and expression during political campaign season.  Today an announcement was made regarding those limitations on federal employees, including the USPS regarding … [Read more...]

Petty theft and white lies

I'm fairly confident that many readers will think I'm making a mountain out of a molehill on this, and perhaps I am.  But I think it's small transgressions which are part of the larger moral problem, maybe.  Anyone of even questionable character can refrain from stealing large valuable things.  But … [Read more...]

Abortion provides no dignity to the pre-born

(Daily Mail) -- Nebraska’s new abortion law forced one woman  to give birth to her terminally ill, premature baby who she then helplessly held  dying in her arms. [...] With this heartbreaking information [that their baby would not survive] the couple decided to have an abortion to avoid the baby … [Read more...]

If there’s no “Gay Agenda”, then why…

I have been told time and time again that there is no "gay agenda".  I will concede that the average supporter of same-sex marriage is not an activist pushing an agenda.  But it's difficult to believe this agenda doesn't exist when middle school students are inculcated with what appears to be the … [Read more...]

Even a cartoon rat can recognize the problem is government

Generally speaking, there are two reasons why the cost of doing business is as high as it is: Lawyers arguing that people are too dumb to make good decisions, and a Government who is willing to make legislation agreeing with the lawyers.  Because lawyers have convinced enough juries and legislators … [Read more...]

Sadly, this is how many people think about politics

It goes without saying that the Simpsons show leans left when it covers politics.  It doesn't bother me, I've come to expect it from television.  But what I find so sad is that there are voters out there who think in a similar fashion to Homer in this clip.  Regardless of which candidate for whom … [Read more...]

The freedom to offend religious sensibilities

Popular Atheist Sam Harris has commented on the recent uprisings in the Middle East against American Embassies with some glib but true observations: ( -- The latest wave of Muslim hysteria and violence has now spread to over twenty countries. The walls of our embassies and consulates … [Read more...]

It’s a good thing we have Obamacare

(Washington Times) -- Congress‘ official scorekeeper said Wednesday  that 30 million people will be uninsured when President Obama’s health care law  goes fully into effect, including six million Americans who are expected to pay  a tax penalty — about two million more than originally forecast when … [Read more...]

Whose Body Is It?

If I was to suppose as to the most popular defense of elective abortion, it would be some variation of bodily autonomy -- It's a woman's body to do with what she chooses.  A British woman made news by being sentenced to eight years for self-inducing a late-term abortion in order to hide an … [Read more...]

WWJD about the Muslim uprisings?

Sometimes when confronted with a difficult moral decision which might require action, people ask themselves "what would Jesus do?".  I think it's a good question, but I don't think it's answered accurately very often.  Perhaps the confusion lies in what might seem to be conflicting messages.  What … [Read more...]

The headlines of September 11th

Eleven years since the hijacked airliners razed the World Trade Center buildings.  The event was so sobering, its unifying effect on all Americans was powerful.  And to a degree, most Americans still feel the sense of national camaraderie, especially on its anniversary.  Below is a small sample of … [Read more...]

Please keep my family in your thoughts this week

My wife's mother, Mary, passed away suddenly yesterday afternoon.  She hasn't been well for some time, but not sick either which made her death a surprise to our family.  My father-in-law died only three years ago; he and my wife were very close.  And unfortunately, his death is still very fresh for … [Read more...]

Democrats: The party of inclusion?

One thing I can appreciate about Jon Stewart is that even though he is unabashedly a liberal, he can still find fault in Democrats.  In my tenure as a blogger of politics, I have seen more than my fair share (get it...fair share!?) of lost irony on liberals.  Whether it's rightfully recognizing that … [Read more...]

Drew Peterson and the New Testament

Drew Peterson, a former Illinois police officer, has been convicted of murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio.  While a man being convicted of murder isn't normally noteworthy on a blog such as this, Peterson's case is.  Peterson was convicted based nearly entirely on witness testimony, and much … [Read more...]

How do you know when something’s racist?

Democrat cheerleaders have taken the line that criticism of President Obama is laced with racism.  We cannot discuss that welfare spending has skyrocketed, that's racist.  We cannot discuss that the number food stamp recipients has skyrocketed, that's racist.  We cannot make sure voters are who they … [Read more...]

Life is a coin-flip for some

I'm not quite sure how to approach this issue so I'll just be blunt.  I don't see how blacks can so adamantly support Democrats given how pro-abortion the party is.  If you are black in America, your being born is virtually a coin-flip, and Liberal politicians seem to consider it their duty to … [Read more...]

The political season is upon us

I would consider myself a political junkie. I have been for some time now. I really look forward to political ad campaigns: complaining about the ones with which I disagree, and nodding along with the one in line with my views. In fact I have to race my wife to the phone so she can't hang up on a … [Read more...]