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PAX AMERICANA?

January 9, 2013

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Yale Professor Charles Hill writing Nov. 30 at The Caravan, a blog of the Hoover Institution: The mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler prophesied that “We shall not get through this time without difficulty, for all the factors are prepared.” Kepler was predicting the Thirty Years’ War of 1618-1648 that would launch the modern international state system […]

Whatever Have We Come To?

November 18, 2012

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Columnist Janet Daley, writing in the London Telegraph, Nov. 10, sums up nicely where we as a nation have arrived at  with the re-election of Barack Obama: “The United States has now acquired an electorally powerful liberal bourgeoisie who are convinced, as their European counterparts have been for several generations, in spite of all evidence […]

Ingratitude

September 1, 2012

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The Roman Statesman and Philosopher Lucius Anneaus Seneca believed that ingratitude should be a crime dealt with and punished by the State. Although most all today would disagree that the former should be the case, most today would agree that we live in a time where ingratitude is certainly rampant. Seneca in his book on […]

Obama’s Plan For Financing Healthcare

December 5, 2010

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This is not an idea that is original to the President.   This method is frequently used by State and Local Government to finance Public Education and the building of  “Roads to Nowhere”.     Thanks to Rube Goldberg for his on target assessment of the arcane and Byzantine methods that politicians come up with to  make people […]

The Federal Reserve and the road to Hyper-Inflation

October 18, 2010

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It seems to be a foregone conclusion that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke will push for another round of Quantitative Easing (Printing more money) sometime after Nov. 3rd.    The Fed seems to think that the risk of unleashing future hyper-inflation is better than allowing the markets to take care of  the Nations current financial woes in […]

The Death Of Optimism

August 8, 2010

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In  an opinion piece by syndicated columnist Peggy Noonan in today’s Wall Street Journal, Ms. Noonan laments that public optimism about the “American Dream” has declined in America to an alarming degree.  The bonds that cement us together as a free and united people are being eroded by the rising radicalism of the politically correct, […]

National Policy Choices And An Uninformed Majority

June 9, 2010

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Recently Zogby International conducted a survey to measure which group of voters were more knowledgeable about the economic policy choices facing the United States.  Those questioned were asked if they considered themselves to be Liberal, Moderate or Conservative. They were also asked their political affiliation or party choice either Democrat, Republican or Independent. They were […]