Archive for August 2016

How can you love guns when they kill so many people?

“How can you love guns when they kill so many people?” is the question John B. Fischer of The Atlantic wants to explore in his recent rant, Is It Morally Acceptable to Love Machine Guns? Fischer is dismayed that every year, hundreds of people attend the Oklahoma Full Auto Shoot, cultivating a love for [what…

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“Death with dignity” or “physician-assisted suicide”

The art of persuasion often depends on using the right words to describe the subject matter you want people to believe and support. Politicians that benefit from illegal voting will fight attempts to make illegal voting more difficult to accomplish by accusing those who support voter ID of trying to suppress the disadvantaged poor from…

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The U.S. Navy has become a playground for Marxist social experiments

In 1994 Kara Hultgreen, the first female to ever be certified as a carrier-based fighter pilot, crashed an F-14 Tomcat on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). She was killed instantly. Elaine Donnelly of the Center for Military Readiness suggested that Hultgreen “may have been the victim of a flawed policy”, which overlooked her mistakes in training,…

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Is Donald Trump getting a fair shake by pollsters?

UPDATE 8/28: How Can You Tell When a Campaign is Way Behind? There is still time to turn things around, but not as much time as you might think, and that’s because of widespread early voting. Sometimes polls are wrong but history and reality tell us it’s a dicey game to bet too much on them…

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Thoughts on being “Never Trump”

You’ve heard this before: “I don’t like either candidate, so I’m not voting!” If you are thinking that, read this. [I doubt if you are thinking like that. If you were you wouldn’t be here reading this. But please read on anyway and pass it to a friend who might need it] If you are…

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What can Hillary do to the U.S. Constitution?

She can do a lot. She can and will appoint new justices who are true believers in the “living Constitution.” Those are the sorts of justices that will conjure up new rights not spelled out in the Constitution and ignore rights that were clearly written there by the founders and the people who originally ratified it.…

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A smidgen of economic literacy in less than one lesson

From the preface of Henry Hazlitt’s 1946 Economics in One Lesson: This book is an analysis of economic fallacies that are at last so prevalent that they have almost become a new orthodoxy. There is not a major government in the world at this moment [not now either, TeeJaw], however, whose economic policies are not influenced…

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The coming socialist dystopia, unless we stop it

Before he died, Milton Friedman warned that socialism would become popular again. Bernie Sanders proved him right. I don’t think many of Bernie Sanders’ ardent followers have more than a vague idea of socialism and what it means. Some polls have shown that when asked to explain socialism a fair number of millennials give an…

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Weekend body count in heavily gun-controlled Chicago

Four dead, dozens shot in Chicago over the weekend. But things might be looking up, at least compared to last weekend when nine were killed and 52 were shot. With the strictist gun control laws in the America, how does this happen? To get to the answer you’d first have to admit that gun control…

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Trump’s “Lincolnesque” speech in Dimondale, Michigan

Trump spoke yesterday in Dimondale, Michigan sounding Lincolnesque according to David Horowitz: Today in Dimondale Michigan Donald Trump gave what was not only the best speech of his campaign but a speech that will one day be seen as a landmark in the emergence of a new Republican Party – a party finally returning to its roots…

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