Here’s the key fact: Misery does NOT require the cooperation of the people in making themselves miserable. Happiness DOES require the willing participation of the people — actively taking advantage of opportunities to make themselves happier.
After all, only YOU know how to make YOU happy. But, the government DOES know how to make you miserable.
Why is there such a sharp contrast in the two visions? The answer’s fairly simple: It’s EASY to make everyone miserable. And equal. It’s not AT ALL easy to make everyone happy! You can conjure misery out of thin air — enact massive taxes, confiscate businesses and industries, “collectivize” land and property, dispossess, deport and despoil peoples and regions, and so forth — you can NOT produce happiness out of thin air.
Continue reading A Longish, Slightly More Theoretical Essay About Socialism For Today
I’ve long thought that the Conservative movement ought to have a “Mission Statement.”
Now, mind you, the Conservative movement is not something with a centralized leadership structure. There are Conservative leaders, but no official leadership. So, there can be no established mission statement.
However, there could be a statement that kind of takes hold, because people embrace it, spread it around, print it and hang it in the kitchen, and the like. It would then become a kind of a de facto Conservative Mission Statement.
Continue reading A First Draft of a Conservative Mission Statement
Land was, is, always has been, and always will be… power. Real power.
Continue reading Socialism Is Evil Because It Steals Land
What is oppression? Easy: Any physical or economic constraints imposed on the people for which there is no recourse. In this way, your employer can oppress you by paying you too little, working you too long or hard, or abusing you emotionally at work. And, if the government has not put in place a system in which your employment mobility is maximized, then you have limited or no recourse. That’s oppression. Oppression fosterd, enabled, facilitated… caused by the government. Continue reading Incontrovertible Fact: All Oppression Comes From the Government
There’s a marked increase in hostility on the Right, directed to the Right. However, if the Left were ever to engage in any kind of in-depth introspection, leftism would fall apart like the intellectual house-of-cards it is. It would become nothing more than a vast collection of tiny, spluttering splinter groups feuding and scrapping over tiny niche issues, well below the radar of a media corps too power-hungry to focus on such penny-ante flapdoodle.
Continue reading A Heartbreaking Post
We have government programs — and agencies, departments, and bureaus. And none of them ever suffer from even the slightest budget cuts. We have higher taxes. And none of the problems they’re all supposed to eliminate have improved. After all, if government agencies, programs, departments and bureaus were actually designed to solve problems, then, well, problems would get solved. Simple as that. Continue reading Not Everyone on the Left is Bad
It’s certain that the following is one of the most important problems society faces… and we’re not even allowed to … Continue reading We Need Very, VERY Serious Help
Society has one truly sacred obligation. I should stress that “society” is a secular institution, so its “sacred” obligations are … Continue reading Society’s Sacred Obligation
Government is not the Savior… quite the opposite, and we should hobble, restrain, limit, chain, hamstring, button down, lock down and lock up government in every way possible. Continue reading Mike Says a Mouthful!
Bottom Line: It’s time we called The Left on the backwardness of their thinking. It’s time we stopped letting them off the hook and started calling their ideas what they are: primitive, backward, reactionary codswallop. Continue reading Time to Stop Letting The Left Off The Hook
6/28/2017 Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton, Keith Ellison, Adam Schiff… the entire leadership of the Democrat Party… you shouldn’t … Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Believe the Democrats
The very assertion that people will die if Obamacare is repealed or reformed is by far the most eloquent, compelling, stark condemnation of Obamacare that anyone could ever possibly make. Why on earth would we ever put in place a system or government program on which people would become so dependent that without it they’d die? It’s hard to think of a more immoral thing for a government to do. Continue reading A Simple Observation About Obamacare
If you want to see where the world will end up, look to the thinking of the political right-wing in America today. If “evolution” is a thing, then the world will evolve toward the most advanced thinking there is. That’s, let’s face it, obviously on the political Right. The only question is when will the rest of the world understand this? Continue reading Do You Realize…
What complete moron decided to dress up the oldest, hoariest, most loathed ideas and thinking in history — heavy-handed, oppressive, power-mad … Continue reading Random Thoughts
Progressive? Hardly! The Left’s vision — the so-called “Progressives'” vision — a world in which everyone is “equal,” and the benevolent state takes care of everything for you, is a throwback to old, discredited… nightmare times called: feudalism. Continue reading Progressive? Nope… Laughably, Pathetically… Reactionary
It’s one of the left’s favorite phrases. And government is one of the left’s favorite things. Do you know what … Continue reading Power to the People!
Others see thing as we do too… Years ago, I dreamt up a method to debate with people — generally leftists. … Continue reading Questions for Leftists
If you really, truly wanted to bring the United States down, and reduce it to — best case — a … Continue reading For The Conspiracy Theorist
Well, not really… We’ve been saying it for a very long time, but we didn’t come out and warn anyone … Continue reading We Missed This One
Contents: First Some Background One More Important Truth How the Government Kills Poor People Kevin Williamson Catches A Really Powerful … Continue reading The Government Is Killing The Poor
Here’s a piece in The Washington Free Beacon: House Committee Demands Answers on Truthy Project This “Truthy Project” is an effort … Continue reading Have They No Shame?
Listening to National Public Radio this morning on the way to work. For those of you who also listen to … Continue reading NPR Watch — Faint Praise Indeed (10/2/14)
I was listening to some radio station or other a few days ago, and the announcer-dude came on and said … Continue reading Musings: Men, Women, Sports, Work and Things
How? Their acts, words, policies — everything they do — exert pressure on the poor to remain poor. If you … Continue reading The Democrats Harm the Poor
Listening to NPR on the way to work yesterday. They reminded me once again why you must be ever mindful … Continue reading NPR Watch – Volume XVII, Edition 3
Months and months after the IRS was exposed as a criminal organization, performing surveillance activities normally associated with totalitarian countries, … Continue reading Why Am I Not Surprised?
If you’ve been following the Detroit fiasco, then you have heard that it’s unusual only because it’s the first such … Continue reading Sit Down Before You Read This
7/18/2013 Timeline: October, 2012, just before the 2012 Presidential election, President Obama says,”I refused to let Detroit go bankrupt!” November, … Continue reading File This Under: “THAT Didn’t Take Long!”
Latest Item In The Sad, Appalling Spectacle Of The Implementation Of “Obamacare”: The Obama Administration can’t do the “penalty on … Continue reading No News Here
Democrats to American Workers: Screw You!(1) Item: Obama delays enforcement of the Obamacare employer mandate until after the 2014 election. … Continue reading Democrats to American Workers: Screw You!
…Obamacare becomes uglier and uglier and uglier and uglier. As Obama said, he is going to “fundamentally transform America.” Sinking … Continue reading As the Dust Continues to Settle…
I guess the most disturbing thing is that it apparently never even occurred to anyone that it might be illegal to harass, … Continue reading New IRS Commish Finds No “Intentional” Criminal Activity
Some guy named Chang wrote a book called something like “The Coming Collapse of China.”* I haven’t read it, but … Continue reading The Coming Collapse of China
How so? The country’s founders had a strong, well-developed idea of the role that both the central and local governments … Continue reading The Founders Were Genuine Conservatives
We’re investigating some inside knowledge that we may have become the target of “special scrutiny” at the hands of the … Continue reading Praetori News
It’s worth repeating: How many millions of man hours of political activity have the IRS and other Obama Administration regulatory agencies … Continue reading It’s Worth Repeating – 6/11/2013
As so often happens, if you read it here, there’s a good chance you’ll read it somewhere else much later. … Continue reading You Read It Here First
Millions of leftists in America are doing a collective face-palm now. For years they, like all Americans, lived in fear … Continue reading Who Knew? Leftists Never Needed to Fear The IRS All Along!
This morning we heard from a Republican guy — Al Salvi — who ran for the U.S. Senate more than 15 years … Continue reading The IRS Scandal Metastasized Long Ago!
Everyone is talking about “restoring our trust in the IRS.” What in the world are they talking about?!? When did anyone ever “trust” the … Continue reading What on EARTH Are They TALKING About?!?
It’s worth repeating: It’s long past time to dig into the entire regulatory apparatus of the Obama Administration. The FEC, … Continue reading It’s Worth Repeating – 5/29/2013 (You Read it Here First!)
Government employees are not going to work against their own interests. Therefore, if you establish a big agency tasked with solving a … Continue reading What We Said Long Before
It’s worth repeating: It’s way past time to start poking around the other regulatory agencies too! If the Obama Administration has been — as … Continue reading It’s Worth Repeating – 5/16/13
Two related headlines in Drudge: STUDY: Physically strong men more likely to have right-wing political views… ‘Weaker men more likely … Continue reading Hmmmm…
The acting head of the IRS is out, before the thoroughly corrupt Attorney General, Eric Holder! <Brief Digression> I watched as Holder … Continue reading Can You Imagine?!?
The IRS targeted Conservative groups during the 2012 election. This forced these groups to respond to some astonishing and illegally … Continue reading What A Surprise!
Obama’s smiling face has come on the television, what, thousands of times? Time and time again for years now he has told … Continue reading What is He, Crazy?
I was listening to NPR today, and the following promo came on (I have to paraphrase because I usually listen … Continue reading NPR Watch – Volume XII, Edition 1 – Instructive, Illustrative, China
It’s worth repeating: Racism stopped being an important problem in the United States a long, long time ago. The country’s been … Continue reading It’s Worth Repeating – 4/1/13 (Part 2)
Money doesn’t cause corruption in politics, corruption causes corruption in politics. — xPraetorius Continue reading A Simple Truth