Sunday, December 08, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
When some lone nut uses a gun for bad purposes, we must ban guns. Muslims from abroad in the US committing terrorism? Nothing to see.
Well, now that we know that the suspects in the Boston massacre are Muslims from Chechnya, and were granted "refugee" status at some point, can we now have a new ban on all immigration from Muslim countries (with perhaps an exception for Iran, where, based upon my own intelligence gathering, the majority of the people in Iran are rather non-religious, which is not surprising since the fanatical Iranian regime seems severely out of step with the views of their subjects)? Okay, another exception: if that immigrant and/or visa seeker proves that they are seeking to immigrate to escape the persecution of the Muslim majority...
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Democrats always strike me as some of the least informed people on the planet. For instance, Elizabeth Warren said that the minimum wage should be around $20. Why? That is just making the numbers up. There is no rational basis why the government should create controls on things like this.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Yesterday I read F.A. Hayek’s chapter on Social Security in the book, “The Constitution of Liberty.” In F.A. Hayek’s opinion, the only legitimate form of welfare benefit would be based exclusively on an objective form of minimal need just to live. Of course, in practice, our welfare state has grown to a point in which, as FA Hayek pointed out, a majority votes itself benefits from the minority who have to pay for it. As a result, welfare is not based upon supplying some objective minimal need, but rather, is based upon extracting as many benefits as possible.
I reject the welfare state entirely. One should not be compelled to be made a slave to another person.
Obama suggested that the federal government creates prosperity. Recently Obama said that “you can’t cut your way to prosperity.” This suggests that the federal government is the source of prosperity in America.