There was a time, in the not so long ago, when citizens of the United States could casually stroll through the gates of the White House and enjoy the grounds. This changed, of course, when individuals responsible for presidential security decided to make their jobs easier by isolating the president away from the people who […]

Government is not reason; it is not eloquence—it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master; never for a moment must we allow it irresponsible action. Whether President George Washington actually said this is a matter of some disagreement, but also, quite beside the point. Government is a fearful master; […]

Social services institutions should follow the advice of Thomas Inman: Primum non nocere —First, do no harm. Social services agencies are doing a lot of harm to our people these days, which I think we must attribute to a general dumbing down of our professions, and in particular, affirmative action programs. In fact, I suspect […]

1 Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. 2 Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. 3 Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. 4 For the word of the Lord is right and […]

One may argue that police are also subject to the will of the law, except in cases when police are acting as the junkyard dogs of stupid politicians. Such was the case when New York City police arrested and then killed Eric Gardner, who was selling untaxed cigarettes in violation of Michael Bloomberg’s idiotic anti-tobacco […]

Democracy is difficult because in order to be successful, citizens must come together to create it upon a foundation of strong ideals. By high ideals, I mean to suggest notions such as inalienable rights and equality under the law. By law, I mean a set of statutes created by the people to govern themselves. Herein […]

The lie repeated so often that almost everyone is beginning to believe it is that there actually are such things in life as “free stuff.” The master of free stuff, Barack Obama, recently proposed two years of college, absolutely free. Well, he did add one confusing caveat: “…for everybody who is willing to work for […]

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