Category Archives: government

United States Only Industrialized Nation… Healthcare Debate

I was discussing the Obama Administration’s Government Health Care Plan with a c0-worker just the other day.  He is strongly in favor of government run healthcare.  He said two things by way of argument for why we ought to have government run healthcare. His main argument: “The United States is the only industrialized nation on Earth that does not have… Read more »

Lists and Healthcare

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Making lists can bring a sense of control.  Lists can make definite and finite those things that in our minds loosely fit can feel like infinite and uncontrollable tasks. Lists often attempt to group like things.  But I find that lists of unlike things are just as pleasing to the mind- sometimes more so. Here’s a list that I made… Read more »

Support Continued Production of the F-22

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Though Obama is seemingly unable to say no to any spending bill that comes across his desk, he has no problem cutting spending on one of the most important facets of our national security: the F-22 Raptor, 5th generation tactical fighter jet.   I believe Obama is wrong to want to cut funding for more F-22’s.  Here’s someone with more… Read more »

The Declaration of Independence (Full Text)

Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to… Read more »

The Aim of Practical Politics…

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A quote by H.I Mencken: “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed— and hence clamorous to be led to safety—by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” (Thanks for the quote, Duane)

The Labyrinth of Political Power

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  A “despot” is a tyrannical ruler.  “Despotism” is a government or political system in which the ruler exercises absolute power. Who is the “ruler” of the United States?  Is it President Obama?  Is it Congress?  Is it the Supreme Court? Are we “ruled” by special interest groups?  What about wealthy corporations?  Or is it that we are ruled by… Read more »