29 July 2010
The difference between a drafted soldier and a slave doesn’t amount to a frosty mug o’ spit. Congress, apparently longing for the good old days of Viet Nam, Korea, and WWII, is proposing to enslave not just healthy young men, but pretty much all of us.
Most of the crooks and liars who form the political class today aren’t old enough to remember them, but there must be some institutional nostalgia for the days when America fielded vast armies of conscripts in a global struggle against tyranny. Congress must feel like fighting terrorism with a mere handful of . . . → Read More: Bringing Back Slavery
14 January 2010
'The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.' – Ronald Reagan
I’ve been making fun of the granny-goosers at the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) for as long as they’ve been around. When they banned styling mousse and toothpaste from airliners, I joked that I was glad the goo bombers hadn’t been bra or briefs bombers. Little did I dream that an outfit as deeply incompetent . . . → Read More: Making My Jokes Come True
4 October 2007
"Get ‘em skeered and keep the skeer on ‘em" – Lt. General Nathanial Bedford Forrest, CSA
Nathanial Bedford Forrest was described by such military luminaries as Robert E. Lee and William T. Sherman as the most brilliant cavalry commander on either side of the American Civil War. He understood the value of fear in controlling your enemy. And he was a master of keeping "the skeer on ‘em" once he had it going.
I was reminded of Forrest’s axiom of control through fear by a recent N.Y. Times . . . → Read More: Keepin’ Up The Skeer
17 May 2007
Ron Paul’s speaking the unspeakable truth to power occasions this update of a column I wrote in 2004.
“It’s as simple as that. It’s good versus evil, and freedom is under attack.” President George Bush, February 16, 2002
I consider myself a freedom buff. I talk about it a lot. I tell myself, and those I want to shock, that I’d like to die fighting for it. I love the eloquent praise of liberty in the writings of the Founders.
Since the . . . → Read More: They Hate Our Freedom
2 February 2007
“The practices of arbitrary imprisonments have been, in all ages, the favorite and most formidable instruments of tyranny.” ─ Alexander Hamilton
Since the events of 9/11/2001 particularly, but even before that, the shepherds of the Nanny State in Washington, D.C. have been insisting that our safety requires that the shepherds have ever greater authority over us. To keep us safe they need to know every detail of our financial, personal and private lives. We can never be safe until our bank, tax, telephone, internet, credit card, and medical records are fully available to the authorities.
. . . → Read More: The Biggest WMD of All