Tag: founding fathers

Is America an Oligarchy?

I just responded to that question on Reddit. I decided it was a worthy enough question to put here. The person who asked the question refereed to a study done by Princeton I believe. No I didn’t read it. Far to often studies are set up to prove a bias. I have an opinion already …

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Why have two parties?

I just saw a question in the cesspool called reddit asking if not having hearings for Obama’s Supreme Court nominee will hurt Republicans in the general election. If you watch any cable news or any other left wing talking heads the answer is yes. But really it won’t. For the record I am not holding …

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The Fourth Problem With Freedom

The fourth problem with freedom is sometimes bad things happen. This is an idea that will get people fired up, but it needs to be said. Sometimes bad things happen and the Government cannot protect us. And for the moment I am not blaming that on incompetent or evil people in Government. For the purpose …

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What are Rights?

The term Rights get used so much by both sides and each side has a different definition. The political right uses the definition our Founding Fathers used. Which is, according to the Declaration of Independence, “…that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…”. But what does that really mean? It means we …

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What New Ideas?

This is something that has been on my mind for a while now. President Obama likes to talk about how Republicans want to take the country back to old ideas and the Democrats want new ideas. What? While that may make for a great sound bite, it simply isn’t true. It’s not even what I …

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Here is your real discussion on Gun Rights

Once again the 2nd Amendment is in the news. So many people are talking about why we can’t have a serious discussion about gun control. So here is it. Neither side has made a serious attempt to do anything. Why? Could it be that they don’t want to? I don’t have the hours it would …

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What is America?

With everything going on in this crazy election year and everybody having ideas as to how to make America great again I can’t help but wonder do we really know what America is? America is more than a place on a globe. More than the land of the free and home of the brave. America …

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State vs federal government

This is a topic that truly makes me want to pull my hair out. The word government gets used so much that we have forgotten that there are supposed to be different levels of government. Federal, state, local and in our founders minds the individual. Four levels each with different responsibilities. I hate when talking …

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What is common sense?

Just what is common sense? That is a word being thrown around a lot lately. But what is it really? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as “sound and prudent judgement based on a simple perception of the situation or facts”. Well that’s clear as mud. So what is it really? One person will say that …

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The first problem with freedom

The first problem with freedom is there is a lot of responsibility that goes along with it. One of the greatest lines ever said in a movie is from the first Spider-man when uncle Ben tells Peter that “with great power comes great responsibility”. The American experiment was a simple idea. That in order to …

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