Filed under: Foreign Policy, Freedom, History, Military, National Security, Politics, Terrorism, The United States | Tags: 241 Years!, Happy Birthday USMC, The Marine Hymn
And a Happy Veterans Day too!
Filed under: Freedom, History, Law, Politics, The Constitution, The United States | Tags: A Blessing from the Founders, Understanding the Constitution, Why not a Straight Popular Vote?
It’s about the time of year when people start complaining about the Electoral College, sure that it must be a bad thing. Understanding how it works and why we have it is important. It’s a very American institution, and it really is a good thing. We have a lot to be grateful to the founders for.
Ask yourself just why we have a Senate, with every state assigned two Senators. The House of Representatives represents the people and the population, The Senate represents the States, so that big populous states like California and New York have equal representation to the small state with fewer people. The Founders did a very impressive job of creating our Republic.
The Electoral College is based on the same principles. Since Hillary did very well in the popular vote, you will hear plenty of outcry from the Democrats, demanding that we do away with the Electoral College. This brief video from Prager University explains why that would be a very bad idea.
Filed under: Election 2016, Free Markets, Freedom, History, Humor, Media Bias, Politics, Progressivism, The Constitution, The United States | Tags: Election 2016, Newsweek Magazine, The Telegraph UK
From Britain’s The Telegraph today. “Hillary Clinton signs a copy of Newsweek’s ‘Madam President’ commemorative magazine on November 7. They printed one for Donald Trump, too, just in case. The old photo of Harry Truman holding up the newspaper with the Dewey wins headline remains a caution to the press. Can’t help but enjoy it.
Filed under: Blogging, Bureaucracy, Capitalism, Crime, Domestic Policy, Economics, Free Markets, Freedom, Politics, The United States | Tags: A Culpable Media, Election Day, Electioneering
Sorry about the light or absence of posting. I am exhausted by electioneering, the hate, the venom, the lies and exaggeration.Today and yesterday it has been all about the polls. Who’s up, who’s down. There has even been a vast array of supposedly predictive articles, events, long term trends, and even a Chinese monkey supposedly good at predicting.
It’s all pure speculation (with few facts) on the polls, which are pure speculation. Nobody knows. Everyone is speaking out to say who is going to vote for each candidate, but they are absent anything but speculation. I’m up to the ears with it. The speculation is just based on who the person doing the speculating prefers. And of course everyone is pretending to be non-partisan. I am tired of the media, tired of the pundits, tired of the pollsters — and I have the sense that everyone else is too. The whole damn thing has been a disaster.
The picture is obviously not me. I am of the female gender, But it captures the mood nicely.
Filed under: Capitalism, Cool Site of the Day, Economy, Education, Energy, Environment, Free Markets, Freedom, Global Warming, History, Junk Science, Politics, Science/Technology | Tags: Matt Ridley, The Greening of the Earth, The Royal Society
Matt Ridley is a fascinating speaker, and the world needs to know something about his ideas—they’re that good. Worth every minute. Published October 21, 2016.The speech was given October 17th at the British Royal Society.
Filed under: Bureaucracy, Democrat Corruption, Domestic Policy, Education, Freedom, Heartwarming, Law, Media Bias, Politics, Regulation | Tags: Embarrassing!, If You Have a Question Just Ask, Voter Fraud
Last month, President Obama was in Florida for a partisan fundraiser, described as part stump speech, part farewell-tour stop.And he took the occasion to knock any efforts by Republicans to “ensure election integrity one last time.”
The president just doesn’t think there is such a thing as election fraud. As he informed the assembled Floridians, “You are much likelier to get struck by lightning than to have somebody next to you commit voter fraud.”
…But we know one thing for sure. The Left loves this old lightning-strike chestnut.It’s a claim that was debunked more than four years ago, yet progressives keep trotting it out anyway. So it’s time to debunk it again, by turning to the National Weather Service and the Heritage Foundation’s voter-fraud database. which contains hundreds of cases of election fraud, all of which have been proven in courts of law and resulted in criminal convictions or overturned elections.
The very partisan Mainstream Media should be ashamed of themselves.
Filed under: Bureaucracy, Capitalism, Cool Site of the Day, Crime, Domestic Policy, Economics, Economy, Free Markets, Freedom, Health Care, Immigration, Law, Politics | Tags: Disengagement, The Alienated American, Victor Davis Hanson
A new column from Victor Davis Hanson at Defining Ideas, a publication of the Hoover Institution, titled “The Alienated American,” is especially pertinent:
Many Americans increasingly seem psychologically, if not materially, disengaged from their own country. A few vote with their feet and move to quieter enclaves in the American rural West or to no-income-tax states in the South and hinterlands. More withdraw with their minds, by shutting out most of the noise emanating from American popular culture, politics, and the media.
I spent my vacation in September in small towns in southern Michigan, and a few days of October traveling to a number of communities in rural California, as well as talking to a variety of people on my farm. In all these venues, I kept meeting the same sort of detached American. Though these men and women came from varying class and ethnic backgrounds, they were united by a sense of malaise. Let me sum up what I think is the new Americanus alienatus.
The American stranger embraces a pessimistic view of this country, rather than the therapeutic view shared by most Americans. Given the nation’s cultural and financial profligacy, he assumes things are going to get worse. Or at least he accepts that they cannot go on as they are. The medicine (that will fall on him to administer) will be as catastrophic as the lethal disease (which he thinks was caused mostly by others).
Stereotyped as a “deplorable” “clinger” and “everyday American,” the stranger certainly has no wish to dispute the new politically correct orthodoxies of open borders, Black Lives Matter, the euphemisms that mask radical Islamic terrorism, record deficits, unsustainable entitlements, and chaos abroad. All of that, he believes, is now the concern of the members of the coastal establishment, whose incestuous lives are glimpsed in the latest WikiLeaks trove.