Archive for June, 2008
Americans, caught up in the daily struggles of their own lives would be astonished to discover the degree and amount of news coverage America receives in the press of other nations and they would be even more astonished to see the depth of interest in us from ordinary individuals in other countries.
Savages are not evil precisely because they do not know what it is to be good.~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau Prologue Today’s column continues my review of Dr. Benjamin Wiker’s excellent and timely opus, “10 Books that Screwed up the World and 5 Others that didn’t Help” (Regnery, 2008). Here, I will do a critique on the […]
America stands at a religious and a political crossroad. If Barack Obama becomes president, his religiosity will be embraced to some extent by certain members of our society. There will be more unseemly and drastic changes than our country has ever experienced. Obama and others of his ilk will dedicatedly undermine the traditional understanding of God’s Word to change our society as they see fit.
In this third chapter of this ongoing discussion and analysis of United States energy policy and its ramifications both realized directly and indirectly from the U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005, (EPAct 2005) it would be irresponsible not to include U.S. nuclear energy policy in such analysis. As such, the EPAct 2005 and its previously […]
The court lacks the authority to impose its chosen remedy.~ Justice Antonin Scalia The tyranny of the judicial branch was realized by Thomas Jefferson shortly after the original sin of Marbury v. Madison (1803) was handed down, where the Supreme Court seized the right to be the final authority on all constitutional questions – not […]
Coming just a week or so after Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) publicly said the U.S. government should nationalize the nation’s oil refineries, echoing a similar earlier threat by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) to nationalize the entire industry, it is instructive to see what has happened in Venezuela where a Communist wannabe dictator, Hugo Chavez, nationalized that nation’s oil industry.
To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy.~ Thomas Jefferson On June 12, the Supreme Court in the consolidated case of Boumediene v. Bush and “Al-Odah v. U.S., gave the roughly 270 prisoners held at our prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, […]
Of course by “We” he meant Government. Not the American People. After all, the American People ALREADY own the refineries! The oil companies are PUBLICLY HELD companies. SHAREHOLDERS (the American People) DO own them. What Hinchey wants is an expansion of Government power by a TAKEOVER of the energy industry – just like Hillary wanted a Government takeover of the healthcare industry.
It’s no secret that Democrats are liberal, but when you peel away their devotion to environmental policies that have left America vulnerable to foreign nations on whom we depend for the importation of oil, what has been revealed is an intention to nationalize our nation’s oil industry. That, simply stated, is communism.
Whether one attributes the success of Democrat presidential nominee Barack Obama to savvy maneuvering on the part of the Democratic National Committee and the Obama campaign, Republican ineptitude, a biased press or the influence of shadow governments, in the end the November election’s outcome is going to come down to Americans’ capacity – or lack of capacity – for critical thinking.