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Thank a Rich Person this Tax Season — A Call to Abolish Taxes and Enact a Balanced Budget Amendment

I would just like to take this moment to thank the rich people of America for their generous subsidizing the lion’s share of America’s taxes.  This year, for example, I am especially grateful for the child tax credit.  Thanks!

I know that many people believe you are eeeeeeeeeeeeevil, and that you ought to be slapped with higher and higher taxes.  In their view, such taxes are as much about hurting you as it is helping them and me.  I, on the other hand, think that it is a damn shame how much you are taxed, even if my own tax … continue reading...

Christianity and Libertarians, the Republic, and the Consent of the Governed

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed Declaration of Independence


The last few months I’ve seen some strident statements of opposition against libertarians by conservatives.  I’m on several … continue reading...

It is not about health care insurance coverage, it is about health care COSTS

But, besides all this, there is something which is not seen. The fifty millions expended by the State cannot be spent, as they otherwise would have been, by the tax-payers. It is necessary to deduct, from all the good attributed to the public expenditure which has been effected, all the harm caused by the prevention of private expense, unless we say that James B. would have done nothing with the crown that he had gained, and of which the tax had deprived him; an absurd assertion, for if he took the trouble to earn it, it was because he expected … continue reading...

Generous with other people’s money

This post should be understood as speaking specifically to Christians.  I don’t deny that nonChristians might find it applicable but I am speaking to people, broadly speaking, that I expect to have a similar world view as I do.  Most importantly, I expect that they accept the Scriptures as authoritative.

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“Thou shalt not steal.”  Exodus 20:15

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There is a large divide between conservative and liberal principles and in many cases it is evident that there can be no compromise.  However, many sincere, conservative Christians find at least some of the proposals often put forward by liberals as admirable, … continue reading...

Economy and Ideology and Taxes and Freedom

I once got into a disagreement with someone about the nature of communism.  My sin apparently had been that I had issued a series like this… “Freedom and Democracy, Tyranny and Communism…”  The objection was that the three preceding terms have to do with polity and governance while communism was merely an economic system.  As such, it was said it did not belong in the series.

Frankly, given the course of history and its clear testimony linking communism with tyranny and piles of dead, I find the notion that communism is ‘only’ an economic system to be absurd.  Similarly, with … continue reading...

Government Declares that April Fools Day is now 365 Days a Year

Nice try, Mike.

One learns not to believe anything you hear on April 1st, period.

The jokes on April Fool’s day that you do fall for are funny enough.  After all, the jokes are usually harmless enough.  There is something delightful about a day every year to help highlight our need for skepticism and our general inclination to believe that which is presented, especially if the ones who present things are normally trustworthy.

What happens, though, when this general inclination is exploited on a continuing basis?  What if certain folks aim to take advantage of our collective gullibility but with … continue reading...

Breaking: Obama Votes ‘Present’ on Stimulus Bill

*Flash* Today Barack Obama voted ‘Present’ on the Stimulus Bill *Flash*

Washington D.C., Today Barack Obama voted present for the stimulus bill in what he joked was a “knee jerk reaction born of habit” and proof that he was, contrary to reports, “…not a, uh, uh, um,  divine being or, uh, eh, uh, uh promised Messiah, but eh, uh, a human being like the rest of you mere uh, mortals…”  Reportedly,  Rahm Emmanuel was quick to remind the president that he was no longer a senator and didn’t have to worry about voting at all.

Obama was heard to quip, … continue reading...

Detroit Income Tax even for NonResidents?

Last night I learned that Detroit has put together an ‘income tax’ much like the Federal and State income tax.  In other words, it isn’t property tax.  (I heard it described as a ‘slum tax’).  We wonder why Michigan has been in recession for so long… well, one doesn’t have to look too hard.   The last thing that Detroit needs is another reason for people to flee- and I assure you, and I doubt you need to be convinced- a person who pays this income tax will receive absolutely nothing for its dollar.

The real insult to injury, the real … continue reading...

Dear Republicans: You are Fired

I just love hearing all the tough talk from Republicans right now going after Obama’s stimulus bill and acting all ‘conservative.’  Where was this tough talk 4 months ago?  You’re fighting a 1 trillion measure that isn’t going to do jack for the economy under Obama but you laid down for 1 trillion in handouts that didn’t do jack for the economy when it was Bush.

Honestly, I don’t believe your tough words.  You don’t really believe them yourself.  You read the political winds and calculate what you think will get the most people to like you, and theoretically, the … continue reading...

Hey! People! Even Blagojevich is Innocent Until Proven Guilty!

The continued trouncing of the rule of law in this country is really starting to get on my nerves.  I suppose everyone has heard about the allegations that Governor Blagojevich tried to sell Obama’s vacant senate seat.  Lisa Madigan, Democrat Attorney General, has asked the Illinois state supreme court to strip the governor from his position.

I have no love for Blagojevich.  Frankly, I have no love for any Illinois politician.  My five years in Illinois was like being front and center at a circus.  There is also no question in my mind that Blagojevich is guilty as sin- and … continue reading...

Legislating Morality is For the Birds- Walmart Tramplers not to be Deterred by Laws

By now have we all heard about the tragic incident on ‘Black Friday’ where a Wal-Mart worker was trampled to death in the early morning hour?  Predictably, New York legislators aim to prevent another occurence by…. passing a law.  Here is one article describing the effort.

I just want to ask these Democratic New York lawmakers if they think it is worthwhile to create a new law for every variation on human misconduct?  In their defense, the habit of passing laws after isolated incidents is common throughout the land.  One of the more recent examples of note is the passing … continue reading...

Jeremiah Wright wasn’t Completely Wrong but Wrong to be a Democrat

The Reverend Jeremiah Wright has gone on the defensive, arguing that his comments were taken out of context and then right before our eyes justifying as righteous the very interpretations others have drawn.  Wright is off his rocker in asserting that the US Government is the one responsible for AIDS and that the US brought 9-11 on itself.  But his assertion that the Government is capable of terrible things is certainly true.

He mentions the Tuskegee Study, where people in the US were exposed to Syphillis and intentionally left untreated.  I would add the government sponsorship of Planned Parenthood … continue reading...