Our sophist in chief has the temerity to compare the Syrian refugees with the Pilgrims.
First, the Pilgrims were escaping religious persecution. The Syrians are not being persecuted for their religious beliefs, if anything they persecute Christians.
Second, the mass immigrations from Europe at the turn of the 20th century mostly had as the foundation of their culture the Judeo/Christian Bible the same bible that was the foundation of the American…Continue
The tragic news of the church massacre in South Carolina got my attention.
I've held the view that love is passive/hate is dynamic for decades. I wrote and filed an essay on the subject in March of 2007. The massacre that took place in a place of sanctuary made me think that maybe i should publish it. For what it's worth, here it is.
Hate as a political weapon
Resentment turned to anger turned to hate, along with fear, has become a political weapon. Hate…Continue
Governments don’t produce wealth. If this were not true, why do governments collect taxes? Why don’t they just pay their bills out of the wealth that they have produced? The fact is that all governments, from the very first, consume wealth. Everything that the government does, even if necessary or important, is consumption.
Prior to the 18th century, all Governments acquired wealth by invasion, conquest, enslaving the conquered, various forms of subjection (serf, vassal,…Continue
Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary defines socialism: b: a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state. (Emphasis mine. )
Production controlled by the state, or socialism, has been around for as long as there have been governments. The taking of the fruit of the labors of those that are productive and giving it to those who are not is the method by…Continue