When I think of the Untouchables, several things come to mind: Elliot Ness; those poor unfortunate souls caught in the caste system in India; and the leper colonies in the ancient world.
These days, I have a new perspective. I see two new Untouchables. The first are the public sector unions. Fooled and fueled by the pervasive influence of radical socialist ideologues, the…Continue
The danger of electing a man with no moral compass is displayed in Obama's decision to stop the Attorney General from advocating in favor of the Defense of Marriage Act. This poses an interesting conundrum.
While we are a nation of laws, we are first a nation of conscience. Because the true sovereign under our system is the individual, the unintended consequence of the necessity for the application of conscience is the potential for anarchy and the expedient to rationalize…Continue
Added by Paul Phaneuf on February 26, 2011 at 12:14pm — No Comments
There is an old proverb that comes from a play called “The Soddered Citizen”, written sometime around 1622. A line from the play spawned a famous proverb and it went something like this: “There has between themselves, a truth, a faith, which they keep firm, by which they do subsist.”
In 1843 J. Bentham wrote that “A sort of honour may be found (according to…Continue
Added by Paul Phaneuf on February 22, 2011 at 3:24pm — No Comments
While I realize that we are all focused on the Obama budget farce, I thought I would share some thoughts on a recent experience in Rhode Island. For me the Tea Party is about values, and the meltdown of those core tenets of conservatism manifest continually at all levels of our society. We must always remember to focus on the principles while we deal with the symptoms.
Added by Paul Phaneuf on February 14, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Let's face it, the average American, a group in which I include myself, has only a superficial understanding of the mindset of radical Islamists. I've read a half a dozen books on Islam to try to get a handle on the nature of the radical expression of their faith. I appreciate their profound reverence for God, but what they are willing to do in the name of serving Allah diminishes Allah, it does not honor him.
Who can relate to a mindset that believes you should be executed if you…Continue
Added by Paul Phaneuf on February 3, 2011 at 1:14pm — No Comments
We are the problem. For decades we've let politicians act like lords and barons treating us like serfs. We have been gullible fools and behaved like trusting children and let the make believe magician convince us that the thumb showing between his fingers is actually our nose.
We've sold our liberty and Constitutional authority for trinkets and baubles, and we are being asked to believe that we are powerless because Obama the great One has made the decision that we can't insure our…Continue