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Power corrupts and …

Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely. Let’s look at one of the latest poster-children for this saying. But first, consider the saying itself. Our readers are certainly familiar with this famous statement and fundamental principle as stated by John Dalberg, Lord Acton. … Continue reading

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Crumbling systems

More and more lovers of liberty – self-professed libertarians/Libertarians or not – are more vocal in their critiques of our current circumstances. Not just the governmental system we Americans are saddled with, but the ever more bizarre society and the … Continue reading

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Back and angry – today’s Tommy in DC

Readers are probably familiar with Rudyard Kipling’s poem, “Tommy.” Although a chauvinist, imperialist, and claimed-to-be-racist warmonger, Kipling had a way with words, and was a keen observer. I thought of that poem (reprinted below) as I read of how many … Continue reading

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In requiem: the Democracy of the “United States of America.”

With the end of the second decade of the 21st Century, democracy has died, and is replaced by a mobocracy which may swiftly transform into a tyranny. However oblivious and unwilling the observer, it is clearer than ever that government … Continue reading

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Danegeld – still a way to loot people

The Babylon Bee recently satirized Congress about their anger about “criminals” and “looters” invading the Capitol, because, after all, the only criminals and looters allowed in the Capitol were members of Congress. Well, Congress is far from the only organized … Continue reading

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Trashing every part of the First Amendment

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government … Continue reading

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Just a reminder – power corrupts

NOTE: This was supposed to be a commentary that didn’t deal directly with the Beer Flu Panic (COVID-19 Pandemic). But it seems to be impossible to avoid it. Power corrupts. And the more power, the more corruption. A process we … Continue reading

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Extinguishing the light

Friday, 27 March 2020 – indeed a day of shame, for which we will pay for a very long time, both figuratively and literally. For years, I have believed and stated that the American Republic is dead. Those who disagreed … Continue reading

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The Game of Thrones – Ami edition, 2019-2020

Let me start by sharing a few words from Simon Black, speaking of abuse of power in so many ways: Presidents do it. Cabinet secretaries do it. Senators and Members of Congress do it. And it’s all abuse. Terrible, terrible … Continue reading

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Bread and circuses: the impeachment show

I’ve said very little about this pitiful reality show. And I won’t say much now – far more able people than I have written and spoken hundreds of thousands of words about this clown act. On a scale of 1 … Continue reading

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