Tag Archives: Congress

Let’s talk about warhawks, chickenhawks, and pacifists

Joe Biden and a majority of congresscritturs and conscript parents (Senators) seem committed to these Fifty States having a war with evil, monstrous Russia over Ukraine. This has become a “progressive” cause and a neo-con cause. And who loses? The … Continue reading

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Who’s in charge, anyhow?

Although this is usually (for us here at TPOL) a rhetorical spiritual question, it doesn’t hurt to ask it regarding politics and liberty, now and then. Who is really running things? The thought this time is triggered by a blogger … Continue reading

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Constitution?

A recent “news story” on MSN explained why the US Constitution is so bad. And why it, and not SCOTUS should be blamed and hated for recent decisions that partially restored our right to defend ourselves by keeping and bearing … Continue reading

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How low can Congress go…

That is, when we are considering how low their corporate (and individual) intelligence quotient is. Most of us recall from the days of IQ tests that the “normal” human intelligence, taking into account culture and education, is 100. (Genius level … Continue reading

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Drinking the Koolaid

According to recent reports, finally after 15 months a “majority” of Americans think that we can go back to life as normal after the Pandemic Panic. Specifically, that we do NOT need to stay home as much as possible and … Continue reading

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Indeed, a lawless and perverse government is in power.

It has been six days now, as this is published. And Becerra has not been forced to resign, has not had his words repudiated by his boss (Uncle Joe), has not been censured by Congress for lying, has not been … Continue reading

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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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