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The Case for Optimism

"If you believe the state is harmful rather than benevolent; if you believe that the state threatens individual rights and property rights, rather than protects them; if you believe that the state decreases our chances for peace and prosperity; if you believe, in sum, that the state is an overwhelming force for ill in our society, a force that makes all of us far worse off, why in the world is it unrealistic to work toward its elimination?" Taken from an excellent Jeff Deist speech given at the Mises Institute's recently concluded events in Costa Mesa, CA.

The Coming Democratic Wave

Arguably Obama was never a real Democrat. He became a Democrat to achieve a vehicle to pursue his own objectives. His early success emboldened the lunatic fringe of the Party to move to positions they could not have without him. Obama was not a Democrat; he was a MEocrat. It was (and still is) all about him, not the party.He is a self-focused opportunist where everything must be about him. The early political success has now turned into a disaster for the Democrat Party. Arguably he has destroyed the Party and he does not care. What once was manna from heaven for Democrats is now excrement from hell. They have a serious problem and seemingly no way to solve it. Their once-Messiah has become an existential Albatross. His ideology and personality disorders threaten to destroy the entire Party. It is important for Republicans to stick to their principles (if they still have any) and remember that the mandate they received was about ABOP. They have their own problems, but they are minor co

The Next Big Thing

If you missed the Big Announcement, avoided the direct mail campaign, skipped the Facebook discussion or ignored the general buzz, your luck has just run out....unless you childishly refuse to click here for The Next Big Thing....

Forebearance

Here is an excerpt from "The 7 Deadly Virtues"  . While I am currently waiting for the book to arrive (Kindle makes my eyeballs itch), if the following (written by Sonny Bunch) is any indication, it should exceed the usual "great read" rating casually tossed out by those who, generally, didn't read it all - or never made it past the cover notes. Just the relief in knowing your free-floating malcontentiousness, subcutaneous irritation and overall uncomfortable "tingly feeling" has a source. And a cure. BW Forebearance What’s the politicized life? It’s the growing, pernicious trend in American society where politics are injected into every moment of one’s existence.