Category Archives: National Policy

Obama’s Executive Actions to Take Guns from Social Security Recipients?

Social_Security_Cards - Copy

I couldn’t and wouldn’t watch Barack Obama’s town hall about his recent executive actions concerning guns. (Note: They are actions, not executive orders. To date, there’s no officially published executive ORDER on this topic at the White House website.)

In the course of the town hall, did anyone mention the Obama policy to  encourage the Social Security Administration to rat out beneficiaries who have others handling their financial affairs, for any reason? I’ll bet not.

Continue reading

Gun “Laws” and the Constitution

We the people American Constitution with feather pen

Some states intend to “explore” ways to block those on terror watch lists from buying guns. Already, according to this story, the state of New Jersey blocks people on the list from purchasing guns, something which would seem to be unconstitutional. Consider the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Owning a gun is a Constitutional right, not just a privilege, like driving a car. In addition, the Constitution requires “due process”, which is not something that occurs when someone is added to terror watch lists by anonymous bureaucrats.

Continue reading

Excuse Me: The Pilgrims Were Not Like ISIS

plymouthrock - Copy

On Thanksgiving Day, a notoriously progressive newspaper, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, ran an editorial that outrageously likened the iconic Pilgrims to ISIS. The anonymous author(s) claimed that their suggested revised narrative of the origin story of the American people …

at least the immigrant population that over 400 years has come to dominance

… is truthful, citing as their source a television program on the also notoriously progressive PBS.

Continue reading

Beautiful Border Barrier Between India and Pakistan

india-border-lights - CopyIsn’t it beautiful? NASA takes a photo from space of the border fence between India and Pakistan.

The thread of orange that separates the two countries is lit by security lights that glow orange. The brightest spot visible is Karachi which faces the Arabian Sea.

Continue reading

Obama’s Sampling and Selection Bias

Obama gives finger to Constitution

After reading Obama’s speech about the Oregon shooting, I noticed something interesting, perhaps instructive.

Continue reading

Soldiers Smuggle Illegal Aliens Into the U.S.

jeepatborder - CopyHouston, we have a problem. Citizens of the USA, have you heard about this outrage? U.S. troops, our very own troops, smuggling illegal aliens into the country!

Continue reading

What Kind of Society Do We Want to Engender?

thenorm - Copy

A while ago, Obama’s “senior adviser”, the unelected Valerie Jarrett, spoke out (on Obama’s behalf, and apparently with his blessing) against therapies intended to change sexual orientation. Obama wants to ban these therapies, arguing that they’re psychologically harmful. My immediate reactions were: Where and when did he get his psychiatric degree? And, what about freedom of choice?

If the patient wants the therapy, why should the government BAN the therapy? Isn’t the psychological well-being of the individual more important than political correctness or the ideology of a small subset of the population?

Guess not. But I digress …

Continue reading