Blogging is HARD!

July 10, 2011

OK, this blogging stuff can be a bit annoying. I’m a guy who doesn’t really have all that much to say, and I generally haven’t been saying it. What’s this, a year or more between posts? But I think I’m going to start speaking out on a few topics that are becoming of some urgency and importance.

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The End of Elena Kagan?

June 29, 2010

I think that the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to join the United States Supreme Court may – can I even HOPE for this? – be in trouble.

Under questioning by Senator Coburn, Elena Kagan revealed herself unable to comprehend the question of “Is the government allowed to DO these things?”  It is a fascinating segment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAt9RDCP5SI

This segment is 30 minutes long but you can jump right into the meat of the argument at 20:00 minutes in. Coburn proposes a law that will require all men, women and children to eat three servings of fruits and vegetables at every meal.  Because this would tend to increase the general health of the citizenry, the health care costs  – paid for by the government! – would decline, and tie this in the “Commerce Clause”.  Cuburn asks; would such a law be constitutional? 

Kagan flubs the answer and seems puzzled how it would NOT be constitutional.

If Kagan is now confused, I fortunately can see clearly – she is NO FRIEND to the Constitution of the United States,  Such a law is  a straight ticket into utter tyranny, no matter what other dodges or explanations there may be.,


The Paucity of Choices

October 17, 2008

There isn’t much to choose in the election which is coming up in just … 18? … days.  The two major candidates are the Democrat, John McCain, and the Communist, Barry Obama.  Notable amoung the 3rd-party candidates is the Republican, Bob Barr. No Libertarian seems to have made the ballot this time, which is a shame;  we could sure use one!  Many people displayed Ron Paul signs; far more, I think, than the number of actual Ron Paul voters. I voted for Paul for President, once, in 1984? 1988? Whenever it was, a long time ago.

Politics is a strange business.  Ronald Reagan was once a Democrat; then he was a Republican.  Reagan once wrote that he hadn’t left the Democrat party, the Democrat party had left HIM.  The same trend continues today.

Today, John McCain calls himself a Republican, but based on his voting patterns, he’s more Democrat than Republican.  Obama calls himself a Democrat, but he’s a Socialist at best, and more probably an actual Communist.

I’ve been saying and writing this for 28 years, so it’s time to get it down in print.   When Reagan was running in 1980, one of his opponents was George Herbert Walker Bush.  About Reagan’s economic plans, Bush said “Voodoo economics”.  I knew then, and have believed ever since, that CIA Director Bush was actually a deep-penetration mole from the far left, sent to destroy the Republican Party.

“Read My Lips!”, Bush pere said, “No New Taxes!” He lied about that, of course; polticians like about a LOT of things.  But he was voted out for a more conservative candidate, the infamous Bill Clinton. But in 2000, like father, like son, comes Bush fils to fulfil his father’s destiny.

And now, in what might be the most corrupt national election since RIchard Daley stole the 1960 Presidential election and gave it to the bootlegger’s son, we have the entire Communist party… excuse me, DEMOCRAT party, coming to finish off the America that I grew up in.

I’m stepping up to lend one tiny, tinny, voice to the chorus which will document either the final expiration of the American Experiment, or help in some tiny way to rekindle the spark of liberty from the ashes of the last 50 years.

I am …. The Cranky Libertarian.  I’m not a particularly good Libertarian, nor a consistent one, but my meager efforts toward promoting the cause of liberty and freedom will, I hope, give some comfort to the vast majority of comfortable Americans who don’t care much about politics until it really affects them personally.  And I have a feeling that all of us are going to start noticing how politics is impacting our lives more and more, day by day.