Capitalism Can Ensure Freedom

capitalism In a truly free society, there is only one economic system that works to ensure and underline that freedom. The system is capitalism. By definition, capitalism is private ownership of the means of production, or capital. Under capitalism, the government does not own or control any portion of the means of production. When government interferes […]

Why Sound Arguments Are Important in Society

27553935-fake-dictionary-dictionary-definition-of-the-word-argument There are a lot of people today arguing about an ever-greater list of issues. Take your pick: politics, global climate change, illegal immigration, homosexual marriage, property rights, rich and poor, the list is endless. There appear to be an endless supply of opinions from all kinds of sources. They are passionate about their position, and […]

Patriotism - Something to Think About

flag2 Most Americans today would call themselves patriots. Would you? But what does that mean…to be an American…to be a patriot? What is the basis for your self-description as a patriotic American? This is something to think about! Words matter. Definitions matter. The way you perceive yourself matters. Is our education system producing people who know […]

The Independent Farm Life. A Thing of the Past?

Virginia-Flag The Commonwealth of Virginia, the fifth state to be admitted to the Union, has a rich heritage. Both in democracy and in agriculture. Suffolk, VA, home of Planter's Peanuts, claims to be the "peanut capital of the world." A similar claim is made by Winchester, VA for its apples, Harrisonburg, VA for its turkeys, and […]

Unconstitutional Gun Confiscation Coming to Texas? Or Common Sense? You Decide

gun-confiscation-600x343 Dallas County officials have put plans in place to start seizing firearms from accused domestic abusers. "A friend calls what we do here in the misdemeanor court 'homicide prevention,' and it is in a lot of ways," says Judge Alberto Canas. A CBS affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth reports: …Canas sees the importance of minimizing opportunities for domestic disputes to violate. This week, he […]

Tempting God in America

marriage The attack on God's Holy Institution of Marriage in America has reached an unprecedented level. "In separate actions, judges stuck down constitutional marriage amendments in Virginia and Florida. Marriage is being challenged in every state that has not already redefined it." There are good arguments coming forward from the defenders of marriage that the consent […]

The Pen, Phone, and Titanium Head

golf Obama, sending the tax evading, race-baiting Reverend Al Sharpton to Ferguson as your emissary was like sending the Kardashian sisters as emissaries to meet with ISIS. The only thing to come out of that decision is more trouble. But as long as it does not interrupt your golf game, what do you really care? I mean, let's be […]

City Council Gives Police 60 Days to Get Rid of Their MRAP

mrap Apparently not all city councils are thrilled with the idea of their local police department driving around “protecting” their streets with mine resistant, ambush protected vehicles straight off the battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan. The city council of Davis, California, a town of about 66,000 people near Sacramento, has now adopted a resolution to “tank […]