Tag Archive: issues

Jan 04 2017

Obamacare Has Been a Frankenstein-like Horror

Just as Dr. Frankenstein cobbled together body parts into a grotesque figure that became a monster when animated, Barack Obama has taken credit for Affordable Care Act to the extent that it has become known as “Obamacare”. Dr. Frankenstein did not set out to create a monster, rather he was experimenting with the concept of …

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Jun 20 2016

It’s Okay for Profiling to Include Race

It should be obvious that we need to do better profiling in a variety of social venues, specifically to prevent us from being easy targets for terrorism. We don’t want profiling to be racial – that should be a given. But that doesn’t mean that profiling can’t include race as one factor among many. Profiling …

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May 16 2016

The Electoral College Strategy

The two major political parties in the US are in turmoil. At times, both Trump and Sanders have seemed more likely to succeed as independents than as the nominee of the party they are associated with. Many groups and candidates have considered independent runs for President. The media likes to tell us this is not …

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May 04 2016

Importing Refugees Doesn’t Work

First, watch this video from NumbersUSA about immigration statistics: IMMIGRATION, WORLD POVERTY AND GUMBALLS This video makes it apparent that importing refugees is not a workable solution to the situations that create the refugees. After accepting that, we need to analyze what can be done with more effectiveness to help people who qualify as refugees …

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Apr 23 2013

Lexington and Concord

Recently, there has a been a lot of debate over the second amendment and how it applies to current times. Eventually, it all comes back to Lexington and Concord and “the shot heard round the world”. On Wednesday, April 19th of 1775 at Lexington and Concord, American patriots defended their rights against an armed military …

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Apr 14 2013

The Gun Show Loophole

At the center of the current debate over gun control is an issue known as the “gun show loophole”. Anybody who is in the business of selling firearms is a firearms “dealer” and must be licensed under federal law. (11) The term “dealer” means (A) any person engaged in the business of selling firearms at …

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Jan 18 2013

Guns Don’t Make You Safe

Holding a gun in your hands does not guarantee either your safety or your life. There is no surety that someone else won’t have bigger or better weapons and can still take what you consider valuable. The whole point of holding a gun in your hands is that it raises the bar of consequence and …

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Dec 31 2012

Low Information Voters

Voters who are less informed about politics have been called “low information voters”. The terms “less informed” and “low information” are relative. Low information voters tend to be denigrated by both sides as ignorant, en-educated and even stupid or anti-intellectual. The fact that a high percentage of incumbents get re-elected, regardless of party affiliation and …

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Jul 01 2012

The New Revolution

I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution Take a bow for the new revolution Smile and grin at the change all around me Pick up my guitar and play Just like yesterday And I’ll get on my knees and pray We don’t get fooled again The Who – from “Won’t Get Fooled Again” Future …

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