Nations Are Not You and Me OR You Can be Saved but the Nation Cannot

If I take your money without your consent, it is called “stealing.” If the government takes your money without your consent, it is called taxation. Government can do things that individuals cannot, thank God. Of course, Americans would argue that even if I personally oppose taxes, I must pay them. Why? Even if my candidate [Read More…]

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Ten Lessons From Iowa

We have votes! When it comes to politics, I have one general rule: Rule I: The GOP Primary always seems like it is going to be an awesome contest and rarely is. The person you step back, squint, and say: “I bet he will win” does. Mostly. Keep your head GOP voters: most primary candidates [Read More…]

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Live Blog of Iowa

As usual, a live blog is not edited and my thoughts as they arise watching coverage. My call at the start:  @tedcruz 29% (GOTV), @realDonaldTrump (28%)) @marcorubio (21%). While it might have been more interesting to some to do a “love blog,” relating CS Lewis and his book on love to politics as my original title [Read More…]

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A Wee Little Man

When I was a little boy, the only thing I knew about this man was that he was small. Later I realized that he was a tax collector and nobody has to tell someone from West Virginia the government is bad and the tax collectors are the worst of the worst. Later when I was [Read More…]

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A Warning: Kill the King at Our Peril

The English murdered their King today and there is a lesson in it for America. The English Civil War was a bloody mess where no side was particularly “good” and no side was utterly evil. The wealthy wanted to run things through their tool, parliament, and the King was determined not to let them. Like [Read More…]

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