The Siren Song of Bernie Sanders

If you are flummoxed as to how an aging, hard-core, avowed socialist like Bernie Sanders is leading in New Hampshire and nipping at Hillary Clinton in the national polls for the Democratic nomination for president, don’t be.  It’s really quite simple:  We all like free stuff.

Think about it.  Why does every product advertised on television these days offer a second product for free.You instinctively know that those advertisers simply double the cost of the product you buy so that they can “give” you that second one you didn’t want or need.  However, consumers seem unable to resist this temptation so they buy, paying twice as much as they should have.  Of course this charade didn’t begin with television.  It’s as old as time.

Little wonder that so many are gaga for Sanders.  All he needs is a white beard and we could call him Santa Clause.   Continue reading “The Siren Song of Bernie Sanders”

USA on Slavery’s Slippery Sloap

The average life of a democracy is 200 years.  Our country has outlived its expiration date largely because it is a democratic republic with a constitution that guarantees our citizens certain inalienable rights and a government with three co-equal branches, each with checks on the other two.

We are  now seeing those basic rights eroded by an aggressive Supreme Court.  We also are seeing those checks and balances upset by an equally aggressive president and a Congress that is reluctant to use the power at its disposal.

Furthermore, the financial stability of this nation has been undermined by our elected representatives who have learned that the best way to stay in office is by spending our money and doing favors for their supporters.

As a result, our economy is at a near standstill and we are mired in debt.  China is bullying us, but we owe so much to that communist country there is really nothing we can do about it.  This has to stop before it is too late because, as the Bible says, “The borrower is the slave to the lender.”

Just how far have we fallen down slavery’s slippery slope?   Continue reading “USA on Slavery’s Slippery Sloap”

What is Democratic Socialism?

Bernie Sanders, a socialist, has achieved quite a following in the race for the Democratic nomination for president.  How many of his followers really know what he stands for?

There was a telling moment in the first Democratic presidential debate in which Anderson Cooper tried to pin him down. It took several tries but Cooper finally backed him into a corner when he said, “You don’t consider yourself a capitalist, though?”

Sander’s final answer to that simple question was, “No I don’t.”

Sanders calls himself a democratic socialist so what exactly is that? Continue reading “What is Democratic Socialism?”

How to Get Beyond the State of the Obama Union

President Obama delivered his 6th State of the Union message to a Congress which is now completely controlled by Republicans.  In case you missed it, here is a brief synopsis:

“I fixed the economy (wages are stagnant and the work participation rate is a paltry 62.8 percent, the lowest since 1978) so it’s time to let the good times roll. I’m giving away free ice cream and we’ll make the rich pay for it.  Now who wants free ice cream? “

Before you grab your dish and line up for a scoop, let me warn you.  You may not get the flavor you want or need and, in the end, it will cost you more than you ever thought you would pay.   Continue reading “How to Get Beyond the State of the Obama Union”

Deck the Halls with Federal Regulations (Fa, la, la, la, la – la, la, la. la!)

While we were feasting on the holiday turkey and celebrating with family and friends, Obama was pulling another fast one.  While we enjoyed the Thanksgiving stuffing, he was busy stuffing the federal register with 3,415 new regulations.

At this time of year, average Americans are worried about scraping up some holiday cash Meanwhile, Obama seems hellbent on driving up the cost of everything.   Continue reading “Deck the Halls with Federal Regulations (Fa, la, la, la, la – la, la, la. la!)”

Why Women Are Easy Prey for Liberal Democrats

With President Obama as welcome on the campaign trail as brownies at a meeting of Weight Watchers, and his policies as popular as Bach at a bowling alley, Democrats can be forgiven for rolling out the old “war on women” thing.  After all, it’s their ace in the hole, a proven winner when it comes to stirring up the electorate and getting out the vote.

“Those mean old Republicans want to take away your birth control, keep your wages below that of your male counterparts,” and did I hear, “deny your right to vote”?  Surely that must be in there somewhere.

Can’t blame them because they have been sewing these bad seeds for so long, it’s little wonder they are hoping that some still will bear fruit.

You really can’t blame women for falling for this gambit.  It’s not that women are dumb or that few take the time to research these charges that are thrown about like so much confetti before every election.  It’s just that most women are simply doing their best to survive in what is fast becoming a socialist, feminist utopia.
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The BSA to BSUN: One World Scouting

When the Boy Scouts of America voted to admit openly gay youth, it was a sea-change for the organization which, since its inception, had trained young boys to serve both God and country and to keep themselves “morally straight.”  In other words, to abide by to the principles in His word.

Now that the big (G)od is gone and only a little (g)od who doesn’t demand anything is allowed, it is only a matter of time that “country” also will be invited to take a hike.

The 2013 Jamboree, which was just concluded at the Summit, the Scouts new 10,600 acre, half billion dollar home in West Virginia, was a giant step toward that end.   Continue reading “The BSA to BSUN: One World Scouting”