Wake Up!

Wake Up!

At the time of the American Revolution, brave rebels crafted the two greatest political documents in history. The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution turned the world upside down by granting power to sovereign individuals rather than to politicians...
Self Defense

Self Defense

Your right to defend your own life is so fundamental that it supersedes all law and all social conventions. It is synonymous with your right to your own life. They’re inseparable. The threats to human life range from bacteria and viruses at the micro level, to...
The Billion Dollar Paperclip

The Billion Dollar Paperclip

(This is a satirical skit that I wrote some time ago, but it is likely to become relevant again as the government begins spending its multi-trillion dollar stimulus packages. Setting of the skit: The Head Honcho’s secretary discovers why government-procured items cost...
Oil and the New Cold War

Oil and the New Cold War

(Author’s note:  This article was originally published in 2010.  It has proven to be prescient.) A new cold war is quietly escalating around the world. The basis for the conflict is the control of oil and the fortunes and power that come with it. America imports...
Tea Party: What the Future Holds

Tea Party: What the Future Holds

Assume, for the purpose of this discussion, that the Tea Party movement continues to significantly influence political outcomes through the 2010 primaries and general elections. In other words, assume that conservative-leaning candidates win their primaries, that Big...
Where are the Cuts?

Where are the Cuts?

(All of the budgetary data in this article was obtained from audited statements issued by the State of Michigan). During the recent political circus in Michigan to determine whether to raise state taxes or cut spending, many spurious claims were made. The purpose of...