W.C. Augustine

Kennedy Assassination plus 50 years

Kennedy Assassination plus 50 years Soon we will mark the 50th anniversary of the tragic day in Dallas that President Kennedy was killed. I’m sure the remembrances will start soon. It will be interesting to see how thorough and accurate the portrayals of the event are. It would be interesting to see how people less…

Life is Wonderful

Beyond Republic to Credentialed* Oligarchy** Our government is now seeking experts to participate in “Behavioral modification Teams”. The purpose of the teams is to develop methods to nudge voters into accepting key political programs. Perhaps we should be thankful that we have leaders that are willing to nudge us to do what is best for…

Deja Vu

On expanding a statist voting bloc—the immigration bill Many liberty-inclined people fear implementation of a new immigration bill as they believe it will increase a voting bloc that tends to vote for more government. Regardless how one stands on the creation of a path to citizenship for those already here, are we blind to an…

Plea: Incompetence

Plea: Incompetence Although it has been shown no confusion existed among on-site State Department or Intelligence personnel about the source of the Benghazi attack last year, it took the Obama Administration weeks to sort out the truth while in the meantime they laid blame on a video for which there was no evidence. Well documented…

The Scary Part

The Scary part of the Boston bomber ordeal. Not intending to be cavalier to the tragedy of the four people who lost their lives, scores who lost limbs and many others injured, the human carnage of the Boston marathon bombing is not what scares me. Perhaps the injuries are in excess of a normal weekend…

A Billion Rounds for DHS?

According to media outlets such as the Denver Post and Forbes, the Department of Homeland Security has intentions to purchase 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition over some period of time. Some believe they have already purchased that amount. Given the shortage of ammunition available in the country, Conservative blogs have picked up on alleged government…

A New Peaceful Era

Tom Johnson couldn’t help but feel somewhat apprehensive. It had been nearly a year since the neighborhood gang leader had called all his lieutenants in. Such meetings were not called for perfunctory reasons. John Emerson, the leader, did not like to expose himself. He only held meetings at surprise locations with little notice and only…

We should outlaw seatbelts

It is time to go beyond making seat belt use in cars voluntary as libertarians advocate based upon the archaic belief that an individual owns his own body, not the state, and thus may chose risky behavior as long as it doesn’t risk others. Today based upon the rationale of the culturally elite used to herd the…

An alternative: 45,000 more murders per year

We all mourn the tragedy of students and teachers killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in a gun-free zone.  However, another developing tragedy is the flock of politicians clamoring to look worthwhile. The latest murder in Chicago, according to the not-up-to-date city public-safety website, was murder number 485, case number HV596086 which occurred on December 9 at 11:45 pm (validating my…

Let’s Build a Fence

Elections have Consequences Although the degree is debatable, voters on November 6 chose control over freedom, central planning over free markets, security over liberty, equalitarianism over growth and the collective over the individual. Exit polls showed a double digit margin of voters preferring less rather than more government. Nevertheless decades of culture and communication control…