Letters to the Editor
from Bill St. Clair, Jim Davidson, A.X. Perez, Kent McManigal,
Donald Meinshausen, Lehr Duquesne, and Rachel H.
Letters From Laura
by L. Neil Smith
From time to time, I experience a desire to share with my
loyal readers a few of the many bounties that writing for a living affords me.
A few years back, I was accused by a self-made hillbilly of owning a "thousand
dollar kill-suit", and I still haven't fathomed that one completely.
Leaders? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Leaders!
by A.X. Perez
More and more, Barack Obama is giving the appearance of
being a mediocre President. This has its advantages and disadvantages.
Atlanta: A City Under Siege?
by Russell D. Longcore
The Atlanta metro area suffered a siege led by a guy named
Sherman back in the mid-'60s. That's 1860s. This time the "siege" is a massive
new crime wave. Back then, the criminals all wore blue uniforms. Today, you're
more likely to see criminals in oversized T-shirts, pants down below their butt
crack, and baseball caps on askew.
The Tyranny of Democracy
by Sean Gangol
Whenever I hear someone call America a democracy, I inform
that person that we are actually living in a republic. I usually get a blank
stare in return. Sometimes that person will ask what the difference is between
a republic and a democracy. I explain that a republic is an indirect form of
democracy where elective representatives vote on certain legislation. Most of
the time I get another blank stare, but there are occasions where that person
asks "why aren't we a direct democracy, where everybody in the United States
gets a vote?'' These questions make me feel like I was the only one who paid
attention in social studies. For starters, America is too massive to include
everybody in the legislative process. There are towns that practice direct
democracy, but they usually take place in areas with small populations. We
also have to make sure that our rights are never compromised by the majority.
To paraphrase Mel Gibson's character in the Patriot, "An elected legislator
can trample on a man's rights just easy as any king."
by Rob Sandwell
Almost without fail, when the discussion about free markets
begins someone brings up the example of WalMart as a justification for the need
for central authority. WalMart practices unfair business practices. WalMart
exploits Chinese child labor. WalMart puts smaller operations out of business.
WalMart treats their employees unfairly. And we need a powerful state to protect
us from these problems.
Music of Freedom Series (Part 1)
by Andrew G. Eggleston Sr.
Welcome to what I am calling the Music of Freedom Series.
Each week I will present for your consideration the lyrics to songs that may
or may not have been missed by some of you good people of these United States
of America. Each song in this series will be focused in some way on our Rights
as individuals. I hope you like it.
by A.X. Perez
Just as Lucy was disappointed when she found out Snoopy
moved his lips when he read, so did my beloved Petie disappoint me in the
first few months after we adopted her. I caught her training the family.
Sustaining The Unsustainable: Mantra For Government Madness
by Russell D. Longcore
I first saw this term used by writer James H. Kuntzler.
It could be the rallying cry of all of the USA. Think about our federal
government and our economy, which has been regulated nearly to death by our
federal government over the last 100 years:
Atlantea The Beautiful
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 36 of a weekly cartoon series.
Agenda 21: The United Nations Programme of Action
Planning for Your future, serf!