The Impeachable Offenses of Barack Hussein Obama
by Terence James Mason
Two persons sent personal e-mails this week to address my comments regarding
President Obama's eligibility. One of them took the perspective, "If he's ineligible, then
everything he's done is invalid." I wish it were that simple. Believe me, I really do.
Letters to the Editor
from D.E. Majewski, T. J. Mason, Bill Koehler, Paul Bonneau, and Paul Koning
An Open Letter to my Democratic Friends
by L. Neil Smith
The family of an old friend of mine once tried raising geese to
supplement the income of their farm. They soon discovered that geese seem to have a
few parts missing in the brains department, including the proverbial sense to come
in out of the rain. Water mysteriously falls on their heads and instead of making
for shelter, they look up, open-mouthed, to see where it's coming from. Before you
know it, you have a waterlogged acre of feathered half-wits drowning where they stand.
Equal Protection Amendment
by Paul Koning
A number of writers have recently noted the political hypocrisy of
banning citizen guns, while keeping politicians (or their minions) armed.... This
inspired the following, which I would call it the Equal Rights Amendment, but that
title has already been used. Equal Protection Amendment captures the meaning pretty
Is There Anything You Would Fight and Die For?
by Paul Bonneau
I was having one of those Internet discussions, and found myself accused of
the following: "...you counsel refusing to surrender the guns, and refusal to submit to arrest."
Gee, Is It That Time Again Already?
by C. Jeffery Small
Repeating what I wrote in my last article on this subject, if you are a
long-time reader of this blog, then you know that fighting against the imposition of a program
of mandatory National Service in the United States by the Obama Administration is the issue
that originally propelled me to create the John Galt Pledge site and then begin writing
publically concerning a broader range of political issues. For those interested in reviewing
past articles on this subject, here is the link to everything on the subject of Service.
Note to a Childhood Hero
by A.X Perez
Thought I'd let you know how things have gone in the 44, nearly 45
years since you've passed. The good news is that state supported racism
is a thing of the past in the United States. I would also like to inform
you that your example inspired other people to make a stand and
peacefully seek respect for their rights. Black women have especially
made strides in education and economic success. We have Black judges
in the Supreme Court, Black Generals commanding major installations,
and a Black President. He's a "progressive", which nowadays means a
liberal with strong socialist leanings. Now it so happens I disagree
with a lot of his ideas, but I think you would have approved of many of
them, and to be fair, he has the right to stick up for and honestly
debate any ideas. We all do and you as much as anyone else died to
defend that right.
Looking Back on 2012
by Sean Gangol
I look back on the year of 2012, with much disappointment. Somehow
one of the most economically illiterate presidents of all-time managed to hold onto his
job for another four years. The Republicans managed to let a man, whose entire legacy
as president has consisted of nothing but high unemployment and an out of control debt,
beat them in a land-slide. For a brief moment, I almost thought there was actually
something to all the crazy theories about the 2012 apocalypse, since this seemed like
a clear sign of the end of the world. Right before dogs and cats started living together
as Bill Murray said in Ghostbusters. Of course, I really shouldn't have been surprised,
considering whom they chose to run in the 2012 elections. Nor should I be surprised at
whom the Republicans are blaming for their own failures.
Statistical Truths About Crime
by A.X Perez
Using the FBI's own statistics: Murders with firearms declined from
10,225 in 2006 to 8,775 in 2010. This is not a fluke and represents a steady decline
every year. Call it a drop of not quite 13% in five years.
Citizenship-Based Taxation in the U.S.: Thank War For It
by Wendy McElroy
Citizenship-based taxation is a feature of the United States tax
system by which payment of taxes to America is determined by citizenship rather than
by residency or the source of income. In other words, the foreign income earned by an
American abroad is taxed by the Internal Revenue Service even though it is also assessed
by the nation in which he lives. An American businessman living in Hong Kong is legally
required to render unto two Caesars even if he receives so-called 'benefits' from only
one. This double tax amounts to a stiff financial and paperwork penalty on Americans who
dare to depart from native soil.
Atlantea The Beautiful No. 212
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 212 of a weekly cartoon series.