Each week we share lunch with a highly experienced, wise, knowledgeable businessman in his seventies and we talk about the issues that many informed Americans talk about. He reads our articles every week and we discuss the articles as they relate to what is going on in our local, national and global world. He often mentions that we write about what is wrong with America, but we never write about the solutions. To that end this current article addresses his concern. ~ R.E.
How did we manage to let life and the solutions to our individual and collective problems become so complicated? How is it that only politicians can take the laws of physics, economics and the principles of freedom and liberty and screw them up so badly? Do we have a national or sovereignty death wish? Do we value freedom so little that we will cast it aside for security, political expediency, a socialist agenda, very costly radical environmental policies that erase our liberties, or a one-world-order that bears no relation to the individual rights under our Constitution? Have we become so naive, ignorant, self-absorbed and apathetic that we would succumb to the propaganda from government, where a handout from them, or a new law, carries with it the handcuffs of slavery? Continue reading
“Never have so many been duped and conned by so few.” ~ Ron Ewart
Something must have fried the brains of most of the American population, with the possible exception of those over 70. People over 70, for the most part, managed to escape the intense Progressive brainwashing that has dumbed down the lion’s share of Americans over the last four decades. This is in evidence because most of the people that respond to our weekly column are over 70, some well over 70. It is further in evidence by the millions of millennials coming out in support of the socialist, Bernie Sanders for President. Continue reading
“The one sure way to conciliate a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured.” ~ Konrad Adenauer, First Chancellor of West Germany 1949 to 1963
Back in October of 2012 we wrote an article describing our “Little Black Box” theory. We wrote: “This theory applies across the board to almost everything we believe in and everything we do in our lives. It is inescapable and what is in the “Little Black Box” determines, to a large margin, how our lives will turn out. It determines our thoughts, religious beliefs, sexual proclivities, our fears, our strengths, our weaknesses, our successes or failures and even our political persuasions.” Continue reading
“Life is a fight, a fight to stay alive and a fight to keep others and government from taking your life or your liberty from you. Acknowledge that fact and you might just survive as a free man. Those awash in self-pity and think of themselves as victims will never be free and they will be a heavy burden on the rest of society.” ~ Ron Ewart
In the year 1620 and beyond, they crossed the Atlantic in sailing ships to get to America and freedom. The journey could take anywhere from six to 12 weeks to make the crossing, depending on the winds. Life aboard ship was primitive at best. Firsthand accounts speak of illness, cramped quarters, food and water rations. They had to endure scurvy, diphtheria, dysentery and seasickness. They were at the mercy of the captain, ship owners ….. and the sea. Many of them died during the passage. Because the journey was so long, when passengers died, their bodies were thrown overboard because there was no way to store them on the ship. The bones of thousands of Pilgrims are held forever in the bosom of the Atlantic Ocean, on their failed journey to freedom. Continue reading
According to the Federal Highway Administration, more than 68,000 American bridges are structurally deficient. They estimate the cost to repair and maintain those bridges at $71 Billion. The Transportation.gov website has determined that most of America’s roads are in poor condition, ranging from 19% in Georgia to 73% in Illinois.
Any good engineer will tell you that “deferred maintenance” (putting off repairs and maintenance) leads to higher costs ….. much higher costs. “Deferred maintenance” is what America has done to her roads, bridges, train tracks, tunnels, airports, water and sewer lines, natural gas and oil pipelines and electrical generation and power distribution facilities. Continue reading
The Democrats are shocked, dumbstruck, blinded-sided and apoplectic! How could a brash, untamed, crude billionaire businessman appear on the political scene and shake the very timbers of 100 plus years of Progressive rule? How dare this champion slayer of the establishment, challenge the Progressive Way that has been silently and with premeditation, infiltrated the fabric of America and lies embedded in every American institution, as well as being buried in the “Little Black Box” of at least four generations of millions of duped Americans. (See “Little Black Box Theory“) Continue reading
Pardon me boys – is that the Chattanooga Choo-Choo?
Last week we described how “Sanctuary Cities Slap Every Lawful American in the Face.” But sanctuary cities are just a symptom of a much larger problem. That larger problem lies in the grossly negligent, if not criminal mismanagement of the existing immigration system and immigration law, by the federal government. It is also embodied in the unconstitutional, irrational compassion displayed by liberal Americans and politicians over the plight of the nation’s poor, minorities, or illegal immigrants, millions of whom want to live off billions of American taxpayer dollars through government-enforced charity. Continue reading
It’s not just cities that are providing a safe haven for illegal alien lawbreakers that include aliens who have been deported, murderers, robbers, thieves, rapists, pimps, con artists, drug smugglers, human trafficking perpetrators, terrorists and others of a deplorable nature, and yes, some non-criminal individuals and families. There are several states, as well as multiple counties in almost every state that defy Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with their sanctuary policies. About 300 jurisdictions in America have been identified by ICE as having a policy, or are non-cooperative when it comes to immigration enforcement. Many cities, like Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York are in open defiance of federal immigration law, with their respective mayors publicly thumbing their collective noses at immigration authorities. Continue reading
Now before you turn all red faced and apoplectic from the title, we’ll explain. Our last week’s article was entitled “Putin Needs to be Injected With a Large Dose of Estrogen“. In the 11 years we have been writing a weekly column, we have never received so many vitriolic, vile and openly hostile responses to one of our articles. The “hate America” crew and 911 Conspiracy Theorists came out of the woodwork to attack the entire premise of the article, which was Putin just isn’t a good guy and is in fact an existential threat to American sovereignty and security. Continue reading
“Either subdue the bully or the bully will own you, or enslave you, or kill you.” ~ Ron Ewart
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, or dictator if you will, is the ultimate alpha male, loaded with testosterone, insane as a bull elephant in musk and crazy like a fox. He is the mirror image of most despots in the persona of a Hitler, a Lenin, a Stalin, or even Mao of China. He’s obsessed with himself and obsessed with power, as are all despots.
NOTE: We have taken a lot of “blowback” (criticism) on this article. We answer those criticisms in our next column. Continue reading
To millions of Americans, the environmental movement has become a cult-like obsession that has consumed the collective mindset with emotional hogwash, propaganda, outright lies and irrational guilt. Some have labeled this cult, “The Green Plague.” (The “Plague”)
The “Plague” is based on the false premise that humans are a virus infection on Mother Earth and every aspect of human life most be regulated to the “nth” degree to protect the “Mother”. In reality, humans are but a part of the evolutionary and natural processes of Earth and those processes, not environmentalists or governments, will determine the final outcome. Continue reading
“Progressivism started out as a social movement in response to the injustices of the industrial revolution and government corruption. Like many such movements, Progressivism began as a worthy cause. But the Democrats saw a political opportunity and adopted Progressivism as their party platform. It then evolved into a means to an end ….. perpetual political power. It further evolved into European-style socialism, which it is today. Ignorant, weak Americans bought Progressive-style government dependency hook, line and sinker and they liked it. All that ‘free’ stuff only cost them a vote for the providers-in-thief ….. and their liberty.“ ~ Ron Ewart
THE NUMBER 1 PUNCH:
There were two polar-opposite happenings created out of the industrial revolution. First, capital was created at an unprecedented rate and the using of that capital for political purposes became commonplace, leading to massive corruption. Some have said that there was so much capital in the hands of an elite few, they could buy the presidency ….. or have one assassinated. Second and far worse, workers were being treated inhumanly, as if they were beasts of burden. Continue reading
Dawn was breaking over the Circle P in Western Wyoming. The Sun had just barely broken above the East horizon and the growing light cast an eerie pinkish glow on the Grand Tetons. A few puffy clouds lingered at the top of the peaks but would soon disappear from the Sun’s rising heat. The sky was not yet blue. The deciduous trees on the hillside had already turned to several shades of yellow and orange but appeared in dark tones because of the early morning light. Winter was just around the corner.
The valley below the ranch house was still shrouded in a low ground fog. A horse’s rump and head without any legs and a hundred fence-post tops in a row appeared above the fog, like a pastel picture only half painted… Continue reading
Yes, Donald Trump has been elected President, but the situation America faces is just as dire as it was before November 8th, 2016. The accumulated difficulties that have piled up over the last 100 years are not going to go away in a Trump four-year term. A sagging economy, illegal immigration, globalism, the death spiral of Obama Care, radical environmentalism, eroding property rights, out-of-control federal bureaucracies, an insane energy policy, political correctness, public school socialist indoctrination, a widening racial gap, run-away welfare, a non-existent foreign policy with our friends AND our enemies and the lack of a strategy to defeat radical Islam will still be with us. It remains to be seen whether Trump can do all of the things he says he would do. He will be up against a high percentage of the electorate that considers him to be their enemy. Huge protests and riots exploded in big cities all over America the day after the election. Continue reading
At the start of this great country, around 1776, there might have been 3 million inhabitants of the Continental United States, mostly concentrated along the East Coast in the original thirteen colonies, not including the native population. Now at 320,000,000, we are more than 100 times that 3,000,000.
The space between inhabitants in the late 1700’s was fairly significant. News was printed and sometimes took days, weeks, or even months to reach the far outreaches of the Republic. The country was mostly agrarian, as the industrial revolution and the corresponding rush to big cities had not yet begun. After the revolution secured America’s freedom, Americans took up the task of living as free individuals with the freedom of space to insulate them from the vagaries of abnormal human behavior. Americans were spread out, productive, creative, industrious, generous and mostly civil, the Hatfield and McCoys not withstanding. There was no government assistance available and yet they survived. Continue reading
On first blush, what we relay here may appear to be really bizarre and then again, maybe it is just normal business for the Clintons.
A curious thing happened several weeks ago. We debated for some time on whether we should even tell it. We received a call from a man with a noticeable mid-eastern accent. Our caller ID said the number was “unavailable”. The man called himself Haidar, but we suspected that Haidar was not his real name. He said he wanted a meeting and when we asked why, he was evasive but said that what he had to say was very important and could have national and international implications and might even effect the upcoming election. We almost hung up on him, but decided to see what else he had to say… Continue reading
Since the days of the Indus Valley, Babylonians and Mesopotamia over 5,000 years ago, people have struggled to be free from control of the ruling classes. But those who rule have most always had the weapons and resources to keep the masses from exercising their God-given rights to live free. Continue reading
In the summer of 2014, Obama’s Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), started shipping tens of thousands of Mexican and Central American minor children in busloads into communities all over the U. S. On July 3, 2014, Murrieta, a little town in California, got wind of the impending hordes being dumped on their town and formed a blockade to stop the buses. The buses were forced to turn around and travel to processing centers in San Diego and El Centro. The town’s people were successful in stopping the “dump” of illegal aliens on their town and probably saved their city budget several million dollars. But other cities and towns across America were and are not so fortunate. Continue reading
In approximately 55 years, the national debt went from somewhere near $1 Trillion to $19 Trillion, or a 1900% increase. In 2008, after two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and before Obama took office, the national debt was 76% of America’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). But wars always create debt. However, by 2015, under Obama, a Democrat, the national debt shot up to over 104% of GDP. On its current path with an anemic GDP growth rate of less than 2%, the national debt will increase to 136% of GDP in 10 years, a financial death spiral, created by mostly Democrats and over 100 years of Progressivism.
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” ~ John F. Kennedy
Put two people in a room and disagreement, at times, is a virtual certainty. Put 320,000,000 people in a nation and disagreement, sometimes violent, is a daily fact of life. Now add to the mix a heavy dose of multi-culturalism and the brew gets even more volatile. Then add 86,000,000 Americans being forced to pay for the livelihoods of 148,000,000 unproductive Americans and the brew becomes explosive. (Those 148,000,000 Americans think everything is just fine and they can vote to keep it that way.)
In that same nation, millions of illegal aliens are allowed to enter, almost unimpeded and encouraged by a liberal government. They get on the welfare rolls thus costing those 86,000,000 productive Americans billions of dollars in taxes for illegal-alien subsistence and millions of lost jobs, not to mention the drugs, rape, robbery and murder brought to America by the fairly large illegal-alien criminal element. Continue reading
“The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time the Congress meets.” ~ Will Rogers
Article I, Section 1 of the U. S. Constitution
“All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”
“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” ~ Alexis de Tocqueville
Of the 435 House members and 100 Senate members of Congress, more than half are millionaires. Many Congressmen and Senators start out in political life with middle class incomes but leave Congress as millionaires. When they leave Congress they can command obscene speaking fees. Most of the rest of us do not have that kind of access to where the “money” flows. Continue reading
Every four years we go through this aggravating and irritating charade called a presidential election. From the Primary to the General it becomes a year-and-a-half long, 24/7 barrage of “He said – She said“, pre-empting all other news. Wild promises are made on both sides, most of which will never come to pass. The only promises that usually come to pass are the ones that buy votes for a particular party. That is why the national debt is approaching $20 Trillion. Continue reading
In our recent article entitled, “What Was That 4th of July Freedom Again?” we described what happened to freedom since Patrick Henry uttered those immortal words, “Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death.” We laid out the details on the slow erosion of our freedoms. Oh yes, Americans have more liberties than the people in most countries, but is that the standard we are willing to accept? How much more degradation of our freedom will Americans tolerate? Will they suddenly find themselves in chains not knowing how they got there? Continue reading
We want you to picture this. You are finally settled onto a lifeboat filled to the gunnels with shivering and petrified passengers, as you watch your ship sinking before you. You drift away from the sinking vessel and suddenly find your lifeboat drifting close to some flotsam upon which four large lions are perched. The captain yells from the sinking ship with his last words before the ship sinks, that the people in the lifeboats must take on the lions to save them. The flotsam is slowly sinking and the lions are looking for drier ground. Some of the people on the lifeboat are coaxing the lions to jump on board, while other passengers are horrified by the idea and object strenuously. All at once the four lions jump into your lifeboat to keep from drowning. Almost immediately, many of the passengers jump overboard because freezing or drowning is preferable to being mauled to death or eaten alive. Some passengers try to wrestle the lions overboard but get seriously injured or killed for their efforts. The situation is dire and the outcome is predictable. In the end, the lions will own the lifeboat. Lions and people are oil and water. Radical Islam is oil to the water of all other people and all other faiths. Continue reading
As Patrick Henry’s cry of freedom, “Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death” echoes across the passages of time, has it not become meaningless in the 241 years since it was uttered at the Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775, which ushered Virginia into the American Revolution? Future presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were at that convention but the freedom they fought for in 1776 and described in the Declaration of Independence and the new, fresh-off-the-press, U. S. Constitution, is not the freedom that exists in contemporary America today. It is so far from it as to be earth and fire.
There was no compromising or capitulating in 1776. There was only open defiance, dedicated resistance and the courage to risk it all and fight with cannons, guns, swords, knives, spies and lives, the rising tyranny of King George III. If you think that government in America, at every level, has not become tyrannical, you have been watching too much reality TV. Continue reading
Just about everyone is born with sight, but when they grow up, very few gain vision. Vision is the capability to take all that you know and project what might happen in the future, then base your actions on that prediction. Often times, the more you know the greater the possibility of an accurate prediction.
Vision comes from reviewing the past, analyzing the present and using that knowledge to forecast the future. Even with all this knowledge, forecasting the future, just like predicting the weather or global warming, can be very difficult and sometimes borders on flipping a coin. Still, many try, but many more are wrong. They are wrong because the system they are trying to predict is a non-linear dynamic system and any small tweaking can produce huge differences in direction. Even small changes in one or more variables can render a prediction instantly irrelevant. Continue reading
NOTE: This is the last article of a series of four articles showing readers how to defend themselves when government, at any level, comes calling, including the IRS.
“I have not done anything wrong. I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations and I have not provided false information to this or any other committee.” ~ Lois Lerner, past director of the Internal Revenue Service’s Exempt Organizations Unit
That’s right! Lois Lerner didn’t do anything wrong, or broke any laws, or provided false information to any committee. No, she pleaded the Fifth instead. She, a practiced attorney, decided on her own to target conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status with volumes of intrusive, prying, intimidating requests for information that were purely designed to stop granting tax exempt status to conservative groups just prior to the 2012 presidential election. Continue reading
“No oppression is so heavy or long lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.” ~ Joseph Addison, (1672–1719) English essayist, poet, playwright, and politician
Hage, Hiatt, Webb, Kelo, Strouss, Miller, Amos, Sackett, Lakin and Kilpatrick are just a few of the names of the tens of thousands of Americans who have had to fight alone against government abuse, arrogance and irrational and draconian laws, passed by out-of-touch lawmakers that don’t read the bills they pass, or take the time to determine whether those new laws, or even all the old ones, are constitutional. Or, they had to fight against government agents working under the color of law with no legal authority, or in some cases, actually breaking the law. The government and special interests know that most Americans won’t or can’t fight back. They just go on their merry way as if the general population doesn’t exist and for the most part, it doesn’t. Continue reading
Our last two articles, “An ‘Establishment’ Always Evolves Into An All-Powerful Oligarchy” and “Men In Dark Suits, Blue Smoke and Backroom Deals“, ripped the hide off of powerful, wealthy, ambitious men and for good reason. Still, having done so, it must be abundantly obvious to anyone with half an intellect that the huddled masses and the poor don’t build anything. So if it wasn’t for those same powerful, wealthy, ambitious men, steel wouldn’t have been made, skyscrapers, bridges, locomotives and ships would have not been built, oil would not have been refined into gasoline, fuel oil, paints, resins and nylon stockings, and a largely untamed land would have not been tamed. And if it weren’t for the bold financiers who took the huge risks to fund those ventures, none of it would have been possible. Continue reading
NOTE: The following article was designed to be Part 2 to our last article entitled “An ‘Establishment’ Always Evolves Into An All-Powerful Oligarchy.”
I had a dream the other night. I dreamt that, as a well-known writer, (I said it was a dream) I was invited to one of the secret meetings of the Bilderberg Group, (or Bilderberg Club as they are sometimes called)
In my rather vivid dream, as I was about to take my seat at the conference table where the future of the world was to be discussed, a very official looking fellow with white gloves came up to me and shoved an envelope in my hand. I started to open the envelope as I sat down. As I unfolded the paper, the heading at the top, in big bold, gold letters, read: “The Bilderberg Club“. The letter started out… Continue reading