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Posts from the ‘Politics’ category

Church & State – Revisionist History?

I read a post on Facebook recently which stated that “Christianity is the source of all hatred in this country”, and the post continued by saying “All Christians should be burned.” Needless to say, I was shocked by the audacity and boldness of the post, and have since frequently wondered how someone could be so deranged as to arrive at this conclusion. Yet, it is not unusual. If many in America today were willing to speak the beliefs of their hearts, they might say similar. Where does this come from I wonder?

Life, Liberty, and Property

The social contract of Life, Liberty, and Property, derived from the Bible and defined for us by famed philosopher John Locke, is the legal foundation to a free society. Without it, a free society falters into corruption, tyranny, despair, and eventually failure. The perversion and abuse of this social contract by the very institutions put in place to protect it is what has gone fundamentally wrong in America today!

Protests And Riots – Not About White Privilege

The rioting and looting we see across America today go much deeper than black vs white. While the violent protests may have been triggered by the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of a murderous police officer, evidence suggests these riots and attacks on the American way of life are rooted in something much deeper that just racism.

Central Banks Invent Cure For Coronavirus!

A central bank’s answer to EVERYTHING is to print more currency! We should all know this by now. Stocks drop? Print currency! Impeachment? Print more currency! AIG fails? Bail ’em out with trillions in printed currency!

Now we face a coronavirus flu pandemic, and we are learning that the proper prescription is…..drum roll please…… print more currency. Yup! The Federal Reserve along with other central banks believe they can cure a bad flu bug by adding more currency to the money supply!

Bolshevik Terrorists!

I typically try to avoid the sensitive political commentary minefields, and prefer instead to focus on financial ideas where I can add value. But today’s rhetoric by the Bolshevik terrorists who occupy the US House of Representatives has finally pushed me over the edge!

Unreasonable Search & Seizure

Amendment 4 of the United States Constitution protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizure of their property. The law goes further in defining a search to be when the government physically intrudes on “persons, houses, papers, or effects” for the purpose of obtaining information.