Posted tagged ‘politics’

Could 62 Million Homes Be Foreclosure-Proof? Is yours one of them?

August 27, 2010

When I read this it brought back the memory of a story told us by one of our school families about one of their acquaintances. Seems like this acquaintance had fallen on hard times and was several months behind in his mortgage payments. The time frame was about the start or the first few months of the Obama regime. Anyway the acquaintance wrote to someone and asked for some Obama sized relief.  Several months passed with the acquaintance making no further payments, then he got the deed to his condo with a letter stating something to the effect that they couldn’t find the mortgage note and so he now owned the condo free and clear. When we first heard this we just thought that the mortgage had passed through the hands of so many financial institutions that it had been lost in the paper work shuffle.

Maybe the mortgage was lost or this article could be the answer?

Homeowners’ Rebellion: Could 62 Million Homes Be Foreclosure-Proof? by Ellen Brown.


Bianca, You Animal, Shut Up!, by John Taylor Gatto

August 27, 2010

We first heard Mr. Gatto at a Florida Parent Educators Association annual conference. Don’t remember when, but early in our career of parent directed education of our daughter.

Ask yourself, why should the government have your child for the compulsory attendance period of 900 hours per year?

Bianca, You Animal, Shut Up!, by John Taylor Gatto.

Government Ponzi Starts Going Exponential « Monty Pelerins World

June 30, 2010

Follow the links in this article to see how much trouble the U. S. is in.

Government Ponzi Starts Going Exponential « Monty Pelerins World.

Criminal charges for Gulf explosion, why? — The American, A Magazine of Ideas

June 5, 2010

Is anyone wondering why the Obama administration is now looking at criminal charges before the Gulf of Mexico oil leak has been stopped? Apparently the price for fairness in this matter is higher than the million $+- that BP contributed to Obama’s campaign.

Established businesses generally like a stable political climate regardless of the form, however,  communist or socialist governments are more useful at limiting competition, therefore, a favorite of established business. The only question is what is the price.

If you consider starting a competitive business you will find the regulations over whelming. These regulations are erected to keep out competition, not protect consumers, you may be able to raise the necessary capital to start and run the business, but the bureaucratic hurdles are designed to make you think twice before starting a competing business. Look at the article from the American Magazine about what Washington DC is doing.

How Washington Just Worsened the Gulf Oil Spill — The American, A Magazine of Ideas.

Can anyone imagine George Washington, Samuel Adams, Ben Franklin, et. al. taking money from a group to pass laws favorable to limitation of competition?

If you read the Declaration of Independence and the original U. S. Constitution you will note that these documents refer to individuals rather than fictious beings (corporations).

What 1946 Can Tell Us About 2010

April 6, 2010

Here is some very interesting statistics about the end of WWII and a comparison with our current economy and political enviroment. Click onto the article from The American, A Magazine of Ideas

What 1946 Can Tell Us About 2010 — The American, A Magazine of Ideas.

The FCC, Net Neutrality, Property Rights and the First Amendment

October 29, 2009

“The American”, The Journal of the American Enterprise Institute, reviewed a great article written 50 years ago. An economist, Mr. Coase wrote about the Federal Communications Commission and the effect of government regulation on the process. The article covers three of Coase’s points about the problem with government regulation. Mr. Coase’s points are:

“(1)    The existence of a market failure or externality does not in and of itself justify government intervention; indeed, government is often the underlying cause of the problem.

(2)    Government intervention is seldom either administratively efficient or politically neutral; to the contrary, it often results in what Coase called the “mal-allocation” of resources.

(3)    Government control of the economy is a threat to political liberty; for example, government control of the broadcast spectrum has consistently been used to limit free speech.”

These three points appear to be applicable to any project the government takes on. For FCC just substitute Health Care Reform, Cap and Trade, failed Bank and Financial Institutions, etc. The article is applicable to today’s world as it was 50 years ago.

Recently the BBC radio had a 3 part program on conservatism called “Conserve What”. It was basically historical, yet it attempted to place David Cameron, the current head Tory, in line with other Tories like Benjamin Disraeli and Margaret Thatcher. How do Cameron’s principles compare with their principles?

The BBC reached a conclusion about the major differences between Tories (conservatives) and the Socialist, Communist, Fascist groups. That conclusion was that Tories, when they determine the need for change they first assess what they have and then and only then do they start to make smaller changes. The Socialist, Communist, or Fascist changes systems by throwing the existing system out and making broad sweeping changes without regard to the parts of the system that works well. Many people call this throwing the baby out with the bath water.

Character Assassination for Political Advantage

June 14, 2009

Have you heard that “Saul Alinsky taught two generations of American leftists” a quote from the article linked to below.

Why bring this up? Alinsky’s name comes up a lot and I wondered who he was or is and how has he influenced our country and our values. As an education blog we have a chance for a little education.

This article gives examples of some of his teaching and how it has been used by the Clinton’s against Obama and others.

Certainly the Clinton’s are not the only users of Alinsky’s teaching. Learn and enjoy.

American Thinker: Comedy, Bullies, and American Politics.