Category Archives: Limitation on Authority

The Bundy Ranch and Our loss of freedom, Part II


There’s always more to say when our freedoms are being forfeited. Were the events at the Bundy Ranch newsworthy? Will whatever happens when the Feds return en masse be newsworthy? Is anything newsworthy that casts overreach by the Obama Government in a … Continue reading

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The mess du jour is in the Ukraine; do messes closer to home matter?


North Korea has nukes and Iran either has them or is working diligently to get them. That’s easier now that sanctions have been diminished and Iran is “open for business.” China is becoming more aggressive and so is Russia. Yet … Continue reading

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Ideology vs. reason and a constitutional crisis


Most sentient humans have ideological beliefs. When they become acceptable substitutes for rational thought they can be pernicious. Jonathan Turley, whom I consider a liberal in the old-fashioned sense and not what I refer to as a “librul,” today testified before … Continue reading

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Why do the left generally support the Chavistas in Venezuela?


With three principal exceptions — Panamá, Colombia and Chile — Latin American governments are oriented toward the far left.  An article at Huff & Puff by a self-proclaimed leftist, Carlos González, argues than leftists should not automatically support dictators, even … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Abuse of Power, Brutality, Caracas, Chavez, Civil War, Cuba, Cuban, Death, Democracy, Elections, Fat cats, Free Press, free speech, Freedom, Ideology, Inflation, Left, Leopoldo Lopez, Limitation on Authority, Maduro, Media, Merida, Military, Murder, Protests, Regime change, Twitter | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

The crisis in Venezuela broadens and deepens


As the day progresses, I expect there to be substantial activity in Venezuela. As I learn of it, updates will be provided here or through new posts. Few seem to know what to do. Perhaps Leopoldo Lopez does. According to … Continue reading

Posted in Chavez, Civil War, Elections, Government reliance, Leopoldo Lopez, Limitation on Authority, Maduro, Media, Military, Murder, Politics, Socialism, voting rights | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

President Obama will issue an executive decree telling Iran what to do


The P5+1 deal with Iran, like ObamaCare and other laws of the land, means whatever He said (or may have meant to say) it means. As noted here and elsewhere, the P5+1 deal with Iran may not appear facially to provide for … Continue reading

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Herd behavior, political correctness and our Republic


Groups of people often emulate flocks of sheep. Sheep are not politically correct, but political correctness appears to be a subset of herd behavior. In October of 2012 I wrote that Political Correctness is a Communicable Disease. Political correctness (also … Continue reading

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Just one more Comprehensive Law is all that we need


Our CongressCritters work too hard, sacrificing time and other resources they need to raise funds and to campaign for perpetual reelection. Here is the solution. It may be the last, and the shortest, piece of legislation enacted in recent memory … Continue reading

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Venezuela is a Horrid Mess and it’s getting Worse


It’s a shame, because Venezuela is a beautiful country. However, both stuff and freedom are in short supply and there appears to be more interest in stuff than in freedom, My wife and I arrived at a splendid marina, Mare … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Obama's America, Abuse of Power, Chavez, Constitution, Corruption, Cuba, Culture, Democracy, Economics, Education, Freedom, Ideology, Law and Order, Libruls, Limitation on Authority, Venezuela | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

National Suffocation by Bureauracy


It’s been coming for a long time, but during the Obama Administration it may have peaked. I doubt that but hope it will soon. Although President Obama has done much to promote national suffocation by bureaucracy, an article at National Review … Continue reading

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