Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Thursday, May 31, 2012
• Angry at coal? Then turn off your lights
The willingness of Americans to be persuaded to do things against their own interests seems to have no limits, which must give great encouragement to our enemies.The latest evidence of that came a little south of Kalispell in the People’s Republic of Missoula (hat tip to Ayn Rand) where the local Revolutionary Council; (oops, I mean City Council!) last week passed a resolution to investigate the “environmental impact” of coal trains passing through the city.
Monday, July 18, 2011
• • Don’t just shrug away this mess
Atlas Shrugged |
The federal government wants to make business decisions in a major industry and turn a job-creating plant into an almost certain business failure as the company loses contracts to an overseas competitor that is allowed to make business decisions based on business needs. Sound like something out of “Atlas Shrugged”? You bet it does, but unfortunately this isn’t a chapter in a novel; it’s the latest wrinkle in the increasing effort of the federal government to control every inch of our lives. Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” is many things to many people, but mostly it is a warning of just how bad things can become when people allow the government to micro-manage the economy in the name of social justice.
Friday, May 20, 2011
• • America in good hands with Mama Grizzlies
Atlas Shrugged |
Clearly, [Jean] Walterskirchen’s fears more than 50 years ago about where the country was headed were not unfounded. Nor would I consider the timing of Walterskirchen’s warning within one year of the 1957 publication of Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” to be entirely coincidental. Both women were tireless warriors, who like the Greek goddess Athena came equipped with not just wisdom but the torch of liberty — and their words still burn bright with the thunderbolt of truth today.
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
• • Partisans? Or patriots?
I have taken inspiration from the symbol of Athena and have found proud women warriors for truth, justice and the American way in both some contemporary leaders such as Sarah Palin and some historical figures such as Ayn Rand. It is probably not coincidental that both women have been the subject of vicious attacks — not because they are women but because they are right, and ferociously so, unyieldingly so.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Sunday, June 07, 2009