Month: September 2010

2010 Election

A Different World

While we’ve been building the tea party, the world has changed.  Our world has changed. Consumers consume less Inflation is limited to food, fuel, and gold Experiences and human connections are more important than possessions and promotions Debt shifted from people and businesses to government—which means to all of us The government took out a …

2010 Election, Trump

The Power and the Glory

"For over a thousand years Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of triumph, a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeteers, musicians and strange animals from conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conquerors rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. …

Academics & Education, Politics

Who Has the Fear?

For 100 years in America, government, business, and the education establishment built schools and laws about education. The purpose of these government schools and education laws was to produce compliant, unimaginative, order-taking automatons.  Don’t believe me?  Here’s Woodrow Wilson, educator and president, speaking on the American plan for education: We want one class of persons …

Business

Generation Conflicted

In the tech world, I meet a lot of brilliant, ambitious, hardworking entrepreneurs. These folks are committed to their dreams, working 100+ hour weeks, and paying themselves as little as possible. They stretch investors’ dollars to the limit and hunt for more VC to make dreams come true. They want to create jobs and better …

Politics

Is Glenn Beck Helping?

For (at least) the past two nights, Glenn Beck’s program has been spell-bindingly depressing and eye-gougingly infuriating. He’s chronicled the Obama administration’s anti-Constitutional transfer of power and wealth from private Americans to other countries.  He’s shown that the administration has no concern over the 2010 election because it has no intention of obeying the laws …

Limited Government

Afraid to Live

Leftist philosophies lead to despotism. Despotism appeals to some people because: 1. They don’t have to think. 2. They won’t face consequences. Problems arise when the people who thought they didn’t want to think decide to think for themselves.  Traditionally, the despots either kill or incarcerate the thinkers. Eventually, too many people think, the prisons …

election

A Magical Moment

On November 5, 1980, ABC News Nightline was devoted to the aftermath of the election.  Ronald Reagan won 51-41 over incumbent Jimmy Carter.  Republicans took the Senate and picked up 30+ seats in the house.  The YouTube clip below shows us only the beginning of the program.  But it’s a great reminder of what lies …