LOADING CLOSE

Blog

051618 Volcanoes and climate change

I remember reading the fine print of footnotes to the IPCC report on climate change a few years ago, and discovering that their climate change models didn’t include the cooling effect of volcanoes because “volcanoes are periodic events, and thus hard to predict.”

Apparently the ash spewed by volcanoes screens out the sun’s rays to …

051518 How States can limit the Feds – 1

Here’s an out-of-the-box thought about how States can use their Constitutional powers to rein in the federal government.  Of course, you would only be interested in this idea if you hold the opinion that our federal government is bloated, wasteful, arrogant, disobedient and destructive.

First, let’s impose the discipline of the paycheck on Congress and …

051418 More on good advice from Mom

In addition to thinking that we all share a devotion to two ideals – call them Freedom and Generosity – but just rank them in different order of priority, I also see these two ideals laid out in the Constitution.  Both are mainstream, and we need a balance of both in order to succeed.

Let’s …

051318 Good advice from Mom

Several years ago, when I was in the midst of a heated dispute in our church, my Mom gave me some great advice.  She recalled a similar strife that her Dad had gone through, and told me, “Nothing much has changed in church politics – just don’t let it break relationships.”

I’d like to apply …

051018 Guns at school: what can work

Well, having shot down the idea of banning guns by pointing out that a black market would just spring up in guns – as it did in booze and drugs, and as the Left insists it would in abortions – we now feel obliged to suggest a solution.

Okay, here’s something that has a pretty …

050918 John Kerry and America’s word

Mr. Kerry, where was your concern for America breaking her word when you negotiated the Iran deal?  In the Constitution, America gave her word that we would conduct diplomacy with other nations in one of two ways:  by treaty, with the consent of two-thirds of the Senate; and by agreement with a foreign power, …

050818 The impeachment trap you DON’T see coming

There doesn’t seem to be much appetite for impeaching Trump on collusion or obstruction of justice charges – there’s no evidence, he was exercising Presidential powers, and so on.  Democrats are no doubt straining at the leash to go after him, but they will need 15-to-18 Republicans to help convict.  And the Republicans have …

050718 Immigration: the love story and framework for the solution

Most details of the solution will come in a future post.  Today we’ll describe the love story and the framework for the solution.  Picture the predominant lifestyle of mankind as being passengers on a ship called Poverty, which is sinking.  There is a rescue ship available, called Prosperity, but to reach it we must …