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On Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler: when science wasn't politics

On Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler: when science wasn’t politics

  Astronomy and religion have quite separate tasks, one teaching how the heavens go, the other how to go to heaven. ~Cardinal Barberini to Galileo Prologue: Science and scientists weren’t always like they are today – tools of the Leviathan socialist and progressive governments from whom most derive their livelihoods through government grants and through […]

August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments More
On Tacitus and the tyranny of monarchy and democracy

On Tacitus and the tyranny of monarchy and democracy

The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws. A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all [e.g., democracy]. ~Tacitus Prologue: Biography Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (c. AD 56 – after 117) was an orator, lawyer, senator […]

August 7, 2014 | 1 Comment More
When SCOTUS rules 9-0 against Obama

When SCOTUS rules 9-0 against Obama

washington-supreme-courtIn an interesting USA Today op-ed by George Mason University law professor Llya Somin explores the galling paradox Obama messiah must face when the White House loses high-court cases 9-0 time after time. Professor Somin thinks that the president “is going too far” in pushing what I call his Marxist/Alinsky agenda to systematically deconstruct American law and society. A literary analogy would be Don Quixote tilting at windmills. A historical analogy is Hitler (a National Socialist) burning down the Reichstag and blaming it on his fellow fascists, the communists, and on his scapegoat, the Jews.

August 3, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Detroit (1701-2013) … R.I.P.

Detroit (1701-2013) … R.I.P.

washington-detroit-ghettoAs Detroit stood at the pinnacle of her greatness in 1950, she was also at the precipice ready to plunge into the abyss for all of her former glory, as the economic engine that drove the great ship USA was built upon a Big Lie – Detroit’s rise in the 20th century violated Natural Law and violated fundamental principles of capitalism. Detroit was at the height of her powers yet would mark the year the Germans called die Rechnung (the reckoning) – a planned period of economic, political, moral and social deconstruction that would take the next 60 years to complete its ultimate damnation.

August 3, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Utopia, eugenics and today's progressives

Utopia, eugenics and today’s progressives

washington-Plato-AristotleThe introduction to “The Faber Book of Utopias,” edited by John Carey, chronicles the methods of creating ideal citizens, which historically have been repeatedly promoted by utopian philosophers via the deconstruction or abolition of the family. Originally proposed by Plato in his magnum opus, “The Republic,” this simple yet dramatic blueprint has influenced a number of social philosophers as diverse as More, Hobbes, Voltaire, Rousseau, to Darwin, Marx, Nietzsche, Weber, Freud, B.F. Skinner, to socialist, liberal, progressive thinkers and politicians in modern times.

August 3, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Utopia, dystopia

Utopia, dystopia

washington130713-300x210According to Merriman-Webster Dictionary, utopia and dystopia are defined thus: Utopia, A utopia is a community or society possessing highly desirable or perfect qualities. Dystopia, A dystopia is a community or society, usually fictional, that is in some important way undesirable or frightening. It is the opposite of autopia. … Dystopias are often characterized by dehumanization, totalitarian governments,environmental disaster, or other characteristics associated with a cataclysmic decline in society.

August 3, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Hegel's dialectic in the Age of Obama, Part 2

Hegel’s dialectic in the Age of Obama, Part 2

hegelian-dialecticDuring this Independence Day time frame, we reflect with exceeding gratitude on the tremendous sacrifices our Founding Fathers made fighting the Revolutionary War of Independence (1775-83), putting in jeopardy their collective lives, liberty and sacred honor to fight against England and against the tyrannical rule of King George III.

August 3, 2013 | 0 Comments More
National Association for the Abortion of Colored People

National Association for the Abortion of Colored People

washington-naacp-abortionLast Sunday in downtown Detroit, about 45 anti-abortion protesters lined up outside Cobo Hall, where U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was the keynote speaker at the Detroit NAACP’s 58th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner – over 10,000 attendees. The protesters carried signs with slogans such as “Abortion Hurts Women,” “De-Fund Planned Parenthood” and “NAACP Wake Up! Abortion is Black Genocide.”

May 5, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Blacks' obsession with sports, Hollywood & acceptance

Blacks’ obsession with sports, Hollywood & acceptance

washington-Beyonce-and-JayZEden Alice Washington is my 11-year-old daughter. The other day I asked her if she listens to pop singer Beyonce. She answered, “No! I don’t listen to that kind of music.” She doesn’t like Obama, she already considers herself a conservative, and she’s curious about Christianity. Eden’s generation – and that of her elder brother, Stone – will have their hands full turning back Obama’s Progressive Revolution.

April 27, 2013 | 0 Comments More
On ancient Rome, America and 1st Amendment

On ancient Rome, America and 1st Amendment

washington-fall-of-romeAmerica 2013 stands at the precipice of human history. Will Americans follow the progressive road to social, economic and moral perdition like their cousins in Europe have been doing since 1900, and increasingly since post-World War II, by embracing a seductive, gradual form of Marxism called “Fabian Socialism”? A “moral decay” is how Gibbon describes the fall of the longest-existing empire known to humanity. As it was with ancient Rome, so shall it be with America?

April 21, 2013 | 1 Comment More
75 years of progressive regression

75 years of progressive regression

washington-image005Welcome to President Obama’s brave new dystopian world of anti-Fourth Amendment fascism where he is pushing radical policies allowing the IRS to read your emails without a warrant; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., recently had his private office conversation illegally bugged, possibly by Democratic Party agents and published in Mother Jones (a la Nixon’s Watergate); and tens of thousands of drones are watching, recording and armed to bomb American citizens on American soil without judicial oversight or due process.

April 13, 2013 | 2 Comments More
A 5th Amendment 'right' to same-sex marriage?

A 5th Amendment ‘right’ to same-sex marriage?

ew-same-sex-marriage-symbolsOn March 26, during oral argument in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the controversial same-sex marriage case, Justice Scalia repeatedly questioned attorney Ted Olson on when restricting marriage to one man-one woman became unconstitutional.

April 5, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Who dropped the bomb on whom?

Who dropped the bomb on whom?

washington-bombIn February 2011, TV host Glenn Beck aired a provocative segment titled, “Hiroshima vs. Detroit: Which city really embraced the American dream?” I was born and educated in Detroit. Nobody enjoys viewing a video equating a city obliterated by an atomic bomb almost 70 years ago as light years beyond Detroit today, yet the truth is the truth.

April 2, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Progressives' 6th Amendment

Progressives’ 6th Amendment

washington130323[1]In their notes on the Sixth Amendment, O’Connor and Sabato’s textbook, “American Government: Roots and Reform,” wrote that it was “the centerpiece of the constitutional guarantees afforded to individuals facing criminal prosecution … [and] sets out eight specific rights, more than any other provision of the Bill of Rights.” Here is the full text of the Sixth Amendment:

March 24, 2013 | 0 Comments More
The 2nd and 7th Amendments: History triumphs

The 2nd and 7th Amendments: History triumphs

>washington130316The Seventh Amendment of the Constitution of the United States was ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights; it formally established the rules governing civil trials. The amendment’s objective was to preserve a distinction between the responsibilities of the courts (such as deciding matters of law) and those of juries (such as deciding matters of fact). Virtually all of the Seventh Amendment’s provisions originated in the English common-law tradition and with few exceptions have experienced only marginal revisions.

March 16, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Symposium: Hitler, Nazism and the bottomless pit of evil

Symposium: Hitler, Nazism and the bottomless pit of evil

washington130309Socrates (470-399 B.C.) was a famous Greek philosopher from Athens, who taught Plato, and Plato taught Aristotle, and Aristotle taught Alexander the Great. Socrates used a simple but cleverly profound method of teaching by asking revelatory, piercing questions. The Greeks called this form “dialectic” – starting from a thesis or question, then discussing ideas and moving back and forth between points of view to determine how well ideas stand up to critical review, with the ultimate principle of the dialogue being Veritas – Truth.

March 9, 2013 | 3 Comments More
THE CRUEL AND UNUSUAL 8TH AMENDMENT

THE CRUEL AND UNUSUAL 8TH AMENDMENT

washington130302In characteristic, succinct style the Eighth Amendment has few words – Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted – yet the Eighth Amendment has produced a vast volume of commentary and litigation since its ratification in 1791. This should not be surprising, as the three major provisions of the amendment address some of the most controversial and emotionally charged issues concerning the rights of criminal defendants, which were greatly expanded during the eras of the Warren Court (1953-69) and the Burger Court (1969-86).

March 4, 2013 | 0 Comments More
What if 10th Amendment were respected again?

What if 10th Amendment were respected again?

obama-tearing-constitutionWhile most people don’t know and cloistered academics, progressive politicians, bumbling bureaucrats and activist judges don’t care, there is little doubt that historically the Constitution’s framers took definitive steps to ensure that the federal government would not intrude into state issues through the 10th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

February 23, 2013 | 0 Comments More