In the Wilderness

Just so y’all know, I’ve been dwelling in the wilderness lately. The home front has not been a welcoming place. All will be resolved within several days to allow me to re-engage soon…from the friendly confines of my own home.

Transitions in life are difficult, but the cause lives on.

Gene’s Nickle: Sovereignty

28 January, 2013
Writing Gene’s Nickle for the past four years has been a learning experience. The most depressing lesson that recurs is that many of the fundamental concepts of our nation are no longer practiced. Either our schools have failed to teach them, or they have become inconvenient and uncomfortable, and therefore ignored or discarded.

I contend that as a nation, we need to relearn and return to those principles.

Our founders studied and practiced Aristotle’s teachings: to be engaged in politics (influencing the decisions of government) is human nature. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson et.al. expected every citizen to exercise their civic responsibility to influence and limit government.
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William L. Garvin: It Does Make a Difference!

So much foolishness and so little time. After four months of delay, Hillary Clinton finally appeared before congressional committees to testify about the murder of four Americans in Benghazi. She added absolutely nothing to our understanding of what transpired or why those men died. She accepted responsibility but not blame; apparently, no one is to blame because no one has been fired.
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William L. Garvin: That was Then…This is Now

“On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics…and those of us who manage the public’s dollars will be held to account, to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day, because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government.” — President Obama’s FIRST inaugural address, January, 2009.

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William L. Garvin: Let the Good Times Roll!

Happy days are here again! Laissez les bons temps rouler! All those nasty Bush tax cuts which the Democrats refused to make permanent are now institutionalized as the Obama tax cuts. There is one difference—now all those nasty rich people who have been robbing orphans and widows are going to be punished. Their tax rates are going up and new revenue will just come gushing in. The Obama Economy is in full recovery mode. Don’t worry; be happy!

Why just look at the job boom in the last month alone. There were 155,000 new jobs created. That’s wonderful—all the television stations say so. Don’t worry that the number is insufficient to keep pace with population growth. Don’t worry that the unemployment rate rose to 7.8%. Don’t worry about the number being revised downward next month—it’s a BOOMING recovery. It’s party time!
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