Let There Be Light!

Across the globe Saturday night, “Earth Hour” was marked by 60 minutes in the dark by environmentalists. According to Wikipedia, “Earth Hour is a global event organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature, also known as World Wildlife Fund) and is held on the last Saturday of March annually, asking households and businesses to […]

A Permanent Loss of Faith?

While scanning the FM dial today I landed on NPR. They were interviewing small business owners in Greece who said they were withholding paying their income taxes as a protest against the corruption and inefficiency of their government. Many in Greece refuse to pay, or pay bribes to get out of paying their taxes. Here […]

“You Really Did It! You Maniacs!”

A friend of mine in Chicago described the scene well: Remember Charlton Heston on horseback at the end of “Planet of the Apes” when he encounters the Statue of Liberty buried in the sand along the shore where he’s riding? That’s how many Americans feel today. Here’s the youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31QUOUxqz2M What has our country […]

Sadness for My Country

It seems inevitable now. The Democrat Party, despite the strong public sentiment to the contrary and the pleading of those in Tea Parties and Town Halls, will unleash Obamacare sometime soon. While many of us believe some reforms were necessary, the better place for such reforms is at the state level. Imposing a federal solution […]

Idaho: First in Potatoes and…

The State of Idaho, not awaiting the “deemed” passage of Obamacare, took a bold step yesterday, when its governor signed a measure requiring Idaho’s Attorney General to sue the federal government if residents are required to buy health insurance. According to Idaho Governor Butch Otter, “What the Idaho Health Freedom Act says is that the […]

Sunlight-The Best Disinfectant

Today was a beautiful day in downtown Marietta, especially because so many concerned citizens took to the sidewalk in front of the Armory to protest the pending government takeover of our health care system. They came from far and wide, numbering 300 people, displaying signs saying “Hands off my Health Care!” and other similar sentiments. […]

More Green Jobs Follies!

Tuesday’s edition of The Washington Times carried a remarkable article about the lengths to which the Obama Administration will go to attempt to discredit anyone telling the truth about just how wasteful green jobs are: http://washingtontimes.com/news/2010/mar/09/covering-up-the-wind-energy-failure//print/ Having touted Spain and Denmark as “Green Jobs Success Stories,” our Nobel Laureate must now sheepishly admit the truth, […]

H.L. Mencken

“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out… without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.” H. L. Mencken Mencken would have had a fine time living in the […]

Jefferson, Once More

“I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion.” Thomas Jefferson Jefferson clearly had it right. Government […]

Jumping Through Hoops

I spoke this morning with a good friend who’s a C.P.A. for a local firm. This is the company’s busy season of course, and it seems that every year a whole ream of new pages is added to the tax code. I heard of one client who faced a $900 federal tax bill until he […]