Author: Rretta

Funding Our Own Downfall

“Power is okay, and stupidity is usually harmless. Power and stupidity together are dangerous.”   Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind Just how stupid do you have to be to monetarily support the people that are trying to destroy you?…

Magical Thinking

“In a dying civilization, political prestige is the reward not of the shrewdest politician, but of the man with the best bedside manner. It is the decoration conferred on mediocrity by ignorance.”    Eric Ambler, A Coffin for Dimitrios When a…

The Two Americas

There have been two completely different Americas in U.S. history. For more than a century after the United States came into existence, there was no income taxation or IRS. People were free to keep everything they earned and decide for…

Power Replaces Truth

 “Truth will out is a phrase that is routinely recited to keep Americans paying and obeying. Politicians and editorial writers toss this phrase out to simmer down any fears that the government might be conspiring against the people. Actually, “truth…

History’s Promise

“If you want to destroy a nation, you find a way to denigrate its belief in itself. Smear its founders. Belittle its accomplishments. Pillory it for failing to live up to its ideals. Mock its most sacred traditions. Deride its…

The Dead Sea Scrolls

“If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning; just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was…

Defining Evil

“There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.”  Edmund Burke An atheist professor told his class that he was going to prove that God doesn’t exist.  Standing on a platform he said,…

Who Is Pushing The Popular Vote Agenda

National Popular Vote is the organization behind the popular vote movement.  While they try to pass themselves off as a nonpartisan nonprofit organization, the truth is they are financed by millions from left-leaning groups, wealthy Democrats and at least one…

National Popular Vote Compact

The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) is an agreement among some states to award all their Electoral College votes to the winner of the national popular vote.  The Compact is only triggered when states equaling at least 270 Electoral…

Qualified Immunity

When I think of frivolous lawsuits the one that instantly comes to mind is the person who orders a cup of coffee from McDonalds, proceeds to spills it on themselves and then sues McDonalds because the coffee was too hot. …

The Electoral College

America’s election system has operated smoothly for more than 200 years because the Electoral College accomplishes its intended purpose.  It preserves federalism, prevents chaos, grants definitive electoral outcomes and prevents tyrannical rule. As students of ancient history, our Founding Fathers…