Author: Rretta

False Security

During his first inaugural address, President Ronald Reagan announced that “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” The seemingly unstoppable expansion of federal regulations; the increasing control over what happens in the workplace, in the…

Understanding Conservatism

Dr. George Panichas, in his essay, Is Conservatism at the Mercy of Hollow Men?, writes that “Restoring the meaning of Conservatism becomes even greater as the debate continues between traditional conservatives and ambitious usurpers. True conservatism must be defended against…

The Ugly Truth of the Slave Trade

Advocates of reparation for the descendants of slaves generally ignore the untidy problem of the significant role that Africans played in the slave trade, choosing to believe the romanticized version that our ancestors were all kidnapped unawares by evil white…

Social Justice is a Chimera

In total contrast to the conservative outlook, liberal and radical ideologies are about desire and determinate futures. The first principles of the Left are the principles of politically constructing a “better world.” Of course, such a future must be consciously…

The Secret Buyout of America

On the surface, the economic atmosphere has appeared rather calm and uneventful. Stocks are up, the dollar seems to be going strong, employment isn’t great but jobs aren’t collapsing into the void, at least not openly.   Yet, peel away the…

Thrift Is No Longer a Virtue

Once upon a time we were taught that thrift was a virtue.   Today we have to ask what possible difference does it make any more? We live in a time when the majority of our citizens don’t understand how the…

Four Years In A Bubble

Anyone catch the Rebels Without A Clue recently terrorizing Seattle? They were out in their $500 sneakers and Gap clothing, deriding capitalism as they played with their IPhones. It isn’t a crime to be stupid, at least you can get…

America’s Progressive Red Guard

As the 50th anniversary of China’s Cultural Revolution draws near, some of the former students who participated in its Red Guard terror have been trying to make amends to their victims. But if China’s former leftist fanatics feel remorse for…

Recycling the Third Reich

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for…

The Death Panel Has A Partner In Crime

ObamaCare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board, loving referred to as the “Death Panel” is finding disfavor with a few Democrats. But noone is talking about its ugly cousin, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation which is just as bad and…

Rebel, Revolutionary or Slave?

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” John F. Kennedy If the Bundy standoff proved only one fact, it was that America is a pressure cooker with no steam valve, and things are about to blow.…

6.2 Million People Are Missing

According to a 3 year study from the Brookings Institution, the American economy is less entrepreneurial now than at any point in the last three decades. Business dynamism is the process by which firms continually are born, fail, expand or…

The Rhetoric of Lunatics

Obama is gearing up a new push for more scary rhetoric on the global warming scam, all to appease the Big Green Machine (BGM) and those big Democratic donors who just happen to be heavily invested in the new EPA…

Constitution 101

To understand the extent of federal power, you must first understand what type of government the Constitution created. During the Philadelphia Convention, many framers favored a strong national government. In fact, James Madison even proposed a federal veto on state…