Cut thru the lies and myths to understand guns in America

River of blood

Summary: To understand why we so many mass shootings in America, let's cut through the myths and the lies to see the naked truths about gun control. Also, today we had our eight millionth pageview since we opened in Nov 2007! Another day, another mass killing in America. To understand how this happens, look at … Continue reading Cut thru the lies and myths to understand guns in America

After 230 years, the Constitution needs fixing

Summary: September 17 was the 230th Anniversary of the Constitution's signing. By now many Americans realize that it no longer works well. Here are some of the reasons why it broke, and paths -- fake and real -- to fix it. “Every country has the government it deserves” — Joseph-Marie, Comte de Maistre. From Lettres et Opuscules (1811). … Continue reading After 230 years, the Constitution needs fixing

Alert! Our institutions are hollow because we don’t love them.

US capitol under attack

Summary: Our institutions look strong, able to carry us through both tough times and internal dissention. But they are just "paper bullets of the mind." They failed in Weimar. We should pay attention to the signs that they will fail us, too. Worry about our institutions imploding from internal attack, not external attack. We trust … Continue reading Alert! Our institutions are hollow because we don’t love them.

A 4th of July reminder that America is ours to keep – or to lose!

Phoenix

Summary: On July 4 2006 I wrote this, a diagnosis, warning, and prophecy. Here is a revision after eleven years additional experience and observations. It is the most important of the 4000+ posts on the FM website. One of the smartest men I know said that he sees the plains of La Mancha in his … Continue reading A 4th of July reminder that America is ours to keep – or to lose!

Can we love the Constitution without knowing what it says?

The Constitution: We the People

Summary: As the fourth of July celebrations approach, let's take a quick look a the health of America's current political regime. It rests on the Constitution. It that goes, so goes our regime. Now for the bad news -- and the good. “How easily men satisfy themselves that the Constitution is exactly what they wish it … Continue reading Can we love the Constitution without knowing what it says?