Curmudgeon: - a crusty, irascible, cantankerous old person full of stubborn ideas. (The Free Dictionary) According to the dictionary, socialism is “any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods “ That means that the government would own or control all … Continue reading Curmudgeon Alert: WHO DECIDES?
The Israelites ate the manna for forty years until they arrived at the land where they would settle down. They ate manna until they reached the border into Canaan. According to ancient measurements, an omer is one-tenth of an ephah. (Exodus 16:35-36 MSG) The tithe is permanently ensconced in the heart of God. It is … Continue reading Revive the Tithe: One Omer per Ephah!
Jesus also said, "The Kingdom of God is like a farmer who scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, while he's asleep or awake, the seed sprouts and grows, but he does not understand how it happens. The earth produces the crops on its own. First a leaf blade pushes through, then the heads … Continue reading Revive the Tithe: Crop Insurance
“That the power to tax involves the power to destroy; that the power to destroy may defeat and render useless the power to create….” Chief Justice John Marshall. 2013 will mark the centennial of the federal income tax. The ratification of the 16th Amendment released the federal govrnment to directly tax individual income for the first … Continue reading Happy birthday, Amendment 16
Just a few thoughts from watching the protestors on Wall Street and their spawn in other venues. I am struck by the lack of respect for property they seem to reflect. Then it dawns on me that they have no respect for private property and that is part of their world view. They want govenment to … Continue reading Go Occupy Somewhere Else
I see by the morning gab that I am supposed to dislike Rick Perry because he is stupid. We know this because he said that it would be almost treasonous to print fiat currency for the sole purpose of manipulating an election in the middle of a national crisis. Then he implied that he thinks … Continue reading Are You Just Stupid Like Rick?
So we have a massive shortage of apples in our country. If we want apples we have two basic choices. We can buy or borrow apples and place them around the country. If we want to maintain the illusion that we are producing apples, we can simply hang them in trees and let folks come … Continue reading We don’t have a “jobs” problem
It struck me odd this morning to hear an ad on the radio encouraging me to call my congressperson (if I had one) in order to influence her vote on financing for public transportation. It sounded so reasonable! I mean we all have to get to work and to the store and to the movies, and gas prices … Continue reading I don’t want to ride the bus