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How to Stop the Motor of the World Without Chaos

January 27, 2014

Sometimes I feel at one with John Galt, even if it isn’t on purpose. The hero of Ayn Rand’s novel, Atlas Shrugged, stopped the motor of the world by convincing the men and women of the mind to go on strike, thus rendering society dysfunctional and rebuilding it from the ashes. Although going on strike sounds somewhat impractical, and unproductive, you can always turn off the rest of the world by continuing to go your own way, regardless of where oppressive elements seem to be leading you. (more…)

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All You Need is Work

June 29, 2013

“If you make it difficult to do business, there’s not going to be any business.”
– Rick Harrison, co-star of “Pawn Stars” on History Channel.

Polices for climate change, illegal immigration reform and blah-blah-blah. Enough! What people want now are jobs, a “three-letter word,” according to Joe Biden. We’ve been hearing positive and negative reports on the economy and employment for five years. The bottom line: the economy is in horrible shape. Anyone who can remember the way things were just 10 years ago can figure that out.

Government doesn’t create jobs. It only hinders the process. Besides, the government is too busy snooping into your lives. Leave business alone and let it thrive. Businesses create jobs. When was the last time you were hired by a politician? Politicians are as rich as rich people. But rich people employ you and expand their businesses to create more jobs.

I am tired of rich Washington snobs, who get rich from my and your earned income, telling me how to live my life. We are going through what many Americans went through in the 1930s and it is totally unnecessary. Leave us alone. We can do a better job at creating and getting jobs.

Yes, I know you have concerns about other issues. The best way to tackle those concerns and worries is to control your own destiny. And that can only be achieved by getting government out of the way. Enough! How many more bad policies are you willing to accept from Washington? Get off our backs. Laissez faire!

A Big Hand for a Little Weiner

March 23, 2013

In America, all can be forgiven. Remember former congressman Anthony Weiner, who sent out sexually explicit texts and photos to women he hardly knew? He had been considered a rising star in politics until he had to resign in disgrace. Well, he may not be tanned, rested and ready like Richard Nixon, but he’s got his fingers doing the working again. This time, he’s testing the waters at making a political comeback in New York. Some people say he could even be successful – if he stops texting . . . Read more

Axing Taxes

April 1, 2012

Doug Guetzloe has led his grassroots organization, Ax the Tax, to numerous victories over wasteful government spending through the defeat of unnecessary tax proposals. He formed a nationwide alliance with anti-tax supporters, but also gained political enemies who tried to silence him along the way, including sending him to jail for the petty offense of not providing a disclaimer on a political mailer. Guetzloe is the only person in America “sentenced to incarceration due to missing seven words on a flier.” And the sentence occurred after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled such a disclaimer was unconstitutional.

Guetzloe anticipated opposition to his political views and anti-tax campaigns, but never imagined being jailed on his First Amendment rights. It was not the seven words missing on a political flier that irked Guetzloe’s enemies and resulted in an unusually harsh jail sentence for something so trivial. It was Guetzloe himself who annoyed the speech police. The underhanded attacks on him have sometimes backfired. A car identical to his went up in flames one night in front of his house. But that attempt to silence him led to the conviction of a high-ranking Florida official for shady dealings with a casino. In another case, jurors took 30 minutes to vindicate him following a phony theft charge.

Little did special interests realize the indomitable spirit they created when Guetzloe stepped forward in 1982 to form Ax the Tax Read More