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CAPITALISM

Published January 30, 2014 by herb7734

Capitalism seems to be a word that even conservatives are afraid to utter.It has been impugned so often by so many that people seem to shy away from it so they won’t seem to be monsters, idiots, or ignoramuses. But, if you are willing to agree with me that freedom is essential for a human being to lead a happy life, then Capitalism is the only possible way to go.Let’s start off by defining it: Capitalism is a social system based on the recognition of individualrights, including property rights, in which all property is privately owned.

The only way that Capitalism can work is with the elimination of physical forcein human relationships;rights can be violated only by means of physical force.That means, no man or group of men can initiate the use of physical force against others. The only function of government in such a society, is the task of protecting men’s rights, i.e. the task protecting him from physical force; the government acts as the agent of man’s right of self-defense, and may use force in retaliation against those who initiate its use.

Then, there is Capitalism as an economic system. It is an economic system in which the means of production are privately held. The other prevalent economic systems are socialism/communism, and fascism/Nazism. in socialism, the means of production are held and fully controlled by the state. In fascism, the means of production are privately held , but controlled by the state through regulation. There are various mixtures of these systems leading to a confusing mish-mash of  economics that work the same way a dog chasing its tail would. In the case of the USA, we have devolved into a mixed economy, part free and part controlled. A sort of capital-fascist state in which the two systems fight one another causing progress stagnation. The more one part of the mix prevails the less stagnation there will be. The only question is, should the free part prevail or the regulated part prevail? Food for thought.

 

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DOGS

Published January 29, 2014 by herb7734

When I’m without a dog, I think that I could never own one. They are such a responsibility. You have to walk them, pick up after them, feed them, bring them to the vet, wash them, clip their paw nails, make sure the get exercise, and give them a comfortable home. But then, I get a dog anyway. Then I realize that I forgot how much joy it brings me. My dog’s funny quirks. The way it follows me around and then plunks all 30 pounds in my lap. The hilarious way she looks sleeping on her back with her head lolling over the edge of the sofa and her paws pointing in four different directions. When she goes all “wild-dog” on me playing with her favorite toy. Just looking at her makes me smile. There’s no price you can pay for that. If dogs don’t go to heaven, I don’t want to be there either.

The Wisconsin “Miracle”

Published January 25, 2014 by herb7734

Here’s news you won’t find in the lamestream media:

Since Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has applied conservative policies the state has had a $912 million surplus. Even more amazing is that he is turning it into a rebate to the people in the form of a tax cut. You may remember that Walker who governs a liberal democrat state, was targeted for removal twice and his personal life and integerity were impugned. His toughness has paid off and his strtegy is working.

UNEMPLOYMENT

Published January 24, 2014 by herb7734

Raising The Minimum Wage:
It will destroy 300,000 jobs.
55% of all entry level jobs start within $1 of minimum wage.
2/3 of workers make more than the minimum wage after working for one year.
Obamacare has made full time jobs harder to find because it makes hiring more expensive, as would raising the minimum wage.
Facts from The Heritage Foundation

The Obama Regime is lying to you. Unemployment is NOT under 7%. The way anyone with any common sense would calculate the unemployment percentage would be to take the percentage of people out of work divided by the people able to work and it equals over 35%!! If you doubt it, look around. Do you see an increase of people sleeping under bridges and living on the streets or in their cars?

Abortion

Published January 24, 2014 by herb7734

It looks like abortion is going to be an issue in the 2016 presidential campaign. It’s a shame that it is as there are many far more important issues to be discussed, but never shy to put my two cents in, here is my take on it. First, a personal experience: When my wife, Marilynn, was pregnant with our second son, she foolishly tried to lift something heavy and started hemorrhaging. The doctors of the time (1960) advised her to have an abortion because the fetus might be compromised. She refused and took to bed. Eventually we had a perfect eight pounder. She made a believer out of me. But it was her body, and her CHOICE.

Even though I don’t believe in abortion, but, I also don’t believe it is any of the government’s business. An unborn should not have precedence over the living. It’s up to each woman to do what she thinks is best and face the consequences of her actions both physical and mental. To make this point, let me quote a person who is a better writer and smarter than me:

“An embryo has no rights. Rights do not pertain to a potential, only to an actual being. A child cannot acquire rights until it is born. The living take precedence over the not-yet-living (or the unborn). Abortion is a moral right — which should be left to the sole discretion of the woman involved; morally, nothing other than her wish in the matter is to be considered. Who can conceivably have the right to dictate to her what disposition she is to make of the functions of her own body?”  — Ayn Rand

Thoughts From A Twisted Mind

Published January 16, 2014 by herb7734

Success is the realization of the estimate you placed upon yourself.

Power manifests itself in conspicuous waste — until conspicuous waste imagines itself power.

If a problem is difficult, but has an easy, simple, understandable solution — it’s probably wrong.

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today.