Monthly Archives: October 2013

Citizen ‘watchdogs’ watching

A friend sometimes asks me if I believe my writing critical of government folly results in any systemic changes. Although he usually agrees with my views, he seems resigned to skepticism about individual influences. I answer that, regardless of the … Continue reading

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Visionaries are back

Vision n. A mental image produced by the imagination. Visionary adj. Having the nature of fantasies or dreams; illusory. One who is given to impractical or speculative ideas; a dreamer. Economic seers are back in town; actually, they never went … Continue reading

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We can’t afford Big Government

The recent (and continuing) conflict about Washington’s spending addictions and failure to control federal debt overshadows how it passes on these problems to the states—and demonstrates that we cannot afford the leviathan central government. The federal system has expanded far … Continue reading

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Only the States can defend our liberties

null adj. 1. Having no legal force; invalid. nullify v. 1. To make null; invalidate. During trying times it is well to look back to our founding history for wisdom and guidance. Our federal system of government faces increasingly serious … Continue reading

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Police power and responsible citizens

Local Wilmington, N. C. city police and county sheriffs’ have plenty of staff and equipment to respond when an officer is shot, but apparently inadequate resources to help prevent “escalating gang violence” concentrated a small area of Wilmington where most … Continue reading

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Being positive in negative political times

Investors and business analysts tend to be optimistic and hopeful about future economic prospects. Cynics might say that it’s because negativism hurts business. Although we all have conditioned attitudes toward life, positive views benefit both our personal health and how … Continue reading

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Crony education

The highly opinionated StarNews Editorial Board recently took the opportunity to broadcast their disdainful views of North Carolina Republican legislators, now a majority in the State General Assembly, while suggesting that an “effort to mobilize thousands of teachers to stage … Continue reading

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