Tocqueville’s America


“Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom,” wrote Alexis de Tocqueville. And he’s correct as the era of constitutional government is over. The U.S. has developed a post-constitutional culture where independent citizens are dependents, relying on the government for their needs. In this, Congress has … Continue reading Tocqueville’s America

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The Most/Least Patriotic States in U.S.


A new poll from WalletHub.com shows Nevada is in 39 when it comes to being the most patriotic state in the Union. The state of Virginia came in at number one, while New York state place last. Further breakdown showed that for “military engagement,” Alaska ranked first, while Minnesota is 50. For civic engagement, Wisconsin … Continue reading The Most/Least Patriotic States in U.S.

ObamaCare Wins, America Loses


Despite the simple wording, “established by the state” would only be allowed to offer ObamaCare, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people who signed up through the federal marketplace can continue to receive subsidies. Thirty-seven states didn’t set up such exchanges. Progressives claimed voiding the law would’ve caused individual plan insurance prices to skyrocket in … Continue reading ObamaCare Wins, America Loses

Reid Wants UNLV to Change Their Nickname


Symbols of the Confederacy are finding new criticism in the aftermath of the shooting deaths of nine churchgoers June 17 in Charleston, South Carolina. Advocates for removal say the public placement of Confederate flags, and now statues of Confederate figures, could imply an official endorsement of the separatist movement based at least in part on … Continue reading Reid Wants UNLV to Change Their Nickname

Nevada’s Heller Strikes a Blow against the Constitution


Proving once again to be a Progressive member of the Republican Party, Senator Dean Heller of Nevada, cast the deciding vote giving President Barack Obama authorization to ‘fast-track’ trade agreements. As HuffPo reports: “Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) stood by the table in the well of the Senate for most of the vote, waiting for the … Continue reading Nevada’s Heller Strikes a Blow against the Constitution

‘Fast-Track’ is a Done Deal


While distracted by the issue over South Carolina’s Confederate battle flag and President Obama’s use of a racial slur in a public forum, the U.S. Congress literally pulled a ‘fast’ one. The Senate has voted to advance Obama’s trade agenda, approving a measure to end debate on ‘fast-track authority.’ The 60-37 motion sets up a … Continue reading ‘Fast-Track’ is a Done Deal

The Real Leadership is Us


Pope Francis denounced the “great powers” of the world for failing to act when Jews, Christians, homosexuals and others were being transported to death camps in Europe during World War II. He also decried the deaths of Christians in Russia under Joseph Stalin, following the war. The Pope’s comments came during his visit in northern … Continue reading The Real Leadership is Us

The ‘Ally McBeal’ Affect


Dystopian television isn't always about an ‘undesirable or frightening ’society; sometimes its harmless and disarming. Take the TV show, ‘Ally McBeal,’ which aired in the late 90s and early 2000’s. Panned by some for it’s depiction of women working in a professional environment because of their ‘flightiness' and short-short skirts, while others applauded the series edgy social advancements … Continue reading The ‘Ally McBeal’ Affect

White House Hopefuls Call on Nevada


Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson spoke at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) campus yesterday morning. The retired neurosurgeon announced he was running for president last month. Carson outlined several of his proposals to a crowd gathered outside the school's student union. The ideas include a six-month corporate tax holiday, decreasing the government's say … Continue reading White House Hopefuls Call on Nevada

Truth is No Longer Black and White


“Objective truth is dead. It has been slain by human feelings -- by a soft tyranny of sentimentalism which dictates that how a person feels about anything now defines its reality,” writes Elizabeth Scalia at Patheos. Because NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal believes herself to be Black is of no consequence to anyone. After all, if a … Continue reading Truth is No Longer Black and White

Life Lesson #22


Stop overlooking the beauty of small moments. Enjoy the little things, because one day you may look back and discover they were the big things. The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you.

‘Fast-tracking’ the Constitution’s Death


There is a new form of government in the U.S.’s future. The Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) or ‘fast-track’ legislation not only eliminates Congress’ constitutional powers, it places the U.S directly inline with the United Nations’ Agenda 21 planning. Under TPA, Congress will hand its authority to the executive branch giving up the power to write, … Continue reading ‘Fast-tracking’ the Constitution’s Death

‘Mission Creep’ Sneaks Up on Obama


It was August 28, 2014, when President Obama stated, “We don’t have a strategy yet, we need to make sure that we’ve got clear plans. As our strategy develops, we will consult with Congress.” Obama doubled-down on that claim, saying nearly the same thing at the recent G7 Summit in Germany, “We don’t have yet … Continue reading ‘Mission Creep’ Sneaks Up on Obama

Education’s Emerging Evil


“A shift in who wields power and in what location does not necessarily mean better policies. It is more likely that a shift away from federal authority in education will increase the influence those with power and money, rather than enhancing democratic participation of average citizens,” writes Stevens Institute of Technology’s Arthur Camins. A kitchen … Continue reading Education’s Emerging Evil

Life Lesson #21


Stop doing the same things over and over without taking a break. The time to take a deep breath is when you don’t have time for it. If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting. Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly.

Rick Perry’s Islamic Blind Spot


Its official – Rick Perry has tossed his Stetson into the GOP ring for president. He’s the 10th candidate to enter the 2016 race for the White House. “The world has descended into a chaos of this president’s own making, while his White House loyalists construct an alternative universe where ISIS is contained and Ramadi … Continue reading Rick Perry’s Islamic Blind Spot

Same Neck, Different Boot


The legal authority for U.S. spy agencies collection of phone records and other data expired after the Senate failed to pass legislation extending the powers. The Senate voted 77-17 to move ahead on a House-passed bill, the "Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet-collection and Online Monitoring Act,” (USA FREEDOM Act) … Continue reading Same Neck, Different Boot

Obama’s ‘Wet’ Dream Coming True


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) are changing the existing “navigable waterways” rule, adding a number of bodies of water to their jurisdiction. Along with lakes, rivers, bays and such, they want control over all standing waters including drainage ditches, overflow reservoirs and mud puddles.  And though the … Continue reading Obama’s ‘Wet’ Dream Coming True