Category Archives: politics

My Thoughts on Preventing School Shootings

I don’t usually write about politics or society, but this issue rises above many other political controversies in its importance to protecting innocent life as well as basic human rights. 1. Gun control will not work. There are hundreds of … Continue reading

Just How Dangerous Is North Korea?

A recent New York Times article says: “a growing body of expert studies and classified intelligence reports that conclude the country is capable of producing a nuclear bomb every six or seven weeks.” [NY Times, 24 April 2017] And we … Continue reading

Gold Confiscation and Currency Demonetization

Never underestimate the cleverness of government in finding new ways to screw you out of your money. Gold In the United States, the Gold Reserve Act of 1934 outlawed the possession of gold bullion, gold certificates, and most gold coins. … Continue reading

The Gun Rights Divide in the U.S.

What will happen to gun rights and gun laws, now that the President-elect and both houses of Congress are controlled by conservatives? Is the Second Amendment safe for now? Not in every State. I’ve noticed that, during the Obama administration, … Continue reading

Is a Gun Control Tsunami about to Hit U.S. shores?

You’ve heard of The End of the World as We Know It (TEOTWAWKI). Well, this is The End of the Second Amendment as We Know It (TEOTSAAWKI). It is a political attack on gun rights, to the effect that the … Continue reading

An Electoral College Tie could cause Civil Unrest

In this post, I’m not going to argue for or against any particular candidate. Instead, I’m going to ask a simple question. What would happen if, in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, or any future Presidential election, no candidate reaches … Continue reading

Rewriting the Second Amendment

In the mass media recently, there have been repeated calls to rewrite the Second Amendment. I don’t really think that the Second Amendment will be rewritten, not any time soon. But if it were rewritten, I fear that anti-firearms and … Continue reading

More Firepower for Local Police

Most local police officers carry a semi-automatic pistol as their main sidearm. Maybe they have a backup gun in an ankle holster, which could be a small revolver. But gone are the days when the main firearm of a local … Continue reading

Wasted Agricultural Land and Future Food Shortages

A food disaster in the U.S. is inevitable. The drought in California continues unabated. We are relying, more and more, on imported food, and at the same time, food exports are increasing. The amount of agricultural land in the U.S. … Continue reading

Does the Second Amendment include the right to own Military-type Firearms?

This question arises from time to time in debates on gun control. Recently, the topic was raised in conjunction with a court case “casting doubt” on Maryland’s new assault weapons ban. The Washington Post has the story. An appeals court … Continue reading

Chicago: a second amendment free zone

Chicago is the poster child for the failure of anti-gun laws. But the Chicago situation is also the necessary end result of the current trend in liberal political circles: to restrict or deny guns as much as possible, without regard … Continue reading

The Impending Collapse of Higher Education

I have a controversial theory about higher education in the U.S. I think that the entire system is headed for collapse. Already, the system of higher education is a house of cards. The cost of getting a college degree has … Continue reading