Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Democracy vs. Liberty in Palestine

Democracy is not the same thing as liberty. Freedom comes only from the recognition of individual's rights to life, liberty, and property. If the majority in a democracy can vote to strip you of these rights, you are not free. If the majority in a society can vote to install a dictatorship, the society is not free - not only after the dictatorship is installed, but before the vote as well. If your rights are open to be voted upon, you are not free.

Applying this to a current event, if the Palestinians have voted to install Hamas as their leaders, the Palestinians are not free. Only when the Palestinians respect the rights of individuals in their own society and the rights of individuals outside their society, will the Palestinians be free.

Dictatorships are not legitimate sovereign governments.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Many in Congress Hawkish on Iran - Yahoo! News

It seems to be an article of faith, among so many politicians quoted in this article, that millitary action should be the option of last resort Many in Congress Hawkish on Iran - Yahoo! News. Yet, when we consider dangers at stake in this game, we must ask if it is so wise to wait until the religious fanantic Iranian mullahs may obtain a nuclear bomb before we act.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Iran's Quest for Atomic Weapons

The website of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a private organization founded by CNN's Ted Turner and former Democrat senator Sam Nunn, is an excellent starting point for researching Iran's quest to develop atomic weapons.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

RealClearPolitics - Commentary - The Iran Charade, Part II by Charles Krauthammer

RealClearPolitics - Commentary - The Iran Charade, Part II by Charles Krauthammer

Krauthammer criticizes the Europeans. But it is upon the Bush Administration he should focus his assault. The Administration sanctioned the Europeans self-delusional "negotiations" with a theocracy. Now, the world's leading sponsor of Islamic terrorism is probably months away from a nuclear bomb.

The Iranian Threat and How to Deal With It

Frank Gaffney at The Center for Security Policy gets it right about Iran in this article.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Iran: World's #1 State Sponsor of Terrorism

For the record, according to the State Department's most recent Patterns of Global Terrorism report (2004) Iran remains the world's #1 state sponsor of terrorism. And now, they are working frantically to produce an atomic bomb.

Time is running out.

Socialism Rears its Ugly Head in Maryland

It appears that the worldwide collapse of socialism has not only been ignored in South America, but also right here at home, specifically in the state of Maryland.

Especially stupid is the statement by State Sen. Gloria Lawlah: "Don't dump your employees that you refuse to insure into our Medicaid system"(!) As if Walmart, by offering Marlyanders some degree of healthcare coverage in addition to a means of income, is somehow forcing the citizen's of Maryland to pay for healthcare that they wouldn't have to pay for if there were no Walmarts in the state to begin with.

The sad thing is that Wal-Mart concedes the socialist premise that everyone has a "right to health care". According to company spokeswoman Sarah Clark, "This does nothing to accomplish this goal of providing everyone access to affordable health care insurance."

Instead, Walmart should be denouncing the idea that the state has the right to force companies to pay for benefits that are not voluntarily agreed to by the employer and the employee. In other words, Walmart should be upholding freedom of contract, and denouncing the collectivist notion that it is okay to sacrifice the rights of some individuals for the benefits of others.

For a thorough debunking of the idea of a "right to health care", see Leonard Peikoff's "Healthcare is not a Right".

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Saddam's terror training camps

If anyone ever tells you that Saddam Hussein had no links to Islamic terrorists, and therefore, the U.S. should not have invaded Iraq, refer them to this article: Saddam's terror training camps.

Monday, January 09, 2006

The Banana Man Has Gone Bananas

Harry Belafonte: What an idiot. If he likes it so much in Chavez's Venezuela; he can go live there. Of course, he won't. He will stay here in "racist" America, where the evil President Bush oppresses his people, and where black singers can earn millions of dollars, drive Beemers, live in mansions, and not get all their money confiscated by socialist dictators. Poor oppressed Harry...

Friday, January 06, 2006

International News Article | Reuters.com

Maybe Microsoft and Yahoo! can evade this story to console their guilty conciounces.

BREITBART.COM - Microsoft Shuts Down Chinese Blog

It seems that Microsoft and Yahoo! don't care to take any stand to protect the basic freedoms that make their own existences possible. It is really mind-numbing to witness the degree of evasion involved here. I hope that some prominent leftists, who are adept at finding examples of short-sighted "greed" of businessmen, will take note of this real example of the phenomenon

Monday, January 02, 2006

America, Mr. Bush Are you "Serious or Suicidal?" by Thomas Sowell

America, WAKE UP!
Mr. Bush, WAKE UP!

Nuclear-armed mullahs with end-of-the-world delusions about the Second Coming of Allah (or whatever it is)will have no inhibitions about sending a nuke to Israel, Europe, or America.