Sunday, February 21, 2016

Open letter to Barack Obama

Since the 1980s, the President has been in charge of enforcing the Flag Code in the District of Columbia and at military installations.

The Flag Code is available at .

The flag should be flown at half-staff for an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, a member of the Cabinet, a former Vice President, the President pro tempore of the Senate, the Majority Leader of the Senate, the Minority Leader of the Senate, the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, or the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives: from the day of death until interment.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Conservative Values

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Since our founding, a society constituted of the market and a government capable of enforcing the rule of law has done more to lift up the human condition from poverty than any other system in the history of the world.  The United States is exceptional.  Among capitalistic democracies, the United States exemplifies the liberal version.  The social democratic regime is found in the Nordic countries and the conservative regimes are found in Catholic countries.

John Maynard Keynes died in 1946.  He said that in the long term we are all dead.  He was brilliant.  His book suggested fiscal tools for managing the economy and categories of analysis that influenced economic policy and analysis for decades.

Frederick August von Hayek (1899 – 1992) became a professor at the London School of Economics in 1931 and a leading critic of Keynes.  Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan recognized the importance of coordinating function of the market.  Hayek wrote The Road to Serfdom (1944) while living in Cambridge.  He was awarded a Nobel Prize in Economics in 1974.

Good conservative values means supporting the United States version of democratic capitalism before Obama.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Incomplete Late Breaking News

CNN could have really helped its brand by saying, "We regret that our initial report, which was accurate in specific content, was stated in such a way that some misunderstood it, and we are sorry that we did not make clear immediately that Dr. Carson was not suspending his campaign."
The first Amendment does not make journalists arbitrators of the truth.  I am addicted to the old real CNN.
In many situations, particularly legal shows, people swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
If any organization should know that the early reports prove later to be wrong, it is CNN.
CNN is not without sin.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Late Breaking News

Truth is not relative.

A belief is true if it matches the way the world is.  If two people disagree, it can’t be that both are right—that what each believes is “true for them.”  Academics currently say, “To prevail in a debate, an opinion must be informed by the relevant facts and based on sound reasoning.”