Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Ends are the Means

Contributed by “The Ed” “The ends justify the means” is a Machiavellian statement you have heard a thousand times.  It connotes the idea that it does not matter how you win as long as you win.  Ladies and gentleman, it … Continue reading

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The Executive Branch: A Modern Day Mammoth

Remember your high school Civics class?  To avoid confusion with Honda Civics, nowadays they usually call it “American Government.”  In that class, we learned that during the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Articles I, II, and III of the United States … Continue reading

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Remote Control President

(photo credit) Have you noticed a pattern in statements made by President Obama whenever he’s asked when and how he first learned of this scandal or that abuse of power?  Let’s review a few of them…. Oct 12, 2011 (President … Continue reading

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Obviously It’s Abuse of Power – But Why Does It Happen?

“The Freedom of Information Act is perhaps the most powerful instrument we have for making our government honest and transparent, and of holding it accountable. And I expect members of my administration not simply to live up to the letter … Continue reading

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