Category Archives: Freedom and Responsibility

Why Can’t We Agree?

(graphic credit) By Jeff Rutherford Imagine this scenario: The setting is a candy store.  A child throws a temper tantrum in the jelly bean aisle.  The parent resists at first, Advertisements

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Even Majority Rule Can’t Dictate Economic Reality

(photo credit) By Jeff Rutherford Fourteen months ago, Detroit filed the biggest municipal bankruptcy ($18B) in U.S. history.  Other big government bankruptcies in the billions of dollars are:  Jefferson County Alabama (Nov 2011, $4B), Orange County California (Dec 1994, $2B), … Continue reading

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Our Grandchildren — “How They Will Despise Us!”

(photo credit) Intro by Jeff Rutherford I recently finished Mark Levin’s Aug 2013 book The Liberty Amendments and immediately recommended it to “The Ed,” a valued contributor to this blog.  We’ll soon see what originalist reflections he might sprout from … Continue reading

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An Unpopular Position

Contributed by “The Ed” As you’ve seen in many of my previous posts, I am uncompromising in the belief that freedom and responsibility should be joined at the hip.  Sometimes it puts me at odds with the majority.  Sometimes, my … Continue reading

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Put Your Big Boy Pants On, Democrats

Contributed by “The Ed” “Insurance cancelled? Don’t blame Obama or the ACA, blame America’s insurance companies.”  That is the title of an editorial by Juan Williams of Fox News. (photo credit) Further in the editorial he says “You should be … Continue reading

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Why We Should Think for Ourselves

(photo credit) Contributed by “The Ed” My wife and I are parents of an autistic 26 year old adult, David.  We have been successful raising him far beyond anything that the diagnosis would portend.  The first and foremost reason I … Continue reading

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Too “Discouraged” to Look For Work? Excuse Me?

 (photo credit) I recently read a short 50-page monograph entitled American Exceptionalism – An Experiment in History [1], from a terrific series published by the American Enterprise Institute.  Written by Charles Murray, this monograph dissects the original “exceptional” elements that … Continue reading

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Being One Deep

Contributed by “The Ed” If you play chess, you know the person who can think several moves ahead will beat the person who only looks one move ahead every time.  That is because the person who thinks several moves ahead … Continue reading

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A Marriage Made In Heaven

 (photo credit) Contributed by “The Ed” In the past I have been vociferous about how evil the divorce of freedom from responsibility is.  It is time to change that and look at the elegant beauty that a marriage of freedom … Continue reading

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Me In The Media? If Only!

Contributed by “The Ed” (photo credit) Oh, if only I were in the media.  The questions I would have for our overlords would gladden the hearts of the remnant in America who love freedom that is married to responsibility.  The … Continue reading

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