October 11, 2010

A Free Market of Ideas
George Bernard Shaw said: "Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it." It is true, most people are terrified of liberty, petrified they might have to be responsible for their own lives. "The Autonomist," is not for them.

The Mysterious Appeal of Polygamy and Obama
Burt Prelutsky—10/11/10
I have never watched a TV series called "Big Love," which deals with a polygamous family, so I have no opinion of the show. However, I was at a dinner party recently where a few people were discussing it. Nothing, I hasten to add, that was said made me want to tune in. Besides, between an occasional old movie, Bret Baier, The Factor and keeping up with the New York Yankees, I'm already watching more than enough. But it did get me thinking about the practice of polygamy.

Echoes of 1930s Germany?
Alan Caruba—10/11/10
Time and again in these troubled and troubling times people make reference to Germany in the 1930s, the rise of the Third Reich, and to Hitler as they express their fears regarding the Obama administration.

Rebuild and Restore
J. D. Longstreet—10/11/10
We Americans must ask ourselves a very important question as we make our decision concerning whom we will choose to govern us in the coming years.

Reviewing a Tea Party
Burt Prelutsky—10/8/10
I had attended a couple of Tea Party get-togethers, but I'd never spoken at one until Pat Boone invited me to do so at the event he was hosting in Beverly Hills.

Faisal Shahzad Warns America
Alan Caruba—10/8/10
Faisal Shahzad was sentenced to life in prison on October 6th for trying to kill a lot of innocent Americans in Times Square on May 1, 2010. He was completely unrepentant and we need to understand the funhouse-mirror mentality of Muslims who believe that Allah, through the Koran, has granted them, not just the right, but the duty to kill infidels who offer any defense against their outrages.

Is The Day Of Great Leaders Past?
Chuck Baldwin—10/8/10
A column co-authored by John Eidsmoe and Ben DuPre struck me. They titled their column, "What makes a 'great' president?"

Karzai in Talks with Taliban to end Afghanistan War?
J. D. Longstreet—10/8/10
We have seen AP reports in the past few days that report the Afghanistan government is talking with Taliban leaders to end the war in Afghanistan. The top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus is reported to have said: "There are very high-level Taliban leaders who have sought to reach out to the highest levels of the Afghan government and indeed have done that ... "