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"The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also." - Mark Twain

Democracy Should Be Condemned

by Kevin Alfred Strom

A CORRESPONDENT who had read one of my recent essays wrote to me, incredulously asking me if I was actually so wicked as to “condemn democracy.” I asked him to consider the facts and think, instead of just regurgitating the quasi-religious shibboleths that were imparted to him by the public schools:

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"The cure for anything is salt water -- sweat, tears, or the sea." - Isak Dinesen

Dangerous Morons

US navy sailors line up beneath the First Navy Jack flag during the USS Kitty Hawk Departure Ceremony, August 2008.

by Kevin Alfred Strom

PROOF WE ARE ruled and “protected” by dangerous morons can be found in this document, entitled “Crisis Controlled,” from the Virginia State Police (VSP), authored by Trooper John R. Wright.

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"The only index by which to judge a government or a way of life is by the quality of the people it acts upon." - Eric Hoffer

Free Speech and the Constitution

James Madison and the Constitution, portrayed in a sculpture at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia

by Kevin Alfred Strom

SOME PEOPLE — most notably lobbyists for the world’s wealthiest ethnic group — would like to see “speech codes,” which make it a punishable offense to criticize persons who belong to certain “protected classes,” […]

"The summit of the Jungfrau is the symbol of the eternally fresh dew, the eternal morning, the never-ending and never-aging beginning, the perpetual today, the undiminished, radiant heights of the timeless first moment." - Ludwig Klages

Jefferson Said it Well

JEFFERSON SAID IT WELL: “I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground: That ‘all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States or to the people.’ To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially […]

"The wet air was as cold as the ashes of love." - Raymond Chandler

Freedom of Association: A Criminal Act?

by Kevin Alfred Strom

IT WAS RECENTLY reported that a London bank had laid off some employees — nothing unusual about that these days. But there was a buzz of discussion about the fact that, horror of horrors, they had supposedly laid off foreign workers in greater proportion than British ones. One writer said that […]

"The vanity of the selfless, even those who practice utmost humility, is boundless." - Eric Hoffer

The Forgotten Tenth Amendment

James Madison, father of the United States Constitution. He opposed democracy, saying democracies are "as short in their lives, as they have been violent in their deaths," and sought to protect us from the tyranny of an omnipotent legislature. Sadly, with the demise of the Tenth Amendment, Madison's dream has died.

by Kevin Alfred […]