Harvest 2020

Harvest 2020

What if American humans were “managed” in the same way as American wildlife? Given the depravity of America’s track record at home and abroad, this question is only far-fetched for those who believe the evil will never extend to them. This essay combines existing ingredients into an alternate American reality.

Senator Alan Hays, Amendment One, and the Painful Extraction of Democracy from Florida

Senator Alan Hays, Amendment One, and the Painful Extraction of Democracy from Florida

Florida State Senator Alan Hays is easily dismissed as a politically incorrect buffoon, but the danger he presents to democracy, the Constitution, and our environment must not be overlooked. Eager to curry favor with the ruling class, and too ignorant to be qualified for high office, he epitomizes everything that James Madison despised in the state governments of the 1780s.

Empire Uber Alles: The Familiar Face of Bipartisan Consensus

Empire Uber Alles: The Familiar Face of Bipartisan Consensus

Normal service has been resumed. America’s owners have cracked their whip, and Congress has finally passed a budget. The military-industrial complex has been given a huge Christmas present, but the rest of us can go hang from Eisenhower’s Cross of Iron.

Is the Constitution Broken? A Halloween Question for the Owners of America

Is the Constitution Broken? A Halloween Question for the Owners of America

The primary purpose of the U.S. Constitution was to protect the property of the American elite. Stressed by the rise of the Tea Party faction and the risk of financial calamity, can the Constitution continue to serve that purpose? Do the owners of America need to consider a new constitutional order?

Balancing the Formula of Fear: Searching for Courage in a Police State

Balancing the Formula of Fear: Searching for Courage in a Police State

As the United States officially degenerates into a police state, sacrificing the Fourth Amendment on the altar of security, the Second Amendment remains curiously sacrosanct. It’s too bad that gun owners are too scared to actually use their rights in the manner they claim was intended.

Bull Marketing: The Selling of Bernanke’s Bubble

Bull Marketing: The Selling of Bernanke’s Bubble

The rising stock market is presented by the mainstream media as a cause for optimism about our economic prospects. In truth, it exposes the depravity of the institutions that value bank balance sheets ahead of human welfare.

Taking Aim at Tyranny

Taking Aim at Tyranny

The NRA portrays itself as a defender of American liberty against government usurpation, and pretends to operate in the spirit of the framing. On both counts, it is a fraud.

It’s Mourning in America

It’s Mourning in America

The United States is a singularly violent country, exporting its bloodshed across the world. While the deaths of the children of Newtown are appalling, they are not the only victims of senseless slaughter that we must mourn.

Celebrating the Suppression of Dissent

Celebrating the Suppression of Dissent

The second presidential debate was greeted by the liberal media as a welcome victory for Barack Obama. But it was a travesty of the democratic process, excluding important ideas that could bring the real change that Obama never will.

The Nullification Crisis of 2013: Rick Scott’s Appointment with Destiny

The Nullification Crisis of 2013: Rick Scott’s Appointment with Destiny

The extraordinary resistance to the Affordable Care Act by Florida Governor Rick Scott echoes the Nullification Crisis of 1832-33 and the battles over desegregation in the 1950s and 1960s. The national war between plutocracy and democracy is becoming red hot in the red states as their helpless citizens look on in amazement and despair.

Divide et Impera: The Malicious Folly of Welfare Drug Testing

Divide et Impera: The Malicious Folly of Welfare Drug Testing

Today’s Leesburg Daily Commercial included an article on the growing movement to subject welfare recipients to drug tests. The appeal of this policy to the cynical right has caused many states to ignore both common sense and the Constitution in the pursuit of oligarchic nirvana.

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