Articles Posted in the " government " Category

  • Will America Accept the Rule of Law?

    I will be interested to see how many people (the pro-Obamacare community) get up in arms over this decision. I mean, heck, the Fourth circuit court is already in opposition.  What decision?  Well, the US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit...


  • Customer Service at National Monuments (and everywhere!)

    PROCESS MANAGEMENT:I just returned from a cross-country trip helping my son move to Colorado Springs.  We made a nice trip out of it, taking the time to do some site-seeing along the way, including the St Louis Arch, and the...


  • Taxing “Because they do it” is Insanity

    Many say that PA needs to follow the lead of other Natural Gas producing states, and have a severance tax on natural gas. That we “need” the tax revenues. That we are the “laughing stock” of these states because we...


  • Let “Washington” Pay For It (Really?)

    A good friend posted an article on Facebook that purports to explain why the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) scares the Republicans. The article posits that the GOP is scared, because ACA will work, and people will realize that they can now...


  • So what do you consider “private”?

    So what do you consider “private”?

    About 15 years ago I was part of an ongoing public discussion concerning privacy.  The discussion at the time was about street cameras placed by the police around the neighborhoods.  Was this somehow a violation of privacy?  Should they be...


  • Misleading Local Media — Shocked? (shame, Centre Daily Times! !@centredailycom)

    Misleading Local Media — Shocked? (shame, Centre Daily Times!  !@centredailycom)

    Once again I am befuddled at the complete lack of ability of the local media. In this case, the Centre Daily Times in State College, PA.  In reporting crime for the past week they have two stories that just serve...


  • An Activist Court or a Constructionist Court–they aren’t the same!

    An Activist Court or a Constructionist Court–they aren’t the same!

    Last night over on Facebook  we had a rather good and amicable discussion about Obama, and the trend in government to rule the people rather than be ruled by the people. I made a claim that Obama is seeking to...


  • Dictator, Caesar, or Emperor Palpatine?

    Dictator, Caesar, or Emperor Palpatine?

    Another Venture into politics… This one is really REALLY heartfelt… Here’s what scares me about Obama.  On New Years Eve he signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which, among other things, allows the President to authorize the indefinite detention, in...


  • 30 Years Since the Falklands War

    30 Years Since the Falklands War

    How many of you remember the Falklands War? Not only do I remember it (hey–I was in college!) but I later had a thesis student at the US Air Force’s graduate school who had as his close friend a real...


  • War with Iran: Not Inevitable, but Language is Leading There

    War with Iran: Not Inevitable, but Language is Leading There

    Lesson #1 in learning about diplomacy: governments choose their words very carefully, so that messages are sent in the headlines, and the quotes. In 1990 George H W Bush made the statement, as the Iraqi forces were still rolling in...