Tag Archives: Private Sector

The Road to Serfdom – Your Property…Someone Else’s Benefit

With the millennial generation flocking to Bernie Sanders and Pied Piper socialism, a short course in basic Economic Literacy seems timely and necessary. While it is impossible to cover every detail, this article does provide intellectual ammunition on many of the most important aspects. Thank you for posting it, quoting from it, and forwarding it to your friends and colleagues. Best regards, Paul Economic Literacy 101 – Do Millennials really want the Big Government socialist policies Bernie and Hillary advocate? Paul Driessen America’s 18- to 34-year-old “Millennials” have been tutored in group-think schools that extol socialism. Now they lionize liberal politicians whose class-warfare prescriptions include taxing away all but maybe 1% of the nation’s 0.0001% billionaires’ wealth, then going after Wall Street, Big Business, millionaires and upper middle classes – and giving the “revenue” to those who “need” or “deserve” it more. The entire process revolves around three central questions. Which ruling class elites get to determine who loses, who wins, by how much? Who grants them the power to do so, and holds them accountable? And what happens when the inevitable discontent over their autocratic decisions boils over? Interestingly, many of the same generation have flocked to see films …

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2013 Local Election is About Jobs…but what about Water? How does Whatcom County fix this?

Today has been another bellwether day, where more problems are being created than resolved.  As the voting for local candidates and issues in Whatcom County has begun,  the staff at “Whatcom Wins,” (aka: Whatcom Democrats) have attempted to turn the conversation to; trains, railroads, coal, CO2, global warming, water quality, GMO’s and everything under their green moldy kitchen sinks.  But their dirty little secret, which most of the local voters have no idea of, is that they continue to actively work in the background with WA State DOE and Whatcom County Planning and Development Services, to change the language in our local and state water code.   Current code allows for property owners to put in a well and septic system to improve their property for small, rural farms and residential living.  This lifestyle could be coming to an abrupt halt if our elected quasi-judicial County Council representatives swings towards the extreme, progressive agenda, that the Whatcom Democrat Central Committee has embraced.  A great resource for anyone who currently takes their water from a private well is this group: Whatcom Private Well Owners.  Connect with this organization to stay abreast of what’s happening with rural water/septic regulations and code. Please …

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Whatcom Wins? Resolution to Oppose Development "On or Near" Cherry Point Approved by Local Democrat Central Committee

Apparently there’s going to be little fan-fare, or media attention given to the July 18th, 2013 resolutions adopted at the Whatcom County Democrat Central Committee meeting.  There was overwhelming approval for these three resolutions, of which two did receive Bellingham Herald media attention, but not the Resolution to Honor the Lummi Nation’s Sacred Lands and Waters of Cherry Point. It’s hard to understand why a party that says it supports labor would approve this resolution?  Especially, since it is well in advance of receiving the results from the State of Washington’s environmental impact statement (EIS), which has been given carte blanche to scope the Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) project impacts from an unprecedented global viewpoint.  The Department of Ecology will be looking at the effects that this project will have on train traffic, coal, site-development, employment, natural resource uses and so many other hoops-for-them-to-jump, that it would create one, huge run-on-sentence; all at an unprecedented global level.  But, what is an even greater quandary to me is; Why do the local labor halls continue to organize and support a party that has, and continues to chase out legal, viable, manufacturing and production jobs from Whatcom County?  According to my sources, the …

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The United States could use a little Coolidge – right now!

President J.Calvin Coolidge (Silent Cal) – 30th President of the United States; 1923 – 1929   One would hardly guess from this picture that President Coolidge was considered a shy person. Apparently he loved to be photographed as he is here wearing a Sioux head dress, after he had officially been adopted into the Sioux tribe for his work on behalf of Indian affairs. (President J.Calvin Coolidge gave U.S. citizenship to all Native Americans in June of 1924.)   Maybe it was because he was born on July 4, 1872, maybe it was his upbringing in a family of public servants, or maybe it was merely his true nature, but J.Calvin Coolidge understood that liberty, freedom and the right to personal property can only be realized when government remains small enough, so as not to interfere in the public’s ability to realize self reliance. When public safety was threatened by city police, during his tenure as the Governor of Boston, MA, he called in the state guard to break it, stating that “there is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, anytime.” In 1923, after President Warren Harding’s death, Vice President, J. Calvin Coolidge, was sworn …

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