Category Archive: Freedom

Aug 13 2016

Progressives and Intent

Recently, as noted previously on this blog, I have spent some time frequenting some socialist websites and forums and reading some of the modern socialist “thinkers”. I have also read a couple of books, include The Problem with Socialism by Thomas DiLorenzo, which is a pretty good deconstruction while still be approachable. Not as detailed …

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May 02 2015

The NDP will destroy Alberta’s economy

All the recent polls in the Alberta election seem to indicate that the NDP (i.e. socialists) under Rachel Notley will form the next government of our fine province.  Ms. Notley has vowed to fix the regulatory environment for the oilsands, to withdraw funding from “independent” schools, to spend more on infrastructure, roll back cuts to …

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Nov 01 2014

On Teacher Retirement Behaviour

At my daughter’s high school this semester, two of her four teachers have chosen to retire in the middle of the term, forcing the students to be handed to another teacher.   The fact one of her other teachers is very pregnant means that by January she will have had seven teachers for four courses. …

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Jun 02 2014

On the EPA CO2 Reduction Target

Today, the EPA and President Obama unveiled a plan to reduce major power plant CO2 emissions by 30% in 16 years (by 2030).  This will basically kill the coal-fired power industry, and subsequently the coal mining industry in America. There is much discussion on the net about how foolish this is, such as:  The reduction …

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Apr 22 2014

George Brandis – another good thing from Australia!

I’m really starting to like some of the things I’m hearing out of our cousins down-under.  First it was them calling out homeopathy for being a fiction, and now this from their attorney general, George Brandis: ‘Because’, he says, ‘if you are going to defend freedom of speech, you have to defend the right of …

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Feb 16 2014

The Decline of Western Civilization

Recently, there have been a number of things in the news that make me think that Western Civilization is in decline.  It doesn’t take much to look at parts of Europe that are bankrupt, both morally and economically, or at the United States where cities like Detroit are bankrupt and in ruins, or states like …

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Nov 07 2013

Why Muslims should love secularism

I found this article last fall and saved the link, but never got around to posting it or commenting on it.  Hussein Ibish published it in Now Lebanon, but it was picked up and published in many places on the Internet. I would give you a summary, but Ibish does an excellent job in a …

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Oct 29 2013

The real goal of Obamacare

In recent days, I have come to a conclusion about the Affordable Care Act (2010), passed by the US Congress and signed into law by President Obama.   Mark Steyn wrote over the weekend: A few years back, I too was retailing horror stories from Canadian (and British) health care — wait times, C difficile, …

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Sep 28 2013

On Socialism in the Schools

The forces of so-called “Social Justice” continue to rampage in our educational institutions.  My daughter is attending a public high school and she started asking me questions about her Social Studies homework.  She didn’t like my answers because I sounded like one of those evil capitalists…  So I asked to see what material she was …

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Sep 02 2013

On Public vs. Private Schools

A few days ago, Slate.com published a column by Allison Benedikt where she declares that all parents who send their children to private school are bad people.  The general scope of her complaints about public school can be distilled to two things: American public schools are a valued institution and for the greater good of …

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