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GOP: Cold War Not Over

For unknown reasons the GOP is unable to accept that the Cold War ended a quarter-century ago.

Every candidate – with the exception of Rand Paul – is saying “we need a stronger military.” Carly even gave us numbers. But… why? We already have the strongest military in the history of the known universe.

Why do we need a stronger military? Why does the GOP keep demanding it? Because Reagan demanded – and got – it? That was during the Cold War and we needed it. But – we won the Cold War; it’s over.

Should we never go […]

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The GOP Needs to Reconsider Defense Spending

As one can tell from the demands of and by people who should know better that wars can be won by spying on ourselves, and by all other GOP candidates to increase defense spending, Rand has not come close to convincing the GOP candidates and voters that increasing our military spending is not useful. All the others want to build a bigger DoD and send our men to kill their men – but not to win.

A question in two parts. But context is needed, context ignored by those who support the standard GOP response to anything military: Build a […]

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What Is America Doing?

I’m a lifelong Republican. That’s been because I’ve supported the Constitution, the Rule of Law, Free Markets, and because I understand history. I know that socialism always fails, and always leaves any society it touches poorer than before in mind and body.

But the GOP has lost me – utterly. Today’s GOP supports none of those things. I knew Democrats found liberty anathema. After 2010 it began to dawn on me, and then after 2014 it glared down on me that the GOP hates Liberty, too.

In economics the GOP pretends that globalization helps us all. Nope. It helps the […]

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Liberty and Information

I’ve written before of the accelerating Information Age and the changes it has and will continue to bring. Look across Western History to arguably the biggest philosophical change since the advent of Christianity: The Enlightenment; liberty from a Church opposed to it. What drove the Enlightenment? What drove the intellectual class, policy makers and finally governments from a dependence on Faith to a dependence on Reason?

Information: The printing press and mass literacy drove a demand for liberty that created the largest, fastest alteration in government and governing philosophy in history.

It’s doing so again. People from Scotland to Texas, […]

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The Meaning of Ukraine

Putin is gobbling Ukraine.

The non-American West is wringing its hands.

The vacationing American president isn’t even doing that; he’s at the beach.

In the 1994 Budapest Agreement, Ukraine agreed to remove all nuclear weapons from its territory in return for a commitment by Russia, Britain and the US, “to respect the independence and sovereignty and existing borders of Ukraine.”

Have you heard of Britain not living up to an agreement to respect sovereignty, and what happened next…?

But now America, the global guarantor of peace for generations (until we elected the Communist dictator in the White House) also is […]

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