Reflections on The Election

I received the following from a friend via email. I don’t know Ms. Hollis, but thought others should know about her and her thoughts: Laura Hollis: Current: Associate Professional Specialist and Concurrent Associate Professor of Law at University of Notre Dame. Past: Director at Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Associate Director and Clinical Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. [...]

Next Election, Vote For The Real Mafia

Albert J. Nock, one of the more revered early libertarians, had no love for government. He understood how power inevitably corrupted whatever ideals and goals might have motivated the formation of government. In one of his colorful descriptions, Mr. Nock likened the State to organized crime: Taking the State wherever found, striking into its history at any point, one sees [...]

The Election Outcome Begins To Be Felt

Let the carnage begin (continue??). The hopes of small and large business were dashed with the re-election of Barack Obama. Many held off making hard decisions based on the hope of sanity returning to America. When that proved to be a false hope, they did what they had to do to protect themselves from the predation coming from Washington. According [...]

Where Do We Go From Here…

This post from Tom Lester has more optimism than I am able to generate. While we may disagree on how optimistic we should be, Tom provides valuable observations and guidance at a time when those who understand this country and how it works are very disillusioned and down. From Tom: THESE are the times that try men’s souls.  The summer [...]

We Have Lost And Are Lost

This article is remarkably clear, concise and heartfelt regarding what losing this election meant. One feels the emotion and disappointment for the country and the values we cherish. From Grouchy Old Cripple in Atlanta (with my emboldening) comes these meaningful thoughts: A guest post from Casey. Dear Friends: The most productive people, the small business owners, the entrepreneurs and the honest [...]

H. L. Mencken Knew Obama Was Inevitable

The results of the presidential election still seem unreal to me. How and why a failed president and presidency was given a “do-over” is beyond my comprehension. Yes, I know about makers and takers and how taking care of the takers is supposed to ensure victory. But are there no limits to who can be elected under such a strategy? [...]

How Elections Are Stolen

Robert Stacy McCain (The Other McCain) offers this information: Bizarre Statistical Improbabilities Posted on | November 10, 2012 What are the odds that two players in the same hand of Texas Hold ‘Em will both have outstanding hands — four of a kind or a straight flush? The odds against this are high enough that casinos offer so-called “Bad Beat” jackpots to be [...]

The Europification of America

Jonah Goldberg opines on the recent election: Marriage, particularly among the working class, has gone out of style. In 1960, 72 percent of adults were married. Today, barely half are. The numbers for blacks are far more stark. The well-off still get married though, which is a big reason why they’re well-off. “It is the privileged Americans who are marrying, [...]

Disappointment and Disheartenment Over The Election — Guest Post

Tom Lester provides the following guest post: Several months ago I predicted Romney would win the presidential race with 55% of the popular vote.  I anticipated that people who had voted for Obama in 2008 would come to their senses and analyze Obama’s lack of a record and intransigent ideology and correct their previous error in judgment.  But obviously people [...]

Brian Wilson Discussion on Election

A podcast discussion on election-related topics 11/8 Monty Pelerin 11/8 Monty Pelerin – Brian speaks with Monty Pelerin from Economi…

Obama’s Election Seals Our Fate

The Obama re-election dooms the country.  It ensures that his philosophy will be imposed for another four years. His election ensures the continuing shift away from the Rule of Law, property rights, free men and free markets. Obama’s vision of how the world works ensures a dire economy until an economic collapse resets everything. The rest of the world, apparently [...]

Obama Wins, Country Loses

At bedtime last night, things looked dicey. Upon awakening, Romney had conceded. That is all I know. As I catch up, further commentary on this event will be posted.