For the past 25 years the trend toward decentralization has directed power downwards. Authority and control of civic affairs shifts from national and state power centers to cities and local districts. Mexico is well ahead in developing the trend. In the U.S., pressure rises for better — maybe less — civil government. Please read more.
Thrive 2055 is a program that slanders the power of the free market and assumes that economic growth is possible and healthy only if it is planned and not merely “reactive” to marketplace actors. Please read more.
Video streaming by UstreamI analyze the duty of county clerks vis a vis the ribald claims that may come in Tennessee from gays seeking a marriage license. Does Bill Knowles have reason to say no, no matter what the U.S. supreme court may say about marriage? I explain the duty of the “lesser magistrate” and how it would apply to Mr. Knowles, the popular clerk in Hamilton County who is a professing Christian. Twelve minutes.
It is often said that without the government sector — the “public” sector — society would be shambles, poverty would be rampant and children would remain ignorant. Reformation in Chattanooga that is premised on the leadership of officials, politicians, bureaucrats and state employees is one that will not bring new life to the people. Please read more.
Video streaming by UstreamWall Street is vulnerable to a collapse. You might be wise to divest yourself from national economy and invest in local economy. A discussion of the ideas of Charles Hugh Smith at oftwominds.com. Nineteen minutes.
Hamilton County clerk Bill Knowles, father of three, is a man of the future. Not only is he tech savvy and has brought innovations into the clerk’s office, he has eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. How strongly will he fight to secure the future of families he serves if gays win in Washington courtrooms? Please read more.
I foresee a backlash that will arise from the legal regime proposed in Texas by a U.S. district judge. A ruling purporting to overturn state constitutions may be ratified in 2015 by SCOTUS. If that happens, there will be a backlash against homosexuals, that noisesome 1 percent who will become a stench in everyone’s noses. Secondarily, there will be development of private, nonstate forms of marriage under common law rights. Tennessee is not a common law marriage state, but Alabama is. Please read more.
Two Southern intellectuals say the United States is too large and no longer is a functioning representative republic. Our study of local economy highlights the problem of scale that befuddles national economy and national government.
Trying to be loyal to God, church, family and calling, I face a bit of trouble among friends and colleagues when I fail to follow along in the pledge of allegiance to the federal flag, with its 50 inverted pentagrams. Please read more.
- Avatars vs. persons
- Big food & health
- Cartels vs. liberty
- Common law rights
- Crisis of the dollar
- Education free market
- Family life
- Free people vs. police state
- Gollum's bedroom
- Health care big boys
- Letting us have our own way
- Local economy
- Political figures
- Schooling's decline
- The unborn & abortion
- Uncle's growing senility
- Ustream snippets
- Whose rules?