Archive for May, 2010

My 9th Grade Class

Friday, May 28th, 2010

My 9th Grade Class When I was in the 9th grade, we had a course called Government. Among other things we learned the following: 1. Salaries for jobs in government are paid 100% through the collection of taxes. 2. The lower class does not provide jobs. 3. The middle class provides very few jobs. 4. […]


Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Respect Respect, so important, going hand in hand with freedom of speech. A basic recognition and acknowledgement for the appreciation of another’s journey. Without it comes the denial of underlying interpersonal connection. The us vs. them concept is comforting in some ways. We can reassure ourselves that perceived unpleasant qualities are not us, but the […]

“Only Free Enterprise Brings Earned Success.”

Monday, May 24th, 2010

If unearned money does not bring happiness, redistributing money by force won’t make for a happier America — and the redistributionists’ theory of a better society through income equality falls apart. The goal of our system should be to give all Americans the greatest opportunities possible to succeed based on their work and merit. And […]

Thoughts – Part II

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

“Why do so many people have such a problem understanding the concept of increased tax revenue through volume? That way everybody wins.” “I just can’t understand why anyone thinks they are entitled to what someone else worked for and earned. I learned about taking away other kids toys in the sandbox at three.” “How can […]


Friday, May 21st, 2010

“There may be no greater threat to the idealist than facts.” “It seems that as the relationship between what one does and what one earns becomes more loosely defined, the empathy for the small business person becomes less and less.” “I looked up liberal and conservative in the dictionary. Neither one sounds like the people […]

“The Small Business Man”

Friday, May 21st, 2010

“The small business person. Endless unpaid hours spent striving to improve one’s product. The satisfaction knowing you provided opportunities for others. Under it all, always the carrot, a tangible reward in proportion to effort. Without this, would I have followed the same path? No way, too many easier, less risky… ways to make a living. […]

The Man at the Back Door

Friday, May 21st, 2010

The Man at the Back Door One Friday night, when I was a child, a man appeared at our back door asking to see my father. I recognized him as a member of the crew that worked in my father’s small business. I heard the man say, “Can I borrow five or ten dollars until […]

Welcome Tyler Butler

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Today is a great day, and we here at hope all of our dear collaborators in liberty are well. Today we are extremely pleased to introduce our newest contributer, Tyler Butler. Tyler is a master photographer, philosopher, poet, motorcyclist, and inquisitive thinker. We look forward to his musings and know that you will enjoy […]