Once again, a major natural disaster questions the role of the federal government and its polo shirt, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Should disaster response fall on the shoulders of FEMA, the states or private individuals?
Five boroughs in New York City and towns in New Jersey continue to struggle with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy—storm damage, power outages and of course the clean-up. The damage is unprecedented and the images are startling.
Political campaign fatigue is presently a pox on all of our houses. It is a pandemic far worse than the flu (and there are no fedgov approved vaccinations!). But, the election matters, and Brian Bosché knows how he'll vote.
It’s how most of us feel. We’re watching our favorite show on Hulu or listening to music on Pandora and then we hear a 30-second stack of lies, half-truths and a candidate having crafted the art of saying, “I’m so and so and I approve this message.” Yes. We’re in the middle of political ad mania.
As the Middle East burns, our President is absent. His weakness and refusal to lead on a message of peace through strength (in a way only America can) has emboldened radical Islamists.
By pursuing love and popularity, President Obama has dashed our foreign policy and embraced sheepish naivety. He's created a rise in hate and anti-American feelings in a Middle East set ablaze. In Egypt and Libya, he attempted purchasing "allies" in the Muslim Brotherhood—an organization with oft-cited connections to terrorist groups.
In their era, when freedom was threatened by invasive, arbitrary government, the Founding Fathers went all in for freedom. Will we?
Get real. Our wallets and purses rule the day. Financial freedom often defines our ability to support movements, charities, churches and political parties. Not to mention, it fulfills our insatiable taste for the crack that is materialism—houses, cars, iPhones, flat screens and powdered doughnuts (related to crack).
Shallow minds think November is about the next four years. No. This is about the remnants of our productive lives. We have two choices with no gray area. Either we preserve the pursuit of prosperity or float from crisis to crisis like those in power.
This isn’t about the President writing two memoirs before age 40. Nearly every modern-day candidate pens a book or two. This isn’t about Obama’s college records. Three and a half years is enough to grade his performance (Hint: word ends in “-ailure”).
If the Democrats and Obama have their way, you won't be able to do anything, including start a business, go to college, or simply live your life, without government "help." This is the very definition of tyranny.
Meet Julia. She doesn’t have a last name, but just like you — under “Big O” of course — she has Daddy Government to lean on. When she can’t pay her student loans, eh… payment schmayment. When she gets old, Mr. G. will provide new wheels from The Scooter Store. Grand Canyon, here she comes!