Lynn Atherton-Bloxham

Pearls Before Swine

Written by Lynn Atherton-Bloxham on Monday, 04 August 2014. Posted in Opinion, Lynn Atherton-Bloxham

The truth is that few immigrants are our enemies and we are not seeing the wealth inherent in this greatest resource — people.

Pearls Before Swine

Many American children grew up hearing the Biblical passage which cautions to “not cast your pearls before swine”. A child hearing that for the first time probably had a vague idea of what pearls were; similar to jewels, something of scarcity and value, therefore each one to be treasured.

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other Misfits

Written by Lynn Atherton-Bloxham on Wednesday, 08 January 2014. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, Lynn Atherton-Bloxham

What's it really mean to be a soldier in The New World Order? In "The Betrayed," Dr Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume tells the story of his life as a warrior who fought in two wars.

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other Misfits

Few book reviews begin with the warning that this is not a book you will completely enjoy. I predict, though, that even in the most depressing sections, you will feel compelled to continue reading but at the same time wonder if you can endure it.

The Invisible Enemy

Written by Lynn Atherton-Bloxham on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Opinion, Lynn Atherton-Bloxham

The greatest threat to freedom today comes not from Congress or even from the White House, but from the vast Byzantine collection of alphabet soup federal agencies that are by design unaccountable to the citizens.

The Invisible Enemy

President Barack Obama recently chided those malcontents who might blame him or his staff for the problems with the Affordable Care Act. He actually pointed out the problems within the Administrative Agencies. There was probably a fleeting moment of hope among those who are paying attention. The desire to shout, “Yes! He gets it!”

Ruby Ridge, Illusions Shattered

Written by Lynn Atherton-Bloxham on Tuesday, 10 December 2013. Posted in Opinion, Lynn Atherton-Bloxham

The tragic events at Ruby Ridge continue to remind us, decades later, that government, like fire, can get out of control and destroy lives.

Ruby Ridge, Illusions Shattered

Ruby Ridge may seem like ancient history (1992) to some but not to us. By us I mean my husband Roger Bloxham and myself. A recent situation, though, brought back the memory of Ruby Ridge and how for many of our friends, it was a shattering of illusions.

This Year, Give Thanks for Individual Liberty

Written by Lynn Atherton-Bloxham on Wednesday, 27 November 2013. Posted in Opinion, Lynn Atherton-Bloxham

Thanksgiving is the best time to exalt the individuality of each unique person. To be just, anyone who strives and honors the right of others to strive and achieve deserves thanks and appreciation, wherever they live in the world.

This Year, Give Thanks for Individual Liberty

Thanksgiving, in 2013, is still a unique American tradition. My desire — no, more than a desire, my prediction — is that it soon will become a universal time for feasting, family and friends. How wonderful if all over the world people sat together to marvel and appreciate a bountiful feast acquired through their own industriousness, creativity and wealth creation.

Obamacare Failure: Now Is Not a Time for Gloating

Written by Lynn Atherton-Bloxham on Monday, 25 November 2013. Posted in Opinion, Lynn Atherton-Bloxham

Rejoicing over the abysmal failure of Obamacare because of the great progressive failure it represents is wrong. The right response is to point out the failure and both demand and work for repeal.

Obamacare Failure: Now Is Not a Time for Gloating

President Obama's many disasters are not a cause for gloating among libertarians and should not be for Republicans either. This is a point of emphasis made by stand up comedian Linda Lee Grau, Host of Talent in the Southland, a Southern California radio show, in the face of the Obama Care disaster. Too many people have been badly harmed as the falsity and incompetence has impacted them in such important aspects of their lives.

Food Stamps?

Written by Lynn Atherton-Bloxham on Wednesday, 13 November 2013. Posted in Opinion, Lynn Atherton-Bloxham

Lynn Atherton-Bloxham offers a partial answer to a tender hearted Democrat friend.

Food Stamps?

Many times kindly people observe a government program, which may have originally been established with good intentions, and excuse it as it helps a few people who are really in need. They recognize the waste and fraud, but feel the "ends justify the means" and a few needy people are cared for by the government program. 

A Logical Look at Obamacare

Written by Lynn Atherton-Bloxham on Monday, 02 September 2013. Posted in Opinion, Lynn Atherton-Bloxham

Where pricing is hidden from consumers, that pricing is liable to be outrageously high. That's the case in healthcare today, and it's not going to improve with Obamacare.

A Logical Look at Obamacare

For many, many years one of my favorite writers has been Paul Jacob. He does not tout his formal economic credentials, rather his goal in his writings is to take fallacies that people hold and explain why what they think is not necessarily so. One of Jacob's recent pieces is about as clear and "common sense" an explanation of medical cost problems as can be. There are many economic journals carrying extensive studies available for those who have not thought through the problem in a logical and honest manner. This little essay by Paul is merely a summary of the Austrian perspective of why voluntary exchange works and bureaucratic attempts to replace a market do not work.

Stereotypes: A Virulent Form of Collectivism

Written by Lynn Atherton-Bloxham on Wednesday, 31 July 2013. Posted in Opinion, Lynn Atherton-Bloxham

Are Latino immigrants really responsible for as much crime as some believe? Lynn Atherton-Bloxham reports that facts don't support the stereotypes.

Stereotypes: A Virulent Form of Collectivism

If one received a dollar for every time a racial, ethnic or religious group of people is painted with an unflattering attribute, they could become wealthy quickly. This tribal mentality (my tribe is good, your tribe is bad) is a rather disturbing commentary on the collectivist thinking of many people in the USA.

Carrying the Water for the Progressive Agenda - Part 3

Written by Lynn Atherton-Bloxham on Tuesday, 30 July 2013. Posted in Opinion, Lynn Atherton-Bloxham

In addition to granting massive new powers to the federal leviathan, an attorney has warned that the bill would cause a number of new problems that will harm the nation.

Carrying the Water for the Progressive Agenda - Part 3

A favorite mantra among those either against all immigration or in favor of greatly limited immigration seems to be that absolutely no changes can be made to present immigration law until, “we secure our borders.” Many are insisting that they need a 100 percent no penetration border before an agreement can be reached. Certainly the old East Berlin Wall almost achieved that and evidently a similar North Korean model would almost satisfy the most vocal Conservatives.

Carrying the Water for the Progressive Agenda - Part 2

Written by Lynn Atherton-Bloxham on Wednesday, 24 July 2013. Posted in Opinion, Lynn Atherton-Bloxham

Partisans of the total state have long sought to foist a national ID on the American people. They partially succeeded with Social Security. Now, backed by so-called conservatives, they are about to shackle Americans with E-Verify.

Carrying the Water for the Progressive Agenda - Part 2

Many years ago, conservatives were opposed to the very idea of a National Identification Number. Supporters of a National I.D. were those “Progressives” on the extreme; the hard line statists who wanted an ever larger government to control and direct all personal and economic activities.

Conservatives: Carrying the Water for the Progressive Agenda

Written by Lynn Atherton-Bloxham on Friday, 05 July 2013. Posted in Opinion, Lynn Atherton-Bloxham

Americans have the impression that conservatives and progressives are opposites. If this was ever true, it no longer is. Today, both sides want the same thing - more power in the hands of the state.

Conservatives: Carrying the Water for the Progressive Agenda

As much as most Progressives would protest, if one diligently digs beneath the surface of history, it becomes apparent that the "progressives" are hooked to the totalitarian idea. Their propensity toward totalitarianism is also reflected in their desire for a strong and charismatic leader who supports the "National Interest" rather than the protection of individual liberty. From personal decisions to business and property, progressives desire a strong central authority. They seek a mysterious all-wise and all-knowing leader and a body of ever just administrators who will expertly direct all activities for the "lesser folks." Whether they are more benign with a welfare or communitarian bent or openly supportive of leadership such as Stalin, Mussolini and even now what Obama openly represents, there is no denying that Progressives have a default to a totalitarian, central control, philosophy.

Great Parents?

Written by Lynn Atherton-Bloxham on Friday, 31 May 2013. Posted in Opinion, Lynn Atherton-Bloxham

Our militarist society, that celebrates the group over the individual and incessantly calls for self-sacrifice, enables the growth of empire and puts our youth at unnecessary risk. The fault for this starts with parents.

Great Parents?

Well you see, said the devoted Mother, looking at her husband proudly, we are great parents. We really believe in what we did. For our Nation, you know. We encouraged Jimmy and told him he would be honored and respected. He would get to wear a uniform and shiny buttons. I think he understood, don’t you dear? she asked her husband. He silently nodded his head but one could detect a little hesitation. Finally he cleared his throat and said, “Most all the other parents feel this way, and sometimes it works out good and sometimes,” he glanced down nervously, “sometimes not as good.”

Gang of Eight; Check Your Premise

Written by Lynn Atherton-Bloxham on Wednesday, 29 May 2013. Posted in Opinion, Lynn Atherton-Bloxham

Current attempts at immigration reform are nothing more than adjustments the nationalist premise that supposes that the State is superior to the individual. And this is a dangerous and faulty premise.

Gang of Eight; Check Your Premise

Much fanfare has erupted over the Gang of Eight, now given a more sophisticated appellation as the co-sponsors for the Immigration Reform Bill. The failure of its success as a new plan for immigration is fairly certain, whether it passes or not.

Truth in the Raw: Nationalism; an Original Document, English Translation

Written by Lynn Atherton-Bloxham on Friday, 03 May 2013. Posted in Opinion, Lynn Atherton-Bloxham

Nationalism upholds the right of the state over all, submerging the rights of the individual beneath the aggressive power of the regime. The modern pattern still followed today was formulated by Benito Mussolini.

Truth in the Raw: Nationalism; an Original Document, English Translation

Nationalism is a most touchy subject. People prefer the term “Patriotism” and slide over the nationalistic characteristics of their beliefs and what the advocacy of those beliefs would actually signify.  In fact, it is difficult to discuss or write about nationalism in a negative vein. People are naturally hostile to an attack on what they feel is a positive attribute that all sensible people should share.

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