Authored By: William Robert Barber
From the years 1900 to 2000 we Americans have seen an expediential growth in the overall size of government; this growth has occurred in all levels of governing. Every federal agency and department has expanded its responsibilities and authority; this expansion of government includes the increase of taxes and fees to pay for the costly services provided by the jurisdictions of cities, counties, and states. On a world wide scale, America’s government has grown by influence and infrastructure; since the offset of the Spanish American War to the present America’s prowess, supported by taxes and debt service, has reached the far corners of the world.
No person could have possibly envisioned the effect of this step by step, layer upon layer, taxpayer funded expansion of American government; an effect that would propel the United States into a perpetual motion of uncontrollable legislative taxing continuances resulting in the creation of an ambiguous, abstract, Byzantine, wholly ungovernable, giant governing bureaucracy. A bureaucracy of laws and regulations created by the elected to satisfy the insatiable demands of a divergent group of lobbyist and ever increasing costs of buying constituency votes. Read More »
Authored By: William Robert Barber
Dave’s comments stated: “My primary concern, after consorting with many scientists throughout my travels last year —namely in Antarctica and the Galapagos Islands– involve Global Warming and the environment.”
I am not in a position to scientifically define the cause and effect of Global Warming; nevertheless, I do not believe that, “after consorting with many scientists throughout my travels” is a verification or validation of the reality of Global Warming.
Continuing with the response: “the mainstream members of the Republican party of this country refuse to acknowledge that there is a problem. Big Oil and big industry is winning, the environment is losing.”Read More »
January 14, 2008
As time marches forward towards another new year,
Those values we cherished and once held so dear,
Continue to wane and vanish in the fray,
Of yet another lost and wasted new day.
Mr. Smith went to Washington a long time ago,
To give back to his country, to reap and to sow,
Honesty, loyalty, courage and strength,
He filibustered his constituents for these, at great lengths,
His dedication proved fruitful, but as we all know,
Twas only a fairy tale, a movie, a show.
The most retrospective of voter initiates a political choice with a predetermined set of presumptions and assumptions that mingle to create a context for a casual theory. Some of us are influenced positively or negatively to a particular casual theory founded on the political preferences of parent, teacher, or mentor; regardless of the primary stimuli, the power of casual theory is a very real intermediate factor in a voter’s political choice.
By William Robert Barber
A few of the presidential contenders, seemingly, the heretofore more successful contenders have established as part of their, ‘elect me’ persuasion, a menu of populist entrees. These entrees have been defined and espoused as measures designed to protect and benefit the average person; the common man. The supposition is of course that the average American needs such protection and require some ‘action’ because this particular segment of American’s are not benefiting.
Naturally, these politicians, these provocateurs, in order for their message to appear reasonable and rational, must presume and enthusiastically endorse any and all negatives. For example, the economy must be heading for a recession, the war in Iraq is not winnable, or the health care system is impaired, the rich are not paying their fair share of taxes, corporations are susceptible to or are more or less inherently corrupt, unions are generally underrepresented in the competition within the marketplace, big businesses are exporting jobs to the detriment of American workers, the middle class has paid too much, and free trade is detrimentally counter to the interest of the American people.Read More »