Global Trade – Profitable Resale Not Transfer of Wealth

Authored by:  William Robert Barber

I have a real tough time understanding the newest battle cry over the concept of energy independence; wherein, the creditable ones confidently declare, to a willing community of listeners and readers that: Never in America’s history has an annual $700 billion dollars been paid out of this country to foreign nations. These geniuses, who include, T. Boone Pickens, go on to note that this is the largest transfer of wealth in the history of mankind.Read More »

Taxation Feeds Big Government But Destroys America’s Predominance In The World

Authored By:  William Robert Barber

We are the way and the light; so say the elected, appointed, and staffed officials that run the grand show we common and unwashed all call government. These producers, directors, and writers of the show have never found a disagreeable tax or fee. They are the true alchemist; these self-serving practitioners have developed the formula of perpetual self-sustenance; creating a livelihood out of the all-anointing-derivative-of elected-office.  The legislators develop and persuade the electorate, usually, by the utility of public apathy; to endorse a cause; the funding of course, to any cause is without exception supported by taxes and fees.Read More »

A Believable Call To Service

Authored by:  William Robert Barber

We have all been summoned to sacrifice for the team, the school, the corps, and the common good. In 1961, JFK asks us Americans, to ponder not what one’s country can do for you but what one can do for one’s country. A call to service the idea of a greater good is intrinsic to citizens of many nations. So it is not unusual for our presidential candidates to mimic and persuade this electorate to acknowledge every individual’s responsibility to more than oneself.Read More »

Russia of Putin Design

Russia: A Threat to American Sovereignty
Authored by:  William Robert Barber

The Russian’s have invaded a sovereign, democratically elected, pro-western government; the Georgians have been charged with over playing their hand and agitating the Putin bear; I do find it interesting that those on the left of American political ideology and those on the right is defining the action of concern in their classic precedence. Generally, those on the left search to place blame on America for Russia’s military incursion and those on the right do not hesitate in blaming the newly invigorated Russia of Putin design for their behavior. To immeasurable degree, each side reaches for some moral or ethical reasoning to justify their particulars; in my view, the only matter of importance is the sway of American power over Russian hostility. In other words, the objective of American power is the abatement of Russian power. Moral justification as a requirement to action is founded on a subjective illusion with as much credibility as “Peace For Our Time” spoken on September 30 1938 by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain.Read More »

Sincerity of Politicians

Authored by:  William Robert Barber

As a prefatory to my article I would like to emphasis the omnipotent steadfastness of an ancient absolute of governing: The rule of unintended consequences.

Somewhere during the second administration of George Washington’s presidency members of his cabinet formally organized political party affiliations as a means of expressing differing governing philosophies. Over the course of governing these political parties have become the ultimate power brokers of elected office, the force behind the throne, the very raison d’être of the will to govern. Political parties have replaced the concept of one man one vote with one party for all those eligible to vote; these parties because of their influence on elected representatives have become the wherewithal of corrupting all covenants of ideals; exchanging these ideals for compromise regardless of result in the interest of either obtaining or maintaining power. Political parties have an indulgence for amoral behavior, they have a Machiavellian urge to act in a self-servicing all purposefulness; for these entities, trust is not an applicable factor of concern.Read More »

Senator Obama – Armed With Persuasion and Little Else.

Return America to its past, how absurd!
Authored by:  William Robert Barber

If it is reasonable to believe that a candidate’s political ideology catalyst and indicates the candidate’s policy and practice then surely the voter is required to study and evaluate that certain ideology. In the case of Senator Obama his political ideology clearly spans to one of progressive liberalism to that of an Obama customized collective socialism.  The Senator believes, in the most conservatives of interpretation, in a FDR brand of socialism and in the most radical interpretive, the voter only knows, his well established most liberal voting record; in the scariest of voter analysis his record is so sparse, his experience so meager, that no one knows, with any surety, his political or policy intentions.Read More »

Obama, the Democratic Party and the Absurd

Authored by:  William Robert Barber

The political events surrounding the Democratic Party and its presumptive nominee has all the makings of an HBO Special. The protagonist (Obama) is initially discounted by the rank and file of politicians, pundits, and harbingers of such eventualities as an interesting contender; nevertheless, one whose time has NOT come. Undaunted the hero challenges the deadly dragon of the all powerful and by utilizing his gift of promising rhetoric and charming good looks suppresses the dragon’s fire to a spark; eventually, compelling the dragon into eating its own tail. A grand story of mythical proportions; but surely, such a story is fictional.Read More »