Three things to keep in mind about Obamacare

It’s the existential crisis, stupid.

We’re getting off track here, people.

We all keep obediently discussing the new Revelation du Jour about the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad implementation of Obamacare.  And to some extent, that’s necessary.  People need to know the harm that could come from entering their personal information on the website.  They also need to stay abreast of actual news that might help them plan to get through the next few months.

But the more we talk about the mechanical failures of Obamacare, the more we’re behaving like Continue reading “Three things to keep in mind about Obamacare”

Liberty 101: Law as SMOD

A habit of liberty for a free people.

One of the most remarkable things about Obamacare has been the theme, lurking with a blithe, disarming shrug, that we have to wait to see “what’s in it” and how it all “plays out.”

It’s not just Nancy Pelosi who talks about it that way.  Basically, it’s everybody who ventures to discuss it analytically.  Each pundit ends up making the point that we’ll just have to see what happens and how it all plays out.

It’s as if Obamacare is not a law, written by men and fully manipulable by them, but Continue reading “Liberty 101: Law as SMOD”

US Government to apply peer pressure to your Islamophobia

Shame on you.

Hillary Clinton’s promise on this matter has been out there for months, but a virtually unadvertised conference in Washington, D.C. this week has resurrected the Clinton quote from July 2011.

Back in July, at a conference of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, Clinton pledged that the US would take action against “religious intolerance” in America.

It’s worth taking a moment to reflect on that.  Clinton said, in her remarks, “No country, including my own, has a monopoly on truth or a secret formula for ethnic and religious harmony.”  But if any country comes close to having such a monopoly, it is, in fact, the United States.  One of the core principles of our founding was religious freedom; Continue reading “US Government to apply peer pressure to your Islamophobia”