The Otiosity of Fear

mccainatwef A few weeks ago John McCain remarked that he felt the biggest threat to our economy was another terrorist attack.  I was not surprised that someone representing one of the major parties in the United States would use fear to sway the hearts and minds of the voters, it is a powerful device to use.  But it left me wondering, coming upon seven years after the 9/11 terrorists attacks, have we let the terrorists win?

I’m afraid we temporarily have.  And that is my hope that it remain temporary, though that hope is fading as we continue down the path of scaring people into compliance and willingness to give up their individual liberties to a governing body that we give dominion over us. 

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Democrats Screw the Poor Again

Once again, the Democrats controlling congress have put the screws to the poor in the United States. By passing into law the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 they have taken away one of the few avenues for poor and lower income families to acquire homes, requiring them to ‘give’ money to rich landlords instead of earning equity on a house that they would be buying themselves.

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