Daily Archives: January 21, 2013

Once again, Obama tries to use the Founders to make the case for collectivism

As a student of rhetoric, I noticed years ago (before he was even president) that Barack Obama’s major speeches tend to begin first by referencing the ideals of the Founders, then after having imitated the soaring rhetoric of past American luminaries, changing the focus to make it sound as if the next step for AmericanContinue Reading

Using “End of Course” tests to spread false propaganda

Below is a question from the “North Carolina End of Course Assessment in Biology that was recently released by the state Division of Public Instruction. It should be pointed out that this is one of several propaganda and not science based questions on the test. What will most likely happen if the human population continuesContinue Reading

NEA doles out thousands of dollars to NC groups

Mike Antonucci of the Education Intelligence Agency reports that the National Education Association (NEA) gave $15 million in grants to 94 advocacy groups during the 2011-2012 fiscal year.  I did a cursory review of the list and found two North Carolina-based groups that received NEA funds. Center for Teaching Quality (Carrboro, NC) – $120,767 CommitteeContinue Reading

Now you have seen it all

A Theory of Justice: The Musical John Locke makes an appearance in the musical! From the press release: A Theory of Justice: The Musical! was written by Oxford University students Eylon Aslan-Levy, Ramin Sabi and Tommy Peto, who are all final-year undergraduates reading Philosophy, Politics and Economics. The authors originally conceived of the writing processContinue Reading

The more you know about energy, the more you’ll like the nuclear option

Comparing the costs and benefits of different energy sources, nuclear power offers the most compelling case. That’s the assessment of Dr. John Hubisz, visiting professor of physics at N.C. State University and featured speaker during today’s meeting of the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. In the video clip below, Hubisz explains why nuclear energy standsContinue Reading

Recovering Revenues

For a quick breakdown of the broad categories of the state budget and the sources of the money, check out Sarah Curry’s newsletter today.  Sara will be doing more of this analysis, and a lot more work on the details of the budget, so keep an eye on the Fiscal Insights Archive for all theContinue Reading

After four years, no evidence that Obama cares to do anything about unemployment

According the BLS, as reported at CNS.com, subtracting out new retirees, there are more than 4.2 million additional people over the age of 16 who are unemployed today than there were on President Obama’s first inauguration day. As reported by CNS: The increase in Americans opting out of the labor force during Obama’s first termContinue Reading

Yet now we equally struggle that the promissory note be honored

It’s an equality of sorts, I suppose, that we all witness, for example, the First, Second, Ninth, Tenth, and Fourteenth Amendments come under assault from within, that the entire U.S. Constitution is denounced as “evil” by self-appointed intelligentsia, and that even Article One, Section One isn’t safe. We honor today a man whose vision forContinue Reading