No Free Lunch

Before we look at the future of healthcare, let’s take a look back at how we got to where we are today. Let’s also begin with what should be obvious, but no longer is, and that is that healthcare is not a right. Period. One rough definition of a right is that it cannot be something with a monetary value, and that certainly doesn’t apply here. When we speak of healthcare in this context, what we are really talking about is healthcare insurance. Mixed in with that is the question of who pays for healthcare. In the end, someone has…

Culture is Everything

Nothing changes until the culture changes. That is an important lesson that people seem to have a hard time grasping. We want things fixed, and we want them fixed now. We think in terms of a four-year presidential term when we should be thinking in terms of decades and generations. We miss the lesson of the Reagan Revolution: it was pushed through by a small group of dedicated activists, but the cultural foundation needed to sustain it wasn’t there. It collapsed and is now just a footnote in history – a golden opportunity lost because the foundation to support it…

Straight Lines or Cycles

As we watch events unfold in Paris and other parts of Europe, the obvious question is, “Will we see this in America in the near future?” Among many on the Right, the quick answer is a resounding “Yes.” Let’s step back a bit and take another look. Let’s take a deep breath, look at the similarities and the differences and some history before making predictions. America is not Europe. We may still be largely European in ancestry, but we are not Europe. That’s obvious enough, but we still tend to assume that the American Right equals the European Right, and…

Modernism, Traditionalism, and the Role of Women

There are forces at work that have been quite successful at convincing women that they can “have it all” and be anything they want to be – all without any penalty. This is like telling an eight-year old that he can do anything he wants to do. He straps on a towel, imagining it to be a Superman cape, then jumps off a roof because he believed he could fly. Is that really all that different from telling women that they can spend their youth getting an advanced degree, work their way up the corporate ladder to financial success –…

The Hospitality Parable

Imagine someone coming into your house. Someone you don’t know, but who perhaps was invited by your teenage son. He had said something about wanting to add a little spice to this boring house; nothing ever changes here; he needed someone to help him figure out how to get to the next level on his video game. You know – important stuff. Not really a problem, but you’re a bit annoyed that you weren’t asked – they just showed up. You want to be polite, so you say nothing and go into another room so as not to hear their…

The Melting Mess

Genocide. The word conjures up images of widespread slaughter and mass unmarked graves. We see none of that today; so, why would anyone raise the alarm about White genocide? Before we tackle the matter of White genocide, let’s make sure we understand what genocide really means. The legal definition of genocide is clearly spelled out by the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility To Protect. … genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: c) Deliberately inflicting on the…

Heaven Helps Those…

Imagine that you are out on the open water in a boat. With you are your four-year old son and his friend. The boat capsizes and both boys are struggling to keep from drowning as the current is sweeping them away. You can only save one of them, so which one will it be? It will, of course, be your own son – even though you would also like to save the other boy. One child has life, while the other has death. The other child was certainly not hated and may be a close family friend or even a…