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Pericles Elytis

OF MICE, MEN AND HYDRAS

When oppressed people in Iraq and Iran are dancing in the streets celebrating the actions of our president to remove an evil tyrant and terrorist, and free people in Washington DC, NYC and elsewhere are protesting those same actions, something is wrong. We need to ask ourselves “who […]

ALLEGORY OF THE SELFISH LAZY CHILD

Think of our country as providers and dependents, adults and children. Dependents include all those who receive an allowance, in the form of government checks. Unlike in a family, however, the “children” get to vote on raises in their allowances—on the parents spending more on them. Imagine that. […]

THE RAIN IN UKRAINE

Collusion, Illusion and Confusion… Trump “colluded” with Ukraine? That’s funny, according to Politico, Ukraine tried to prevent Trump’s ascent to office, and in fact, the Ukrainian regime in office during the 2016 elections supported Hillary, not Trump. Meanwhile, Joe Biden secured a cushy pay-to-play absentee board seat for […]

IMMIGRANTS vs. GIMMEGRANTS

It is just plain wrong to claim that children born of parents who are temporarily in this country as students, tourists or illegal aliens are automatically U.S. citizens. They do not meet the 14th Amendment’s jurisdictional and allegiance obligations. They are, in fact, subject to the political jurisdiction […]

THE ROAD TAKEN

“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.“ Isaac Asimov Just because our founding documents codify the humanistic and fundamentally monotheistic concept that […]

FRIENDS IN DEED

What is a friend? Someone once quipped that the difference between friends and family is that we get to choose our friends. How many of us have had “friends” who have disappointed us with their harsh behavior? Over the last several years, so many friends of mine have […]