Why The Popular Vote Doesn’t Matter

Some that are not happy with the election results are trying to present the case that the Electoral College isn’t a fair system and that it disenfranchises voters.

Usually this argument is presented when a candidate wins the Electoral College but doesn’t win the popular vote which happened in the 2016 Election between Trump and Clinton. Continue reading “Why The Popular Vote Doesn’t Matter”

Solve America’s Problems, Tax the Robots!

As industries start to become more automated and replace real workers with equipment or automation, the number of jobs available in the marketplace will continue to decrease.

The common mantra in response to this is that low skilled jobs aren’t that important and workers of these jobs should go find a lucrative high paying-high skilled job instead.

It sounds good on paper but the reality is, these jobs don’t exist in the numbers that workers are being replaced by robotics and automation — not even close. Continue reading “Solve America’s Problems, Tax the Robots!”

It Has Always Been Legal For Same Sex Couples To Marry Since 1791

The definition of marriage as found in almost all state laws was based on the heavy influence of Christian beliefs at the time they were written. In 1791, the Bill of Rights, specifically the separation of church and state, essentially nullified every state law written on the basis of a religion. Unfortunately it was not enforced allowing religious law to rule the definition of marriage for over 200 years.

Since the middle ages governments have issued or required marriage licenses to wed. A historical marriage was recognized between a man and woman with the intent to reproduce or start a family. This was and still is a natural impossibility for same sex couples, however with the ability to adopt or seek in vitro, same sex couples can also start a family. Continue reading “It Has Always Been Legal For Same Sex Couples To Marry Since 1791”

The Government Wants The Rich to get Richer

Your government has been hijacked by the rich. This started prior to 1913, as the rich have always wanted to legalize themselves, but it became official with the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913. This was followed by income tax in 1916 and an array of social programs that makes people dependent on the government while giving them the illusion that the government is there to help them. The government is only interested in control, and to maintain control, they need your vote — to legalize the rich getting richer — they must have your vote.

Just to think the turning point that led into the American revolution was a tax on some imported tea, the same tax that caused us to throw it off of the ship, boycott it, and go to war with one of the most powerful countries in the world. It wasn’t the tax we went to war over, it was a concept, a belief, a way of thinking — today we have hundreds of taxes far worse, yet we not only drink the tea, but we drink the “governments kool aid” as well. Continue reading “The Government Wants The Rich to get Richer”

Medical Marijuana Laws Endanger Children

Medical marijuana laws in Michigan and probably other states put children at risk because lawmakers did not provide adequate protection for minor children.

While it remains legal to smoke marijuana inside your household and be in possession of a limited amount there is nothing stopping or preventing children from being exposed to second hand smoke or to prevent them from witnessing the “legal” use of drugs. Continue reading “Medical Marijuana Laws Endanger Children”

Why is Everything in America Made in China

You’ve probably began wondering many years ago why everything you find in a store seems to be made in China or why we import everything from China.

The short answer.

It’s a compilation of labor laws, minimum wage, regulations, and unions that make it impossible for some products to be made here. Because of all of these things, almost everything you find in the United States is now made in China or another country that does not have problems with any of those things. Continue reading “Why is Everything in America Made in China”

Proverbs 11:2, Humility, and President Obama’s “You Didn’t Build That”

When President Obama gave his famous words of wisdom during a speech, “You Didn’t Build That” as shown in the video below, I will admit at the time I didn’t have any idea where that angle came from. Continue reading “Proverbs 11:2, Humility, and President Obama’s “You Didn’t Build That””

4 Things You Don’t Know About The Top 2 Percent Income Earners

These aren’t exactly things you didn’t know about the top 2% income earners in America but they seem to be things people frequently forget when they demonize the top 2% just for being successful.

They Are Your Neighbors

One in every fifty people belong to the 2% but not everyone looks wealthy or even shows off their wealth. You might be surprised to realize that you know a few people who are in the top 2% and even more surprised that you don’t think of them as evil creatures that are greedy. Continue reading “4 Things You Don’t Know About The Top 2 Percent Income Earners”

Congress Agrees to Defend the Constitution In The Same Manner I Accept an Itunes End User License Agreement

Does the title convey the message to you clearly? If not, picture this:

You’ve just updated a program such as iTunes, it doesn’t have to be iTunes, any program will work. Before you can use the program it wants you to read this massive End User License Agreement and then click that you agree.

If you’re like me, you probably don’t read the agreement at all. Some people do, some people skim it, but most of us, I think it’s safe to say, just scroll right to the end and hit agree. Continue reading “Congress Agrees to Defend the Constitution In The Same Manner I Accept an Itunes End User License Agreement”