A Glimpse Into the Basement

This government shutdown gives us just a little glimpse into the basement under Washington D.C. Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Most attribute the quote to George Washington, although that remains questionable. But whether the first president uttered those […]

Thoughts On the Shutdown

A few thoughts on the so-called government shutdown. First, let’s just call it what it is. Political theater with bad actors! What we have does not constitute a shutdown. If you go to the airport, TSA agents will still grope you. The IRS will collect taxes from American paychecks during the duration of the shutdown. […]

It’s Really Good!

I bought a peanut butter cracker for $2 today. Two saltines. Crunchy peanut butter sandwiched in between. Two bucks. I was mowing my front yard when two little girls walked up along the sidewalk. They looked to be about 9 or 10 years old. One was holding a paper plate loaded with peanut butter crackers. […]

Sorry – Not Sorry

The other day, I posted the following section of the Kentucky State Constitution on the Our Last Hope Facebook Page. All power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority and instituted for their peace, safety, happiness and the protection of property. For the advancement of these ends, they […]

Orwellian Doublethink in the Nevada Declaration of Rights

In the dystopian novel 1984, the Party encourages “doublethink” as part of its strategy to control the people. Orwell defined doublethink as the act of simultaneously accepting two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, often in different contexts. It was the Party’s way of controlling thought through the manipulation of language. To know and not to […]