The Oregon standoff: Is it terrorism or something else?

When the Oregon standoff started and left-wingers took to social media to call the protesters “terrorists,” I found the name-calling ridiculous…but also a little confusing. This was coming from the same political movement that is for providing billions of dollars to Iran, advocates negotiating with the Taliban, and whose practical solutions for Palestine always involve bringing Hamas to the table. So, naturally I assumed these social media posts were a call to bring the ranchers to the White House for negotiations or give them billions in bailouts… All joking aside, I don’t…

Maybe it’s not the guns

The incident in San Bernardino, California, yesterday adds to a recent wave of shootings has sparked the leftist dialog demanding more gun control. Liberal thinkers everywhere fall into the lemming-like line of thought stating more gun laws will somehow stop this madness. The story line is increasing in volume and frequency that America is a dangerous place with all of those guns out there. And President Obama and Hillary Clinton lead the charge in demanding something be done about it. But do what? Impose more laws in a state like…

Surveillance states will perpetuate terrorism, not eliminate it

If you don’t read Bruce Schneier’s thoughts on security, you’re doing yourself a huge disservice. There’s few people who so clearly understand that risk can never be fully eliminated and that there is always a tradeoff involved when you attempt to improve security. His latest article on policy in the wake of the Paris attacks is another good read, but this excerpt raises a very troubling possibility: …the officials of that security state have bet the farm on the preeminence of the terrorist ‘threat,’ which has, not so surprisingly, left…

Is the World Unofficially at War?

The tragic events over the last month or two leave open questions and issues surrounding the numerous lawless outbursts that seem to be occurring: Charlie Hebdo cartoonists are massacred; Boko Haram reportedly kills 2,000 in Nigeria; beheadings of American, British and Japanese nationals by ISIL are broadcast on You Tube; innumerable persecuted Christians are killed in Syria; Russia inks a new military alliance with Iran; and now the ousting of President Hadi’s regime in Yemen by Houthis, a group so radical that even Saudi Arabia deemed them dangerous terrorists…the list…