Posts Tagged ‘V. T. Mawhinney Ph.D.’

Why Don’t We Hate Communism?

May 4, 2017

Why Don’t We Hate Communism? 

Watch this for an education!

https://www.prageru.com/courses/history/why-isnt-communism-hated-nazism

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.

Apocalyptic Literature? Decide For Yourself!

February 25, 2014

Apocalyptic Literature? Decide For Yourself!
 
VTM, 2/15/14
 
http://www.youtube.com/embed/BNRT0P-oZfw#t=398
 
 

Become An “Honorary Submariner”: Watch This!

February 21, 2014

Become An “Honorary Submariner”: Watch This!                                                               

I hope you will enjoy this peek into the world of the “Silent Service”.

Dive, Dive, Dive!

VTM, 2/21/14

http://www.chonday.com/Videos/pen1usnav1ecome

Thanks to Lee Hornack for sending this to me.

Flim-Flam Man Obama on U.S. Debt: 2006

October 9, 2013

Flim-Flam Man Obama on U.S. Debt: 2006

Thanks go to Joe Grunert for sending me this short quote.

 The whole of the quote it to be found in the snopes article below. In the end, he tries to weasel out of his 2006 statement by saying that he did not understand the problem from his perspective of a senator, as he more clearly understands it now as the President.

The logic may fool a child, or perhaps his ignorant or America-hating traitor constituents.

His absurd logic dictates the destruction of the United States of America…Which is exactly his goal.

As a senator he did not understand the necessity to bankrupt America, but as the President he now does understand the necessity to bankrupt America?!

Please read his remarks to see what you think.

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“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure.  It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills.  It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies.  ; Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally.  Leadership means that, ‘the buck stops here.’  Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren.  America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.  Americans deserve better.”

~ Senator Barack H.  Obama, March 2006

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Obama’s quote is authentic. Check it out for yourself.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/debtlimit.asp

VTM, 10/9/13

Want A Muslim Sympathizer in the White House?

November 3, 2012

Want A Muslim Sympathizer in the White House?

My sweet Sally is doing well in the hospital. I have no time (or frame of mind) to write original essays until she is home, maybe in two days.

Therefore I will post videos and various quotes that you should find very interesting.

Here is the first. Thanks to Lee Hornack for sending this my way.

VTM.

http://www.cbn.com/media/player/index.aspx?s=/mp4/DHU227v2_WS

The Sliding Scale of Liberty (New Strategies 3)

October 21, 2012

The Sliding Scale of Liberty

I define liberty as the Constitutional right of individuals to make their own choices about their behaviors and life-styles, without interference from the forces of government.

The concept of liberty is one that resides on a “sliding scale”.  If there are no restrictions or mandates from a governmental entity, be it small or large, population behavioral chaos will prevail. On the other hand, if governmental restrictions and mandates are increased to very high levels, or encroach into areas that most people find too restrictive, inconvenient, frustrating or anger-evoking, rioting becomes more likely and population behavioral chaos may again prevail.

Individual’s choices about their behaviors and life-styles can be restricted by family, friends, work settings and churches, or other social organizations they may belong to. However, if such associations become so restrictive as to become largely aversive to them, they can leave them to find others more to their liking.

In America, the escape from excessive governmental restrictions is more easily accomplished at the community, county, and state levels. The great problem occurs when restrictions on individual liberty are imposed by the federal government and therefore becomes the rule for the entire Socioculture. Escape from tyranny then becomes a much more difficult challenge

Unfortunately, the matter of liberty and its ideal location on the liberty sliding scale of liberty is far more complicated than the number of restrictions or mandates imposed upon a population by their chosen associations, or by their government. Debates on issues of liberty rapidly devolve into arguments about exactly which behaviors in a population are to be prohibited or mandated. It is likely that such matters have frustrated intelligent and moral analysis from the very beginnings of human social behavior.

Further complicating matters is a saying that I remember my dear mother repeating from time to time: “Laws are the chains that set men free”. It is true that many restrictions and mandates upon our behavior actually guarantee greater liberty for the vast majority of citizens. Laws and sanctions against murder, rape, robbery, assault, and other felonies and misdemeanors, etc., are examples. Also, governments normally mandate that citizens pay taxes to subsidize a host of actions and outcomes that benefit “the common good”. The common good is often served by infrastructural construction and maintenance as well as care for the unemployed, homeless or disabled, etc.  

There are further restrictions and mandates imposed by our governments and also various professional organizations such as the licensure of important skill sets that benefit the general population (M.D., Psychologists, Lawyers, teachers, etc.). Other examples have to do with driver licensing, food preparation and cleanliness standards, water quality, automobile safety, and much more. After-all, how much liberty do we enjoy when we suffer because of criminal predation or poor performance in these and other important services and actions that impact our lives.

In the final analysis, some restrictions and mandates upon individual choices about behaviors and life-styles generally restrict individual liberty and some generally increase individual liberty.

The difficulty we face is to learn the good restrictions and mandates from the bad ones, and then find humane ways to implement them within a Constitutional Republic such as America.

 

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.

10/21/12

Race and Economics: Walter E. Williams

July 10, 2011

Race and Economics: Walter E. Williams

As you may know, Walter E. Williams is Black Economist. He is a John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University.  Sadly, economics was a neglected part of my personal education and I have worked to remediate that problem. This is also true for many others in America.  Another of my favorite economists is professor Thomas Sowell, who appears to me to be largely in agreement with Walter Williams on essential ideas about how to strengthen America and improve our common good.

America’s relative ignorance about economics is a highly regrettable condition. In order to make sensible culturally healthy decisions, when we engage in political behavior and vote, an understanding of the science and technology of economics is essential.

In my coming blogs, I will share my selection of Walter William’s quotes and thoughts on this topic. I hope you will find them interesting and helpful.

Also coming is an analysis of what appears to be an epidemic of narcissism among America’s citizens.

Please “stay tuned’, these are two hot and important topics,  vis-a-vis America’s successful evolution.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.           7/10/11

Oil Prices + Green Strategy = Socialism

May 6, 2011

Oil Prices + Green Strategy = Socialism

Thanks, Joe.

Watch this!

VTM, 5/6/11

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKdScVerrBU


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