Why Romney Got Spanked

George W. Bush was president from 2000-2008.  He was a Republican, so consequently, he ran on “small government” principles, at least initially.  However, in those 8 years alone, he almost doubled our national debt.  He started (and prolonged) two wars, and neither war was executed with a declaration from Congress.  He ballooned Medicare and the Department of Education.  He brushed aside the fourth amendment with his passing of the Patriot Act.  He paid hundreds of billions to bailed out companies that should have failed.  By all accounts, Bush was not a small government president.  He was a moderate at best, a Teddy Roosevelt progressive at worst. Continue reading

Why I am Not a Libertarian – A Libertarian Response

Catholic philosopher Nathan Schlueter recently published an article called Why I am Not a Libertarian.  I would advise reading that article and then reading this one, although you don’t have to.  Also, when I start addressing his numbered arguments, you should read his argument first, then read my response.  I am going to shed some light on some of his arguments from a libertarian perspective, and do my best to convince the reader of my position over his. Continue reading

Solidarity through Subsidiarity

Since Obama’s decision to impose the HHS mandate on the country and give Catholic organizations 1 year to comply, the internet has exploded with angry Catholics wondering how in the world the President could so blatantly violate our Constitutional guarantee of the freedom of religion. President Obama told Archbishop Dolan a few weeks ago that he still had the utmost respect for the Church and would never force the people to violate any of Her principles. To quote Representative Joe Wilson, “You lie!” Catholics are now going to be forced to either violate their beliefs or forgo healthcare.  We have every right to be outraged. Continue reading