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

The Disparity Among American Catholics

I hate the word politics. It comes with so many disgusting connotations; I’d much rather people (including myself)  be talking about economics and philosophy than about politics.  Unfortunately, in my study and discussion of economics and philosophy, there comes a time where these economic and philosophical principles have to be put into action as policy.  So politics is virtually unavoidable. Continue reading