Monthly Archives: April 2022

Dems Put Power over Kids

By Rob Meyne

  • April 28, 2022
  • 3-min read

Politicians love to claim their actions are focused on helping “the children.” If you haven’t heard that claim, you must not be listening. Until the past couple of decades, protecting children from harm was considered a non-debatable objective around which we could all rally. Today? Not so simple.

Places like Alabama, Florida, and Texas lay bare a fundamental difference between modern leftists and conservatives. Both parties claim to care about children. Only one is willing to oppose abortion of full-term babies or set a minimum age for instruction on explicit sexual subjects. Guess which is which?

The parental rights bill in Florida has been criticized for being anti-gay, hateful, and putting at risk the lives of children. None of those criticisms is factual. All the law does is prevent instruction about sexual orientation in third grade or below or in a way that isn’t age appropriate. Got it? Doesn’t sound controversial, does it? Well, it shouldn’t be. But the Dems have become such a wholly owned subsidiary of the far left that there is almost nothing too extreme for them.

If you oppose the new Florida law, it means you support teaching about sexual orientation and related issues to our youngest children. Nothing in the bill prevents a male teacher from telling them he has a husband, or a sister who identifies as a male. Nothing prevents anyone from using the word “gay.” As is often the case, the left has to lie about the actions of conservatives in order to try to defend the indefensible. Democratic leaders can’t even agree there should be a minimum age for instruction about sex.

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We Know How to Predict Inflation

By Rob Meyne / Dr. Robert Scott

  • April 14, 2022
  • 2-min read

Any list of the greatest economists of the twentieth century will include Dr. Milton Friedman of the University of Chicago. He wrote a number of essential economic treatises, and Free to Choose, written with his wife Rose, was a bestseller. Very few people have made a greater impact on economic thought and policy. (1)

Friedman had a knack for putting complex factors like inflation in simple terms. Few economic factors have a greater impact on average Americans. Prices have increased dramatically in the past year as Americans feel the pain at the gas pump, in the grocery, housing, and more.

Politicians and pundits assign blame. Currently, the Biden Administration is referring to the “Putin price hike,” blaming the Soviet leader for domestic inflation, even though the great majority of the price hikes under Biden came long before the war in Ukraine.

Fortunately, we can look to Dr. Friedman for nonpartisan insight. He said: “Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon.” (2) He made analysis of inflation easier by using the following equation:

    Inflation equals
  • Percentage of increase in the money supply
  • – MINUS –
  • Percentage of increase in real GDP

When Dr. Friedman was discussing inflation in the late 1970s, he said real GDP (output) historically grew at about 3% annually. The actual inflation adjusted figure, from 1947 to 2020, was 3.1% per year.

Professor Friedman observed the money supply had been increasing by 10% per year. With a 3% increase in output, his equation projected inflation would be about 7%. That was incredibly accurate; the actual rate was 6.8%! In other words, the equation works.

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Media Bias Threatens Our Republic

By Rob Meyne

  • April 12, 2022
  • 3-min read

There are countless times, in any given day, you are likely to hear references to “two Americas.” Depending on the speaker, issue, and occasion, one person may not even be picturing the same two Americas as another.

Americans get their information from different sources and in ways that didn’t exist not that long ago. Whatever you presume to be a “fact” depends on where you get news, who you trust, and what they believe.

People also believe something a friend or family member tells them more easily than information from another source. Whether it is true has nothing to do with it. Countless Americans think Donald Trump said, “Nazis and white supremacists are fine people” or that a new bill in Florida prohibits people from saying the word “gay,” or that Republican-sponsored state laws restrict voting rights of black Americans. None of these three beliefs is true. But people have heard it and assume it is true.

The digital age has increased the amount of information we can access, but its reliability isn’t what it once was. Most people don’t have the time, interest, or expertise to check key facts in every story they come across. It is understandable. People are busy.

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All Trump. All the Time?

April Musings

By Rob Meyne

  • April 4, 2022
  • 2-min read

If you’re looking for an April Fool’s joke, you fill find him at the White House. In the meantime, here is random thought to ponder.

If the GOP wins the House, how about electing Donald Trump as Speaker? None of this is to suggest it is seriously being considered, and we wouldn’t know if it were. But… is it fair to say that would shake things up a bit?

The entire focus of Congress would be changed overnight. The House could begin investigating the scandals of the Democratic Party, the corruption of the intelligence community, the Biden Crime Family. And more.

How quickly would Adam Schiff need a clear pair of underwear if he heard Trump would be Speaker? Would Eric Swallwell’s former girlfriend/Communist Party of China spy make herself scarce? What would Bubba and the Hildebeast think of it all?

How about if Trump released the names of the Members of Congress who had paid sexual harassment settlements (with your tax dollars)? How about if he released all available information about people who traveled to Orgy Island with Jeffrey Epstein? (If his name is on the list, of course, we wouldn’t count on it being released.)

BTW, if this sounds odd, or unlikely, it is because it is. But for the record, the House can elect anyone they want as Speaker. It does not have to be a U. S. Representative. If they want to, they can elect Bozo the Clown (probably already running as a Democratic Socialist somewhere), Rumer Willis, or Elon Musk’s gardener. Yes, they could elect Trump.

There is a lot of time left, and the GOP has proven it is capable of snatching defeat from the jaws of certain victory. But as of today, things look grim for team Pelosi/AOC/Omar. It is fun to speculate.

The idea of Trump becoming speaker has been floated by some of his supporters, as well as those who would like to see someone else be the nominee in 2024. See CNNPolitics: Donald Trump for … speaker of the House? – and here Matt Gaetz says he will nominate Donald Trump for House speaker – CNNPolitics.

Would making Trump Speaker be a wise political move? Maybe not. But it would have the advantage of stopping the Democratic witch hunts in their tracks, guaranteeing the far-left Biden agenda would stall, and paving the way for someone else to run as a Republican for president. As Speaker, Trump wouldn’t have to campaign for anything and could become a central feature in a potential Republican lock on the federal government in 2025.

Everybody wins!