Wednesday, November 30, 2005

It's not going anywhere,

For those of you who hate Capitalism I have bad news. Capitalism is here to stay! Fascism, Nazism, Communism and terrorism have all tried to stop it; all have come up short. Capitalism is wired into the human spirit. It's what brought humans from a push plow to a John Deere tiller. It did away with the candle and brought the lightbulb, and that isn't even scratching the surface! After many successes in America have been wrought from Capitalism, I applaud people such as Wal Mart CEO's for keeping it going....even though Leftists despise such people.

'Pessimism kills the instinct that urges men to struggle against poverty, ignorance and crime, and dries up all the fountains of joy in the world.' -- Helen Keller

Hellen Keller

Friday, November 25, 2005

The things our fathers knew,

Past generations of Americans told us that "Communism is evil". They likewise told us "Capitalism is good". Right thinking Americans realize now that they were right. But without an internet, cable news network, or a conservative media how did our past generations understand those truths? They understood it because it was taught to them from a young age. Their parents taught them that living is a joy, but that joy comes with a price. To maintain your freedom you must not take it for granted; you must not trade it for security. Sure they could have been satisfied with moving across the northern border into Socialist Canada; instead they learned from their parents just how precious freedom really is. Our hats should be off to them.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Even a broken clock is right twice a day,

We've all heard the saying "even a broken clock is right twice a day". Robert Greenwald is a perfect illustration of that saying. He is the liberal filmmaker behind the new Wal-Mart documentary (or propaganda piece) titled: Wal-Mart..The High Cost of Low Price. Despite the anti-capitalist attitude this film provides, the title is somewhat refreshing to hear; especially from a liberal filmmaker. I of course don't agree with Mr. Greenwald's premise that Wal-Mart is evil. But it is about time a liberal understood that cost does not equal price. High gas prices does not necessarily mean the cost of gas is high. The title of Robert Greenwald's film shows that liberals agree with free markets more than they realize. I suggest you email him at, and tell him to read my post.

Robert Greenwald

Friday, November 18, 2005

Another truth about taxes,

Earlier today on The Rush Limbaugh Program, Walter Williams explained something about taxes. He said that no matter what kind of tax system a country has, the most important thing is federal spending. Dr. Williams is exactly right because no matter how fair a tax system becomes, it doesn't help if the politicians unfairly waste taxpayer money on junk. A good example is in West Virginia where the government has built a parking garage named after Senator Robert Byrd. Yes, taxpayers have to pay for that garage.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Don't quash freedom,

Recent talk at the United Nations concerns the future of the internet. The UN wants an international government to regulate the internet. This of course would be an alternative to the free trade of information that we now enjoy on the internet. Here is what you need to know about the UN's plan: it is an attack on Capitalism. Remember, Capitalism's soul is freedom. Money is not the most important thing to Capitalism; freedom is. Money after all is created by the working of ideas. Ideas are created by the freedom of thought. Don't let the UN steal your freedom!

Monday, November 14, 2005

Profit is a good thing,

Today people have a hard time with any company earning high profits. Such words as "greedy" and "immoral" are used to describe companies that earn high profits. What is often overlooked is why profits are sometimes high. When a company's profits are high, that is a signal that somewhere in the economy consumers are being underserved. As a result competitors enter the market and consumers find their needs being met. Without a company earning high profits, there would be no incentive for competitors to enter the market and consumers would not have their needs met. Remember this when politicians bark about "excessive profits".

Friday, November 11, 2005

A fellow Capitalist,

A reader responded to my last post. It seems to me that he is a fellow Capitalist. His name is Sam Basso. His homepage is Pooch Master . Pay him a visit and thank him for standing up for Capitalism!

Here's his remarks:
"I salute the rise of the Blog World. It will allow people like us to counter the collectivist tendencies of today's media."

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

A market of ideas,

Today's media is unlike the media of yesterday. Today people have more choices of where they get their news than past generations of Americans had. Blogs like this one, cable news, and talk radio are major venues of media today. They also are largely conservative. The reason of course is supply and demand. Most Americans live their lives in a conservative fashion regardless of how they think politically. Hence the rise of today's new conservative media.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Rush knows,

Rush Limbaugh made a good point on his show yesterday. He explained the myth of oil companies engaged in "price gouging". He said that the policy of our government is to reduce domestic drilling and drive up the cost of energy. The government is responsible for the ever increasing price of our gas, not the oil companies. It's just common sense but a lot of people fail to realize it.

Rush Limbaugh

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

A sad misunderstanding,

On the radio this morning I heard a man refer to Wal-Mart as a "bomb" that comes into small town America and destroys all the small businesses. That is so far off base it is really not worth mentioning, but I thought it would help me make a point. In order to progress our standard of living the free market throws away anything that doesn't satisfy the consumers. (the consumers are me and you) It does so through competition. If any business isn't fit to compete in the free market, then it isn't fit to advance our standard of living. In that light, it is difficult to see why any thriving business is hated by people who benefit from it.