Constitution, Current Events

It’s time to remember we are a Republic

As a complement to the piece I wrote last week regarding Chick-fil-A, I wanted to delve into an area that wasn't specifically mentioned prior.  This area deals with the difference between the actions a private citizen is free, and protected by the Constitution, to undertake versus the actions of our political leaders, who, as still presumed… Continue reading It’s time to remember we are a Republic

Current Events, Just musing

Sorry Dear Seated Scribe, But It’s a NO

Come August 7th, voters in the counties of Oakland, Macomb and Wayne, here in Michigan, will find on our ballots a new millage request. It's called the Wayne County Art Institute Authority Millage. And why should you care if you're not living in the tri-county area of Michigan? Because items like these appear on ballots… Continue reading Sorry Dear Seated Scribe, But It’s a NO

Current Events, Just musing

It’s time to realize

There is something alarming taking place in our country and I think it's time for us here at Freedom Cocktail to weigh in on it. After all, we tout ourselves as a site focused on the deliberate application of logic and reason when trying to understand the events of the day. And it's time to… Continue reading It’s time to realize

Constitution, Current Events, Just musing

A Man Bites Dog Story Should Not Set Policy

“There is no reason why anyone, other than military or police, need to possess an Assault Rifle.” Or, “There is no reason why anyone, other than military or police, need to possess clips that hold dozens of rounds of ammunition.” Or, “You don't need an Assault Rifle to go hunting.” These three sentences, in many… Continue reading A Man Bites Dog Story Should Not Set Policy

Current Events

Facts get in the way of the mainstream media agenda

Generally, I would not choose to respond to a horrific event so quickly after it happened. There is still too much to learn and we need to let the investigators in Aurora, Colorado have the time they need to paint the full picture of the story of Jim Holmes. What I did want to respond… Continue reading Facts get in the way of the mainstream media agenda

Capitalism, Current Events

Obama’s truth often happens when off-script

I have long been of the belief that when someone says something off-the-cuff, you get a true glimpse into who they really are at their core.  Though often mistaken as a quote from Shakespeare, the phrase, "Many a true word hath been spoke in jest," comes from Roxburghe Ballads in 1665, (though Shakes did say, in King Lear, that jesters do oft… Continue reading Obama’s truth often happens when off-script

Capitalism, Current Events, Just musing

Government Isn’t the Solution…THIS Should be the News.

This past week, I had the opportunity to take the family Up North. For those of you not from Michigan, “Up North” means, anywhere north of the City of Flint. (At least, it's what it means to me). We spent the night in two different hotels: One in Traverse City during the cities' annual Cherry… Continue reading Government Isn’t the Solution…THIS Should be the News.

Capitalism, Current Events, Just musing

Government is Responsible for Expensive Health Care

Why the hell does it cost $400.00 for inspection of a sprained arm and the wrapping of a bandage in the emergency room? How come a bag of chemo-chemicals costs $8,000.00? Why is it that a CT-Scan is about $4,000.00? How is it that a simple physical, where the doctor just has to read off… Continue reading Government is Responsible for Expensive Health Care

Just musing

Car insurance analogy is wrong and demonstrates an uninformed citizen

What's the big deal about making healthcare insurance mandatory?  The government already makes us buy car insurance.  Why not make people insure something far more valuable than a car? This is what I have heard over and over and over again from so many people as justification for their support of (if not all out fawning… Continue reading Car insurance analogy is wrong and demonstrates an uninformed citizen

Just musing

Freedom Cocktail — serving up reason from the North and logic from the South

Another endeavor of late has been the creation of a politically focused blog site called, Freedom Cocktail. It is currently a venture with a friend of mine from Michigan. Eric and I met in the 8th grade and have not lost touch since. He still lives in Michigan; I live in Georgia. Our lives have… Continue reading Freedom Cocktail — serving up reason from the North and logic from the South