AltUSNatParkService

Let me start by saying that I’m a huge fan and frequent user of our National Park System. I’m also a dedicated and lifelong conservationist, concerned with our natural environment that is the basis of all life. So please don’t take the following as being opposed to true environmentalism. I’m not. I’m opposed to political…

Gagged? Not Hardly

The media is all abuzz with claims that the Trump Administration has “gagged” or “muzzled” the EPA. Under the headline Trump administration seeks to muzzle U.S. agency employees the news agency Reuters reports: On Tuesday, a source at the EPA said that staff had been told by members of the Trump administration not to speak…

End Campus Sex Crime Courts Now

OK, whose brilliant idea was it to take the prosecution of sexual assault cases out of the hands of specially trained judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys, and put it into the hands of one of the most un-qualified groups for the job—the typically inbred, elitist, mostly left-wing, non-lawyerly cadre of college professors and administrators? Sadly, the…

On Leadership And Racism

After giving Trump’s Inaugural Address a couple of days to marinate, the one bit that stuck with me was this: At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other. When you open your heart…

The Cruelest Tax Of All

A “progressive” tax is one where the wealthier you are the higher percentage of tax you pay. On the other hand, I’ve said before that a tax on energy, the so-called “carbon tax”, is one of the most regressive taxes available. It is the reverse of progressive, it hits the poor the hardest. This is…

The Economic Cost of the Social Cost of Carbon

The unscientific enterprise called the Social Cost of Carbon (SCC) is a thinly disguised political attempt to justify some kind of a “carbon tax”. Of course calling it a “carbon tax” or the “social cost of carbon” is doublespeak, or perhaps triplespeak. It is doublespeak because the issue is carbon dioxide, not carbon. What they…

A Lifetime Of Changes

Today I was reading one of the more remarkable documents in American history, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail. It is notable for its power, its clarity, and the moving images and emotions that it evokes. It was written in April of 1963. At the time, I was a junior in…