Wishing everyone a Happy New Year.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Inspired by the Western Confucian, who has named Ron Paul the “Western confucian of the Year,” a WRU Unplugger of the Year is named.
The WRU Unplugger of the Year need not be a monarchist, nor regret the fall of the Old European Order. The WRU Unplugger of the Year is simply the one who is considered to have done most in bringing about the unplugging of the Wilson Revolution.
The awardee has done an excellent job at promoting ending:
- American policing of the world
- the Federal Reserve
- government managing society and the economy
The 2008 WRU Unplugger of the Year is:
The Honorable United States Representative Ronald Ernest Paul, M.D.
The Grand Duke of Luxembourg rules a country which claims to be overwhelmingly Catholic. There is little evidence of popular support for legalised murder, but parliament has passed this neo-Nazi legislation by 30 votes to 26. That so few people should make life-and-death decisions for so many is striking testimony to how democracy has become the slickest form of tyranny.previous
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Peter Schiff now has his own YouTube channel.
Here are a couple of recent videos on the trouble ahead:
Over at the Wall Street Journal, Mr. Schiff has a column.
Here are a couple of videos from earlier this month (another channel):
Update: It's not an official Peter Schiff channel.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
152 years ago today, the Persona Non Grata of this weblog was born.
For his 61st birthday, he gave to himself and his nation nationalization of U.S. railroads. On this day four score and eleven years ago today, the United States Railroad Administration came into effect.
Was this part of the concept of spreading freedom?
While this particular measure ended i 1920, we are in general stuck today with a legacy of managing society and the economy from above. Just look at the Federal Reserve and the common belief that the economy can be managed by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. We are in the age of pervasive government, and it was with the Great War we entered it. There is still a lot of mess left from the end of the Progressive Era.
Please feel free also to read here, here, and here.
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Thursday, December 18, 2008
Over at the Telegraph, the great High Scots Tory Gerald Warner defends the Grand Duke of Luxembourg.
By the way, Gerald Warner's Scotsman Sunday column has been revived. Whereas 4 columns totally ran from late June to October. Gerald Warner's column has been running for the Scotsman every Sunday since November 16.
Support for the Grand Duke of Luxembourg has been all over the blogosphere lately.
Now there is a petition up for support to His Royal Highness.
You may even add your own personal message.
Of course, you may choose to state whether your support is for the Grand Duke's stand against euthanasia, the threatened Grand Ducal prerogative, or both.
Apparently, the petition is for persons of all nations.
By all means, please do feel free to sign.
By the way, even though the Parliament of the Grand Duchy has voted on a constitutional amendment, I hear there has to be another vote in a few months, or a referendum.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
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Sunday, December 14, 2008
As was reported earlier this month, His Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Luxembourg stood up against an euthanasia bill. The Prime Minister was quite quick in responding that the Constitution had to be amended.
Constitutional democracy is a joke. We are told in wonderful speeches how democracy is “something more than majority rule” and that constitutional democracy is a democracy where a constitution limits the powers of the majority. But, once a real check on majority rule materializes, apparently that check has to be removed.
Now, the Parliament has passed the constitutional amendment just this week. So the Independent reports.
Such an important issue, and a constitutional amendment is passed in less than two weeks.
The Economist has an analysis of the Siamese monarchy, saying:
Other countries, from Spain to Brazil, have overcome dictatorial pasts to grow into strong democracies whose politics is mostly conducted in parliament, not on the streets. Thailand’s failure to follow suit is partly because “Father” has always been willing to step in and sort things out: his children have never quite had to grow up.It is interesting how they can tag subjects of a monarchy as not having grown up, whilst the adolescence of modern democratic politics is right before their eyes.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
45 years ago yesterday, Kenya became independent. 44 years ago yesterday, Kenya became a republic.
In the year passed, Kenya has gone through post-election violence and one of her sons has been elected to the Presidency of those United States.
A year that has shown us how great democracy is? Hardly!
Monday, December 8, 2008
A century and a year ago today, Oscar II, King of Sweden and formerly King of Norway, passed on from this world.
King Oscar II abdicated the throne of St. Olav on October 26, 1905. He heroically never accepted the ambitions of the Norwegian politicos to have all the power for themselves.
May His Late Majesty continue to rest in peace.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
91 years ago today, the Persona Non Grata of this weblog signed the declaration of war against Austria-Hungary, after having spoken three days earlier. The motion to declare war passed unopposed in the United States Senate. It was opposed by one United States Representative.
Another day that will live in infamy!