In his address to the graduating class of Ohio State University, President Barack Obama offered this insightful perspective on government tyranny: “Still, you’ll hear voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s the root of all our problems, even as they do their best to gum up the [...]
» William Scoggin
In the strangeness of a warped reality, the predictions of my father are slowly coming true. I can remember him telling me once when I was a boy that, “one day, government will be taxing the air we breathe,” in that deep, sarcastic voice he would save for special occasions, like filing taxes.
‘Tis the season to pay taxes. It was a hot August afternoon, a Wednesday as I recall, when a large crowd gathered under that large elm tree at the corner of Essex and Washington streets.
Like many Americans, my concerns over the lack of adequate security in Benghazi — due to failures within the State Department to protect Ambassador Stevens — created more questions than answers.
In good times, the decision to vote, or not to vote, is as carefree as the winds of freedom gently blowing through the trees. For in good times, not much can go wrong, and regardless of who wins, the tree leaves will still sing softly the sweet music of liberty. But these are not the [...]