THE SECOND AMENDMENT: It’s Monumental Strength - And It’s Limits

For your consideration, the United States Constitution Amendment II (complete):

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

That is it - the complete text of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. It was part of the first Ten Amendments, which became known as our “Bill of Rights”, which were finally (and collectively) ratified by 1792. However, the great question currently at issue is “What did it mean then - and what does it mean now”.



US Debt Inflation

A very well-known libertarian-leaning politician has taken to television and the internet to voice a threat of an economic disaster on the horizon. While we are in agreement on the realness of the threat, our calls to action differ in some fundamental ways.


During the entire sixty years of my adult life, I’ve never before been witness to such a spectacle, as a man who purports to be seeking the Presidency of the United States, by first outraging, belittling and abusing whole segments of the electorate. Then not content with this irrational display, we see him go on to magnify his senselessness by (in the next breath) claiming that these victims of his abuse “really love him” and would actually vote for him in a general election.


ELEGY “What’s coming, and what can we do about it?”


ELEGY “What’s coming, and what can we do about it? ”

This is an insight into this nation’s future, now held in the hands of a political party that gained power by promising the public, all the things it would take away. This is a forecast of events to come - which I pray, to any deities that may exist, will be proven wrong. For anyone who dares to look, we are witness to forces which, for more than a century have been laboring to deceive and corrupt a nation - for nothing more than their own profit.

Bloomberg Interview

As promised, here is the video of the interview on Bloomberg. That host certainly had his hands full, but did an excellent job managing all three rings of the circus! It should be noted that Robert Janoff, designer of the Apple logo was also participating. It was interesting to hear the story of how the real logo came to be!

Petition for Justice

The acquittal of George Zimmerman disturbs me enormously. Not so much for its abrasion of my sense of justice, but for the massive threat which that verdict represents to this nation's public safety. I am therefore hoping that you can assist me in the instigation of a proper response - one that will hopefully mitigate the civil damage that now promises to occur. I suggest that we put a public call out to support a Wrongful Death suit against George Zimmerman. Recall, if you can, the O.J. Simpson case, in which the man had been acquitted of murder.

Zimmerman, Martin and a Question of Options

Someone like myself, who has reached the age 79, easily settles into the illusion that “I've seen it all.” I was born into the era of America’s Great Depression, and lived through the violent age of World War II, not to mention all the wars since. I've seen something as mundane as electric lighting evolve from Edison’s incandescent bulbs, to neon signs, to fluorescent lamps, and now into the ultra-high efficiency world of the LED.

OBSTRUCTIONISM - The New Face of Minority Politics

Before falling prey to that old chestnut - “Both parties are the same - they’re all just political bad buys.” - the reader should take a closer look at the “unique” behavior of the Republican minority, throughout the Obama presidency. The term “unique”, as applied to their pattern of “obstructionism” is neither hyperbole, nor exaggeration, nor political rhetoric of any kind. It’s cast iron fact!

The fabulous Rarity

1913 Liberty Nickel

As a person whose been deeply involved in the collecting of stamps and coins from more than half a century - in the world of numismatics, I’ve seen it all. But among my experiences I can report that one of the most irritating situations for any trader, dealer or serious collector in coin, is being confronted by fantastical, and often erroneous tales of rare and fabled coins. In my own experience, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard remarks offered regarding mysterious discoveries of a “1943 copper cent".