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  • Absurdity At Google

    08/23/2017 9:27:13 AM PDT · by Ohioan · 35 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | August 23, 2017 | William Flax
    As "wise men" once understood that the sun revolved around the earth, a new business "elite" have come to understand inherent "bigotry" & "discrimination" in such once widely accepted personal classifications, as those by sex, ethnicity, race, age & common sense. With a staccato uniformity, we hear an endless iteration of the chant that such concepts have no place in the personnel management of an aspiring corporation. Aspirants are not content, only to show enthusiasm in rejecting "bigotry" in classifying humans. It has become, increasingly, a competition to act proactively; to condition personnel to recognize & reject efforts to consider...
  • Tactics For Victory

    07/07/2017 11:33:19 AM PDT · by Ohioan · 22 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | July 1, 2017 | William Flax
    The functional quest of any political movement--whether or not ideologically driven--is to maximize appeal while minimizing negative reactions. By the nature of Conservatism, the natural inclination to preserve cultural, spiritual & material achievements, our adherents should have a great advantage over those who seek to disrupt heritage--against those who war on tradition & reality. Yet, all too often, we let emotion undermine advantage. This is an effort to avoid doing so.
  • An American Future

    10/08/2016 10:49:52 AM PDT · by Ohioan · 54 replies
    Vanity | October 8, 2016 | William Flax
    The political "news" today is dominated by mass media glee at being able to publish an eleven year old recording of some less than couth, less than refined--yet wholly private--discussions of sexual themes by the Conservative Republican candidate for President, Donald Trump. While Donald's comments, little more than trivial male banter, do not rise to the actual sexual self- indulgent history of Democratic Presidents Kennedy, Johnson or Clinton; neither that fact, nor Donald Trump's apology, nor even the grotesque moral flaws of Hillary Clinton, should be our principal focus. This election is not about who is the nicest--with all his...
  • Love, Hate, Straw-Incidents & 'Who We Are'

    08/10/2016 12:32:24 PM PDT · by Ohioan · 36 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | August 10, 2016 | William Flax
    This is really still a preview of an intended broader publication. It is not yet linked to any menus. Because it is intended to be a further endorsement of Donald Trump, I wanted to invite criticism of fellow Trump supporters, to make sure it is in as effective a form as possible. In brief, we know that everything we believe in is on the line now. We have to put our arguments in the best form possible. All criticism is invited.
  • The Most Essential Issue In A Trump Victory

    06/30/2016 10:28:07 AM PDT · by Ohioan · 44 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | June 28, 2016 | William Flax
    Trump: The Issue America First: The issue in 2016 Presidential Campaign. Constitution requires putting America & the Americans first. All duties flow from that requirement. Whether or not there is ambiguity as to American Constitutional intent on some matters, there is absolute clarity as to functional intent with respect to one overriding issue. The primary issue in the 2016 Presidential campaign is clearly to determine whom an American President has the duty to serve; whose interests must be honored; who favored. To address this issue, consider the stated purpose of the Constitution--the avowed intent of the framers--the ratified intent of...
  • Trump's Road Ahead!

    04/18/2016 7:53:59 AM PDT · by Ohioan · 61 replies
    April 18, 2016 | William Flax
    Forgive my vanity in suggesting the best way for Donald Trump to counter the negatives that the Leftist media & globalist business interests appear bent on exploiting, to defeat his candidacy in November. But there is a relatively simple way for him to accomplish several goals with one relatively simple stroke; several goals simply by the effective use of program length television & radio. Consider the false narrative being promoted by various business groups, insistent on an imagined need for their version of both "free trade" & "liberal immigration" policy; a false narrative being given great currency in the media....
  • Trump: Metaphor For American Conservatism

    02/26/2016 12:49:01 PM PST · by Ohioan · 115 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | February 26, 2016 | William Flax
    With a few bold stokes of historic significance, Trump has single-handedly broken the hold that "politically correct" bullies have long exerted over the vast bulk of those euphemistically described as "public servants." Thanks to Trump, it may never again be quite so easy to intimidate dissent in America. With a few unpleasant, yet effective, strokes on the platform in Presidential debates, Trump has easily derailed the plans of political bullies & the incredibly wealthy users of those political bullies, who were trying to force the nomination of another globalist, Neocon influenced, candidate on the Republican Party; clearly demonstrating the tactical...
  • Conservative Or Egoist? (Our Support For Trump & Cruz)

    02/06/2016 12:35:32 PM PST · by Ohioan · 56 replies
    Truth Based Logic Website ^ | February 4, 2016 | William Flax
    There is no real litmus test for Conservatism; as should be obvious to anyone on brief reflection. Conservatism is--and always has been, as the term connotes--about preserving what one considers important, in a social, cultural, historic & genetic heritage. One person may be more focused on one aspect, another on another. There is no natural law that demands that all have the same focus--indeed, the notion flies in the face of the concept that man is Blessed with Free Will; with freedom to decide priorities--and, of course, bear the consequences. Conservatism is about preserving social--both cultural & material, as well...
  • A "Gift" That Keeps On Taking

    05/05/2015 1:05:16 PM PDT · by Ohioan · 10 replies
    http://www.truthbasedlogic.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | William Flax
    Almost everyone has heard the phrase, "a gift that keeps on giving"; a reference to a charitable undertaking that encourages beneficiaries in the direction of self-reliance & personal responsibility. Such a gift is likely to involve recognition of important aspects of human nature--a concept or concepts that encourage individuals to identify & employ actual talents--that inspire beneficiaries to solve real problems, rather than look to others to solve those problems for them.
  • Compassion Or Compulsion--Egalitarian Argument Analyzed

    07/31/2013 1:49:22 PM PDT · by Ohioan · 30 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | July 1, 2013 | William Flax
    Egalitarian rhetoric, once largely confined to revolutionary movements, such as French Jacobins & Marxist Communists, now appears accepted by many in the political & social mainstream. Thus, there is scarcely a ripple among affluent viewers when major "Liberal" broadcast media air programs discussing the "need" & methods to "narrow a gap between the rich & poor," despite the unspoken, yet obvious, implications. Thus a former American President, who claimed to be a "Compassionate Conservative," voiced a similar objective, with scarce notice in a generally hostile media, which had no problem in mislabeling him & the like-minded, as "right wing." The...
  • Implied Powers? Clearly Implied Limitations!

    04/04/2013 11:12:46 AM PDT · by Ohioan · 24 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | April, 2013 | William Flax
    We would suggest that it is impossible to read the United States' Constitution through, fully in context, and not see that any major implications beyond the clear specifics set down, clearly favor a limitation on, rather than an extension of, the specific functions ("powers") granted to the Federal Government. While this may be counter to what many of you have been taught by theorists in contemporary American education--or promoted by a partisan & unobjective media--we will demonstrate our point with specific reference to Article I, Sections 8, where most of the actual functions entrusted to Congress, are set forth; Section...
  • Compounding Disintegration--Sure Path To Destruction

    03/08/2013 9:02:19 AM PST · by Ohioan · 2 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | March 1, 2013 | William Flax
    Most readers are aware of the concepts of compounding interest & compounding growth rates; concepts fundamental to analysis of portfolio formation, economic growth & capital building. . . . But that is only an illustration of a dynamic concept--the long term effect of a compounding trend, feeding upon itself--which is our subject. This is not about thrift, frugality, providence & positive investment. It is about the absolute antithesis of provident behavior; the consistent, even accelerating, trends that are dismantling the social infra-structure, which once enabled thrift, frugality, providence & constructive behavior, to build an ever better & more satisfying life...
  • The Missing Link To An Armed Citizenry!

    02/01/2013 10:41:17 AM PST · by Ohioan · 12 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | February 1, 2013 | William Flax
    While the present Administration ignores both Washington's wise counsel & his clear understanding of male psychology, President Obama's Secretary of Defense, denies both the role of Congress, the Chivalric Code & all human experience in a bizarre January order for all branches of the Armed Forces to place women in combat units by 2016. Will further eroding a sense of male responsibility serve any constructive purpose, in dealing with any contemporary problem? Will trashing what have always been constructive male roles--the responsibility of young men to defend their society--contribute anything positive toward dealing with the rash of atrocities committed by...
  • Whither American Conservatism?

    12/06/2012 8:49:30 AM PST · by Ohioan · 45 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | December 5, 2012 | William Flax
    Can The Republican Party Yet Serve Conservative Purpose? The answer depends on whether we can resolve questions of purpose, priority & tactics, with far more clarity than we have in the last twenty-one years. Politics have always been about winning & the art of the possible; but to the true Conservative (which in the American context has always involved a major libertarian component), "winning" means preservation of a Constitutional heritage, never merely electing people with a particular label, nor those primarily identified with a single cause or the demands of any special interest. Winning is about preserving the multi-generational...
  • Obama Or America--Clarity On Irreconcilable Differences

    11/16/2012 8:18:49 AM PST · by Ohioan · 16 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | November 15, 2012 | William Flax
    From a Conservative perspective, the election, November 6th, was a disaster. This American, as literally tens of millions of others, spent several days in near despondency, not only over the result, but over a successful methodology employed to distract, undermine, smear & intimidate, to provide victory to a man whose whole adult life has been an exercise in disrespect for our principles, customs, heritage & peoples. Yet the fog cleared, and with it any doubt about the road ahead.
  • Why & How To Support Romney/Ryan

    08/31/2012 10:47:15 AM PDT · by Ohioan · 23 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | August 31, 2012 | William Flax
    From Virtual Endorsement To Active Support Our "virtual" endorsement was primarily premised upon two concepts: 1. The critical need to arrest the loss of Liberty, heritage & the remaining fruits of eight generations' labor. 2. The reality of Gov. Romney's demonstrated ability as a "problem solver"--the implied ability to look at all aspects of a situation. The suggestion was that we could move Romney to the right by working on his strengths; by polite, patient & persistent appeal for him to use that perceptual ability, employed to succeed in business & in saving the Winter Olympics, a decade ago,...
  • Social Reform: Confusion or "Unintended Consequences?"

    08/01/2012 7:54:17 AM PDT · by Ohioan · 6 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | July 31, 2012 | William Flax
    Social Reform: Compulsion, conspiracy & misguided idealism stimulate mass movements demanding change, yet are not ultimate cause for societal breakdown. Primary disaster mechanism, the 'unintended consequences,' results from conceptual confusion. Understanding confusion caused by conceptual myopia--the inability to see the forest for the trees--that is destroying the West. Essential difference between Social Reformers (Marx, Lenin, Hitler, Obama) & Political Reformers (Reagan, Thatcher & the Founding Fathers).
  • Romney & American Conservatism

    05/31/2012 11:10:05 AM PDT · by Ohioan · 48 replies
    Truth Based Logic Domain ^ | May 31, 2012 | William Flax
    History is replete with examples: Politicians tend to follow popular trends, rather than lead. To the extent that segments of the public can be pushed in our direction, we increase constructive pressure on all candidates, who are not compulsion driven ideologues, to be more conservative. The Reagan era is a case in point; the reverse was true in the leftward shift of many formerly conservative Democrats in the early "New Deal." This does not imply lack of personal involvement. Our obvious interest has led to careful consideration of the merits, deficiencies & reasonable possibilities related to each candidate. While Governor...
  • World Government? Norman Cousins & Surrender By Subterfuge!

    03/01/2012 8:24:06 AM PST · by Ohioan · 9 replies
    Truth Based Logic Domain ^ | February 29, 2012 | William Flax
    To any American, dedicated to the promise of the Founders to secure the "Blessings of Liberty" to their posterity, a surrender of what those brave men achieved on the battlefield can never be acceptable. But that is not the only fundamental flaw in the Cousins "argument." There is an implied premise, in the claim that we must have World Government to prevent the Nations of the world from savaging one another, that there is no effective alternative, or alternatively that a World Government would be more likely to prevent the horrors of modern war than would, for example, the traditional...
  • Debt Default In America

    09/09/2011 8:14:42 AM PDT · by Ohioan · 11 replies
    Truth Based Logic Domain ^ | August 31, 2011 | William Flax
    In recent weeks, there has been some discussion over how to handle the soaring public debt of the United States; how that debt--its extent & the method by which it is managed--affects the credit worthiness of the United States & the likelihood of default on that debt; finally, the effect of such phenomena on the future economic well being of the people of the United States. There was also a hue & cry, when a popular financial rating agency issued a minor downgrade of the quality of that debt. In this essay, we will focus on the question of debt...