"WhatWeThinkandWhy" wins blog Award!
But it gives me an opportunity to plug the "Freedom Pub", the blog feature of the Heartland Institute website where I have recently begun posting the short essays I write. Actually, it was just a mention of my last commentary, "Camels on the Moon" in its "The Best of The Pub This Week" feature which highlights "some of the best contributions to our group blog over the past week." I'm glad someone liked it. It was a tongue in cheek treatment of a fairly important change of direction in governmental policy objectives.
Some of you are familiar with the Heartland Institute, but if you are not, or if you haven't visited their site recently, you should do so. In many ways, it's the "Cato Institute of the Midwest" and is a leading organisation in the always present debate about liberty in America. The work they do has had a meaningful impact on legislative direction and intelligent political thought for a long time.
And now that the people of this country are finally paying attention to a few things which are even more important than where overpaid thugs are going to shoot basketballs (or other players) next season, Heartland will be among those leading the way to actual change for the betterment of the nation.
There are plenty of organisations dedicated to criticism of their opponents, but not nearly enough who have actual well-thought-out proposals for realistic solutions to societal problems. Heartland leads most in that category. Their "PolicyBot" is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in sorting through the rhetoric and getting to the truth on the issues. As they describe it, it "is a search engine and database containing more than 23,000 studies and commentaries from more than 350 think tanks and advocacy groups. It’s free, fast, and comprehensive". You can access it from their page or you may click here to begin your search!
Many of you know how my "Bash Brother" and I love the camaraderie of sitting in a pub and bashing around the issues (never the other patrons), but it's a good thing we can go to a virtual pub instead in order to avoid liver disease.
So there you have it Freedom Pub. You have been plugged by this widely read blog site, not because you were kind to me, but because you, and the Heartland Institute deserve it. And if we are able to "throw the bums out" in November, we are going to need you more than ever, because we are going to need new leaders and good ideas, not just Republican bums to replace the goofs who are currently swiping our freedoms and replacing them with dependencies.
Hey bartender Jim! I'll have a Sam Adams, his lager is as good as his ideas were!