Alexander Fraser Tyler, Cycle Of Democracy (1770)

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over…

An Open Letter to My Republican Friends

Reverse Outsourcing: An Open Letter to My Republican Friends By Ilya Galak (R)   “Not only the wealth, but the independence and security of a country, appear to be materially connected with the prosperity of manufacturers. Every nation, with a view to those great objects, ought to endeavor to possess within itself all the essentials…

Letter from Ukrainian fight zone

This very touching piece was sent to me, a New Yorker resident, by a simple Ukrainian woman by the name Anna Lyashenko-Gracheva. It’s honest as a tear, and is very different from hysterics of the ladies on different TV channels. A new word has appeared in Ukrainians’ everyday vocabulary–‘ATO’, meaning ‘Zone of Anti-Terror Operation’. Anna…

The Propaganda Department (Soviet Joke)

A man died and was sent to the paradise. After a while, he became bored with the paradise, with the eternal quiet, abundance of flowers, absence of worries. So he requested to let him visit the hell as a tourist. God consented. In the hell, he saw people playing cards, drinking wine, and making love.…

New York State of MARS

By Ilya Galak,  Michael Califra and Alan Galak The Middle Class Action Project, which is working to revive this country’s manufacturing base, and with it the good-paying jobs that have traditionally sustained the American middle class, has developed a list of proposals to help achieve those goals. Members of the group, co-founders John Kubinski and…