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Christopher Berger: An Open Letter to President Obama

Monday, May 4th, 2009


From Christopher Berger, at

An Open Letter to President Obama

Mr. President,

With the recent announcement by Justice Souter that he will retire at the end of the current term of the Supreme Court, you will be nominating your first appointee to the highest body of arbiters in the land. I urge you to consider your choice carefully.

When you gave your oath of office, you swore to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” I hope you will take a few minutes to consider what is built into that statement. (more…)

JCCC’s Arrogance and Wednesday’s Tea Parties: Christopher Berger

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Who Watches the Watchmen?

Christopher D. Berger

Wednesday’s tax day tea parties had a cause mirroring those of the original Boston tea party, to whit, a government so invasive and unwieldy that it can perpetrate generational theft on the order of tens of trillions of dollars, with no one to stop them. They were there to demonstrate against the ability of government to tax our grandchildren into oblivion, and more importantly, the fact that government is effectively doing it with mind-numbingly large spending packages. They were there to protest taxation with representation that doesn’t listen to them, representation that doesn’t represent their interests, taxation that they don’t want, don’t need, and will be forced to pay anyway. (more…)

Christopher Berger editorial: Distractions

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Distractions, by Christopher Berger

AIG’s $164 million retention bonuses have caused a great deal of commotion in recent days, as most of you know by this point, but I ultimately have to question just how much business of ours (or of Congress’s) they are. AIG is a private corporation (admittedly with a 79% non-voting government ownership stake) which is paying bonuses to those people who stay with them through this mess to help them try to fix it. This is how they say thank you to their employees they actually want to keep (not those they want to kick out the door, not the ones who destroyed the company). The public has been manipulated into a rage by Congressional partisans and White House operatives for the past week and a half, now reaching the point where a group funded by ACORN is taking people on tours of the homes those AIG executives who received bonuses, just to whip them into an even greater froth.

But as has become clear, it’s not the AIG executives that should be dragged in front of committees to answer questions but certain officials of the Obama administration and members of Congress. Officials in the Treasury Department knew about these bonuses as early as November, in some cases, and Secretary Geithner knew about them no later than his testimony before Congress on March 3. The timeline of who knew what when presented by the Obama administration is patently false, and they need to be held to account for their lies. (more…)

Editorial by Christopher Berger: Insanity

Monday, February 9th, 2009

The following editorial is written by Christopher Berger:

Christopher D. Berger


Perhaps the thing that most disturbs me about the current economic crisis is that the proposals to fix it are essentially repetitions of the policies that caused it.  The housing crisis is the direct result of Keynesianism, and the solutions already implemented and currently being proposed are nothing more than a repeat of that original mistake.  Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result on any of the iterations.  One must wonder if, at this point, the liberals haven’t lost their minds, according to Einstein’s maxim. (more…)