Author Archives: Blake Ashby

Iran Needs to Allow a Vote on Being a Theocracy

We need to make Democracy a condition of any future nuclear deal with Iran Iran insists that it is a responsible nation and can be trusted with nuclear technology.  Recent unrest has shown yet again that the nation doesn’t trust … Continue reading

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Blake Ashby speaking at St. Louis County Libertarian meeting Monday December 16

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Be Gentle with your Trump-loving relatives this Thanksgiving

Be gentle with your Trump-loving family members this Thanksgiving. And yes, that means taking a step back from your moral high ground. I didn’t vote for the President and I’m not a fan of the Administration. However the Pro Impeachment … Continue reading

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Socialism and Unicorns

I’m sorry, but it’s just hard for me to take people that talk about socialism seriously.  If I said I believe in government by unicorns” you would laugh at me. But socialism is no more connected to reality than unicorns … Continue reading

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CEO Salaries – a distortion of American Capitalism

Here’s an example of how American Capitalism has been distorted:  compensation for Chief Executive Officers of public companies.  If you go back a few decades, the average corporate CEO made about 20 times what his or her workers made.  By … Continue reading

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Trump, Israel and the Two State Solution

President Trump left his mark on a little more of the world this week.  The administration reversed decades of US policy, declaring that Israel has a right to build settlements in Palestinian West Bank. 

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American Capitalism is BROKEN and we need to fix it

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Impeachment

It’s a sad day for our country, and I wish President Trump would correct the situation, for the good of our country. Like many middle of the road people, I doubted that President Trump’s campaign actively colluded with the Russians, … Continue reading

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Fix Capitalism

Fifty years ago the wealth our economy created was broadly distributed throughout our society. Over the last thirty years almost all of the new wealth created, $21 trillion, has gone to a very small part of our population, with the … Continue reading

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AOC Just Made Elizabeth Warren More Electable

There’s an old joke in politics: “I will be for you or against you, whatever will help most.” You almost wonder if Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had that conversation with Warren. Because AOC just helped Warren seem a little more moderate, … Continue reading

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