Editorial: Don’t fool yourselves. The real issue before Conroe ISD was socialism on Tuesday night.

Kelli Cook, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, The Golden Hammer In his epic treatise, Anarchy, State and Utopia, the late Harvard political philosopher Robert Nozick defined “individualism” to be a society in which the structure itself is diverse and does not provide or guarantee that there will be any common goal that all pursue jointly. Nozick noted, however, that […]

Ave atque vale, fellow cult members

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer Hail and farewell. Three years ago, a person who is the subject of some of the articles in The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, accused me of having a “puppet master.” That’s a concept he understood, because he was a puppet master himself (and, arguably, continues to be today.) My […]

Declaration of Independence suggests citizens’ course of action to reform government

Declaration of Independence suggests citizens’ course of action to reform government

Image: Signing of the Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull (1819). United States of America, July 4 – If one is serious about reforming government, the Declaration of Independence provide the single greatest guide for getting the reform done. The real signing of the Declaration of Independence likely occurred on August 2, 1776, although the Second […]

An editorial question: do you agree with this statement? Updated with full explanation

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer A politician recently made what he believes is an important statement that defines how a government must function. Many people immediately agreed with him entirely with respect to this statement. Do you agree with his statement? He said, “A government’s legitimacy is mainly a function of consistently delivered values, together with […]

General government contrasted with law enforcement: the Great Philosophical Divide projects the divide between the negatives and the positives

Conroe, October 6 – A reader asked why The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper is sometimes so very negative and sometimes so very positive. The answer is the Great Philosophical Divide: there are some functions that government is great at accomplishing while there are other functions at which government is just plain terrible. That’s […]