Through the words of many wise people, Truth be Told will search for the threads that can illuminate our current societal debates and issues with truth, whether it be American style health care, public education, the free market versus socialism, the vagaries of Wall Street, U.S. foreign policy or any other issue that emerges. Tying history and common sense to current events, we will visit the wisdom, knowledge and understanding of notable historians, economists, presidents and everyday men and women as we seek to find and tell the truth.
Wikileakers use a veil of transparency and freedom to promote chaos. Does freedom hinge on all information and access to it being free and on public display, especially the disturbing? Published 4:06 p.m. December 16, 2010 - Comments
Implementing more and more “safety” measures is not about safety. It’s all more steps toward eroding our freedoms and making us pliable under a paternal, domineering government. Published 9:11 p.m. November 24, 2010 - Comments
Like Jimmy Carter before him, Barack Obama is using condescending scare tactics to push a dead-end energy agenda. However, in American politics, disingenuous predictions of doom often backfire, for both sides of the aisle. Published 10:07 a.m. October 27, 2010 - Comments
Christine O’Donnell, a tea-party-backed upstart beat Mike Castle, a nine-term U.S. representative, in Delaware’s Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. Published 4:06 p.m. September 17, 2010 - Comments
The Obama administration is calling this Labor Day for more spending to increase jobs and help the economy. It's a novel approach: borrow and spend more. Ben Franklin said that "when you run in debt, you give to another power over your liberty." Published 3:14 p.m. September 6, 2010 - Comments
The debate over a "community center" and mosque at ground zero is about the duel for minds, land and control between the children of Abraham dating back almost 4000 years. Published 9:38 a.m. August 25, 2010 - Comments
It would be refreshing if the Obama administration took a note from James Madison and his colleagues in 1789. Despite not being in favor of a “bill of rights,” the first Congress got it done because it was what the people wanted. Published 9:39 p.m. August 6, 2010 - Comments
After the Revolution, all but two of the states attempted to boost economic growth by printing "rag money." The attempt failed. Trying to convince the people that worthless paper is as good as gold is a lot like Charlie Rangel wanting a trial and the Dodd-Frank new financial reform bill. Published 1:33 p.m. July 30, 2010 - Comments
The health care bill is becoming one more example of how an Administration can practice alchemy on our Constitution converting it to a substance akin to rubber. It's time we decide: is it steel or rubber? Published 8:18 a.m. July 21, 2010 - Comments
Carla writes about current issues and events with an aim toward telling the truth, using the writings of great thinkers, dead and living, as well as common sense.Read More
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Carla writes about current issues and events with an aim toward telling the truth, using the writings of great thinkers, dead and living, as well as common sense.