Fritz Groszkruger

07/26/2016 - 2:44pm
Legalized theft     The prosperity of everyone in a culture is dependent on their ability to keep what they earn. Every drop that they can't keep, reduces incentive to excel in some way; and that is more destructive to the common good than anything else.     During the farm crisis of the eighties I had an acquaintance whose business failed because of the sour...
07/12/2016 - 3:46pm
Preferring local control     Back in the days when socialism was failing in the Soviet Union (The system failed. Ronald Reagan had nothing to do with it.), I had a friend who traveled to Latvia on a farm tour. I remember what he found when he got there.     Imagine a field of oats, just beginning to head out, a...
06/28/2016 - 3:09pm
Beware of opportunistic meddlers     The mass shooting in Orlando is tragic in ways beyond the immediate loss of loved ones and the terror experienced in the event.     Well-intentioned advocates, pundits, and politicians jumped on the news as a way to further their own agendas. They all approached it from the aspect...
06/14/2016 - 3:41pm
The millennials' distopian utopia        I’ll never forget when our oldest son came home from college and declared the welfare state to be legitimate because “we” voted for it. I can’t think of a better illustration of “democratic socialism.”      No founding...
05/31/2016 - 4:12pm
Time to prioritize      Much is made of the grave threat of Islamic extremism, but an ordinary day in Chicago where handguns are illegal puts Islamic terrorism in its place next to diesel exhaust as a threat to mankind.      People don’t like to find out they’ve been hoodwinked, so they react to...
05/17/2016 - 12:18pm
The failed hog plant project      Hogs paid for our farm. I remember hearing them called “the mortgage-lifter.” Now I know why.      They also provided our kids with responsibilities, something my aunt from California says is lacking in urban environments. Looking back, I wouldn’t have...
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