In Memoriam, Obama’s Omission, Political Arrogance And Investment Advice


*A request worth repeating.  Rest in peace, Donald C. Unsworth of Rome, Ga. While we never met, I know I would have liked you. How can I tell?  By this notice for your funeral: “In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asked that donations be sent to the American Cancer Society or to the campaign of whoever is running against President Barack Obama in 2012.”

*Obama’s incredible omission. In a speech to the Hispanic Congressional Caucus last week, our president misquoted the Declaration of Independence in a way that is so flagrant I can only believe it was deliberate. He said, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed with certain unalienable rights.”  Did you catch the omission?  He left out “by their Creator”?  The misquote should come as no surprise; Obama clearly believes that our rights come from government, not from God.

*Political arrogance run amok. When voters in Alaska wouldn’t grant a second Senate term to self-appointed political heiress Lisa Murkowski, she announced that she will run for re-election as a write-in candidate. No one gives the spoilsport a chance to win; but she could deny victory to Joe Miller, the Tea Party candidate I wrote about two weeks ago. Want to bet that the ostensible Republican will get lots of support from some wealthy Democrats?

*Some worthwhile investment advice.  For many years, the Atlanta Investment Conference was one of my favorite events of the year. I was delighted to serve as master of ceremonies almost from day one. The conference is no longer being held, but recently a dozen of the top speakers there collaborated on a new book. The Evergreen Portfolio features contributions by Mark Skousen, Bob Prechter, Adrian Day, Frank Trotter, Van Simmons, Rick Maybury and several others worth reading. You can get a copy from or order it through your favorite bookstore and I hope you will.

— Chip Wood

Personal Liberty

Chip Wood

is the geopolitical editor of He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years. He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton. Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference.

Join the Discussion

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.