Feb 6

Libertarians Aren't Like Jeremiah Johnson

"The tear on my mother’s cheek got larger and larger. It detached from her face and became a shiny globe, widening outward like an inflating balloon. At first the tear floated in the air between them, but as it expanded it took my mother and father into itself. I saw them suspended, separate but beginning to slowly drift towards...

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Feb 6

The Only Huffington Post Article I Am Likely to Link To

Tom Mullen wrote an excellent introduction to modern politcal thought in America in Where Do Conservatives and Liberals Come From.  Now, he has condensed his already brief book into this 1 page article at the Huffington Post.  If you want a primer on how Libertarians aren't like conservatives, this is as good an intro as I have...

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Feb 4

The State Does Diversity Inclusion

Recently a Canadian acquaintance of mine posted a link to Prime Minister Trudeau speaking about diversity inclusion, which was a new phrase for me.   He ended his post by asking, wouldn’t we be better off in a world of diversity inclusion.  

I am not so sure we will.  I have listened to the post a few times and I hear just one...

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Feb 1

The Right to Peaceably Assemble and the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”  ~ First Amendment to the US Constitution

 

I just...

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Jan 25

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

“He is all pine and I am apple orchard.
My apple trees will never get across
And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him.
He only says, 'Good fences make good neighbors'.“ ~ Mending Wall by Robert Frost

There’s a conundrum for us. Does Frost think good fences make good neighbors? My mind immediately leaps to the Berlin Wall,...

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