Vier mehr Tage! Vier mehr Tage!

Okay, so apparently not all of you prepared for the end of WWII the same way I did. I wrote yesterday about why Horst Köhler, the former President of Germany, resigned Monday. In doing so, I quoted the statements that proved to be his undoing, but didn’t translate them from German. So what he said … Continue reading

I Am Now a Journalist

A lot of people waste their time and money on formal education. I scoff at them. I have, as of yesterday, become an actual journalist with almost no effort. Yesterday, Jake Tapper commented on my blog, because I quoted him talking about how he wanted one more “beat on Rand Paul“.  He said, and I … Continue reading

Razing Arizona

I got a couple of angry comments about yesterday’s post, accusing me of indifference to civil rights. It’s not that I’m indifferent, it’s just that I’m not an absolutist. There are a lot of well-accepted exceptions to our fundamental civil rights, so what’s one more? The right to free speech doesn’t let you yell ”Fire!” … Continue reading

The Ideal State

I excerpted a bit of an email that I received about my post on the Mathematics of Freedom. Well, I want to respond to another bit of the same email: “So if you really believe that less government is better, what’s your ideal solution? Is it a barebones federal government? Is it a series of … Continue reading

The Mathematics of Freedom, Corollary

I received an email about my recent post on the Mathematics of Freedom, in which I repeated the truism: “The Government that governs least, governs best.” I can’t rephrase the email and still do it justice, so here’s an excerpt: “Why do you hate government so much? Government helps people. It protects the nation. It … Continue reading

Confederate History Month

I received an email in response to my yesterday’s post about Virginia’s ‘Confederate History Month’, recently declared by Gov. Bob McDonnell. From the email: “Why celebrate ‘Confederate History Month’? Wasn’t the Confederacy the enemy of the United States of America? Didn’t they fight the US? Didn’t they kill countless US citizens and soldiers? And why? … Continue reading

Soul Solution

I got an emailed question about a recent post where I mentioned that I would always oppose human cloning “because of the soul thing.” The question was: “What the hell are you talking about? “Soul thing”?” Well, I’ll explain. I shouldn’t have to, but I will. Each human has one (and exactly one) soul. Let’s … Continue reading

Time’s Arrow

Many of the responses I get from these posts accuse me of being an apologist for Conservative hypocrisy. They base this on the fact that I don’t condemn Conservatives when they condemn liberals for the same things that Conservatives have done in the past. Well, there’s a very good explanation for this, and it isn’t … Continue reading

Same Thing

I know that democrats are for gay rights, but I didn’t know that it extended all the way to homophones. A couple of emails came in explaining that what I heard on the News wasn’t ‘demon pass’, but rather ‘deem and pass’ (also known as the ‘Self-executing Rule’ or the ‘Slaughter Rule’). Well, they can … Continue reading

The Reagan Test

I got an email (in response to an earlier post) challenging the liberal bias of social studies textbooks. Well, I don’t have any illusion that I’ll be able to convince anyone so obviously unwilling to listen, but maybe you’ll listen to an expert: Professor Larry E. Schweikart, from the University of Dayton. He’s the author … Continue reading