I saw this beautiful post by Individ about what patriotism really is. From what I gather, like me he’s a trained scientist, and that scientific background informs and strengthens his commitment to classical liberalism/libertarianism. Making him one of the handful of scientists able to apply their methods to political thought. Anyway, I just had to [...]Continue reading Un-American
Archive for May, 2006
Carnival of Liberty 47 is up at New World Man. Go check it out.Continue reading Carnival Of Liberty XLVII
If you listen to most people, you’d think so. After all, we’re reaching a point where Democrats are bitter about being a minority party for 12 years, while Republicans have taken on an air of aristocracy, as Nick points out. To some extent, politics has become a fight between two clubs who want more to [...]Continue reading Are Politics Getting Nasty?
You know, the first thing that went through my head when the news erupted with the William Jefferson mess was the bit in Animal Farm where the pigs learn to walk on their hind legs: There was a deadly silence. Amazed, terrified, huddling together, the animals watched the long line of pigs march slowly round [...]Continue reading The Aristocracy Returned
My Blog I make it my business to understand what makes people tick. In high school, by virtue of being big, older-looking, and trustworthy, my peers laid upon me the mantle of lay psychologist. In undergrad, I studied the biology of the brain itself. And then on a lark I went off to england to [...]Continue reading Just Call Me Token…
When I was younger, I lived in Illinois. When it comes time to re-register your vehicle, it’s a flat fee, regardless of what sort of vehicle you drive (within certain classes, i.e. all passenger vehicles are identical). When I went to Purdue, I was shocked to find out that Indiana wasn’t so simple. The more [...]Continue reading Auto Registration: Soak the Rich
Carnival of Liberty 46 is up at Left Brain Female. Its been some time since I’ve contributed something to the Carnival myself, but there’s a great collection of posts this week, so go check it out.Continue reading Carnival of Liberty XLVI
Welcome to liveblogging of the runoff for the 2006 New Orleans municpial elections. These elections are being billed as the most important elections in New Orleans’s history and are also being watched by the world. The races up for grabs are the mayor, city council at large, city council seats for Districts A, B, and [...]Continue reading New Orleans Run Off Liveblogging
As mentioned on Eric’s Grumbles a few weeks ago, my time in the blogosphere is coming to an end. Over the past 18 months I’ve had a tremendous experience as an amateur writer and political commentator. Of everything I’ve done, the thing I’ve enjoyed the most is creating this blog and the Life, Liberty, Property [...]Continue reading So Long, Farewell, Adieu
“I hereby direct the sherrif of this county to remove you from this courtroom forthwith, and to transport you to the gallows, where before sundown this day you are to be hanged by the neck until dead; your body left to be picked at by the crows, until the Sherrif directs it to be cut [...]Continue reading … To be hanged by the neck until dead
In celebration of Mill’s birthday, as one of the influential figures in classical liberalism, Catallarchy is hosting a bicentennial celebration. Check it out.Continue reading Catallarchy Celebrates John Stuart Mill
Carnival of Liberty 45 is up at Below The Beltway and, as always, its chock full of liberty goodness. Go check it out.Continue reading Carnival Of Liberty XLV
Gingrich Says Hillary Clinton Is Beatable Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich agrees that Sen. Hillary Clinton is the Democratic front-runner should she make a bid for president in 2008. But winning, he says, is another matter. … “But I think, you know, she has a lot of challenges, and there’s a question whether or not [...]Continue reading Run, Newt, Run!
There has been a list going around the blogosphere written by Atrios and made readable by Kevin Drum. As someone who considers themself a liberal (albeit a classical one, not a socialist/leftist like Atrios and Kevin Drum) and someone who is disgusted with the “leadership” of the Republican Party and possibly looking for alternatives in [...]Continue reading Taking The Leftist Test
Let’s talk about the current NSA surveilance brouhaha. Liberals, conservatives, AND Libertarians are all entirely up in arms about this subject; which for the reasons I’m about to discuss is patently silly. First things first, I’m an information security consultant and architect, with extensive government, financial, medical, telecommunications, and military security experience. I do some [...]Continue reading I Always Feel Like, Somebodies Watching Me
A commentor at The Other Side of Kim Forums calling himself Raucous recently posted this tolerably well written, but I think ultimately blind post, positing the question what do we want out of our reporters with regard to bias, and support of the American (or any other) war effort. “As an aspiring journalist I note [...]Continue reading Bias, Moral Relativism, and Hipocrisy
The 44th edition of the Carnival of Liberty is up at Robot Guy. Go check it out, unless, of course, you’re a freedom-hating Communist.Continue reading Carnival Of Liberty XLIV
As many of you know, I’m a huge proponent of the FairTax. Given that I’m a contributor to The FairTax Blog, I don’t normally post much about it here. But I threw up a post over at The FairTax Blog about how it will be enforced, and thought some of the readers here who are [...]Continue reading The FairTax and Enforcement
A commenter over at Kims blog left this comment: — What justifies the Constitution in the first place? — John T. Kennedy It is a very important question, and one that people don’t ofetn think about. Even constitutionally minded folks who should know better havent really thought this one through. We the People of the [...]Continue reading What Justifies the Constitution
This morning Al-Qaeda terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. This brings to an end a trial that featured the rantings and ravings of Moussaoui hen he denounced America and attacked the 9/11 victims. There are many around the blogosphere who did not support the verdict yesterday, denouncing it [...]Continue reading Moussaoui Life Sentence is Not The End of The World.