Category Archives: Politics

Be afraid, be very afraid

If you blog, you’ve probably heard about the new FTC ruling. Slate’s got a new piece up about it now. Allowing these guidelines to take effect would be like giving the government a no-knock warrant to investigate hundreds of thousands … Continue reading

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THIS is what I’m talkin’ about

Randy Barnett, Professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown, had an op ed in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal that makes my my little libertarian heart sing. He calls for states to take action against the Federal government’s out-of-control encroachment on our … Continue reading

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How much shall we spend to make Monroe County residents stupid?

$88,000 a year sound like a good figure? Because–as I posted last summer–that’s what we spend annually to fluoridate our water in this county. I’ve been fuming about that figure again lately, and not only because we’re facing the prospect … Continue reading

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Covetousness

Whether or not you agree with Christian theology, you will probably admit that the 10 commandments did a pretty good job of proscribing behaviors that will otherwise disrupt the fabric of a community. E.g. adultery. You don’t have to believe … Continue reading

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Law

“But, persisted the European, “what state would you choose?” “The Brahmin answered, “The state where only the laws are obeyed.” “That is an old answer,” said the councilor. “It is none the worse for that,” said the Brahmin. “Where is … Continue reading

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Change

It is impossible to introduce into society a greater change and a greater evil than this: the conversion of the law into an instrument of plunder. — Frederic Bastiat, “The Law,” 1850

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While men sleep . . .

History, one may presume to say, affords no example of any nation, country or people long free, who did not take some care of themselves; and endeavour to guard and secure their own liberties. Power is of a grasping, encroaching … Continue reading

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Our Constitution.

Here’s a nice big dose of the medicine our country needs. It’s an op-ed piece published in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, written by Andrew P. Napolitano, a retired Superior Court (NJ) judge. The article is titled “Most Presidents Ignore the … Continue reading

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Deepak, I hardly know ya’

Deepak Chopra is trying his hand at political commentary. With a metaphysical gloss, of course. Unfortunately he falls flat on his face. I’m kinda sorry about it, too, I thought he was sharper than this. Palin’s pluck has been admired, … Continue reading

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Me and Camille

Paglia. We both lived, as children, in the same town. Not at the same time, but very nearly. My dad taught in the same school where her dad taught. She mentions it in this new Salon article on Sarah Palin. … Continue reading

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