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Libertarianism: Is It Viable?

June 27, 2014 by

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I just finished reading the classic book by Jan Narveson, The Libertarian Idea, published in 1986.  Now this book was no walk in the park. Narveson is a philosopher (and a pretty good one at that) and he writes in that very logical style–which I think we need more of at times.  But whether you […]

Progressivism Come to Fruition

May 25, 2014 by

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President Obama, in a speech at a fundraiser this week, made the comment that ““Obviously, the nature of the Senate means that California has the same number of Senate seats as Wyoming. That puts us at a disadvantage,” (Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/23/obama-blames-structural-design-congress-gridlock/#ixzz32diVrnJV).  Now he may have meant it simply as a fact that Democrats must deal with, but I am a […]

Rational Ignorance vs. Ignorance, substance vs. symbolism

May 17, 2014 by

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A little over a week ago we had primary elections here in Ohio, and despite the low likelihood of my vote mattering in an election (toward the outcome), I made sure my “expressive vote” was heard.  The idea is that while individual votes don’t matter (at least in general, national elections) our votes are very […]

The Changing of the Gods: Religion and Modern Liberals

April 20, 2014 by

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It isn’t widely reported, though religious liberties organizations are well aware, but religious liberties are under attack from a significant portion of the modern liberal political class.  More than that however, religion in general, specifically the Christian religion is being mocked by that same element.  Snickers could almost be audible when some public figure or […]

Sad, sad, sad. When one of the greats becomes blinded by ideology.

April 9, 2014 by

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http://m.mlb.com/video/v3224106 Sorry I can’t get the video to embed directly, but please watch this first. Hank Aaron is a true American hero, for Americans of all races and classes.  As Braves chairman Terry McGuirk said Aaron “set the home-run record the old-fashioned way” and added “You will always be the home run king of all […]

A Nice Discovery

April 4, 2014 by

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To take just a slight break from contemporary political and economic events and issues, I discovered a “new” book last night which I would recommend to all freedom-loving and responsible people.  Actually, it was published first in 1873, with a second edition the following year.  The author was the now obscure James Fitzjames Stephen, and […]

Back to the Future: Politics in the Past

February 20, 2014 by

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After a few weeks of being immersed in arcane historical reading and teaching, I have concluded it isn’t so arcane as we think.  Of course, I knew that already, but there is nothing like being away from blogging to remind one.  What I mean is this:  Many or most of the political thinkers and ideas […]