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Why Sticking it to Big Business Sticks it to the Little Guy

Reality.

Call me quaint, but I believe we are obligated to conform our beliefs to the actual world around us.  It was chiefly on account of this that I felt compelled to take a perspective that we today call ‘conservative.’   There is the world we wished we lived in and there is the world that we actually live in.  Another way of putting this is:  people are as people are going to be and no social engineering will ever change what people are.

I begin this way as a response to those in the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ crowd.   Let me … continue reading...

Drafting our legislators randomly better than current process

Worldnetdaily.com published one of my columns this weekend.  In the column, I argue that what we really need in political office are people who have no interest in political office.  Moreover, we do not need people who believe that the government is the solution to all problems, but in fact believe that government has a very limited role.  The problem should be obvious:  such a person will never run for political office!  Therefore the only thing to do is to identify such persons and push and pull them into office, whether they like it or not.

For perspective, I was … continue reading...

Why I became a Conservative

When I was in college there was this guy 2 1/2 times larger than me… a philosophy major, as I recall… appropriately named ‘Animal.’  I remember having a debate about pain with him.  I argued it was all in our minds- just a brain state- and not real.  Animal said, “Come here, and I’ll show you unreal pain.”

While I was of the mindset that there were just “brain states” or just “subjective opinions” or just “one’s political views”, I was a liberal.  When my mindset changed, so did my ‘political’ stance.  This is a realization that congealed more than … continue reading...

Violence is never the answer: Except when it is…

Here is a post that is a long time coming.  First some caveats:  my target audience here is the Bible-believing Christian, namely the kind that takes the Scriptures as authoritative.  That said, I believe that Christianity manifests the true account of the moral code, and as such I think that what follows might apply to non-Christians, too.

Ok, now, this will sound like a weird place to start, but stick with me a moment.  I consider myself a conservative (although more precisely, a libertarian-constitutionalist-voluntaryist) but I wasn’t always one.  I grew up on default… that is, more or … continue reading...

To prison I go?

I have issued a statement indicating that I will risk jail or imprisonment rather than pay the fine for not getting health insurance as the new law mandates.  This is an outrage and frankly a little disconcerting that elected officials would so easily defy the Constitution to carry out their ‘reform.’   Also disconcerting is the still sizable portion of the public that thinks its a really good idea to nationalize health care, the banks, the auto industry, student loans, etc, etc, etc.  One of these days this is going to bite them in the… uh, well, you know… and they’re … continue reading...

Hey! People! Even Blagojevich is Innocent Until Proven Guilty!

The continued trouncing of the rule of law in this country is really starting to get on my nerves.  I suppose everyone has heard about the allegations that Governor Blagojevich tried to sell Obama’s vacant senate seat.  Lisa Madigan, Democrat Attorney General, has asked the Illinois state supreme court to strip the governor from his position.

I have no love for Blagojevich.  Frankly, I have no love for any Illinois politician.  My five years in Illinois was like being front and center at a circus.  There is also no question in my mind that Blagojevich is guilty as sin- and … continue reading...

Today’s Notes: Moral Equivalency on 9-11, Qualification: Did not have an Abortion, Pro-life Blogs

Yesterday I was approved to be on the pro-life blogsite, www.prolifeblogs.com.  Welcome to anyone arriving on my site from there.  I invite you to see what I am about and my somewhat unique approach to the abortion issue.

The South Carolina chairwoman of the Democrat party said yesterday that Sarah Palin’s “primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”  This has apparently inspired a firestorm but this is an observation that was made in the conservative camp already from the reverse:  that in the liberal (feminist) mind, Sarah’s primary disqualification was that she hasn’t had an … continue reading...

One Conservative Reaction to News that Sarah Palin’s Daughter is Pregnant: What would Obama Think?

It is a good thing that McCain and Palin didn’t attempt to hide the fact that Sarah’s daughter, Bristol, is pregnant.  I wouldn’t dare try to attempt a chronology, but it sure seemed like Palin pre-empted the liberal mudslinging in getting out the truth.  Or didn’t you know that the left has been trying to say that Sarah’s newborn child, the one with Downs Syndrome, is the baby that is actually Bristol’s?  I don’t know the background of this particular blog but it seems to explain the rumors on that point well enough.  If that wasn’t bad enough, while … continue reading...

Liberal Outcry: Judicial Activism on the DC Gun Ban

Already I’m seeing and hearing reactions to today’s Supreme Court tossing of the DC gun ban saying that this is conservative judicial activism.  As I understand it (I haven’t read the decisions myself), even the dissent is making that accusation.

I don’t agree, personally.  I believe that the ruling was constructionist (which makes me wonder why Kennedy went with it) but let’s assume it was judicial activism.  Is this not then an illustration about the foolishness of a judicial system that is allowed to deviate at will from the words on the paper?  There is no right to an abortion … continue reading...