Entries Tagged as 'Politics'

Friday, March 26th, 2010

The Empire Has No Clothes

The following essay was intended to be an open letter to Christian Homeshoolers on behalf of Ron Paul. I wrote most of this either in late 2007 or early 2008.  I never published it, but I found it today, and figured I would post it on my blog.  The subject matter isn’t entirely current, but […]

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Duchemin’s Law of Bureaucracy

I don’t know if this has already been derived by another social commentator and it may be the incorrect ratio, but I propose the following: “As the size of total government increases, the likelihood that any given action will be simultaneously mandated and prohibited increases exponentially.” This includes not only laws passed by a legislative […]

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

You Don’t Have to Put on the Red Light

“No, Mr. Green. Communism is just a red herring. Like all members of the oldest profession, I’m a capitalist.” -Miss Scarlet, Clue (1986) If something is inherently capitalistic in nature does that make it inherently good? Perhaps I was a bit hasty in characterizing Walter Block as a very persuasive debater in my introductory post […]

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Walter Block’s Defending the Undefendable: Introduction

I first heard of the book Defending the Undefendable by Dr. Walter Block in late 2007.  The book certainly piqued my curiosity, and I have wanted to read it for a while.  It turns out that this book is available online from the Mises Institute.  I imagine that my interaction with the book will be […]

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

A date that will live in infamy

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the births of Abraham Lincoln, and Charles Darwin.  These are two of my least favorite human beings ever, and the fact that they were both born on February 12, 1809 makes that one of my least favorite dates. Abraham Lincoln is the preeminent politician of modernity.  He was such […]

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

It’s an Obamanation.

Well, I’m back from vacation. While I was gone, there has been a major coup for those of you who love the State.  I’m not surprised.  President Bush has been so horrible while in office that he guaranteed a big Obama victory.  McCain got Bob-Doled.  Hard. McCain wouldn’t have been much better than Obama (not […]

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

My ballot

I will go over my ballot position by position.  For those of you outside of my district in NC, this may not be all that relevant to you, but it will reveal a little bit about my rationale about whom I vote for and why. President: (Options are Obama/Biden (D), McCain/Palin (R), Barr/Root (L), and […]

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Pro-lifers as pawns

Yesterday on lewrockwell.com, G.C. Dilsaver wrote a very good piece titled Christians and the Pro-Life Ploy about how the pro-life Christians have been duped into supporting myriad evils based upon the illusionary hope of destroying the evil of abortion.  He argues rather persuasively that the Republican and Democratic parties are merely two sides of the […]

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Worse than a government-controlled press

I don’t think it would be a controversial statement to say that about 99% of Americans believe in freedom of the press, in the sense that they don’t believe that having the newspapers and other mass media controlled directly by the federal government would be a good idea.  They see the danger of having newspapers […]

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Against Darwin – Introduction

I once had an evolutionist state that she was puzzled that many Christians perceive evolution as an attack on the religion of Christianity and didn’t understand how there could be so much conflict between a religion and a particular scientific theory.  My answer was and remains that Darwinism isn’t science—it’s a religion. Because Christianity and […]

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

You put the lime in the coconut

If you are not familiar with Harry Nilsson, I cannot recommend him highly enough as a singer/songwriter within the classic rock genre.  One of the tracks from his brilliant album Nilsson Schmilsson (1971) is called “Coconut.”  In this song a woman gets a bellyache from putting the lime in the coconut and drinking them both […]

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Good economic regulations?

Doug Wilson posted a good, quick perspective on economics and how the only thing most of us can do is cultivate a robust sense of humor in this mess.  In the comments section a debate has broken out about regulation.  Since I am limited to 300 words there, I will refute the idea (advanced by […]

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

The battle rages on…

…for my utter contempt between McCain and Obama.  I was only able to stomach about 35 minutes of this evening’s presidential debate. It was a fiercely contested battle as to who is the most economically ignorant candidate, heavily seasoned with cheap shots toward the other candidate (which, incidentally, were the most truthful portions of the […]