Category Archives: The Courts

Thoughts of Employment Testing and Liability

Recently, Yaron Brook published interesting commentary about the Aunt Becky college admissions scandal.  He shared an anecdote about a conversation with company executives about why they don’t test job candidates in order to qualify them for employment. Here is Brook’s … Continue reading

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Question 12: Should the Government Force a Man to Pay Child Support?

Recently, via the Leonard Peikoff podcast, Yaron Brook answered the question, “Should the Government Force a Man to Pay Child Support?” While I almost always agree with Dr. Brook, in this response, he got the answer wrong. In fairness to … Continue reading

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When a cop gives you a traffic ticket, is that money in his pocket? In Georgia, yes.

The Augusta Chronicle reports that 5% of the money collected from traffic tickets go to a supplemental pension fund called Georgia Peace Officers’ Annuity and Benefit Fund.  That’s right folks; that is money in the officer’s pocket eventually.  The more … Continue reading

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Question #5: Are compulsory juries moral?

I have encountered the following questions many times; writing about it is an old old old to do task on my correct-the-naughty list.  As it has come up again recently, from yet another otherwise reasonable person, let me bang this … Continue reading

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Are Government Regulations Inherently Illegitimate?

In the TOS blog, Michael A. LaFerrera has a post titled, “Where does Valid Law End and Regulation Begin?”  It is a relevant question with an easy answer, but the post’s analysis totally misses the mark in my opinion. The … Continue reading

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Obama Opposes Civil Rights

Toonophobia by Cox & Forkum In cases of an irrational fear of blasphemous line drawings, the prescription is Black and White World Vol. II, Vol. III, and Vol. IV Contrary to the media narrative of President Obama being an enlightened … Continue reading

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The Free Exercise of Rights without Government Intimidation

“The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.” In response, I condemn the U.S. State … Continue reading

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Republican Cheap Shot Biden’s ‘put y’all back in chains’ Comment, and Miss the Real Racist Obama Policy

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Republicans, and their echoes, were all atwitter about Vice President Joe Biden telling a racially mixed audience at a rally that the Republican ticket wanted to ‘put y’all back in chains’.   While the Republican charges that … Continue reading

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Cannibal Culture

Imagine living in a culture where if you and your spouse died then the community would decide to murder and eat your orphaned child.  That actually happened in New Guinea to Wawa, a six year old boy, who had to … Continue reading

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Gideon’s Trumpet: Is Gideon v. Wainwright and Indigent Defense Counsel Still Relevant?

I really enjoy Diana Hsieh’s podcast “Philosophy in Action”, but I think that she insufficiently chewed her reply to the following question: Why is receiving the counsel of an attorney a right while receiving health care is not? In both … Continue reading

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