Tag Archives: civil society

Not Random Violence, but the Consequence of Ideas

Saturday, we saw a number of news reports on the interwebs about the murder of Delbert Belton, who fought at Okinawa, allegedly by two teenaged thugs. From these reports, we learned that robbery is bad, murder is bad, elderly combat … Continue reading

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Question #7: If we ‘privatize’ Social Security, what would happen to people that recklessly invest their retirement and lose it?

The following question comes from Reddit: If we ‘privatize’ Social Security, what would happen to people that recklessly invest their retirement and lose it? First, in the question, there is an unfounded premise about risk as in:  government control of … Continue reading

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My State of the Union Address

With President Obama about to deliver another State of the Union address, I offer a three year old correction to the legislative priorities of our President and Congress.  Unlike President Obama’s long long long boring and uninspired utterances, this superior … Continue reading

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The End of American Civil Society?

A piece that I wrote in early January 2009 seems especially relevant now that we have experienced more than three years of the Obama Administration and continued economic decline. The other night I was watching a heart rending story about … Continue reading

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Question #2: Flame wars, why has our political debate become so nasty?

The following question has been popping up a lot recently, and it relates to the prior post on Angry Libertarians: Why has our political discourse become so uncivil? The idea that we should do something has been popularly replaced with … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Gary Johnson

Personally, I prefer to write about political policy over campaign tactics; however, this video and script offers a few interesting points related to Selfish Citizenship: (1) history as facts from reality to use as a guide, (2) understanding that success/improvement … Continue reading

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