When endeavoring to exchange information, it is best to fight bad ideas with good ones. Violence, intimidation, bullying, shaming, etc. may be effective ways of asserting one’s position to be sure, but these methods do nothing to substantively address the real issue(s) in question, nor are they logical exercises of intellect. Critically analyzing, thinking over, […]
As predicted, the culture that a rule of man cultivates eventually comes home to roost. This week, Oregon passed a state law expanding background check requirements for private sales of firearms. However, Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniel has already publicly stated he will not enforce the law. “I can’t enforce that law, so therefore it […]
Probably the most commonly employed method of debate and discussion we tend to encounter – be it at blogs like this, in person, or at other online forums – is the use of logical fallacies to make arguments. Logical fallacies are, by definition, fundamentally irrelevant counterpoints to any argument because they are not based on […]
A South Carolina police officer, Michael Slager, has been terminated and officially charged with homicide in the shooting death of Walter Scott. The video of this incident serves as the primary evidentiary catalyst for the charges, and depicts what I consider to be a textbook “bad shoot,” if not outright coldblooded murder. Officer Slager essentially […]
Recently, the Air Force terminated the deputy commander of its Air Combat Command for unlawfully interfering with his subordinates’ rights to communicate with Congress. The gist of this issue centers on Major General James Post’s use of the word “treason” to describe airmen’s communications that were inconsistent or in conflict with official Air Force position […]
President Obama yesterday pointed out how seemingly beneficial compulsory voting requirements would be for America. And here I thought the president was “pro-choice.” For my part, I say why not? It is not like this is a free country.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives’ (BATFE) illegal pursuit to ban the M855 rifle round is, reportedly, not caput. I previously pointed out that the ban itself was just a stepping stone to banning all 5.56 ammunition, and eventually all rifle ammunition (among other agendas). In testimony before the Senate this week, […]