Archive for February, 2011

Blind Faith in the Oligarchy

I am posting this one in Observations simply because I am presenting no philosophical, political, or social analysis of any sort but rather highlighting just how staggeringly fearful we should be with regard to some (most) of the officials “running” what amounts to the most powerful and relevant country in the history of mankind. Please […]

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Partisanship vs. Bipartisanship

John Adams once stated in a letter to a colleague that “There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political […]

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The Truism of Equality

In the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson famously asserted that “all men are created equal.”  Such a simple and timeless observation holds both profound truth and misleading implications for many of us.  While this principle forms the very foundation of a free society it can also be misused to facilitate an environment similar to what […]

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Renewed Calls for Gun Control

Recently here in southern Arizona renewed calls for increased gun control have predictably begun in response to the now infamous attack on Representative Gabrielle Giffords (and others) in Tucson last month.  The fiancé of one of the victims that was unfortunately killed during the heinous attack, Kelly O’Brien, has started lobbying state lawmakers to ban […]

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