Archive for April, 2011

The Public Treasury

Federal spending, taxes, and debt are quite obviously huge political topics nowadays and little wonder since we are fast approaching 200 years since the nation was fiscally “in the black.”  In my day-to-day dealings, however, I find that more often than not this is a subject whose details are lost on many of us.  Accordingly, […]

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A Recipe for Public Subjugation

History demonstrates that governments of all types have a vested interest in subjugating its citizenry, to varying degrees.  Typically this is done to facilitate its own ends and prosperity by collectively enriching the system through the acquisition of property and/or labor, and individually enriching the members of the ruling class by expanding power and influence.  […]

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Letter to the Governor of Arizona

The following is a letter that I sent to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer today requesting a special election to provide a means for the citizens of Arizona’s 8th Congressional District to democratically choose someone to actively provide representation for us in the United States House of Representatives. I have no doubt that this request will […]

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Should Ignorance Preclude Voting Rights?

Today CNN published an op-ed by columnist LZ Granderson in which he asks the provocative question, “Should ignorant people be allowed to vote?” It is a very interesting column and I recommend everyone to read it and watch the accompanying video (though the video is unrelated to the editorial). There is an interesting point here, […]

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Gun Politics and Privacy in Illinois

I honestly never thought I would say such a thing, but it seems that the Illinois state legislature is on the right path toward fulfilling its obligation of protecting individual rights, at least in this case concerning the fundamental right to privacy. On its surface this may seem solely like a gun control issue but […]

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The Role of Government

In light of some recent stimulating discussions it seems appropriate to better clarify a basic underlying theme of my general philosophy regarding government and its relationship with the given society that enables it. As I have stated elsewhere throughout this blog, the fundamental role of government is to protect individual rights. It is my belief […]

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Juror No. 799

I came across this article this morning and I just had to comment about it. It involves a potential juror in a capital offense case in Brooklyn, New York, who provided bigoted and generally anti-police answers on her juror questionnaire. In the questionnaire, which is presumably used to identify desirable or undesirable characteristics in potential […]

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