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The Thinking Behind the Second Ammendment

Recently, many of us may have seen a video of a straight-faced man in a small video suggesting that the whole institution of slavery might have been avoided had slaves had guns to protect themselves.  This was a silly spot … Continue reading

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Norquist 2012: Fade to Grey Specter?

I have long questioned the ability of an ideological sophist (lobbyist) to influence (blackmail) the representatives of we, the people, to vote against the interests of the people in order to remain our representatives.  The people’s house, the house of … Continue reading

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Two Towns Try to Bridge a Recession – S.I. Hayakawa

Long ago when I was beginning to learn to think, someone suggested that I should read “Language in Thought and Action,” by S I Hayakawa.  Someone suggested if I learned anything from it I might get a good grade.  She … Continue reading

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I am a Christian because it is the one true religion

NOT! It has long been a mystery to me how the leading proponents of conservatism so closely align themselves with religious fundamentalists and “cognitive dissonance” of belief.  There are many intellectuals of the right who are, perhaps, deists, Manicheans, Christians, Jews, … Continue reading

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American Democracy: The Illusion and the Truth

Money, democracy, and Oligarchy. the hidden hand of power http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/peopleandpower/2011/10/2011102683719370179.html

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Restricting Political Speech: How to Silence the Citizen

How states are restricting political speech  By George F. Will, Published: February 1, Fountain Hills, Ariz. Dina Galassini does not seem to pose a threat to Arizona’s civic integrity. But the government of this desert community believes that you cannot be too careful. And state law … Continue reading

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The Dilemma Drug of Legalization

I have always admired George Will for the precision and focus of his arguments.   Whether I agree or disagree with his position is besides the point; his analyses of many issues are difficult to rebut. – Carlos The drug … Continue reading

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