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I’ve always said that liberals and progressives are the little children in American sociopolitical debate because they concentrate on emotion versus fact, logic and reason. But, they reached new lows yesterday when President Obama selected a “Sandy Hook” parent who tragically lost a child during the December 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School to [...]
“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.” –Thomas Jefferson Only despots and tyrants contrive ways to infringe the rights of the people. I was debating gun control as it related to single-incident mass shooting events with an individual last night [...]
What are “rights” and are they absolute or not? What is the meaning of unalienable? These are critical questions right now in America because they are being thrown about today like candy from a float at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.
There are two separate issues when debating federal legislation and other actions; can we and should we. The later is a legal argument and the former a philosophical argument. In the case of any president unilaterally invoking the “full faith and credit” clause of the 14th Amendment to bypass Congress it is a legal argument, [...]
“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.” Thomas Jefferson An unfortunate but not uncommon human failing is susceptibility to emotion. While an occasional dalliance with emotion is understandable, natural, normal and even acceptable, the wallowing in emotion and allowing it [...]
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