Category Archives: Goverment

do not vote for laws you will not kill over

From Yale Professor Stephen L. Carter: On the opening day of law school, I always counsel my first-year students never to support a law they are not willing to kill to enforce. Usually they greet this advice with something between … Continue reading

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on an american insurgency

On Popehat, a new contributor (Marc Randazza) posts an ungracious and inflammatory post claiming that having small arms to subvert government tyranny is not a valid reason for gun ownership. As evidence, he offers a hypothetical in which all insurgents … Continue reading

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mencken on government

When a candidate for public office faces the voters he does not face men of sense; he faces a mob of men whose chief distinguishing mark is the fact that they are quite incapable of weighing ideas, or even of … Continue reading

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popehat discusses how power corrupts judges

In reference to the recent story where a judge kidnapped children for refusing to have a meaningful relationship with their father: Judge Lisa Gorcyca has power because she’s a judge. She’s infuriated that her power is, for the moment, insufficient … Continue reading

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The Christian Case for Drug Legalization

Disclaimer: I have never been involved in any illegal drug use, as such, any case I am making to legalize drugs should be taken on principle. In an online drug legalization debate, Pastor Bob Enyart argues that drugs should be … Continue reading

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professional photographer 2 minutes of hate

April 15 is known as Tax Day in America. Within the professional photography community it is a day of rage. In 1984 terms, it is their Two Minutes of Hate. Up to a third of photography business profits might be … Continue reading

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buying government toiletpaper

The Blaze posts a recent article about wasteful purchasing by the government. This article covers a single buy of toilet paper for the DOJ. Whoever wrote this article is largely unfamiliar with government contracting, and they chose a fairly bad … Continue reading

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