…I swear. But some good columns have come out since 9/11 that I thought were worth blurbs: Rodney Balko at HuffPost notes the increased militarization of the police, which is an increased cost in both dollars and freedom points. Ignoramus right-statists continue to perpetuate the unwavering narrative that Muslims wish us harm for no reason…Details
The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.
+ “[Politicians are] men who, at some time or other, have compromised with their honour, either by swallowing their convictions or by whooping for what they believe to be untrue . . . Vanity remains to him, but not pride.” – H.L. Mencken + People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and…Details
+ A short explanation on why conservativism must mean minarchism or anarchism: But historicist contempt and ignorance of economics does not alter the fact that inexorable economic laws exist. You cannot have your cake and eat it too, for instance. Or what you consume now cannot be consumed again in the future. Or producing more…Details
The idea of primacy for restitution to the victim has great precedent in law; indeed, it is an ancient principle of law which has been allowed to wither away as the State has aggrandized and monopolized the institutions of justice. In medieval Ireland, for example, a king was not the head of State but rather…Details