In Pursuit of Virtue – December Edition

There is a huge folder of links sitting on my desktop, many of which I would like to comment on in individual posts. Unfortunately, I am too busy, so I will let you sift through them and see what you think is relevant… Newt Gingrich is not a good person. He did take a pledge…

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Copywrong

As the police state grows along the paradigm of terrorism, it is also gaining ground on intellectual property “rights” granted by the state. I have discussed it before here (see the tag “IP”), but intellectual property such as copyright and patent law are not true property rights, as they involve what technology has rendered to…

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When Should You Shoot a Cop?

Let’s get controversial… Here’s an article by the same name as this post that people all over the political spectrum are infuriated about. But most only read the article name. The text of the thought experiment is much more interesting, especially in light of the reaction by the media, as it was a predictor of…

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The Constitution’s Dying [Habeus] Corpus

You don’t need a conspiracy theory any longer. Yesterday, Congress voted to preserve the text of a bill that would allow for the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without trial by the military, provide that military courts can be used for any and all trials of “terrorist” activities, and undermine the principle of Habeus Corpus…

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