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Diversity War

Recent Facebook meme: “America – My Ancestors Didn’t Travel 4,000 Miles for the Place to Be Overrun by Immigrants” It is a continual and stupefying realization to me that a large percentage of self-professed “patriots” in the United States oppose … Continue reading

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Freedom Two

Discussions about freedom in the 21st century tends to be about individual liberty, the type of freedom enshrined in the Bill of Rights to the Constitution. People have the right to speak freely, to protest, to openly practice their religion, … Continue reading

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Insurrelection Solved

In my previous month’s offering I stated that the United States, in the 2020 presidential election, dodged a bullet. That is to say, somewhat less briefly, that we avoided an attempted insurrection, one that was based on little more than … Continue reading

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Religious Reversal

The phrase “freedom of religion” has long been used as a substitute, of sorts, for the protections included in the first amendment to the United States Constitution. As such, it has always been considered to describe a positive concept, a … Continue reading

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Fifty Years of Science

Among the many significant events that happened in 1968, fifty years ago, many have been all but forgotten, some perhaps deservedly so. There is one, however, that should be remembered both for its immediate message and for the continuing impact … Continue reading

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Gun Simplicity

It should be patently obvious that the arguments involved in the discussion about the second amendment to the constitution, and about gun rights and gun control in the United States, have tended to greatly oversimplify reality. And the simplification goes … Continue reading

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What Magna Carta?

This past week there was a significant official ceremony marking the anniversary of an event of far-reaching historical importance. No, I’m not talking about the bicentennial anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo (June 18th, 1815), which was also marked by … Continue reading

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Fundamental Bias

As I write today, history is repeating itself. The bad news: Many human beings are once again demonstrating that they are both (1) capable of gross insensitivity and (2) ignorant of history. The good news is that we seem to … Continue reading

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Foreign Intelligence

It is possible that some of the statements in my previous entry on this blog (The Snowden Caper) may have sounded a bit paranoid. I would argue that the interpretations in my argument were, in fact, entirely realistic. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading

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The Snowden Caper

In recent weeks the media and members of Congress have erupted with shock, surprise, and outrage about the “new” ways in which our government has been violating the constitutional rights of U.S. citizens. There was the “scandal” involving tracking the … Continue reading

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