Where We’ve Gone Wrong

Another week, another tragedy, another round of accusations and excuses. And no minds are changed but plenty of relationships are bruised and plenty of heat is generated. Sadly, there is little light accompanying that heat. Just to be clear, if I could wave a magic wand and make all the bad people and the sick…

I’m Tired and Lazy

Yeah, so there haven’t been any new entries here in a while and I am not sure when the next one will be.  I suppose it will be when I have something to say and feel like taking the time to share.  Frankly, very few people even look at this blog and so I don’t…

Quick Hits

Ok, so I am just being a bit lazy tonight but, once in a while, I think that’s acceptable.  Besides, not all of my wisdom requires several hundred words to impart.  So here’s a few things which cross my mind when I am making other plans. One of the biggest criticisms of a voluntary society…

Let’s Get Washington DC Out Of Immigration

On the surface, it is surprising that libertarians argue about immigration.  After all, isn’t the free movement of people at the core of human liberty?  Of course, that does depend somewhat on what those people are doing.  Few would support the free movement of thousands of well armed Canadians driving tanks.  And, if there is…

Jeff Sessions is why the Republican Party is Doomed

Well, it’s not just the distinguished Attorney General to blame but he is quickly making himself the poster child for the Federalist, I mean Whig, I mean Know Nothing party’s demise.  This is a man who would no doubt refer to himself as a  Constitutional conservative but who has probably never even read the document…

The Good Old Days?

I never call myself a conservative, even though people frequently think of me as one since we share similar views on taxation, regulation and government spending.  The biggest reason I shy away from the word (even more than liberal) is that, at some level, conservatism is a philosophy which venerates a (mostly mythical) past, rather…

The Road to Hell?

It has to be one of the most quoted quotes in the English language and I had to take a minute to look up who is credited with saying it first. As usual, there is controversy and it doesn’t really matter anyways.  What am I talking about?  The old saw that “the road to hell…

Reflections

2017 marked the first full calendar year for this blog and, as with most everyone this time of year, it is time to reflect on this past 12 months and look forward to a new year. A new President meant that suddenly Democrats were worried about corruption, military misadventures and the deficit, while Republicans discovered…

Why Does School Cost So Much?

Of all the things we spend money on, very few have exploded in price so much in the past few decades as education.  Some of the others, such as healthcare and housing are easier to understand.  People are getting older and having more chronic health issues and are typically willing to spend whatever resources they…

The Ball Bounces Both Ways

I have many passions outside of pontificating on politics.  One of them is sports and I particularly enjoy basketball.  I probably watch three or four NBA games a week and a few college games here and there.  Sports of all kinds, whether professional or “amateur” are quite the racket in this country.  Owners, leagues and…

The 12 Months of Christmas

Every year, from Thanksgiving to Christmas, we see special efforts made by individuals and organizations of all kinds to help those “less fortunate” so that they might have a tasty meal or a nice gift under the tree.  While such sentiments are admirable, they fall short in a very important way.  People aren’t just hungry…

The Illusion of Safety

There was a meme going around a while back that talked about Ayn Rand, Paul Ryan and Rand Paul walking into a bar.  They all were served tainted alcohol (since there were no regulations) and they died.  Well, I suppose this could happen, except for the fact that Ayn Rand is already dead, but it…