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In Defense of Property

Because defending looting requires a substantial reduction in our empathy and our rationality It’s become evident that the “big three” rights that we’ve held as a mainstay of American Civil Rights, Liberties and jurisprudence for over 244 years are under legitimate assault. It’s easy to miss the real threats in the middle of a pandemic….

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There Is No Good Form of Socialism

Here’s something you will never, ever hear: “You know the Nazis were horrible and killed a lot of people, so obviously they just weren’t doing Naziism correctly. Don’t you think there are some things we can learn from National Socialism and Fascism?” The reader might be thinking, “The reason you’ll never hear it is that…

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One More March Through the Institutions

The last several weeks have laid the state of our culture bare for all to see. The most relevant challenge we seem to be having, which to the uninitiated may be surprising, is that there seems to be a series of failures which accompany the political activities of many involved: failures of analysis, failures of…

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Defund the Schools

Thomas Sowell’s new book, “Charter Schools and Their Enemies” came out yesterday, and something occurred to me.  The mantra for a few weeks now has been “Defund the Police” and many dozens of opinionators and talking heads and Twitter influencers have been jumping all over themselves explaining a) that “Defund the Police” doesn’t actually mean defunding the police, but…

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Kill ‘Em with Kindness

My wife and I were in a fast food drive through today and someone pulled up behind and to the side of us and started yelling at one of the attendants outside that they screwed up his order. He was… loud about it. A little rude. My wife and I had a quick discussion about…

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Do We Have the Right to Hate

It’s as predictable as the day is long. Some softie (like lil’ ole me) comes out with some diatribe about how we need to learn how to communicate better. And one of my friends will come back with “That’s not the problem. We’ve BEEN talking about this. ‘They’ don’t want a conversation.” (Actually I said…

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