When the truth was revealed to all the weary travelers in The Wizard of Oz, they were shocked to learn that they had believed a false narrative and been led down what they thought was a yellow brick road, but turned out to be a path of deception. Actually though that tale gives us a … Continue reading Never Mind that man behind the curtain!
The idea that all are equal before the law is called isonomy. The principle that all should be subject to the same laws is called due process. The American system of justice is founded upon those ideas. Many Americans may be completely unaware that these principles are hallmarks of classical liberalism. In fact, our founders … Continue reading A Plea for Liberal Principles
May I propose a simple solution to much of the rancor and downright despicable behavior of political professionals currently degrading America and embarrassing all of the really decent citizens of this great nation? Let us find out what the true majority of Americans believe, and govern accordingly. I submit that the majority of Americans does … Continue reading Yield to the majority- It is the right thing to do in a Democracy
“Nightly News” has now lost the total viewer crown to ABC for 16 straight weeks and 32 of the 36 weeks of the current season. During the week of May 28, “World News Tonight” averaged 8.2 million viewers compared to 7.6 million for NBC’s struggling newscast. Among the key demo, ABC narrowly prevailed by averaging 1.66 million … Continue reading Facts should not be overlooked
Two of the greatest and most enduring documents offering a plan for a human society of peace and prosperity are the Bible and the United States Constitution. Both of these sources share a faith based rather than a human reasoning base as the foundation of their plans. Both documents also share the common principles generally … Continue reading Bible and/or Constitution
I am not a scientist. I studied just enough science to get through high school and college, but did not major or choose electives in any scientific discipline for one very obvious reason. All science requires copious note taking and what I consider to be extreme mathematic calculations. Both of these activities run cross purpose … Continue reading Observation or Manipulation of Observed Data??
The founders were consumed with the idea of liberty. They wrote about it, they lived by it, they even went to war because of it. But the ideas being promoted today under the banner of liberty are about as far from their idea of liberty as New York if from New Deli. To the founders, … Continue reading Words that matter