My Abortion Politics

Some one asked in a comment if at the very least Social Conservatives and Republican libertarians couldn’t agree on no Federal funding for abortion? As a small government guy, I’m absolutely on board with that. Now my social conservative friends let me ask you a question. Do you see the perniciousness of instituting Vagina Police? […]

Solar power!

A friend just sent me a link to a red hot horror story: Las Vegas hotel guests left with severe burns from ‘death ray’ caused by building’s design Guests at a new hotel in Las Vegas have complained of receiving severe burns from a ‘death ray’ of sunlight caused by the unique design of the […]

Can “social” be separate from “state”?

M. Simon’s post has generated an interesting discussion about the conflict between libertarianism and social conservatism, and I am reminded of what I said when I praised Christine O’Donnell. What makes this so potentially important is that it might indicate a bold and positive new trend among social conservatives away from statism. As most readers […]

Let The Bidding Begin

There is quite a spirited discussion going on at They Could Never Lose about the relationship between social conservatives and libertarians. And of course the question is, “can it last?” I don’t know. What I do know is that the social conservatives can’t win nationally without the “Leave Us Alone Party”. Of course the social […]

No, Classical Values is not “malware”

In yet another example of how much online annoyances suck, it has recently come to my attention that because I was once stupid enough or naive enough to use Blogrolling on the Classical Values blogroll, and because the company died or something, what were once good faith linking attempts on my part have now turned […]

If you don’t agree with me, it’s because you’re selfish!

Life is difficult and then you die. In the interim, I try to get by and one of the things I do with the limited time I have is write blog posts. That is never enough to satisfy some people, and one of the things that never fails to annoy me is the way some […]

Martha Coakley Puts Innocent Man In Prison For Life – The Movie

In case you have forgotten Coakley is the person Scott Brown wiped the floor with in Massachusetts. I think her opponent in the Attorney General race, Jim McKenna, needs to wipe the latrine with her. Click on the link if you want to help. H/T Hill Buzz which has more of the story. Cross Posted […]

They Could Never Lose

I was talking to a rational liberal friend last night (he is an engineer) and as per usual we got to talking politics. He said something I totally agree with. To wit: “If Republicans stopped trying to get their way on social issues through force of law they would never lose an election.” Think about […]

Christianist wiretapping theocracy on the rise!

Damn! I hate it when politicians inject their religious views into matters of state: WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is getting more public about his Christianity. First he raised his Christian faith at a White House news conference this month. Then he went church for the first time in five months. And on Tuesday he […]

I write to friends about creeping totalitarianism, and for my efforts my ISP accuses me of “spamming”

Exhausting as it is to keep track of the latest attempts at totalitarianism, I try. So earlier I read Declan McCullagh’s piece about the latest attempt by the Obama administration to crackdown on encryption: The Obama administration will seek a new federal law forcing Internet e-mail, instant-messaging, and other communication providers offering encryption to build […]

The Drug Culture Takes A Hit

A perfect illustration of my previous post Cultural Socialism Cross Posted at Power and Control

Cultural Socialism

I wrote a very short post on Cultural Socialism that got some very interesting comments given the length of the post (Two lines – a total of 16 words). So I thought I’d Google “cultural socialism” to see how popular the term was. Not very. A total of 2,580 hits. Pathetic. And the post linked […]

Anti-colonial is bad! Colonial is good!

A wonderful comment to a previous post told me exactly what I wanted to hear: “most folk will consent together with your webpage.” I don’t want to hear that the commenter was not legitimate, and I refuse to delete it. Besides, I would hate to be running a non-consenting webpage. Geez, I was supposed to […]


Cultural Socialism validates government power. For me that is the heart and soul of the matter. Cross Posted at Power and Control

Good mourning to you!

Earlier I got an email telling me about the new “Mourning in America” video. It’s a clever takeoff on a vintage Reagan ad from the 1984 campaign: It strikes me that strategically, those who remember it (and thus make the connection) would tend to be older voters with good memories. Although I am loath to […]

Who Comes First?

In the war between social and fiscal conservatives the question on everyone’s mind is: who (or what) comes first? Lawrence Reed may have an answer. “If you politically win on all the economic issues, you could lose on all the social ones and still have an avenue as a social conservative to advance what’s important […]

Doing It By Hand

Let the losers be as cocky they want

Not only do I completely agree with Glenn Reynolds that the Republicans should not get cocky, I think the avoidance of cockiness ought to be Rule Number One in politics. In fact, I don’t even think that winning an election is a license to get cocky. Even less is it a license to be a […]


Tom Friedman, champion of central planning: China is doing moon shots. Yes, that’s plural. When I say “moon shots” I mean big, multibillion-dollar, 25-year-horizon, game-changing investments. China has at least four going now: one is building a network of ultramodern airports; another is building a web of high-speed trains connecting major cities; a third is […]

In the war on drugs, all patients are suspects.
But not all suspects have the same rights!

As a libertarian who opposes the drug war, I voted in favor of the Michigan Marijuana initiative out of simple reflex, not because I thought it would result in legalization (relegalization, really) of that particular substance, but because it was a step in that direction. Interestingly, what I saw as an argument for the Initiative […]