Tag Archives: social issues

What makes people madder than politics? Social issues. A truly self-directed society must be able to collectively take a deep breath and discuss these issues in a calm voice. I’m not sure I’m always the poster child for this approach, but it’s on my to do list.

The War on Black People

For anyone who missed Michelle Alexander’s appearance on Fresh Air on Martin Luther King Day, I cannot recommend it highly enough.  Read the transcript, or better yet, buy her book, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of … Continue reading

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The Cost of Legislating Personal Behavior

From a Constitutional perspective, you believe in personal freedom. You don’t like the government telling you what you can or cannot do. From a fiscal perspective, you believe in eliminating waste, cutting government spending, and reducing the deficit. If this … Continue reading

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Rewriting History

The extremist conservative agenda strikes again. As most news-aware Americans have heard by now, the Texas School Board has issued its own ideologically driven “standards” for school textbooks. These standards rewrite the Social Studies and American History curricula to stress … Continue reading

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The Hubris of Conservative Christianity

This is priceless… the funniest thing I have heard all day is not a joke! (Thanks to Huffington Post for bringing this to my attention.) The Conservative Bible Project is literally re-writing the Bible. What is all this about? How … Continue reading

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Self-Directed According to Whom?

I’ve heard this comment several times now: how is society meant to be self-directed if it is expected to adopt the precepts and principles as outlined by a certain Mr. Jesse S. Smith? The title is intended to contrast with … Continue reading

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