Heinlein and the flexibility of government

I covered some takes on the United States Constitution earlier this week and had some follow up thoughts that I would like to share with you. I was once a very mainstream conservative. In those days I shared the common feeling that the Constitution was some sort of nearly holy document. I've since come to... Continue Reading →


The role of the US Constitution

This week we "celebrated" a second tier holiday known as Constitution Day. It memorializes the signing of our government's charter. This year as the day passed on social media and in the pundit sector of the news we saw the predictable and indeed even inevitable collection of silly misplaced attacks on the document and the... Continue Reading →

The Chicago soda party

There is a small kernel of truth in every meme and joke on the internet(Except the commie made ones). It is also rightly pointed out that our Founding Fathers, may they rest in peace, rebelled over tax rates that look absurdly low compared to the standards that we live under today. I think we as... Continue Reading →

(B)Rand Paul is back at it again

There are a handful of things about the United States Senate that anybody can enjoy. liberals, progressives, libertarians, conservatives, centrists, and the average citizen who doesn't actually even care enough to identify as anything. Among these things are the constant silliness that our senators have chosen to descend slowly deeper into every decade since its... Continue Reading →

What is the nature of freedom?

Like most Americans I think that I am free. Like most Americans I also assume this to be a completely forgone conclusion. Finally like most Americans I also assume that I know what freedom is. After even ¬† the most cursory thinking though it quickly becomes self evident that it is a ¬†much more complex... Continue Reading →

Heed the name crypto-currency

Anyone who is even remotely plugged into our modern world has seen it happening. It's been one of the big market stories of this year. That is the meteoric rise in the value and usage of bitcoin and secondarily other crypto-currencies. There were plenty of people who were predicting this before it happened and plenty... Continue Reading →

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