Sanctions

One topic I am thinking about is the farcical kabuki dance surrounding the Iran sanctions regime. T^he lawmakesr pretend that they are going to be tough about the sanctions. Obama pretends that he will be tough about the sanctions. But in fact we effectively released them more than a year ago. Continue reading Sanctions

Carbon Credit

The word “carbon” is often used as a shorthand for carbon dioxide. Environmentalists talk of “carbon footprints” and “carbon pollution” and have injected such terms into the language. But not too long ago, we all recognized that Earth’s biosphere was one of “carbon-based life.” That is, of course, still true. But humans are changing the picture a little bit:

Continue reading Carbon Credit

Taxation

Progressive statists tend to think of Constitutional conservatives holding the notion that “all taxes are theft.” This is not a position held by us in general, and it is instead a strawman created to attack us. Here is my thinking on the topic: Continue reading Taxation

Ferguson

Citizen Tom wrote a post about the Ferguson fiasco and the subsequent “searing” report, entitled “When Liars Refuse to Give Up.”

The commenter “scout” was confused about the word “liars” (among other things). I was not: Continue reading Ferguson

Flagging

The word “flagging” has several meanings, including the calling out of something of particular interest or the identification of a problem or violation.

It can also mean growing tired. All of this applies to this story of the student government at a California college voting to ban the American flag from their space. In the interest of being “fair,” they banned all flags, but the clauses in the resolution mention nationality mention only one nation’s flag in particular. Here is the resolution that they passed last week: Continue reading Flagging

Re-election

I wrote, not too long ago, proposing an amendment to the US Constitution regarding term limits. My approach here seems to be unusual; I’ve not seen anyone else suggest the idea of Continue reading Re-election

Invitations

I listened to Benyamin Netanyahu’s speech. His message boiled down to: Continue reading Invitations

New, Original or Useful

Most of my friends and readers can ignore this post; it is a workspace for a reply to an individual because I ran out of room in a comment. But I’ll give a little background, for those interested in a debate about Christianity and the words of Jesus. Continue reading New, Original or Useful

Legislative Fix

I have an idea for a possible fix for the tremendous flood of bureaucracy-generated legislation, in the form of a Constitutional amendment: Continue reading Legislative Fix

Legislative Fix

Please see the next post.

==============/ Keith DeHavelle