Excepts from a discussion at Citizen Tom’s blog:

@phadde2 wrote:

Keith, let me ask, are you not concerned with the extreme viewpoint of the free market turning tyrannical?

No. Well, let me look carefully at your statement. Yes, I’m concerned about people that would hold such an “extreme viewpoint.” But I am not concerned about […]

America the Disdained


This article in Salon yesterday was one of several that I saw filled with disdain for America, its people, and its history. But the writer (Andrew O’Hehir) did seem to have some semi-affectionate humor for Fourth of July picnic foods. Interestingly, the author describes a common error in looking at history, then proceeds to write an entire article filled to brim with it. I’ve grouped some phrases from the article into categories. They are no longer in the original order as a result (although the order within categories is preserved. I’ll start with the author’s description of his own error: […]

John Adams


A mention of John Adams on Citizen Tom’s forum got me thinking a bit about history.


Natural Law, Natural Allies


From time to time, I mention in these writings that I am non-religious. This has always been true of me; I am not a “converted” or “lapsed” or “apostate” anything. But many of my fellow conservatives are indeed deeply religious, and sometimes express disbelief or even disdain that a non-theist could support American conservative beliefs.




One commenter suggested that the problem with current immigration law is that Congress has not been forced to act. I didn’t quite agree: Current law enacted by Congress handles immigration reasonably well. It certainly prevents the current crisis. Except that it didn’t […]



Citizen Tom is discussing family, illegal immigration, and governmental failures. Along the way, he asked, “Why have we chosen such people to lead us?” I interpreted this to mean “What’s wrong with voters these days?” It seems to me that there are several factors: […]



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:




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 […]



I listened to Benyamin Netanyahu’s speech. His message boiled down to: […]

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: […]