War Crimes and Prejudice

BritishMandate

This is a detailed analysis, with lots of evidentiary support, of the actions of Israel during the recent Hamas-Israel conflict. It is done through the lens of international law and conventions. An excerpt, after details specific events:

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Christianity and Progressivism

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In a discussion at Citizen Tom’s excellent blog, he laments the loss of Christianity (along with politics) as even a topic of popular discussion. In the middle of a long and thoughtful post, with which I largely agree, he notes: [...]

Amendment B: Ballet Protection

LibertyAmendments

It’s been a while, with a few interruptions (some good and some not). Here’s an amendment that is controversial but where I am in complete agreement with Mark Levin. His language follows: [...]

Amendment A: Aggregate Government Service

Term limits currently apply to the president: He or she cannot serve more than 2.5 terms. (The half term would arise in cases where the role of president was taken over because of vacancy mid-term.) Mark Levin’s proposal for this in The Liberty Amendments runs as follows: [...]

Constitutional Repair

In another blog, by the estimable Citizen Tom, I engaged a pretend conservative who regularly haunts that site. The discussion post, entitled What Do We Do?, raised the issue I wrote about yesterday: How do we fix the current political problems that arise from erosion of the Constitution. Before we get into my reply to faux conservative “scout,” let’s talk about other alternatives: [...]

Constitutional Concerns

The US Constitution does not need to be replaced or scrapped, as a number of folks on the left have suggested going back to President Woodrow Wilson. It does not need to be cured of its fatal flaws, so that Obama can implement redistribution of wealth and “break free” from the negative liberties placed by the founding fathers to prevent this, as Obama said in 2001. Nevertheless, there are major problems with our current government. Some examples after a design overview: [...]

Happy Fourth of July!

IndependenceDay

The Independence Journey Tomorrow I travel Across this great land And try to unravel How all this began I look to the mountains And gaze at the sea Are these where the fountains Of freedom might be? The fields full of crops The deep sylvan glade The bustling shops Where the future is made… [...]

Old hands

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I am older than most folks. I got into computers relatively early, and was making my living from computers full-time by the mid-1970s. While I am not big on social media per se, I did get involved with LiveJournal early on, and was one of its first lifetime paid users as it was rocketing into popularity (before MySpace and FaceBook and Twitter). So this recent XKCD strip was a bit poignant: [...]

Cross Out

Satan

A decade ago, the ACLU threatened suit against the city of Los Angeles because they had a tiny crucifix visible on the city’s official seal. That had to go. The city caved in, despite thousands in the street protesting to keep the seal as it was. (By odd circumstance, I was briefly part of this crowd.) [...]

Happy New Year!

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In Antarctica, there is a place along the frigid coast called Mawson Station. It is named for Sir Douglas Mawson, an Engligs-born Australian explorer who was one of the early Heroic Explorers of Antarctica. His story is quite interesting, especially his survival during one grim trip where things went south, so to speak. There is a bit of info on that in the Wikipedia article, and the story is the subject of the book Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Story in the History of Exploration. [...]