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Slightly Tape-Delayed, Almost-Liveblog of the #SCdebate

January 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I wish this debate had happened sooner.  Although it definitely helped that there were fewer candidates on stage – it’s not an accident that fewer candidates and no absurd timeclock led to a far more substantive debate than we’ve seen in the past. I haven’t seen a lot of the post-debate spin from other people […]

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What’s More Disgusting Than The Murder of Innocents? Using Those Murders To Limit the Civil Liberties of Your Political Opponents (Or Anyone Else)

January 11th, 2011 · 3 Comments

I keep thinking about Christina Green, the 9 year old girl who was murdered in Tuscon this weekend. I think about how many political events I’ve been to, and how many times my family has been with me.  I think about my own little girl.  I think of the many drawers full of felony cases […]

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Tags: 1st Amendment · 2nd Amendment · Constitutional Law · Crime · Hillary Clinton · Palin · Partisanship

Shoot ‘Em Up (2007)

June 7th, 2009 · 5 Comments

I award this movie 2 out of 5 Reagans, and it’s lucky to get that.  The attempted political message embedded in the movie is horrifyingly laughable, although I appreciate the rich blog fodder it provides.

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Tags: 2nd Amendment · Abortion · Movies

“All The Arms We Need”

February 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on “All The Arms We Need”

Oh good Lord.  (Seen yesterday morning in Carson City, NV, on a utility van of all things.)

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Tags: 2nd Amendment · Bumper Stickers · Hippies

A Great Day For Freedom!

June 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on A Great Day For Freedom!

One of the undeniable attributes of sovereignty is the right of self defense, or put another way, the right to exclude by whatever means necessary.  If you cannot prevent other people from taking something that belongs to you, you cannot be said to truly possess it.  If you cannot exclude people from your home, then […]

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Tags: 2nd Amendment · Principles

The 2nd Amendment, Crime, and Faith

January 18th, 2008 · 6 Comments

No, not Christian faith. I’m talking about the faith in an ideology of liberalism in the face of facts to the contrary. Seven years ago, Michigan made is substantially easier to obtain a concealed weapon permit. At the time, opponents warned of mass increases in violence, deadly road rage as a daily occurrence, and more […]

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Tags: 2nd Amendment