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Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. –H.L. Mencken

The State as Country Club Part II: Voting and Representation


 Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. ~ H.L. Mencken In the 2012 elections, only 57.5% of those eligible to vote actually cast a ballot … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Friday Music: In the name of truth…


I have a station on Pandora based on the band Old Crow Medicine Show. I get bluegrass, old school country (the only country worth listening to), and the occasional song … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Simulacra and Simulation…


Well, I was wrestling with the post I had planned for today and it prevailed. I will continue to battle but please enjoy the links below in the meantime. Ayn Rand … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Friday Music: Law and Art


There is a concern among creative Christians regarding the reality of their work. The question is not an investigation of realism per se, but rather on the depiction of depravity. … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tom Woods, Gary Chartier, and Bringing Things to the Table


I thought I was done with the Thick vs. Thin Libertarian debate. In fact, I wanted to be done with it. Alas, I have not been able to stop thinking … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

I Write Tickets To Save Lives


My wife told me about this billboard, but it wasn’t until I saw it for myself that I was really provoked to write something. Heading south on I-95 out of … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

How to Survive a Homeschooling Convention


After a 10 hour ride to Ohio with 3 children, 2 days at a homeschooling convention, and one more 10 hour drive home, my wife and I were nearing the … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

A good reminder


Note: contains ‘bad’ language. http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/free_speech.png Now I know why so many people seem to be avoiding me.

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Heart Bleeds For You


This week’s post will be a little shorter than usual as I’m a bit swamped by work this week.  Besides, you should be out checking yourselves for vulnerability to Heartbleed … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

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