The Wrong Priorities

The Wrong Priorities

The race debate prompted by George Floyd’s killing rages on, with the protestors coalescing around a “Defund the Police” mantra, and their antipodes twisting pretzels in order to rebut the assertions of ‘systemic’ police racism. Just as I...
Who Needs Big Brother?

Who Needs Big Brother?

The American system of government has been described as a “great experiment,” given how radically different it was from how the world operated at time of its inception. It was a huge success and inspired many imitators. That was a couple hundred years ago....
Corrupting the Moment

Corrupting the Moment

The BLM movement, which has emerged as the “voice” of the George Floyd protests, has chosen to embrace the mantra “Defund The Police” as its remedy to the problems and factors that have resulted in unjustified killings of civilians by law...
Coercion is Useless

Coercion is Useless

As I read this long but interesting essay on arguments for and against religious persecution in history, I flashed back to my college and post-college gamer days, specifically a running gag I had with a friend. In the Dungeons and Dragons milieu, clerical characters...
Sloppy Slogans and Real Reforms

Sloppy Slogans and Real Reforms

Regular readers should, by now, be familiar with the reforms that we’ve proposed in the wake of George Floyd’s death-by-cop. These reform proposals are by no means unique to this blog, of course, but the more of us that repeat them, the more chance that...
I’ve Known Many Chauvins

I’ve Known Many Chauvins

George Floyd’s killer, Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, has a history that reminded me of an incident and individual from my days working as a paramedic for the FDNY in Brooklyn. My partner and I were dispatched to a developing riot. As we turned across...