Other People’s Rights

Other People’s Rights

When it comes to individual rights, some, to paraphrase Orwell, are ‘more equal than others.’ In private life and free discourse, it should not alarm us all that much that a political writer prioritizes free speech, a churchgoer prioritizes religious...

Reductio Ad Anarchium

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: In a conversation about reducing over-regulation or getting government out of the way of people’s free exchange of goods and services, someone trots out some “oh, I’m so clever” zinger like...

The Tyson Tenet

If you play in the on-line political sandbox, as I do, it’s inevitable that you will be the subject of personal insults, derogations, and impugnments, often decoupled from any actual counterpoint or rebuttal to your comment. The likelihood and quickness of this...

We’ll See It For You

In an interview with satellite radio host Ron Bennington (whose show and interviews I highly recommend), comedian Colin Quinn offered his opinions on political correctness and its deleterious effect on standup comedy, observations of the fear that all the Democratic...

A Victory For The Culture Scolds

An innocuous “memory” was offered by Facebook this morning. I chuckled at it – it was a “throwaway” comment about a moment I had on a vacation a number of years ago – and was about to re-share. Then, I paused. Was this harmless...