Monthly Archives: February 2011

Tyranny of Fear

It must be really frightening to think that you live in a country whose government is so fragile that the election of a president from the mainstream of the opposing party leads to tyranny, or to think that the only … Continue reading

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Country Churches

This week, I happened to be driving through rural Georgia for work. Whenever I drive through the rural South, I notice all of the small churches that seem to exist every mile or so. Most of these church buildings can’t … Continue reading

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Microcosms, part deux

In our church small group, we generally start by selecting a chapter of the scripture to read. After 15 minutes or so, whoever is the leader for that evening (we rotate between 4 people) leads off the discussion to get … Continue reading

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Another little bit of libertarian heresy

So I support vouchers/educational tax credits of some kind that will allow parents to send children where they please, within reasonable cost. In fact, I dare anyone to spend a substantial amount of time working in an average inner-city school … Continue reading

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Post-War (on Drugs) Reconstruction

So I believe that all drugs should be legalized, for the usual libertarian reasons. The War on Drugs only serves to drive the price of drugs higher, which makes nearly all of the problems of drug use worse, encourages gang … Continue reading

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Cultural Interlude-Mad Men

I saw my first episode of Mad Men last night, and really, really liked it. One concern-I’m afraid part of the reason I like it is because it lets me feel more progressive and culturally superior to those who lived … Continue reading

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A Genuine Question

If it’s true that the U.S. federal government can regulate inactivity (ie, not buying health insurance) because somewhere down the road, that inactivity might impact commerce (you might get sick, then you might decide to go to a hospital, then … Continue reading

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