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On The Threat Of Anarchy To Republican Virtue

Living in a free society requires a certain unanimous consent to standards of mutual concern and respect and forebearance that allow all people to feel safe and for minority opinions and groups to feel protected and safe while the majority … Continue reading

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On The Ironies Of Being Consistently Anti-Secessionist

Though there are many subjects I would like to write about, as someone whose studies frequently involve the Civil War, I find life in contemporary America highly strange.  Growing up as a proud Yankee in rural Central Florida, I had … Continue reading

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Hostis Humani Generis

How does one deal with radical evil?  There are many of us, myself included, who would view radicalism itself as an evil that requires eradication.  Yet it requires eradication not only from our world, but also frequently from ourselves.  A … Continue reading

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Privilege: A Problematic Paradigm: Issues And Alternatives: Part Two

[Note:  See previous discussion here if you have not before.] Having briefly introduced the subjected of privilege and presenting some introductory critique of it, I thought it would be worthwhile for us to spend a bit of time discussing exactly … Continue reading

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The Problems At The Base Of It All

One of the most obvious aspects of our world is the fundamental problem that we have when two people do not agree on the same authorities.  Ultimately, for two people to be agreed they must have a wide degree of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sovereignty, Allegiance And Secession

Sovereignty, Allegiance And Secession:  An Essay On The Constitution And  Government Of The United States, by William Hunter If this book is not particularly famous, it certainly presents an astonishing perspective from a writer of the time who is well … Continue reading

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Ballots Over Bullets

A few days ago the president of the United States made a provocative tweet, as is his fashion, about the need to liberate certain states.  This was immediately taken by his political enemies as being an incitement to violence and … Continue reading

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The Right Thing Done The Wrong Way Is Still The Wrong Thing

I have pondered for the last several days the brouhaha that has developed over the actions and response to those actions relating to the former captain of an American aircraft carrier who released an insecure message about the health concerns … Continue reading

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Serving God And Man: A Three-Stage Process

Yesterday morning and early afternoon I listened, as is my fashion these days, to the webcast from the Home Office in Cincinnati, and the speaker focused on what the Bible has to say about Moses.  I have written a fair … Continue reading

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On The Legitimacy Of Public Health

Are public health concerns legitimate?  Under what circumstances, to what extent, and for how long is it legitimate for authorities to curtail various freedoms for the benefit of public health.  This is not an easy question to answer.  Over the … Continue reading

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