A Lack of Common Sense

Remember Voltaire’s lament on the rarity of common sense? Don’t you think it’s even less common today than it was in his time? There’s a two-dimensional quality to political discourse, for example. Gun control is a case in point. The Founding Fathers gave us the right to arm ourselves as a bulwark against tyranny. But […]
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When “Rights” Collide

  I don’t imagine any reasonable person thinks it’s OK to settle a verbal dispute by violence. So when I exercise my First Amendment right, you don’t have the right to shoot me. That’s how I would sum up the gun control debate that’s sure to be revived in the aftermath of yesterday’s massacre in […]
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An Alternative to Violence?

  Fortunately, in the most vicious stand-off in America since the Civil War, I have noticed no sign of involvement by the violent Antifa movement. I deplore violence, even in the face of egregious atrocities. Mass violence achieves nothing good. It only creates more violence. And innocent bystanders are victimized. So when the base of […]
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Dangers of Isolationism

America’s Golden Age has resulted from global interaction. It seems to me that Trump’s isolationist policies could bring this period of prosperity to an abrupt end. US based corporations like United Fruit Company and Standard Oil became global power houses by exploiting – you might even say plundering – the resources of foreign countries. And […]
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A Moral Uprising

  And so it begins… Attorneys are offering to represent government workers who balk at Trump’s seizure and detention  of refugee children. Employees at Amazon are protesting against the use of their technical expertise in implementing Trump’s abusive “zero tolerance” program. Activists are raising millions to fight the program in court, and track the seized […]
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Are We Trump’s Jews?

  The Nazis seized power by turning the Germans against the Jews. Trump seems to be targeting immigrants to seize power in America. As I”m sure you know, he is staging a theatrical show of force at the country’s border with Mexico. where “illegal immigrants” are being subjected to savage “zero tolerance” practices. This grotesque […]
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Devils at Work Among Us?

  Could HHS Secretary Alex Azar be a devil in human form? Is he perhaps Beelzebub and Donald Trump Lucifer? I know, you might not  believe in devils. You might dismiss such mystical concepts as fanciful nonsense. But do you have a more plausible explanation for what’s being done to thousands of helpless children? Imagine […]
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The Art of the Lie

  If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. If you didn’t know that quote came from Joseph Goebbels, you might think it originated with Donald Trump. He is using time tested principles developed by Freud’s son, Edward Bernays, and refined by Hitler’s propagandists, to […]
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Just Following Orders

  Like  Adolf Eichmann, who tried to excuse his monstrous atrocities by saying he was “just following orders,” the border guards who are taking children away from their parents are committing a crime against humanity. If I were a border guard, I would resign rather than obey such a heinous order. But I  haven’t read […]
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