Current Events, Just musing

This Is How Government Works

It's been over a year since candidates started running for the Office of United States President. And yesterday, the American public picked one. But the story I just told is so much bigger than the two sentences you just read. Because the takeaway this election showed everyone is that this is how government works. Which logically should lead… Continue reading This Is How Government Works

Constitution, Current Events, Just musing

Where the Five Percent Dream Lives

When I was on college radio, we had no FM or even an AM band. This was before the Internet so traditional, over the air broadcasting was the only way to reach a wide audience. So due to our lack of any substantial tower or antenna, our only audience was on campus. But us disk… Continue reading Where the Five Percent Dream Lives

Current Events, Just musing

Libertarian: It’s About an Ideology

An interesting thing is happening outside the two major political parties in the United States. For the first time since Ross Perot, third parties are getting some decent press. Perot wasn’t a “party” when he was doing his best in 1992, but he was an outsider of the two party system. And he did go… Continue reading Libertarian: It’s About an Ideology

Current Events, Just musing

Johnson’s Aleppo Gaffe is a Positive Thing

Everybody hates a know-it-all. You know, that person who never asks questions but always has answers? Or, that person who asks a question just so they can school you on the right answer? Yeah, we all hate those people. For decades, Libertarians have made the case that that is exactly what the two major parties… Continue reading Johnson’s Aleppo Gaffe is a Positive Thing

Current Events, Just musing

We, the Selfish Libertarians

There's this meme going around which reads, “All cats are libertarians. Completely dependent on others but fully convinced of their own independence.” The implication is that libertarians have deluded themselves into thinking they have the skill set to provide everything they need in life on their own without assistance. They have deluded themselves into thinking… Continue reading We, the Selfish Libertarians

Just musing

Madison Did It Better

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution, as conceived by James Madison, went like this: “The civil rights of none shall be abridged on account of religious belief or worship, nor shall any national religion be established, nor shall the full and equal rights of conscience be in any manner, or on any pretext,… Continue reading Madison Did It Better

Constitution, Current Events, Just musing

OMG, Like, Most Important EVER!

Since 1988, I've been eligible to participate in seven of the most important elections of our lifetime. And now, in 2016, I get to participate in another most important election of our lifetime. So that makes eight. Eight times I am going to have to make an important lifetime choice for the country. That's what… Continue reading OMG, Like, Most Important EVER!

Current Events, Just musing

Reckoning Day – Party Over

They did it to themselves. And I tried to do a bit part in cleaning it up with a list of suggestions here and here. But no one listened (except you, loyal readers, who came by those years in this blog's infancy). Donald Trump is sweeping up the Republican nomination. To date, he's only lost… Continue reading Reckoning Day – Party Over

Constitution, Current Events, Just musing

America’s R(ev)olving Family

This Christmas card says everything you need to know about guns in America. Guns are part of the family. The relationship was set up right in America's founding document. The right to self defense was so important it was made the second right, the 2nd amendment. We've already teased out whether or not the 2nd… Continue reading America’s R(ev)olving Family

Just musing

University of Misery

Remember when the latest threat to American academia was Muslim outrage, denying speaking engagements to speakers who didn't have nice things to say about Islam? That was so 2014. Last year Brandeis University was going to grant Ayaan Hirsi Ali an honorary doctorate but uptight students who thought she was too anti-Muslim denied her. Then… Continue reading University of Misery

Current Events, Just musing

Thomas Jefferson’s Struggle with Islamic Brutality

(This was originally published in American Atheist magazine - Third Quarter 2015) written by Yours truly, Eric Wojciechowski On September 11, 2001, the United States was given a taste of what Europe and the Middle East has been suffering, in one form or another, for the past thousand years: the unbending wrath of religious extremists.… Continue reading Thomas Jefferson’s Struggle with Islamic Brutality

Capitalism, Current Events, Just musing

Those Inglourious Wealthy Basterds

Polls are showing Bernie Sanders pulling ahead of Hillary Clinton. It's something a lot of people didn't think would happen. But I saw it coming months ago, before Clinton's scandals. Clinton could be the best angel from here until the primary election but it won't help. You see, she's old news. She was in 2008… Continue reading Those Inglourious Wealthy Basterds