The Coming Chaos

Judge Emmet Sullivan’s required response to the filing of the Writ of Mandamus illustrates the problem with the pandemic, the riots and governance. It’s reason. Or more accurately, the total lack of it. Sullivan’s response was more or less “Don’t worry about law, precedent or whether or not the parties agree there is nothing to…

Modern Martyr Complex

I’m sorry if this sounds harsh, and no doubt I will be called a racist, but it sure seems to me that the Civil Rights movement’s quest for equality has given way to the martyr complex created by #BlackLivesMatter.   Before anyone tells me that I can’t understand because I’m not black – I grew…

Burning Down the House

“Some men aren’t looking for anything logical. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.” ~ Alfred J. Pennyworth describing the Joker to Bruce Wayne We are told that the various protests/riots/looting events around the country are the result of anger. We’re also told that…

Walmart vs. Church in the Age of the Rona

In my opinion, the unequal treatment of churches during this manufactured panic reveals another fundamental truth. Secular humanism leads to autocracy and tyranny. Marxists, secular humanists, and totalitarian statists share a fear of religion. That fear is rooted in the idea that there is a power greater than the state and that power is vested…

Aspirational History

“America holds onto an undemocratic assumption from its founding: that some people deserve more power than others.” ~ Jamelle Bouie, The 1619 Project “Jeffries and teachers in upper grades I talked to around the country say they spend the beginning of their presentations on slavery explaining to students that what they learned in elementary school…

The Moral Foundations Theory

After being reminded of Jonathan Haidt’s 2012 book, “The Righteous Mind”, I’ve been thinking about the Moral Foundations Theory Haidt proposed. He noted that there are 5 (maybe 6) foundations for morality and these things determine the differences between liberals (whom I call progressives because I believe that is a better description) and conservatives (whom…

Write Mike In 2020

To all my Utah friends out there on the InnerTubes, especially those in the First Congressional District (Box Elder, Cache, Daggett, Duchesne, Morgan, Rich, Summit, Uintah, and Weber counties and a part of Davis County): I invite you to write me in. I thought about this earlier this year but since I have little faith…