Crossing A Line

First, I am not unsympathetic to the cause of illegal immigrant and asylum seeking parents with children and how they are treated at the border – but I do see a path in law that results in the the conditions we have today. People looking for open borders or are just anti-Trump say he can…

Bingo

Let’s just remember that the mass media tends to report in confirmation bias mode when they see their allies can make political hay. That does not necessarily mean that they are wrong on some basic facts, it is just that they tend to spin those facts in such a way to obtain the emotional outcome…

Outcomes and Opportunities

The very core of American law is that any law passed is equal in application, but the fact is that any law, while equal in application, is never equal in outcome. The Democrats are the masters of passing laws and then squealing about how cruel the laws are when these same laws are applied as…

The Business of Government

Polls show that a plurality, if not a majority, say “yes” when they are asked if they want the government run like a business (depending on how the poll question is phrased). I think that is because the phrase “run like a business” evokes a certain mental image of streamlined efficiency, effectiveness, and responsiveness that…

Still Trump Questioning

I’m still TQ – Trump Questioning. I’d say that while 90% of the time I wish he would handle things with a little elan and cut down on the Twitter insults, I agree with about 80% of what he has done. I still have enough NeverTrump in me that I often cringe at the intemperate…

Evolution

Societies and their dominant cultures change slowly when left to their own devices. Government can be brought to bear, and changes forced when some aspect of society or culture is determined to be “bad” or that a change will make situations “better”. One can argue whether these “changes” result in speeding societal evolution along or…

Hulk Smash

“In the matter of reforming things, as distinct from deforming them, there is one plain and simple principle; a principle which will probably be called a paradox. There exists in such a case a certain institution or law; let us say, for the sake of simplicity, a fence or gate erected across a road. The…