Category Archives: Politics and Government

Basic Income – A Response

I came across a Facebook post that linked to an article that, at first blush, seemed a reasoned and researched argument in support of Basic Income. I read it carefully and even read some of the studies and source materials … Continue reading

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Why do I find myself “defending Donald Trump”?

I did not vote for Donald Trump and I did not vote for Hillary Clinton, I voted for Gary Johnson. My decision to not vote for Hillary Clinton had nothing to do with Benghazi, private servers, Russian money filtering into … Continue reading

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Comparing the Candidates

Choosing a President, not a Dictator What is the role of the President of the United States? According to the White House web site (https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/executive-branch), the following are the roles of the President of the United States: Under Article II … Continue reading

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Gary Johnson for President of the United States

What is a Libertarian? Hi. My name is Michael, and I’m a Libertarian. I say it like that because it almost feels as big a stigma as admitting I’m an alcoholic. There are some pretty strange ideas about what a … Continue reading

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What Do You Have To Hide?

Since the 9/11 airline hijackings and subsequent deaths we have seen a significant change in people’s willingness to give up freedoms for security. We have been warned over and over again how dangerous and elusive this threat is. Two huge … Continue reading

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Death, Guns, and Perspective

I have been hearing a great deal of talk about gun control, gun violence, and gun rights lately. It got me wondering what some of the real statistics were and how it fit in with the rest of life. I … Continue reading

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If the U.S. Budget Looked Like Joe Six-Pack’s

If The United States Budget Looked Like Joe Six-Pack’s The United States budgets, deficits, obligations, and financial position can be hard to understand and very complex. But,it can be simplified to get a better, easier to understand, snapshot of the … Continue reading

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