While I have issues with people’s decisions on what clothes they wear, I have no intention of beating them or killing them. In Iraq, currently, there people being beaten and killed because of the clothes they wear (or don’t wear), and even hairstyles. Now I believe that a community should decide what “decency” is (yes,… Continue reading Freedom to Choose…Your Clothes
This Ron Paul closing speech was recently posted at Right Mind (Religious Right Boos Ron Paul). I tried to post my entire response to Ron Paul’s speech there, but I guess I wrote too much. Anyways, here is my opinion on the matter. While I agree with Ron Paul’s sentiments regarding limited government, I would… Continue reading Me and Ron Paul
The recent agreement by the Bush Administration to supply updated military (even if outdated by our standards) to “our” “moderate” Arab “allies” really bothers me. Jim Lobe’s article at Asia Times Online, US arms for Arab authoritarians – again, touches on many of my concerns. My greatest concern that in an attempt to contain one… Continue reading A Return to “Containment”
Before the Dems and far too many Republicans, decided that the war they supported is now unsupportable, I would not have considered the U.S. a “soft” target, even during the Clinton years.Â However, in comparing the U.S. to other potential targets, perhaps we are soft after all. The Belmont Club: Another Satan Emerges
There are a number of good story items out there today regarding the situation in Iraq. Ambassador Ryan Cocker (see FOXNews for complete article) was grilled by a Senate committee today, and here are some quotes: If there is one word, I would use to sum up the atmosphere in Iraq â€” on the streets,… Continue reading It takes a village to build a nation.
The Republicans wonâ€™t touch this because it would reveal the incompetence of the Bush administration in failing to neutralize the danger of Iraqi WMD. The Democrats wonâ€™t touch it because it would show President Bush was right to invade Iraq in the first place. It is an axis of embarrassment. On (what-are-no-longer) Iraq’s WMDs
Greg Gutfeld has coined a new term, “Patriotic Terrorist”. I’m not sure why he would post it on such a site as the Huffington Post, especially with the hate-filled comments that follow it.
I’m not sure how I feel about this, in truth. First and foremost, the Republican party lost power in Washington, D.C.. I’m not sure that is a bad thing. I still strongly support the war in Iraq, so on that front, I’m am very worried and disappointed. However, those that think that things will change… Continue reading 2006 Election “Fallout”
A more historical view of the Just War Theory, which leads me to ask, “unjust (or just) war according to whom?”
An interesting take on Just War, while I generally think the ARI is pigheaded and wrong, and when I do agree with them, it is because the ARI and I got to the same point going different directions. Read the article by Yaron Brook and Alex Epstein in full at The Ayn Rand Institute: Observe… Continue reading â€œJust War Theoryâ€ vs. American Self-Defense