Monthly Archives: February 2009

The Roots of Liberty

As many of you may be aware, the United Nations is working on a resolution that has been termed the “Anti-Blasphemy Resolution.” Continue reading

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Romanticizing the Revolution

Perhaps one of the unintended consequences of the Discursionists’ birth in the heady days of the early Obama administration is that our posts are skewed toward politics more than we’d normally like. Continue reading

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United States of Entitlement

Throughout history America has often been referred to as the Land of Opportunity.  For years, immigrants have flocked to America from all over the world for economic and social mobility.  They have come with the aspiration of living the American dream.  Continue reading

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Moral Clarity and the Stimulus, Part Last

Out of all the things that President Obama said last night at the joint session of Congress, both good and bad, one segment really, really bothered me: Continue reading

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An Atheist and a Rabbi Walk Into a Bar…

…and certainly a lively discussion ensues…

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Enlightened Despotism

Chief among G.K. Chesterton’s startling literary talents was the knack of demonstrating, with a few strokes of his pen, that the conventional wisdom is exactly wrong. (For instance, in The Everlasting Man, he offers a convincing defense of the intelligence of the caveman that is too fascinating to miss.) Continue reading

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High Horses on Soap Boxes?

There certainly is no shortage of scandal these days. Just to name a few: Wall Streeter Madoff’s Ponzi scheme and fictitious stock trades. Illinois Governor Blagojevich’s attempt to sell Obama’s U.S. Senate seat (not to mention U.S. Senator Burris). UBS’ offshore criminal private banking services.  Continue reading

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Hypocrisy: Not an absolute arbiter of truth, an impetus to investigate.

Hypocrisy is not absolutely linked to a lack of truth. There could even be times when the existence of hypocrisy is actually indicative of truth. However, the two can be, and often are, linked. Continue reading

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On Hypocrisy

So, apparently some members of the press are pegging Prince Charles as a hypocrite for chartering a private jet for his South American lecture tour on climate change. The story creates similar reverberations to the one that Al Gore’s 10,000 square foot house consumes 20 times the energy of an average American home, while he buys carbon offsets from a company he partially owns. Continue reading

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Moral Clarity and the Stimulus, Part II

The case stated succinctly:

Moral clarity

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