The racist roots of American gun control laws

The Oregon shooting today makes this video more relevant. It exposes the racist history of American gun control laws … Continue reading

Panama follows U.S. lead on right to bear arms

From the Orange County Register: More guns, less crime — Panama follows U.S. lead Criminals, by definition, don’t obey laws. And those intent on committing a crime with a gun will not be deterred by gun control laws. But, with … Continue reading

Bleak House Future if Democrats win 2016

American politics as we know it today began in the Great Depression of the 1930s and especially FDR’s New Deal. My history professor at the University of Colorado in 1972 called that era the third American Revolution, the Civil War being … Continue reading

Celebrate Freedom Today, Not Political Correctness

Political correctness is tyranny disguised as justice. It would have us burn the artifacts of our history for no more reason than to appease a small group of perpetually malcontented individuals consumed by anger, hatred and resentment for their miserably … Continue reading

The first sexual revolution

Two centuries before the Swinging Sixties the weakening of social customs caused by the Industrial Revolution led to a modest transformation in people’s sexual behaviour, says Emma Griffin in an essay from a few months ago, Sex and the Industrial … Continue reading

Explaining the virtue of free-market capitalism in one sentence

I’m big on reducing complex ideas into a single sentence. I know that should not be possible without leaving out so much that it will just be incomprehensible.  But sometimes it can be done and when it can it makes … Continue reading

My long-held belief about gun control laws is vindicated by Frank Miniter

I have long believed that disarming citizens in any country has a perverse effect in the police forces of that country. As citizens become less armed, police become more heavily armed and more violent. Citizen/police contacts become more dangerous to … Continue reading

Politics, conundrums and paradoxes

Some people say they don’t like politics, some say they hate politics. I guess what they mean is that they don’t like the things human beings do when politics is involved. Since politics is most simply defined as the desire … Continue reading

Social justice and ordinary justice

Walter E. Williams, Concealing Evil: Evil acts are given an aura of moral legitimacy by noble-sounding socialistic expressions, such as spreading the wealth, income redistribution, caring for the less fortunate, and the will of the majority. This is why socialism … Continue reading