Junior Ganymede
We endeavor to give satisfaction

You make your choice and you take your consequences

August 05th, 2017 by Vader

From a very old friend who is now an infectious diseases specialist:

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August 05th, 2017 19:17:01

The merits of fasting?

July 25th, 2017 by Vader

Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain.

–Thus Frederic Bastiat

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July 25th, 2017 10:55:25

Wicked Parenting Traditions of Society

July 09th, 2017 by Zen

This article makes an interesting thesis, that the way children are being raised now, makes them more accepting of an authoritarian society, because they never had the free time, or freedom, to do as they please. If they have always looked to adults for direction, if they haven not learned anything else, then they will continue to look to others, such as government, when they are older.

One important foundation of freedom are found in childhood play and children learning to act.

Is American Childhood Creating an Authoritarian Society?

I have had an inchoate feeling that our nation’s philosophy on parenting is largely as unhealthy as the immoral society that spawned it. This is one manifestation of that.

 

 

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July 09th, 2017 20:34:44

I like Xenophon

July 02nd, 2017 by Victoria Regina

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July 02nd, 2017 15:38:13

Notes towards a definition of freedom, part 5

June 04th, 2017 by Vader

In my last post, I digressed from the main thread of my exploration of the definition of freedom to explore some interesting aspects of schools as institutions that can promote or hinder the exercise of freedom. That side thread has generated some interesting discussion, and I mean to come back to it again. But, for now, I want to get back onto the main thread of my exploration.

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June 04th, 2017 14:40:56

God Is Not An Intellectual

April 28th, 2017 by Vader

An intellectual is somebody who thinks ideas are more important than people.

— Paul Johnson

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April 28th, 2017 10:41:24

Japanese to try to wake up Godzilla.

April 08th, 2017 by Bookslinger

Here or here. (Choose your poison, CNN or Daily Mail.)

I think I saw this in a movie once.  I forget how it turned out. Or maybe it was Gamera. 

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April 08th, 2017 07:56:08

Game comes to the White House

April 05th, 2017 by Vader

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April 05th, 2017 10:35:03

Replacing Christ

March 13th, 2017 by Vader

… for a free people, there’s nothing more dangerous than a government agency hellbent on saving the world.

Thus Stephen Green

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March 13th, 2017 11:30:23

Straining at gnats

March 13th, 2017 by Vader

And swallowing camels.

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March 13th, 2017 09:51:58

“Whorehouses and mental wards would be much cheaper.”

January 30th, 2017 by Vader

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January 30th, 2017 11:13:42

Extended Rationale for Presidential Election Process, Federal Constitution v2.0 Draft Revision 2

January 13th, 2017 by Publius

The Committee is gratified by the response to Federal Constitution v2.0, Draft Revision 2. Public comments received to date have highlighted the need to publish a more extended rationale for Presidential Election Process v2.0 Draft 2.

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January 13th, 2017 13:31:15

Pope Frankie is a Vandal

January 12th, 2017 by G.

And a buffoon.  This stuff is painful to read.

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January 12th, 2017 07:47:09

Update Available: Federal Constitution v2.0, draft revision 2

January 11th, 2017 by Publius

Normative text is displayed in black. Archaic spellings and capitalization have been modernized. Annotation to distinguish changes from version 1.27 has been dropped, on the grounds that it was visually confusing and tended to steer reviewers away from careful review of the original test of version 1.27.

Rationale is displayed in red. Rationale is non-normative, but is provided to call out differences from release 1.27, better define terms of art, offer the reasoning behind the normative text, and offer other clarifications.

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January 11th, 2017 12:54:24

California Democrats act to reduce crime

December 30th, 2016 by Ask a Liberal Mormon

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December 30th, 2016 00:11:56