Laws Don’t Stop Crime; People Do

Every time there’s a shooting, our nation enters an increasingly polarizing conversation about what we can do about “gun violence.”  The Right says the Left has no right to take away one’s right to self-defense, and the Left says the Right has no right to endanger the public.  But as usual, both are having the […]

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The Root Cause of Riots

In the wake of violent riots in Baltimore, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts placed the blame on high school students who “thought it was cute to throw cinder blocks at police.”   He ordered parents to “Take control of your kids.”  Yet it’s fairly obvious to anyone paying attention that this is unlikely to happen.  Parents […]

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What is “Fair”?

In this modern social and political climate we hear a lot of talk about what’s “fair.”  Those engaging in this argument usually fit into one of two camps: 1) This camp believes that every human being who is alive and breathing deserves a certain standard of “decency,” arbitrarily set by some third party (usually the […]

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