Archive for the Government Category

Birth Control, Hobby Lobby, and Common Sense

Posted in Argumentation, Feminism, Government, Healthcare, Philosophy, Politics with tags , , , , , on July 8, 2014 by Xajow

Recently the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby does not have to pay for providing birth control to its employees. Some people have claimed this is next door to fascism. Others have claimed this is an open door to anarchy. And many have claimed this closes the door for access to birth control for the employees of Hobby Lobby. None of those claims are even remotely close to the truth. Continue reading

Why I Am Proud to Be A U.S. Citizen

Posted in First Amendment, Government, Patriotism, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 3, 2014 by Xajow

I have talked here many times about the foolishness of politicians and some of the ways I think the U.S. government is doing things that keep making things worse here in the United States. But despite all of that, I do love this country, these United States of America. Since Independence Day is nigh, and before I go back to all of that criticism, I would like to talk about part of why I am proud to be a citizen of the United States. Continue reading

Whatever Happened to ‘Protect and Serve’?

Posted in Government, Law Enforcement, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2014 by Xajow

Apparently having, doing or being near something that makes a police officer suspicious of your behavior may soon be against the law. The extent to which law enforcement and legislators are willing to go in the name of protecting us is getting really creepy. Why do I say that? I will explain. What? Is this going to be a rant? Yeah, I guess it kinda is. Proceed at your own risk. Continue reading

The Boy(s) Who Shouted ‘National Security!’

Posted in Government, In the News, Politics with tags , , , , , on February 12, 2014 by Xajow

Some people out there prefer to defend the government more and more in the name of national security. The government is supposed to keep us safe, they say. And to a certain extent they are correct. But the question remains: is what the government is doing in the name of national security actually keeping us safe? Some people, like myself, are rather skeptical of all the claims of national security to cover all the things we uneducated citizens are not supposed to question the government doing. Why? Well, the case of Rahinah Ibrahim is a good example. Continue reading

Obama Talks Nonsense, Again

Posted in Government, In the News, Philosophy, Politics with tags , , , on January 29, 2014 by Xajow

I know. You are all wondering what I think of last night’s State of the Union address. From start to finish, Obama really shoveled the excrement in thick layers. I imagine the people present in the room with him at the time needed hip boots to get out safely. And yes, these comments should give you an idea of what I thought of the SOTU speech. If you dare, read on to see what else I have to say. Continue reading

The Latest Anti-libertarian Argument

Posted in Anti-libertarianism, Argumentation, Government, Libertarianism, Philosophy, Politics with tags , , , , , , on January 27, 2014 by Xajow

Someone has finally found the true weakness of libertarianism. Libertarianism cannot possibly work because it is “strange.” [insert eye roll indicating sarcasm here] Yes, boys and girls, prepare yourselves. It is time for another post about why an anti-libertarian argument is wrong. Hey, this is my blog, and I write about what I want to write about. Continue reading

Some Words about Mr. Edward Snowden

Posted in First Amendment, Government, In the News, Politics with tags , , , , , on January 4, 2014 by Xajow

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that I am libertarian and of my opposition to the spying on U.S. citizens being performed by the NSA. So when I say I have a response to those who keep saying Edward Snowden is a traitor who has done much damage to U.S. national security, it should surprise no one. I am not saying everyone has to agree with what Snowden did or his reasons for doing it. But let us be honest about the situation and dispense with the political posturing, the propaganda and the like. Don’t worry. This should not take long. Continue reading