Archive for First Amendment

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

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

Do Not Apologize for Free Speech!

Posted in Argumentation, First Amendment, Foreign Policy, Government, In the News, Philosophy, Politics, Rant, Religion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2012 by Xajow

Yes, I know that some stupid and poorly made video has been used as a lame excuse for a lot of people in the Middle East who are rioting and killing people. What has been the response of the President of the United States, land of the Bill of Rights? To essentially apologize for the video and to insist that “those who love freedom for themselves must ask how much they are willing to tolerate freedom for others.” And yet, he is still a serious contender for re-election. WTF? Continue reading

Some People Seem to Not Understand the Word ‘Free’

Posted in Argumentation, Economics, First Amendment, In the News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2012 by Xajow

The word ‘free’, like so many words in the English language these days, seems to be widely misused and misunderstood. One can see it in commercials and politics. It is bad enough in advertisements, but in politics it can get down right depressing and/or infuriating. Continue reading