A Quick Note

A Quick Note

Some may  have notice that I haven’t updated this blog for a while. Unfortunately, on April 29 my mother-in-law passed away of natural causes and we’ve been spending a lot of time with the funeral preparations and getting her estate in order. Now that most of the hard work has been completed, I’ll be returning … Continue reading

Liberty, Safety And “Smart” Power: Contradiction By Design

Liberty, Safety And “Smart” Power: Contradiction By Design

In recent days, we’ve looked at the “Liberaltarianizing” of the United States, and how Americans seem to be too quick to trade their freedom for safety. In what is a third part of an unintended series, we focus on foreign policy and how that affects both of the previous topics. The Obama administration as made … Continue reading

Is Freedom Negotiable In Today’s America?

Is Freedom Negotiable In Today’s America?

Yesterday I wrote about the tendency for Americans to easily trade their freedom for safety, and it seems that I’m not the only one thinking about liberty. Courtesy of Glenn Reynolds’ Instapundit blog, there has been some discussion of the “libertarianizing” of America on social issues, but away from it on political issues. In discussing … Continue reading

Watertown: Liberty And Safety

Watertown: Liberty And Safety

With the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing accounted for (one dead – Tamelan, the other in custody – Dzhokhar), and more details of the story emerging, I’ve been spending some time thinking about the issues of liberty and security, considering the breadth and scope of the massive manhunt for the Tsarnaev brothers. It’s … Continue reading