Category: Politics

Thoughts on liberty and Alabama

The Alabama constitution of 1901 Article 1, Section 35 states, “That the sole object and only legitimate end of government is to protect the citizen in the enjoyment of life, liberty, and property, and when the government assumes other functions it is usurpation and oppression.”  I would agree that is a pretty good view on government.  Maybe Parker Griffith, a… Read more →

The true cost of socialism

I came across this study today about the true costs of socialist policies in terms of human life.  The drive of the study is how can we calculate how many people would not have died, how many more people would be literate, and how many more people would be above the poverty line if certain policies were not implemented. The… Read more →

Camera Radar Enforcement

  Tucson has decided that the best way to enforce their traffic laws is through the use of radar systems that are coupled with cameras which allow them to automatically issue citations for infractions. I have received a ticket for speeding and so have most people that I know. The city insists that this system has made Tucson a safer… Read more →

Ballots & Propositions

It’s that time again… the time when we all get to hear about what the “right” direction for our country is and how corrupt the other party is.  We also get to vote on a smattering of propositions submitted by law makers, councils, and last but not least our fellow citizens. It’s a great joy reading them because their writers… Read more →

Immigration Reform

It seems to be the issue of the year at the moment–immigration.  When I watch discussions about the topic I usually get terribly annoyed by the redefinition of illegal to undocumented.  I’ve atually heard some people claim that undocumented is a synonym for illegal, yeah right, our education system must be worse than we thought.  Maybe we should start redefining… Read more →

Societal Law vs Moral Law

I do not believe that our government should be in the business of making people behave morally.  Rather, I believe it is their job to ensure that we function well as a society.  That said I wish there was an easier way to distinguish what laws are required to allow us to function well.  For example, I do not believe that… Read more →