Self-evident Truths: A Reasonable Doubt?

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the … Continue reading Self-evident Truths: A Reasonable Doubt?

I think I’ll Keep my Gun

Listening to the talking heads chattering about remarks made by Bob Costas about handgun restrictions.  He was speaking on a football broadcast on the day following a tragic murder-suicide involving a football player. Tragic as it is when innocent folks get shot, I continue to believe it is more dangerous to allow the govrnment to … Continue reading I think I’ll Keep my Gun

Can We Govern Ourselves?

I am struck by the outbreaks of violence world-wide.  London, Lybia, Syria, Spain, Greece, and even China have had mass protests turning violent in the last few days.  That, of course, leaves out our own beloved Philadelphia.  The British response is remarkably restrained.  It took them several days to decide to use water cannons and … Continue reading Can We Govern Ourselves?

Who Decides?

The first question I ask in any political issue is "Who Decides?"  Our system of federalism was predicated on man's fallen nature, and provided for a number of checks and balances to prevent any one man or group of men from controlling the lives fo the people.  We have divided powers for a reason.  yet while the congress debates … Continue reading Who Decides?

He’s not a rapist, so hail to the chief

OK. So let me get this straight:. the head of the IMF is now free from prosecution.  We are relieved to discover that the housekeeper with whom he committed adultery was lying about the rape.  Hence, we should not be shocked if he now runs for president of France.  He is, after all, not acriminal.  Well, at least he … Continue reading He’s not a rapist, so hail to the chief

Why this trial?

It's Saturday morning.  I'm trying to faithfully do my morning stretch so I turn on Fox, only to find that even on Saturday, it's all Casey Anthony all the time.  Legal experts of all kinds are endlessly discussing a murder trial with tearful witnesses, gory pictures, and salacious inferences about the accused.  All this is interspersed … Continue reading Why this trial?