Tag Archives: ethics | morality | law

E-Letter Prompts E-Letter: “Natural” Law & Rights

(Last modified on 14 March 2019) Image: based on a Wikimedia Commons photo by Vitold Muratov, used under the Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 license. Derivative work by David M. Hodges, reusable under the same license terms. On 04 February, I … Continue reading

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Representative Democracy ≠ Republic

(Last modified on 4 February 2019) The United States was not founded as just a “representative democracy,” nor is “representative democracy” a synonym for “republic.” The point of the American Republic established by the U.S. Constitution is that free and … Continue reading

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Our Drunken, Suicidal, and Licentious Culture

(Last modified on 2 November 2019) Item 1: Our Drunken Culture While running a few errands on Friday 22 June 2018, I passed by the BevMo! store in Santee, California. (This is in San Diego County, where this alcohol-sales chain … Continue reading

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Moore, #MeToo Lamentations

(Last modified on 22 December 2017) Though I’ve given up both major parties as hopeless cases (David M. Hodges, “Constitution or Libertarian Party: Which for the Pious? Pious Eye site, 18 May 2016), I’m saddened by some things about the … Continue reading

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It seems leaders of “developing” nations are often more morally developed than leaders of “developed” nations: http://bit.ly/BN171207. #prolife #ccot If this post is a review, it may also appear, less nicely formatted and typically abridged, on such other sites as … Continue reading

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My Sad Farewell to Vimeo, with Protest and Reflection Suggestions

“Leaving Vimeo” image © 2017 by Pious Eye (David M. Hodges). Created using, and modifying, three Wikimedia Commons images: two public domain image (one by Vimeo, one released to the public domain by user ZyMOS) and one Creative-Commons-2.0-licensed image by … Continue reading

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Good Motives, Middling Result: Hambrick’s Do Ask, Do Tell, Let’s Talk

(Last modified on 8 August 2017) Image: Pious Eye (David M. Hodges) modification and combination of images showing support of and opposition to homosexuality, acquired through Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons licenses permitting adaptation. Source images are as follows: (1) … Continue reading

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Pious Eye (David M. Hodges) posted a comment on someone else’s IVN article, as well as a related one on his own. Bottom line: old closed primary was better than California’s current top-two system, and David wants a “none of … Continue reading

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(Last modified on 22 May 2016) Pious Eye (David M. Hodges) posted responses to some comments on his IVN article: response one, response two, response three, response four.If this post is a review, it may also appear, less nicely formatted … Continue reading

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(Last modified on 22 May 2016) Pious Eye (David M. Hodges) has published “Achieving True Voter Enfranchisement” on the Independent Voter Project’s IVN.If this post is a review, it may also appear, less nicely formatted and typically abridged, on such … Continue reading

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Constitution or Libertarian Party: Which for the Pious?

(Last modified on 31 May 2018) I should note upfront that I am not an official representative of the Constitution Party. Nor have I run my ideas by any official representatives of that party. My reasons for preferring this party … Continue reading

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My Sad Farewell to the Pro-Life Movement

As I began to realize a few days ago, when I spoke of the “Baffling Clash: Pro-Life Leaders v Donald J. Trump,” some of us cannot be part of movements. As someone who believes every person’s inalienable right to life … Continue reading

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Baffling Clash: Pro-Life Leaders v Donald J. Trump

Trump image by Michael Vadon, used under license (CC BY-SA 4.0), via Wikimedia Commons.Today’s “Morning Jolt…with Jim Geraghty” e-mail (free from National Review) contains an interesting passage on the latest Donald Trump controversy. Here it is, as it appears in … Continue reading

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