Tag Archives: U.S. Constitution

Counting Votes, Finding Success, Defining Essentials, and Dealing with Trolls (and a Bit More)

[1] With thanks to Dr. Fauci for helping scare America into its current state, we prepare to move forward. A few items follow. They include: a how-to for those in California who would like to enable supporters of the Constitution … Continue reading

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Lamenting Lost Liberty, Lame Candidates, and Lunacy on the Left and Right

(Last modified on 27 May 2020) [1] Pandemic-excused infringements of liberty and a looming presidential election with typically nauseating major-party offerings have focused much of my attention on political matters lately. Fox News remains the Trumpian news network, of late … Continue reading

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Dark-World Animadversions and Other Remarks

(Last modified on 28 May 2020) [0] A new prompted letter and some delayed-release items related to the use and meaning of certain terms follow. Also, like the last post and the post before that, this one includes materials dating … Continue reading

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Akashic Records Prompt Letters

(Last modified on 7 April 2020) Since most things that occur to me, and to most people, do turn out to have occurred to someone else before (Ecclesiastes 1:9), I fear I must credit this and all my posts to … Continue reading

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Rhetoric and Cultural Trends Prompt a Sad Farewell, Some Commentary, and a Couple Letters

(Last modified on 19 October 2019) The relentless march of time continues, making another update necessary. This post is that update. In the items that follow, I bid a sad farewell to the unpeaceable rhetoric of “culture war,” object to … Continue reading

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Issues from Race and Religion to Burkinis, Empiricism, and Trump Prompt Letters and More

(Last modified on 11 September 2019) Introduction and Contents It’s time for another letter drop and general update. As has been the case in past “X prompts letters” posts, references to the “U-T” are to my local paper, the San … Continue reading

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Will, Sensibility, and Tangents

Below: some preliminary remarks on a terminological issue related to a book in progress. The book: George Will’s The Conservative Sensibility (New York: Hachette Books, 2019). The issue: “This is a republic, not a democracy—let’s keep it that way!” to … Continue reading

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Compulsiveness Prompts Letters, Emails, and (So Much) More

(Last modified on 29 May 2019) Welcome to this latest edition in my “…Prompts Letter(s)” series. The materials following should bring you and this site up to date. Not addressed in detail in my various items below, though touched upon … Continue reading

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Racialized Open-Border Rhetoric Prompts Letters

My trending-left local paper, the San Diego Union-Tribune (SDUT), sometimes known in the past as the U-T San Diego, recently made a point of selecting syndicated editorials that insist on interpreting all support for physical barriers at the border, and … Continue reading

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Shall We Listen to the Peacemakers?

(Last modified on 16 February 2019) Image: “All we are saying is give peace a chance. John Lennon,” photo by Kate Ter Haar via Flicker, cropped, resized, and stretched a bit. Used under the Attribution 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license … Continue reading

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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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One More (Belated) Vote Against Bombing Syria

(Last modified on 5 July 2014) Belatedly, I’ve decided I must oppose a strike against Syria. The purpose of the U.S. military is to defend America’s sovereignty and to protect Americans’ liberty, not to be the world’s superhero or the … Continue reading

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