Libertarianism is basically the Marxism of the Right. If Marxism is the delusion that one can run society purely on altruism and collectivism, then libertarianism is the mirror-image delusion that one can run it purely on selfishness and individualism. Society in fact requires both individualism and collectivism, both selfishness and altruism, to function. Like Marxism, … Continue reading The Delusion of Libertarianism
Factcheck.org, a project of the nonpartisan Annenberg Public Policy Center, has an enlightening article today on the effect of immigration (legal or not) on economic growth and jobs creation. The fact is, immigration creates jobs, increases wages for just about everybody, and actually has far more positive overall cultural influences than negative ones. It's quite … Continue reading "Immigrants Are Stealing Our Jobs!" Well, Not So Much Actually.
What Must I Do to Be Saved? Acts 16:16-34 Psalm 97 Revelation 22:12-21 John 17:20-26 Just past dawn, all along the Via Egnatia, they would set up their booths. Silk and spices, jewels from the east, exotic animals from Asia and cattle from Gaul, lined the wide stone road from the old agora … Continue reading Easter 7 Year C
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.--Matthew 23:23The author of Growing Up Straight: What Families Should Know About Homosexuality, … Continue reading South Carolina Conservative Hypocrisy: Gay Escorts, Gun Rights, Miranda
Because South Carolina must jealously guard its reputation as the Ground Zero of the war on intelligent political discourse, we can be thankful that, at last, Greenville's Eric Bedingfield has (along with a crew of the usual wing-nut suspects) provided us with H4919, that is, in Bedingfield's words, "virtually the same" as Arizona's anti-immigration measure.Too … Continue reading Thanks, Eric Bedingfield: Wingnuts Can Actually Help Us Do Justice