January held more gains than losses for personal freedom, but it also held a sobering reminder that civilization is a thin veneer. To those of you who are willing to overlook government overreach or engage in politically-motivated violence, a word of warning: you're playing with fire.Read More
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A word of caution about the vastly changed landscape in the corridors of power: To assume that a new regime will automatically mean a new age of liberty is foolishness. Party affiliation does not guarantee respect for personal freedom; it merely offers indication of which freedoms are more likely to be prioritized for infringement. And our President-elect's proposed cabinet is a collection of mixed messages.
When the big guns fall silent, it might not mean the war is over. It may just mean they're reloading.Read More
In September of 2016, two football players refused to stand for the national anthem, causing a furor over their perceived disrespect. Then, after a pair of terrorists launched back-to-back attacks which wounded dozens, our political leaders refused to stand for our national principles. So far, not much furor about that.
Maybe none of us should be singing about "the land of the free and the home of the brave" until we're certain we're still earning the title.Read More