The real reason gun controls won’t work
Good intentions aside, I believe that almost everyone in the augment about how to eliminate massacres like Sandy Hook are missing the root cause and arriving at wrong conclusions. Banning certain types of firearms is not the answer. Stricter gun purchase and gun sale laws are not the answer to stopping massacres. Smaller magazines are not the answer. Restricting ownership of semi-auto rifles and handguns | Read More »
‘You can’t win if you don’t play’ (apologies to the Lotto folks)*.
Why don’t greater numbers of conservatives get elected in a country that self-identifies as mostly conservative? I’ve listened to and read learned people’s opinion on why conservatives don’t win more elections. All of those pundits and followers of things politic have rational and solid reasons for more conservative candidates not prevailing in the arena of ideas. Maybe they are all correct, at some level. I won’t pretend | Read More »
Evil, Risk and Living in a Free Society
In a free society where men are able to move about and conduct affairs in their self-interest, responsibility for maintaining a civil environment rests with each individual. While that social contract has been recognized by both the gun-grabber and 2nd Amendment proponents, another more difficult reality is present, one that hasn’t gotten much attention in the main. In a free society, risk necessarily abounds… we are | Read More »
Redistricting and Gridlock
Is there a correlation between legislative gridlock and the performance of Representatives who hail from highly gerrymandered districts? In addition to any ideological territory in which an elected official may stake a claim or whatever deference may be owed to campaign contributors, I believe that the gerrymander process is a contributing factor to narrow points of view and reduced legislative focus. While no adequate measure | Read More »