Hanlon’s Razor and the Mar a Lago Raid

Introduction: My grandson has informed me of Hanlon’s Razor, which states “never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.” I was previously aware of the sentiment, but not the attribution. These are words to live by. But of course we should also keep in mind the fact that stupid people can be …

A Liberty Catechism

Below I have arranged 52 questions on the nature of liberty as biblically understood. If parents work through these questions with their children, memorizing one a week, by the end of that year, their children may serve as something of a bright spot on our otherwise dark horizon. I am crowd sourcing editorial suggestions on …

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Fukuyama Inside Out

Introduction: Francis Fukuyama wrote his influential essay The End of History in 1992, and in terms of the macro-thesis, I think we have to say that it has not aged well. History appears to me like it is just limbering up. Mankind has not reached any kind of apotheosis in the secular state, and we …

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The Rights of Juries

Introduction: A number of years ago, I had the privilege of serving as the foreman of a jury in a murder trial. That experience was, in varying degrees, inspiring, exasperating, and surreal. Despite all the corruptions that have crept into our system, and there are many, the system is still operational. It still functions. But …

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