Ah, the four letter word that’s actually 14 letters long. It’s what everyone levies when their “rights” are infringed, they feel offended, or there is anything about them that is different from the person they disagreed with the opinion of. Oh, and rarely, actual things that are violations of federal law and basic human decency.… Continue reading Discrimination: Misunderstood, Misused
A few days ago, I talked about the misunderstanding of equal rights and how it’s running up against freedom of association. The most clear example of this conflict is in the cases of Christian bakers, florists, and photographers. For simplicity, I will use the case of Baronelle Stutzman (more specifically, Washington v. Arlene’s Flowers) to illustrate. NOTE: There are free… Continue reading Christian-run Businesses: The Double Standard
These days, there’s a lot of discussion about how important “equal rights” are to maintaining freedom in America (and other countries with similar laws and legal structures, but I’m focusing on just the USA). The most clear champions of the term are social progressives, who constantly seek to “progress” society by identifying someone who is… Continue reading Equal Rights vs. Freedom of Association
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. This is the start of the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence. The quest for equality in the United… Continue reading Equality
Every time there is a proposal to create, remove, or change a government program, one of the complaints that inevitably arises is that some group of people is going to be harmed by it. Economics Review If you aren’t familiar with economics, the key thing to understand is it looks at the choices involved in… Continue reading Changing Things Hurts Someone!
One of the consistent cries we hear from people who want to see more money allocated to various programs is that, “We need more money to fix [favorite program]!” Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t always work. The Idea The idea is simple: if a program/department/whatever is failing to achieve desired goals, it is probably caused… Continue reading Throwing Money At a Problem Doesn’t (Necessarily) Fix It
Almost immediately after Obergefell v. Hodges was decided by the Supreme Court, the progressive movement said “yay”, and set about the next problem with society that needed solving in its opinion: transgender acceptance. The ways this is being accomplished have numerous problems, ones that are consistently ignored in favor of politically correct “tolerance” platitudes. Framing the… Continue reading SOGI Laws and Unintended Consequences