Veterans Day

Veterans Day used to be Armistice Day, celebrating the end of World War I. It wouldn’t become a national holiday until 1938. Veterans Day in its current incarnation is meant primarily to celebrate living former service members. Memorial Day emphasizes the fallen, and Armed Forces Day emphasizes those currently serving. Veterans Day is also a … More Veterans Day

Slavery and Compromise

Like climate change, the root causes of the civil war the subject of vigorous debate in the US. Also like climate change, there is truly no room for debate on the issue. The fact of human impact on climate change is well researched and well documented, and arguments against the science are disingenuous. Similarly, the … More Slavery and Compromise

Gun Control, Part Three

This portion will discuss possible ways ahead to regulate guns in a way that minimizes risks, reduces the number of deaths, and maintains the right of individuals to own firearms as prescribed in the 2nd Amendment and subsequent court interpretations.   THE GOAL IS NOT TO BAN AND CONFISCATE ALL FIREARMS.   These are ideas … More Gun Control, Part Three

Gun Control, Part Two

Part one dealt with myths and misconceptions. Part two was to be some suggestions. That will wait until part three. Part two will instead focus on disingenuous arguments and lies. There are many. I can’t promise to be as dispassionate about some of these lies. Lets’ dive in. Gun control advocates want to ban and … More Gun Control, Part Two

Gun Control, Part One

Although some believe now is not the proper time to discuss gun control, the increasing number and severity of major incidents suggests that this conversation should have taken place long ago. We will attempt to look at this as dispassionately as possible, though to be clear we believe that better regulation of firearms is necessary … More Gun Control, Part One