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Emma Sullivan and Separation of Government and State

December 2, 2011 by


In case you missed it, Emma Sullivan is a Kansas high school student whose irreverent tweet about Kansas governor Brownback, incurred his wrath and the wrath of Sullivan’s school administration. You can read about it here. The incident could evoke any number of commentaries on the many shabby aspects of the situation: Brownback’s pettiness;  the […]

Taxation Stakeholders

August 26, 2011 by


Continuing from Part 1. The biggest stakeholders and supporters of any particular political are not difficult to find, although it is somewhat counter-intuitive. Instead of following the money, as the old phrase goes, one must find whence money – specifically taxation money – does not come. It’s an obvious but unstated truism that the biggest […]

State of War: The Nightmare of Thomas Hobbes

April 17, 2011 by


State of War: The Nightmare of Thomas Hobbes Although he never used the term, Thomas Hobbes is credited with describing the concept now called the State of War, in his immortal Leviathan of 1651. In the original spellings, the source paragraphs are as follows: “There Is Alwayes Warre Of Every One Against Every One Hereby […]