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Geeks missing the point

Posted on June 11th, by tac in Social Issues. 5 comments

Found on Slashdot:

Most people fear things that are very unlikely to happen:

-Death from terrorism
-Death from oppressive government

We rant and shout with each other over which one is the bigger threat.

Meanwhile, most of us die from lack of proper personal health (diet, exercise, etc) or automobile wrecks, all of which are 100% within our ability

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From the Birthplace of the Sons of Liberty…

Posted on April 22nd, by tac in Current Events, Politics. 6 comments

…To a totalitarian police state.  Unless you have no ability to discern real threats from threats overblown, or have no conception of liberty, this video ought to shake you deeply.



Remember, this is not a service of a single warrant, but the systematic treatment of an entire town.  Firearms are being pointed at and around the people living … read more


Posted on April 16th, by tac in Social Issues. No Comments

Piece in Slate on why legalizing polygamy is a good thing.  Frankly, I think my post was better.

Nice to see more on the subject though.


Eugene Volokh at The  Volokh Conspiracy writes in reference to the Slate article above:

Unfortunately, the column doesn’t discuss whether it’s fair to impose on others — such as employers or taxpayers

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Thinking about surveillance

Posted on April 4th, by tac in Politics, Social Issues. No Comments

Neil Richards’ draft paper The Dangers of Surveillance is a fairly exciting defense of anti-surveillance thought.  He rightly points out that most arguments against surveillance are nebulous at best, and does a good job of solidifying them.  In particular, he approaches the issue of surveillance not from a 4th Amendment position, but from the 1st Amendment.  He carefully explains the … read more


Posted on March 31st, by tac in Social Issues. 8 comments

B. Daniel Blatt over at GayPatriot1writes:

For many years, particularly when I was in college and law school and working in Washington, D.C.’s public policy sector, I read widely about a great variety of issues, including social issues like marriage and child-rearing.  Conservative organizations presented much solid research on the social benefits of traditional marriage and the damaging

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