Monthly Archives: December 2007

For unto us a Savior is born

I was reading Will’s blog today, and discovered the following story, a story the the Wall Street Journal has published every Christmas since 1949. It’s simply fantastic. Enjoy. “When Saul of Tarsus set out on his journey to Damascus the whole of the known world lay in bondage. There was one state, and it was [...]

The Courtroom Speech

Now you will receive us. We do not ask for your poor or your hungry. We do not want your tired and sick. It is your corrupt we claim. It is your evil that will be sought by us. With every breath, we shall hunt them down. Each day we will spill their blood til [...]

Blogroll Link Exchange

If you are the webmaster of a blog, I’d love to swap blogroll links with you. Just add me to your blogroll, and I’ll return the favor. We’ll both get dozens of relevant links to our sites, increasing our Google ranking and search-engine results. There are six ways you can link to me for me [...]

Stop Legislating Morality

“He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”

Chinese Liberty

I was looking over my YouTube profile earlier today, and discovered a pleasant surprise — one of my videos that I made about a year ago has had over 50,000 views, and hundreds of positive ratings and comments. It’s about the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989. My old video is currently the most popular and [...]

We’re the Lucky Ones

Every once and a while, I get a strange feeling. I wish I’d been born in another era. Sometimes I feel like what I’m saying is simply foreign to what everyone wants to hear. Sometimes saying that state action is unjustified isn’t the greatest way to gain respect. Sometimes saying that violence isn’t the answer [...]

Who Are You?

What is the one thing that keeps you going, and no matter what, you’ll stay true to it? The one principle that people think of when they look at you, the one idea that you can’t get out of your head, where, if you were a painting, it would be the paint, the color — [...]

A Debate

I’m pleased to announce a coming debate between Reason and Capitalism and Logical Consistency. Jason, at Logical Consistency, is a staunch conservative, so we agree on issues like economics and gun control. However, we completely disagree on legislating morality. Jason and I will be posting a series of essays refuting each other on the issue [...]


Emmet Martin pushed his glasses back up, and then peered back down through them at his work. His glasses had always irritated him. He

A Series of Short Stories

I’ve decided to continue with a project started some months ago — a longish series of essays about a lonely professor who discovers the meaning of life and death. I’ve always wanted to write philosophical and political fiction, so this will be dabbling in them both. I’ve written dozens of short stories before, but each [...]