The American Devolution

According to a Gallup poll, 49% of Americans believe the federal government has become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. [...]
New post on WordPress: USA Today's Fingers in Ears

The other day, I ran across an article that reported that prisoners let out of prison at the end of their sentences are given more help from the government than accuseds' who are found innocent when they are freed from prison. The article ignored one rather important fact: What the government says it does is not what it actually does. [...]
twwells: Me, circa 2000. (Default)
( Oct. 9th, 2012 09:28 pm)
I decided to set up a twitter account. It's tww1957. Mostly, I just retweet items of interest.
twwells: Me, circa 2000. (Default)
( Sep. 12th, 2012 08:40 pm)

This is a post to which I must add, "Amen!"

Against Conscience, by Maggie McNeill

Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.  -  Dante Alighieri (Purgatorio XIII, 88)

So it has come to this: for a number of years now, it has been literally impossible to live in the United States (and a number of other Western countries) without breaking the law on a regular basis; civil rights attorney Harvey Silverglate estimates that the average American commits three felonies every day. [...]
The lawyers got me to plead guilty to kidnapping, even though they
knew that I hadn't kidnapped anyone. Here's the story:

A Criminal Prosecutor and Public Defender
Criminal Judges and Justices

This is a brief discussion of what went wrong in my habeas corpus proceedings.
I was up to the scene in Atlas Shrugged where Dagny is being shown
around Galt's Gulch. I had my radio tuned to a classical station and there was
some kind of medly of happy waltzes going. A great way to spend some time.
And then it got better.

Dagny was reading the inscription on Galt's powerplant and--I heard the radio
begin the opening strains of The Moldau, one of my very favorite pieces of
music. I had to put the book down....
That's my most recent post on my WordPress blog.

The last time I read Atlas Shrugged was almost twenty years ago. I thought it was time for a reread. While reading it, I came across the following: [...]

twwells: Me, circa 2000. (Default)
( Aug. 11th, 2012 03:25 pm)
[Also posted on my WordPress blog.]

I tuned into NPR this morning and heard Paul Ryan giving his speech after becoming Romney's running mate. Of course, I know that when a politician's lips move, he's almost certainly lying; nevertheless I felt stirred by his talk of freedom and America's founding principles.

Then I looked up his abortion and drugs stances.

Ah, it's so nice to have my dark view of politicians reinforced.


twwells: Me, circa 2000. (Default)
( Aug. 4th, 2012 08:25 pm)
Due to a confluence of personal, computer, and access problems, I have been unable to get on the net for about three weeks. I will shortly be emailing and blogging.



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