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The Pen Is Not Mightier Than the Law

“If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet.” —Neils Bohr “So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.” —Barack Obama “In … Continue reading

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Pushing Back…Peacefully

The group alleged to have plotted to wage war on the Federal Government has asked for public defenders.  Not that they are not entitled.  That the principle of a fair trial trumps the particulars of the alleged offense was best … Continue reading

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I Will Not Comply

I saw something refreshing recently.  A group of people on Facebook vowed not to comply with the new health care bill.  They insist that the government has no right to force them to buy insurance.  I thought that all such … Continue reading

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Up or Down

Damn the torpedoes!  We want an up or down vote on health care. Thus spake our President as he bludgeoned, er, encouraged Congress to move forward on health care.  Part of me, perhaps the not-so-noble part, hopes that happens.  There … Continue reading

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To Drown a Frog

I believe in straightforward thinking.  Not simplistic, mind you.  Some things are complex enough to require sophisticated analysis.  Quantum mechanics comes to mind.  Other things will never be explained satisfactorily, such as what my wife really means when she says … Continue reading

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An Open Letter from Government to You

An Open Letter from The Government to You: It breaks my heart to see Tea Parties springing up all over America–the America I made great.  Ungrateful dogs.  Everything I have done is for you, my friend.  Each “intrusion,” a favorite … Continue reading

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Tea, Anyone?

When I was a kid, we studied the original Boston Tea Party.  I remember envisioning the protesters dumping tons of ground leaves into the harbor and wondering what a mess that must have been.  We thought, rightly, that the act … Continue reading

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