Category Archives: Law and legal stuff

Thoughts on the dilemma of law and politics nowadays

Here’s a thought I had: In the past some odd years I have found myself saying a statement that, I think, is interesting.  Basically, it amounts to this: “You never find me consulting the law or politics to find out the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on ‘gun control’ and violent impulses

Recently, there has been great debate about guns and ‘gun control’ . . . again.  There has been a lot of villanizing of guns and anyone who wants one, as if they intend to go around killing people with it.  This … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on how we are all treated like criminals nowadays

Here’s a thought I had: I have always felt that the common people are being treated like criminals nowadays.  Though this may sound silly there is truth in it.    In general, we are restricted, prevented from doing certain things, and restricted from having some things not … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “playing Civil Rights” – the abuse of a good idea

There is something which I call “playing Civil Rights“.  Basically, this is using Civil Rights to get your way or to get some advantage.  I have seen nothing but example after example of this in my life.  In some cases, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on my first confrontation with the ‘comedy of law’

The other day I was thinking about something that happened a long time ago:  when I went to jury duty.  This event, really, seemed to start a questioning of the law that continues to today.  It was here that I first … Continue reading

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On how a different point of view changed the whole context of an advertisement

Some time ago I saw an event that is similar to events I have seen many times before.  In this case, I was with someone looking at an advertisement in a magazine.  The advertisement showed two “minorities” (a black lady and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘myth of equality’ – the need for “fairness”

Being brought up during the cold war in the U.S., I’ve heard everything about equality.  At first, it sounded good and made sense.  Now, I can see otherwise.  The ‘modern equality’ is certainly not what it started out as.  It … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ridiculousness of political correctness – another example of cold war paranoia

Here’s a thought I had: When I was a kid people generally spoke of doing things in a generic way, by saying “when he does that”, “its what he thinks”, etc.  They spoke of “craftsman“, “workman“, etc. as well.  It was … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the problem of political/legal thinking – the absence of authority

Here in the US we’ve had a very specific form of mentality that has developed as a result of the cold war, in particular.  Though it has roots earlier it seemed to of ‘solidifed’ during the cold war period.  Now … Continue reading

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Thoughts on democracies justifications of its authority

Every system needs to justify its authority.  There must be some way it demonstrates that it is right.  It seems to me that democracy uses two things to justify its authority to the world.  These are: 1.   Elections. 2.   Trials. … Continue reading

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