Freedom of Religion and the Rule of Law
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Freedom of Religion and the Rule of Law

In February 14’s issue I wrote about how some politicians define “freedom” as the ability personally to do what you want (like disobeying masks and vaccine mandates) while also being able to restrict what other people do (like teaching about race in school). Since that column appeared, many new rights-restrictive bills have appeared in US…

How 18th-century Virginians nearly made the United States more like Canada
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How 18th-century Virginians nearly made the United States more like Canada

Two-hundred thirty years ago America’s founders met in Philadelphia to hammer out a new constitution that would bring the 13 newly independent states together into an innovative kind of union: a federal union based on a separation of powers among legislative, executive and judicial branches of government. At least this is what Americans have been led to believe over the centuries.

Good guys with guns

Good guys with guns

The bottom line is that buying a gun to defend yourself from the “bad guys” should stop you cold. Not only because it is unlikely to work – which is true. And not only because you’re more likely to hurt someone close to you with it – which you are. But because buying a gun for self-defense means you’ve imagined a situation where you’d allow yourself to kill someone – and now you have the right tool for the job.