“The Fountainhead” courtroom Speech, Ayn Rand

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Again, I'm not Ayn Rand's biggest fan, but this speech by architect Howard Roark, on trial for having blown up a housing project he designed in New York when another architect changed his design,...

Shameless Cravens and a Plea for History

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This is only an opinion. There is not enough hard evidence available for me to say without equivocation that Lindsey Graham is a craven, much less a shameless one. But there is enough circumstantial evidence to...

Failure to State a Claim Upon Which Relief Can be Granted

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"Failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted is a defense to a legal claim." It means that the claimant has failed to present sufficient facts which, if taken as true,...

American Theology Simply Stated, The Transcendence of Liberty

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The Transcendence of Liberty I’ve told this story before, of the time in 1991 I attended a birthday party for a law professor at a university in USSR Ukraine. Around three tables pushed together, in...

Van Jones, Another Lawn Jockey for White Gods and Goddesses

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I've said before, America's greatest sin was not slavery, but what the United States government and the Democrat Party, with meek complicity of the Republican Party since the death of Dr Martin Luther King,...

Melancholy, a Ten-Minute Indulgence

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Just to shut you down for about ten minutes, remind you of your place... ...and our place.   Both from Ken Burns films: Lewis and Clark https://youtu.be/llhs1p2xNgo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzTONjssOqc Ashokan Farewell, Civil War https://youtu.be/uZmxZThb084 Ashokan Farewell-Sullivan Ballou Letter https://youtu.be/1VK1KcZoDu0