“Not-a-Sheila’s”, How to Think About Them

We used to call them "female impersonators". I think that's still politically correct today although you almost never hear it anymore. Everyone wants to sound either indignantly hip, or clinical, as if they were wearing...

Putting the “Service” Back Into Public Service, Part IV

This is Part IV of the series, A History of Government Employment. Everything we have learned, from public employment in the USSR, the European Union and Wisconsin tells us that... Bureaucracy kills. And it kills totally. And...

American Theology Simply Stated, The Transcendence of Liberty

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...

The Doctrine of Liberty, The Original Republican Brand, Who Owns It?

I claim primacy for the GOP that is the older of the two, as well as the one that claims the greater chance of actually growing in size

Somebody Had to Go First

The idea has been around a long time that maybe we should reorganize our government by electing presidents from the private sector, from outside the political circles we've watched for over 30 years bring...

“First We Hang the Lawyers”

That wasn't quite what Shakespeare wrote in Henry VI, Act IV, Scene 2... "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers". The debate still roils as to what the Bard meant by it, but I think Natural Law agrees with Shakespeare, that...