Political correctness is one of the engines of nannyism. Allowing and even encouraging 'offensive' ideas is vital for the intellectually health of a free society.
Common Core, the initiative that claims to more accurately measure K-12 student knowledge in English and math, also encourages children to step up their 'critical thinking.'
For Philistines like me, the mysteries of Washington can be both perplexing and wondrous.
Aside from the occasional genocide, oppression, evil and torture, etc., it is inarguable that public policy could be implemented more rapidly in an autocracy.
You will notice that the Occupy Wall Street crowds - and the progressives who support them - focus on bringing the wealthy down to earth rather than lifting the 99 percent. They have a nearly religious belief that too much wealth is fundamentally immoral and unhealthy for society.
Anyone who's had a casual conversation with his neighbors or is cognizant of reality TV should already be petrified of democracy.
Democracy allows rhetoric, false empathy and emotion to pummel rational thinking - so it's no wonder so many politicians thrive in it.
A true fascist is anyone who wants to take away my air conditioning or force me to ride a bike.
Are you sick and tired of these moralizing moralizers imposing their morality on the rest of us? I know I am.
I believe that the war on drugs is a tragically misplaced use of resources - an immoral venture that produces far more suffering than it alleviates.
The problem is that Americans use the state as a moral compass. For libertarians, it is often frustrating to explain that advocating the decriminalization of x is not synonymous with endorsing x.
Broaden the tax base, close loopholes and flatten the tax rates - all of which would bring more revenue stability and certitude to projections as well as make filing a comparable breeze.
A cultural shift is not always an ideological one - or at least not always the one you imagine. Our norms are always evolving.
If the library's rarest frequenters are the ones we'd like to see in them the most, then libraries are failing.
In summation, like your beloved pet rock, Twitter is useful only in your imagination.
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