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For Slavery, or Not For Slavery

Alan Partis | June 29, 2011

Yes, America’s Founding Fathers worked tirelessly to end slavery. No, they didn’t. Both statements are correct and you, dear reader, are displaying your own ignorance and foolishness if you don’t already know that.

Rules Have Replaced Thinking II

Alan Partis | January 3, 2010

Perhaps my biggest pet peave in life is the blind application of rules.  Rules have replaced thinking.  It seems that more and more people subscribe to the belief that if we just make more rules, or laws, and we espouse zero tolerance policies, that somehow our lives will be enhanced.

Don’t Think … About Health Care

Alan Partis | June 27, 2009

What a vast majority of the people who support Obama’s plan don’t realize, because they aren’t thinking for themselves, or the suffer from situational myopia, is that any government solution WILL result in loss of health care freedom. It will, by it’s nature, result in exactly they problems they propose to fix. It cannot end any other way.

Rules Have Replaced Thinking

Alan Partis | June 27, 2009

Many people have completely abdicated their right to think. Instead, they ask for more and more rules to govern their lives, and the lives of others who they do not trust. The lack of trust (and trustworthy folks) in our society results in the application of more laws thus further degrading the very freedom we proclaim to be protecting.

Slavery Isn’t So Bad, Is It?

Alan Partis | May 1, 2009

With some degree of success, I have made a lifetime of trying to make good decisions and working hard to be able to support my family without the need to burden others. I have taken responsibility for my actions and planned for future contingencies. Is it right that I should be enslaved so as to benefit others who have been poor decision makers, refused to work hard, or failed to plan ahead? I resent that a great many of the beneficiaries of my labors fit that very description.

Government Health Care Would Be a Disaster

Alan Partis | February 7, 2009

Even though Lloyds of London has insured Jennifer Lopez’s derriere, they don’t expect to hear from her after every meal she eats or after every workout she misses. They only expect to write a large check if an unfortunate incident involving a large truck and the back seat of her car leave fitting into her size 4 jeans a distant memory.

Fascism is Alive and Well

Alan Partis | January 24, 2009

Crisis is routinely identified as a core mechanism of fascism because it short-circuits debate and democratic deliberation.

Obama is a Socialist

Alan Partis | October 31, 2008

One of the popular solutions often put forth on how to ‘fix’ health care in the US is this one: if you’re required to have car insurance, why not health insurance?

What Do You Mean by That?

Alan Partis | September 7, 2001

I originally wrote this essay on September 7, 2001.  It is written from the perspective of Julius Caesar. —– Most of you know me, Julius Caesar, as a ruler of Ancient Rome (though we didn’t think it was so ancient in my day).  And while I suspect most of my readers don’t think a great [...]

This is a Free Country?

Alan Partis | December 31, 1995

When I was the ruler of Rome, oh so many centuries ago, life was grand. I got to do whatever I wished and everybody around me heeded my every command without question.