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Memories of the 28th Century

Miscellaneous thoughts about miscellaneous matters

  1. Equal Before the Law

    by , 08-29-2018 at 10:10 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I am shocked that young people havenít already stood up and demanded their rights under the Fourteenth Amendment. Young citizens of the United States of America fairly often take to the streets to demand something for someone, but I donít recall them demonstrating to demand their own rights. I didn't even think about it when I was a young college student and drinker, but having a minimum age for buying and using alcohol is a clear violation of the Equal Protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment ...
  2. Economic War

    by , 03-02-2018 at 08:39 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Not all wars are examples of diplomacy failing. The economic war that Trump has set up is a personal affair, that he didnít negotiated with anyone; although at Davos he commented that a weak dollar would help U.S. trade. And it will; it will make U.S. goods less expensive than similar goods from other countries. That should help U.S. manufacturers to some degree. But a weak dollar will make the U.S. less desirable as a place to invest, because it will lower the values of capital assets, especially ...
  3. Equality

    by , 04-05-2017 at 11:51 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Hey, we've gotten rid a few legal inequalities, let's try for the rest.

    I favor equality before the law, and I'm not shy about expressing that opinion. Here in the U.S.A. we are supposed to have equality both on the federal level and the state level, but legislators have snuck in bits of inequality all over the place. The states are required to treat people equally by the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment:

    "All persons born or naturalized in ...
  4. Rewriting the Social Contract

    by , 08-23-2016 at 02:16 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    ďSocial Contract theory, nearly as old as philosophy itself, is the view that persons' moral and/or political obligations are dependent upon a contract or agreement among them to form the society in which they live.Ē From the article on ďSocial Contract theoryĒ in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, http://www.iep.utm.edu/soc-cont/


    The idea to Social Contract doesnít often come to mind, but itís there in the background most of the time, but it has come up a few times ...
  5. Religious Freedom

    by , 03-27-2015 at 04:20 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Amendment I
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

    Recently I have been surprised to learn that some people are opposed to freedom of religion, and thatís here in the United States of America. There are some countries where there is no freedom ...
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