All the posts for constitution

Jury Duty

5 minutes read

Last week I responded to our county seat for a jury duty summons. I didn’t really try to get out of it, though I didn’t want to be there. As part of my personal process, I let all the people I work with know that I’d be out for at least one day, maybe more if I was selected. The process had both improved and worsened since the last time I did this, maybe twelve years ago?

Grace and Forgiveness?

1 minutes read

The effects of the lockdown on children were knowable within weeks. The effects of the vaccine was knowable at the time, had he had the intellectual curiosity to find it out. No forgiveness, until I hear concrete proposals being actively advocated for, that would prevent authoritarians “acting with imperfect information” in the future. Being weepy on the idiot box counts for exactly zero. "I was on the board of my kids' school during COVID.

House of Repeal

2 minutes read

Prof Reynolds used to mention the of a House of Repeal periodically. He hasn’t done that lately. My favorite Robert Heinlein book was the first time I ever heard of the idea. Comrade Members, like fire and fusion, government is a dangerous servant and a terrible master. You now have freedom - if you can keep it. But do remember that you can lose this freedom more quickly to yourselves than to any other tyrant.