Tag Archives: Politics

Voting & Skin in the Game

As I wrote last week, I’ve become increasingly skeptical of democracy over the last few years. That’s not to say I’m against it or would prefer another system, just that my thoughts on the question are increasingly outside the box … Continue reading

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Put not your trust in princes

“Donald Trump may disappoint but anybody else will. He deserves a chance.” Me, March 15th, 2016 “…the worms slithering back will certainly try to lead him astray if he lets them in.” Me, November 12th, 2016 The two quotes above … Continue reading

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Some commentary on Rerum Novarum

The other day I was by chance linked to Rerum Novarum, a 1890 encyclical by Pope Leo XIII on Rights and Duties of Capital and Labor. I’ve only read a few encyclicals and the ones I have are very densely … Continue reading

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From a disaffected conservative

I grew up in a reasonably conservative household and I have personally held instinctively conservative positions most of my life. That’s not to say I held positions without reason, just that I had a strong preference for individualism, tradition and … Continue reading

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