Ahmaud Arbery: Super-citizen

It should be uncontroversial that when circumstances allow, every citizen has a duty to arrest a man committing a felony in his presence. A citizen is a man who participates in the operations of the state, a man conferred special privileges and who is given a role in governing, a role which includes the most…

Tragedy & Hope in the Rittenhouse Trial

Can the media and government succeed in convicting Kyle Rittenhouse after the law and facts have exonerated him? This is now the only question that matters in settling Kyle’s fate. Any honest man who knows the law and facts has to concede that he is innocent. Anyone with red blood in his veins has to…

Government by Harem

“Oh don’t think too much about it. Anything can cause it. It might’ve been the storm, the drop in barometric pressure. It might be the full moon.” The other nurses nodded along to this proposed explanation for why my son, who wasn’t supposed to be born for another six weeks, had arrived into the world…

Chauvin Trial Wrap-up: Anarcho-Tyranny and the Plea Regime

The media largely stopped reporting on the Chauvin story months ago, after the jury verdict was announced. The result of the show trial was never much in doubt. The only intrigue about the trial arose about whether the prosecutors would mess it up. To their credit, they did. There were multiple grounds for a mistrial….

To Love & To Hate

Qui diligitis Dominum, odite malum If you’re looking for a Latin aphorism to memorize, I recommend memorizing this. It is pithy and sweet. It has roots you’re likely to recognize in English words. It is a Bible verse, Psalm 96 (or 97 in the new translations). It would look proud and manly on a family…

Trial Update: Can Chauvin Find an Irrational Juror?

You know how effective To Kill a Mockingbird is as regime propaganda from the fact that never gets brought up: That Atticus Finch is a lousy lawyer. He stinks. The whole case is based on the false testimony of a lying harlot, yet he doesn’t think to sequester the harlot to make sure can’t line…

Chauvin Update: The Mob Takes the Stand

From the very beginning, the case against Derek Chauvin has been driven by the mob. It was a small mob gathered outside of Cup Foods on Memorial Day last year who turned a group of police officers trying to subdue a giant ODing felon into an international incident. It was a larger mob that torched…

Keith Ellison v. a Fair Trial

To understand the Chauvin trial, it helps to first know that Minnesota’s Attorney General is Keith Ellison. You know him: He was America’s first Muslim Congressman. After losing out on the top spot with the DNC, he turned his eyes back to his adopted home state and the chance to bring anarcho-tyranny to life. Ellison…

The Fifth Revolution of 2020

It is not hard to convince people we are living through a revolution. It is only hard to define how far and deep it goes. One difficulty is the fact that so many of the rights it has stripped us of are not acknowledged in the pantheon of written rights. We have lost the right…

Trump’s Big Win and the Will of the People

You should be of high spirits. Donald J. Trump, who is the only major American political figure alive interested in conserving anything, won the election. Donald J. Trump, the one figure we knew might be able to spark counter-revolutionary awareness, has sparked that change. Trump won in procedural terms—but don’t spend your time obsessing with…