The Way, The Truth, and The Life

On the Total Incompatibility of Christianity and Relativism

"But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good. And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother." — II Thessalonians 3:13-15 (NKJV)

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Family Trump Strangers

For all of humanity's tens of thousand of years of history, a very simple truth has served as the bedrock upon which tribes, cities, States, Civilizations, and Cultures have been founded: family trump strangers. If a human being must choose between a family member or a stranger, all else being held equal, the natural, and, indeed, moral, choice is to choose the family member. From family, this simple rule extends outward via growing, concentric circles: from family to tribe, from tribe to People, and from People to Civilization. Unset from this foundation, no Civilization can long survive, and tribe-based conflict must inevitably result.

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If Living, Then Not Both Rational and Honest

The Central Logical Problem of Atheism and Hard Materialism

Anyone who claims to be an Atheist should immediately lose any and all credibility with rational men, for an Atheist can be at most two of the following things: alive, rational, and honest. Naturally, this means that a living Atheist must be irrational or dishonest. The logic behind these conclusions is as simple as it is compelling: If there is no soul[^1], this life is, in the end analysis, wholly and totally devoid of meaning. In the face of a meaningless existence, the only logical action is not to act. However, avoiding personal pain and suffering is also[^2] rational, so suicide (in order to avoid the pain and suffering entailed by simply waiting to die) is the most rational choice.

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The Second Amendment, the Supreme Court, and Hillary Clinton

Against Reliance on Positive Law Arguments

On 18 April 1775, a middle-aged man in Boston sat, almost certainly in his study, and, as a warm fire crackled[^1], set quill to paper. That man was General Thomas Gage, and the letter he wrote to Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith contained an order, an order that became the proximate cause of the American Revolution. The contents of that order? A command to march on Concord and "seize and [destroy] all Artillery, Ammunition, Provisions, Tents, Small Arms, and Military Stores whatever".

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The American Nationalist Movement: An Inflection Point

Ad Astra per Aspera

The American Nationalist movement is currently rudderless, adrift on a sea of perils where every shore offers opportunity if only one can be reached. We are leaderless1, our platform is non-existence, and our plans are underdeveloped or wholly absent. Wars are won or lost on resources, logistics, and strategy, in that order, and make no mistake: We are at war.

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Stages of Existence

Creation, Embodiment, Life, Death, Judgement, and Eternity

For humans, existence progresses through six stages; these stages are as follows:

  1. creation,
  2. embodiment,
  3. life,
  4. death,
  5. judgement, and
  6. eternity.
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Net Neutrality: Capacity, Inefficiency, and Cost

The Consumer Cost of Inefficient Increases in Capacity Necessary to Meet QoS Expectations

Net neutrality[^1] will, almost certainly, increase the cost of end-consumer[^2] connections. The logic behind this is simple and requires only minimal understanding of economics; in short: requiring equal treatment of all data will mean that capacity increases will be the only way to ensure quality of service for important or time-sensitive data[^3]; such increases in capacity will, necessarily, be inefficient[^4]; increased inefficiency means increased operating costs[^5]; and the consumer always pays.

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Rising Prescription Drug Costs

A Simple Proposal for a Complex Problem

Prescription drug prices in the US are, to say the least, unpleasantly high. Now, there are a plethora of reasons for this (e.g., use of brand-name drugs over generics, long waits on approvals for new drugs), but one that could be easily addressed is blatant price gouging. Pharmaceutical companies routinely charge more in the US for the same drugs that are available in other parts of the world at vastly lower prices. Here’s a single sentence proposal for a law to address that problem:

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Sanders-Cruz Debate: Economics

The Sanders-Cruz debate was a welcome breath of fresh air in our otherwise stagnant national political discourse. Of course, it would be more welcome if Senator Sanders could find the time to take a remedial economics course, but that may be too much to expect from a man who once described the classroom as "boring and irrelevant"[^1].

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Michael Baroni Caves to the Totalitarian Left

The Craven Abandonment of Patriotism, Law and Order, and Free Speech by the OCBA President

The "President’s Page" is a recurring section in the OC Lawyer magazine (the primary publication of the Orange County Bar Association). In that section, the president of the Association often lays out his priorities, comments on developments in the law, et cetera. In large part, the "President’s Page" presents the president of the OCBA with his best opportunity to address the OCBA membership as a whole.

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