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Category Archives: Rights

Body autonomy

Matt, It seems you got ahead of yourself when writing your response to "Rachel". I’m not going to address the flawed hypothetical presented as it is a severely flawed hypothetical when trying to support the idea of abortion, but the rest of your ideas attacking the very idea of body autonomy go a bit off […]

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Legislating morality

In any debate regarding abortion, it can be expected that someone may say, “You cannot legislate morality.” That person’s opponent may reply by citing several provisions of the criminal code, such as the laws regarding murder, rape and assault. But doing so avoids the larger question of whether actual morality can be legislated. In saying […]

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Misconstruing free speech

Ah, another article about the recent "Duck Dynasty" fallout. How nice, right? Oh and it’s by an atheist, so this is gonna be good, too. Let me say up front that freedom of speech and freedom of religious expression are two concepts I have very heavily defended everywhere possible. Phil Robertson has every right to […]

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Codifying child care

When you send your kids to a public school or private school, you have to abide by the rules of the game. It’s as plain as that. Public schools are owned and operated by the local or state government. As such, the government sets rules about attendance and those who attend. An obvious example of […]

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Exercising a right

What does it take to legally carry a concealed weapon, even in Missouri, one of the most gun-friendly States in the US? Here’s what it takes: Glock 19 Gen4: $650 purchase price (purchased brand new) $35 FFL transfer fee (it was purchased online from an out-of-state retailer) ATF 4473 form NICS background check Ammunition: $45 […]

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Defending Starbucks

In the wake of the recent firearms policy announcement by Starbucks, numerous gun rights advocates are reasonably upset. But I think they’re overreaching, reading too much into the policy and interpreting from it things it does not say. Now first, Starbucks has a right as a private organization to set whatever policies it wants regarding […]

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The finality of acquittals

In the wake of the George Zimmerman acquittal, a lot of searches brought people to my blog in their attempt to find information on how to overturn that acquittal. Those searches prompted me to write an article declaring that Zimmerman’s acquittal is final, going on the numerous articles I’ve written about Casey Anthony and how […]

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Educating an LEO

Recently a person on YouTube named TnOutdoors9 posted a video discussing his recent experience when he was pulled over by police for a broken taillight. Now he also had a weapon with him, being a permitted carrier of a concealed weapon, and did the right thing in informing the officer of the presence of the […]

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Misconceptions about Miranda

Mirandizing suspects is one of the most recognized of police actions, but also one of the least understood. Many people have numerous misconceptions about how the Miranda rule applies, typically gleaned off television or movies. Now I’m sure we all know an adaptation of the Miranda rule. It states that you have the right to […]

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Revisiting Miranda

As a person who owns a blog that doesn’t really get a lot of hits, I tend to notice when one article gets a lot of hits over anything else. Recently, the article that has been targeted for readership is "Mirandizing Terrorists", which ended with this line: When we start drawing lines on who should […]

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