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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Remington UMC “Yellow box”

Remington has been distributing bulk ammunition under the UMC label. In gun forums and message boards this distribution has become colloquially known as the “Yellow box” ammo because of it’s prominent yellow box. It’s a giant box of 250 rounds and it’s available in the more widely used calibers – 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 […]

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Responding to a Christian

In the previous article discussing the origin of rights, I mentioned that I was in a conversation with a Christian on the conservative blog "The Right Scoop". In a recent response1 she asked a few questions of me that I realize are statements of my opinions and point of view that deserve some clarification on […]

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Origin of rights

The question is eventually posited to non-theists by theists: from where do our rights originate? Recently I entered into an argument with several Christian conservatives regarding the concept of rights. The discussion started in the comments area to an article on The Right Scoop, a right-wing blog that is gaining some prominence in conservative circles. […]

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Words of a politician

One thing that I feel is rather telling is how Republicans and social conservatives are reacting in a rather predictable fashion to revelations of things that Obama has said when he presumed the conversation was private. The question that springs to mind is simply this — what kind of ill-worded statements originating from President Bush’s […]

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Birthright citizenship

Let’s talk birthright citizenship. The concept comes from the Fourteenth Amendment: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside Citizenship by birth is conferred upon the newly born under two policies: jus soli and jus […]

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Legalization = condonation?

There was a point in time wherein the idea of arguing for the repeal of criminal sanctions for actions was laughable. After all, in a free country like the United States, why should we argue for something to be made legal? Shouldn’t the argument focus on why something should be outlawed? Along these lines, conservatives […]

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Standards of commitment

I have friends who are both married and not. I have a friend who, last year, divorced her husband after he abandoned her. Let me ask this one question of everyone out there: who sets the standard of what shows commitment? There seems to be some unwritten, unpublished, but oft-quoted standard of what demonstrates commitment, […]

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