Abortion: Ignoring The Real Problem

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

Abortion’s legality is not a problem that should be addressed directly; there is an underlying problem that should to be solved instead. At what point does a new human come into existence? For any of you who aren’t familiar with…

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Fix Tha’ Police: 3 Small Tweaks And 2 Big Ones

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

The core problem with policing in the United States is that the police have developed their own internal culture and a very strong bunker mentality. They really do view the rest of us as an unruly mob that could become…

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Hate: Not Good, Not Fun, But Legal

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

Having Freedom of Conscience means the State cannot outlaw Hate Crimes, because it cannot make law based on motivations. Otherwise, the State gets into the business of determining what motivations are acceptible. And frankly no State can be trusted with…

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Sovereign Immunity: Bad Thinking Leads To Bad Law

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

We’re starting to see a rise in use of the phrase “sovereign immunity” over the past few days, since Attorney General Barr decided to try to use it to make a defamation case against Trump go away. Really; that’s not…

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Executive Oversight: Gonna Keep Bangin’ That Drum

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

I’ve been on about this since one of the first posts on this blog (Failed Constitution Check: Executive Oversight): The United States has no effective oversight of the Executive branch. None. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Witness the ongoing festival of Hatch…

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Re-opening Your Business: There’s An App For That

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

So, my local county has decided to require a cell phone app for employees of “non-essential” businesses. Ugh. Just, ugh. First, this is exactly what I was saying is the wrong approach a few weeks ago in Don’t Get Comfortable:…

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Disease Management: It Shouldn’t Matter What Your Business Is

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

When States issued their stay-at-home orders, and now that they’re starting to lift them, they’re messing things up rather badly by talking about categories of businesses that are allowed to operate and others that must stay closed. This is really,…

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Big Data: Meet Big Government

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

So, you think we can go back to gathering in crowds again, huh? Yeah, but no. First, most of the country very much does not have this pandemic under enough control to do that. But even if we did, our…

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Just Go Home: What To Do When The Autocrat Is Correct

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

We’re gonna keep doing this, huh? Once more, in list-format this time, for the young ‘uns out there … no, they do not have the legitimate authority to order you to stay home yes: they do have the power to…

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Again: Not Wrong, Still Stupid

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

Apparently, we’re gonna deal with this again now. What the hell; it’s been two weeks. Two weeks ago, I posted Still Idiots: Not Totally Wrong. It’s mostly about how, while I do agree with these crackpots that no reasonable reading…

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