A Flea in the Fur of the Beast

“Death, fire, and burglary make all men equals.” —Dickens

This Blog Post is About Washington

by evanmcmurry

“They’ve usually treated me pretty well in Nashville,” Rand Paul said. “But the problem is the rules that are coming out of Washington.”

Is there anything which the Pauls can’t pivot back to Washington’s largesse? “This steak was supposed to be medium, but what’s really overdone is the regulations of Washington.” “Hi, front desk, my ceiling is leaking, but what really doesn’t hold water is the regulations of Washington.” And so on.

Libertarianism: A Still Life

by evanmcmurry

This seems reasonable to me, but then, I’m not a libertarian: “The biggest mistake that libertarians make is the way they view government and private sectors. Government is the root of all evil, and the private sector is the source of all good. Libertarians have never figured out that people are the same whether in the government or in the private sector. They will abuse their power regardless of where they perch. That is why government needs to be tied down by the Constitution and the private sector by regulation. Yes, regulation can go too far. Certainly, deregulation has gone too far.”

(This is no way an endorsement of the rest of the article, which is pretty florid).

Adventures in Language

by evanmcmurry

Rand Paul’s people are saying he’s being “held indefinitely,” a clear allusion to the recent NDAA law, which Ron Paul recently tried to rescind…

One report says Paul “provoked” the body scanner…

Balancing Out Your Civil Liberties

by evanmcmurry

Rand Paul has been detained* at Nashville International Airport for refusing a TSA pat down. He was set to speak at the March for Life Rally in D.C. later today, so the Right to Privacy may have to call this one a wash.

*confirmed-ish