End the Perverse National Endowment for the Arts

The following is a slightly edited version of an open letter I wrote in May, 1995. Dear Artist: I urge you to consider this argument for the dissolution of the National Endowment for the Arts. The United States was founded on the principle of individual rights: life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness. Everyone has …

Not ‘Born That Way’, As If We Didn’t Know

Now that the presidential election and inauguration are past, and President Trump may be buying some time for civilization against the plague of postmodern Leftism, I am returning to a more contentious subject: sexual orientation. In the coming weeks, I will publish a three-part essay critiquing some traditional conservative ideas regarding sexual orientation. I will argue …

End Leftist Privilege, and Maybe Leftists Will Really Leave

It seemed like a nightmare when Americans elected a president with such evil ideas in 2008. Since then, the Obama administration has waged relentless and multifaceted war against individual rights—against the unalienable individual rights of life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness. This blog has largely been a journal of the Obama administration. See …

I Relocated for Politics

I relocated for politics. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. What I discovered was not only a better political environment but also a much better culture, which of course was the basis for the politics. I encourage everyone, whatever his politics, to consider an analogous relocation. In my case, I went …

Capitalism and America vs. Clinton and Trump

Capitalism and socialism are opposite social systems. Under capitalism, intercourse is consensual. Under socialism, including its variants such as fascism, intercourse is compulsory or forbidden. Because I love America and respect millions of Americans, I still have hope that neither Trump (the flamboyant fascist scoundrel) nor Clinton (the female fascist scoundrel), will be president. Both …

Post by Cruz about Trump was a Denouncement, Not an Endorsement

On Friday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz posted on Facebook that he will vote for Donald Trump. Here are some statements from that post: “by any measure Hillary Clinton is wholly unacceptable—that’s why I have always been #NeverHillary. If Clinton wins, we know—with 100% certainty—that she would deliver on her left-wing promises, with devastating results for …

Happy Atlas Shrugged Day 2016

Each year on September 2, informally known as Atlas Shrugged Day, I celebrate by opening to a random page of the novel and reading. I consider this novel by Ayn Rand the greatest work of art and perhaps the greatest achievement in history. Every page is an unsurpassed inspiration. Here is part of the reason …

Ted Cruz and the Survival of Civilization

For generations, defenders of freedom have sought a Republican who would not cave in to Democrats and other statists, who would remain true to the principle of freedom. As in his solitary marathon stand to defund Obamacare, as in his condemnation of Republican leadership in Congress, Ted Cruz once again proved that he is a …

My Book on Amazon: The Longevity Argument

I recently Googled myself on Google Scholar, and I learned that my 2009 article, “Past Longevity as Evidence for the Future,” published in Philosophy of Science, has been cited favorably by three different philosophers in four of the top twenty ranked journals of philosophy: Journal of Philosophy (ranked #3), Analysis (#8), Synthese (#10), and Ratio …