Wednesday, February 18, 2009

HOT5 Daily 2/18/2009

1. "Ron Paul: On Reinstating the Draft" I'm not a big Ron Paul fan, but he understands the fundamental problem with the draft.

Representative Sample: Involuntary servitude was supposed to be abolished by the 13^th^ Amendment, but things like Selective Service and the income tax make me wonder how serious we really are in defending just basic freedom.

2. "Atheism and the "Shut Up, That's Why" Arguments" An interesting analysis, and one which can apply to political arguments as well as religious.

Representative Sample: I'm talking about the arguments whose main purpose is to try to get atheists to stop making their arguments.

3. "Genuine Bi-Partisanship" The real bi-partisan candidate didn't get elected.

Representative Sample: McCain’s brand of bi-partisanship often drove me crazy, but it was true to himself and honest.

4. "Bridges to somewhere"  What is China up to in Africa?

Representative Sample: What really worries me is the day when Beijing starts deploying "private security contractors" to African countries

5. "The Size Of The Universe [vid]"  The universe is pretty big. Interesting video.

Representative Sample: It's a video.

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1 comment:

  1. If Ron Paul wants a country with no income tax, he's free to move to Monaco. Of course, Monaco also has universal health care, universal public education, and an affordable housing program that provides citizens with €800/month apartments that would rent on the open market for 8,000... but you can't always get what you want.