Author Archives: Jeremy Daggett

The New Dogmatists

By Jeremy Daggett on in Conservative, Entertainment, Homosexual Unions, Liberal, Libertarian, Media Bias, Morality, Traditional

When a certain group puts a book on a forbidden index because it is vulgar, harmful, despicable, heinous, vile… well that’s intolerant, hateful censorship. When another group does it, well then it’s valiant, courageous, the right thing to do. But … Continue reading

Lindsey Graham and Privacy

By Jeremy Daggett on in Uncategorized

“I’m a Verizon customer. I don’t mind Verizon turning over records to the government if the government is going to make sure that they try to match up a known terrorist phone with somebody in the United States. I don’t … Continue reading

Homosexual Unions, Prop 8, DOMA and Supreme Court—Part 2

By Jeremy Daggett on in DOMA, Homosexual Unions, Marriage, Supreme Court

I often hear that the government shouldn’t be involved in this anyway. Well, that may be right, but it’s not a factor here.  An interesting exchange did take place between Justice Kagan and Mr. Clement about how unprecedented it is … Continue reading

Homosexual Unions, Prop 8, DOMA and Supreme Court—Part 1—updated with new material

By Jeremy Daggett on in DOMA, Homosexual Unions, Marriage, Morality, Supreme Court, Traditional

I would highly suggest listening to both oral arguments presented to the Supreme Court Tuesday and Wednesday. On Prop 8: On DOMA: There is much to think about in these cases before the Supreme Court. The arguments made by all … Continue reading

Ted Cruz vs. Dianne Feinstein

By Jeremy Daggett on in Dianne Feinstein, Gun Control, Gun Rights, Ted Cruz

The interesting exchange between Cruz and Feinstein over gun control brought out in bold relief the theoretical and philosophical differences between a libertarian/conservative/traditional view of government and a liberal/progressive/socialist(ish) view. Just listen to the back-an-forth: Senator Cruz framed the question … Continue reading

Rand Paul and the Filibuster

By Jeremy Daggett on in Drones, Eric Holder, President Obama, Rand Paul

I know I have said that all politicians are stinking liars, but St. Paul did say the same about all Cretans and I am sure that there were and are exceptions in both cases. Say what you want about Rand … Continue reading

Abortion and exceptions

By Jeremy Daggett on in Abortion, Decision 2012

There has been quite a bit of haze surrounding the Akin comment and the establishment GOP response.  It is our job to clear the haze.  I think what has been lost in the whole fiasco is the intellectual dishonesty, or … Continue reading

The General/Popular Will and Liberal Democracy

By Jeremy Daggett on in Finding My Political Philosophy

In this essay we will be examining the concept of the general, or popular, will as understood by French political philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau and American all-around intellectual giant Orestes Brownson.  In explaining the positions of Rousseau and Brownson, we will … Continue reading

What is the purpose of law?

By Jeremy Daggett on in Finding My Political Philosophy

(If you have not, please read my first post, Legal Positivism.) There are, of course, many great books and articles on this topic. I can only hope in such a short space to give a brief answer that will hopefully spark … Continue reading

Legal Positivsm

By Jeremy Daggett on in Finding My Political Philosophy

We have quite a bit to think about in these last three months.  In the post entitled Considerations for the Upcoming Election, I asked several questions of my readers.  Continuing the series of “Finding my Political Philosophy”, let’s look at a … Continue reading

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