Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Random Thoughts

Wolfie goes to the World Bank. Now he can destroy other countries with "sound" economic policies rather than missiles.

The blogosphere has too many loud-mouthed white men. No wonder I like it.

Another great essay by Dave Black. I can't wait for his book.

The roads going out of Baghdad are virtually impassable. According the CS Monitor, "Nearly two years since President Bush declared an end to major combat operations in Iraq, Baghdad is still one of the most dangerous cities in the world. It is ringed in peril. Travel in any direction a few miles outside city limits and the risks intensify. The ferocity and growth of these no-go zones underscores the need for additional Iraqi security forces in and around Baghdad as the US begins to reduce its manpower here."

Too bad more Baptists don't emulate Spurgeon.

Is Libertarianism just low-tax liberalism? If Libertarians are going to support an imperious foreign policy and endorse libertine living, how are they different from Democrtats? Oh yeah, they don't like Medicare.

Al Mohler with a nice essay on judicial activism. Mohler criticizes Anthony Kennedy for relying on psychology rather than law to frame his argument:

Kennedy turned to psychology as the platform for his argument. He first asserted that juveniles under age 18 lack maturity and have "an underdeveloped sense of responsibility." Secondly, he identified juveniles as "more vulnerable or susceptible to negative influences and outside pressures, including peer pressure." Finally, he argued that "the character of a juvenile is not as well formed as that of an adult. The personality traits of juveniles are more transitory, less fixed." As his authority for that last assertion, Kennedy cited psychologist Eric Erikson, as if that should end all debate and settle the subject.

One wonders if Mohler, who here praises Dr. King and the civil rights revolution, would make similar observations about Brown v. Board of Education given that it was based on Gunnar Myrdal’s fantasies.

That modern judicial activsim began with the Brown decision is a truism all but ignored by "conservatives" who want to demonstrate their non-racist credentials.


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