Category: politics (page 1 of 21)

Hobby Lobby Minefields

Personally, I’m thrilled with Hobby Lobby. If I1 can’t be forced to fund2 something incompatible with my “sincerely held religious beliefs,” then I don’t have to fund war and killing.3 Major decreases in my tax bill, baby!


  1. We don’t give corporations more religious liberty than real persons, right? Right?? 
  2. Even indirectly, through third parties, or in the aggregate. 
  3. Justice Ginsburg is my inspiration in this, “The court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield.” Thanks to the Hobby Lobby decision, I don’t have to fund any more landmines.” 

Stop Watching Us

Stop Watching Us: The Video

From the description of Stop Watching Us: The Video: is a coalition of more than 100 public advocacy organizations and companies from across the political spectrum. Join the movement at This video harnesses the voices of celebrities, activists, legal experts, and other prominent figures in speaking out against mass surveillance by the NSA. Please share widely to help us spread the message that we will not stand for the dragnet surveillance of our communications.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is a nonprofit civil liberties law and advocacy center that has been fighting the NSA’s unconstitutional spying for years. Learn more at

Scott Adams on Edward Snowden

Is he a traitor? Yes, absolutely. But so were Washington, Adams, Hamilton, Franklin, and Jefferson, to name a few. If you think being a traitor is always bad, no matter the circumstances or motives, you’re officially too dumb to vote.

Scott Adams

Brewster Kahle on Government

The government is not one monolithic thing. It’s a bunch of people, thinking they’re doing their jobs.

Brewster Kahle

Edward Snowden on Dangers to Freedom

Perhaps I am naive, but I believe that at this point in history, the greatest danger to our freedom and way of life comes from the reasonable fear of omniscient State powers kept in check by nothing more than policy documents.

Edward Snowden

Support EFF

I Support Online Rights

Now is a good time to throw some support to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Government Secrets and the Need for Whistle-blowers

Government Secrets and the Need for Whistle-blowers. A great essay by Bruce Schneier. “Whistle-blowing is the moral response to immoral activity by those in power.”

Where’s the Outrage?!

It’s getting hard to comment on today’s mainstream news without sounding like yesterday’s wacko, conspiracy, nut job.

Today, we save the Internet (again): fix the CFAA!

Today, we save the Internet (again): fix the CFAA! Congress is about to vote on a bill that will make every Internet user a potential felon. It’s time to stop them … again.

Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic We Must Reclaim

Lawrence Lessig

Watch the video. Read the book. Understand how money corrupts our system of government. Learn how to be part of the solution.