Unlicensed Punditry

Michael Smith
Political and philosophical perspectives from a regular guy.
Created 19 Mar 2021
  • Creative Destruction in a Constitutional Republic
    16 Oct 2021about 5 hours ago • 4 min read • 3 1
    A while back I wrote that, in my opinion, one of the issues that drives a significant amount of chaos in our contemporary culture is that mankind has largely stopped searching for meaning, adopting a ...
  • The Hogwarts Sorting Hat
    15 Oct 20211 day ago • 4 min read • 3 0
    Something that was once true is that Republicans traditionally opted for the idea that good policy is one that helps the most while hurting the least, the Democrats the opposite – if it helps one pers...
  • An Administration of Apparatchiks
    14 Oct 20211 day ago • 1 min read • 6 1
    The Biden administration is filled with communist apparatchiks, commonly understood as unquestioningly loyal subordinates who exhibit no independent thought and take no actions unless sanctioned by th...
  • America Is Not a Giant Daycare Center
    13 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 3 4
    Milton Friedman said: “Our minds tell us, and history confirms, that the great threat to freedom is the concentration of power. Government is necessary to preserve our freedom, it is an instrument thr...
  • ANTIRA and Columbus Day in America
    11 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 6 0
    A reminder on this Columbus Day: throughout history, human progress has always been a series of trade-offs, with winners winning and losers losing. History also teaches that the winners won't always b...
  • The Lottery
    10 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    The question of whether mankind is inherently good or evil is an interesting one, and it gets even more interesting when one overlays that good/evil dichotomy over the top of systems of governance. Ma...
  • Rule of the Deep State Technocracy
    09 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 3 0
    Perhaps the most dangerous aspect of what the Democrats have done over the past 15 years or so (and continue to do) isn’t really the process or the damage they have done to our governing institutions....
  • Law and Lawlessness
    08 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    Our constitutional republic is based on a document that defines what our government is, and what it can and cannot do. Americans have been taught that this document is an impervious and impenetrable r...
  • Gradually, and Then Suddenly
    08 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Given that America is already paying for Biden’s agenda, I think it is appropriate to ask: What has America gained for what it has cost? And keep in mind, the big hammer hasn’t even dropped yet. There...
  • The Safest Road to Hell is the Gradual One
    07 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 5 0
    I am a big believer in simple observation, natural law and the context it brings to our lives. Something know from observations that when someone is telling you a lie, knowing it is a lie and choosing...
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