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Community is the Answer

Capitalism vs. Socialism. One of the on-going arguments this political season, or probably any political season. The idea that it has to be one or the other, black or white seems to fundamentally miss the point. The answers certainly lie … Continue reading

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Methane Wars: A Fable — Chapter Twenty

End Game Emboldened by his success, Esposito went after the remaining population he considered a burden on society: the homeless. The homeless weren’t considered unemployed by the PCA because they weren’t on unemployment assistance or any other assistance. They had … Continue reading

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Methane Wars: A Fable — Chapter Nineteen

Cliff Diving  The cliff jumper was Senator Esposito from California. He argued that if we were going to make recipients of government assistance work for it then so should those on unemployment assistance work for it. The opposition lashed back, … Continue reading

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Methane Wars: A Fable — Chapter Eighteen

The Contract Then the welfare state met the drug user. The first debate around legal drug use came from California. The state and many cities began to argue over whether people who received government aid should be allowed to spend … Continue reading

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Methane Wars: A Fable — Chapter Seventeen

Usage Jefferson’s next crusade, whatever it might have been, was preempted. His personal accountability and freedom banner had been strangely taken up by the Freedom Five, some extreme members of the opposition party. “Freedom of the Mind for the Mind” … Continue reading

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Methane Wars: A Fable — Chapter Sixteen

The Darwin Law “You are accountable for your actions, for your choices.” This was a call to arms from a political ad aimed at reintroducing personal accountability into society. It coincided with a high profile criminal case in which an … Continue reading

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Methane Wars: A Fable — Chapter Fifteen

Repeal The old guard was in flames. The only thing that slowed the conflagration was the two months until the inauguration. It would be hard to argue that Jefferson didn’t have a mandate. You could argue with him, but he … Continue reading

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