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" You'll often hear the left lecture about the importance of dissent in a free society. "
" For Philistines like me, the mysteries of Washington can be both perplexing and wondrous. "
" Living most of my life in New York, I witnessed plenty of nanny state laws. Later, I lived in D.C. for a bit and saw even more. I assumed when I got to Colorado, the Wild West, there would be a rejection of such intrusive legislation. I was wrong. "
" If progressives were interested in mitigating inequality, they would support the dynamism of free markets to allow the merit of ideas, products and services to win the day rather than stifle companies and pick winners in the name of imagined 'progress.' "
" I don't think that voters should be fixated on public policy. In a healthy republic, they wouldn't have to worry every waking hour about what their government is doing. "
" Common Core, the initiative that claims to more accurately measure K-12 student knowledge in English and math, also encourages children to step up their 'critical thinking.' "
" Progressivism is the belief that we have too much freedom with which to make too many stupid choices. "
" Are you sick and tired of these moralizing moralizers imposing their morality on the rest of us? I know I am. "
" It is easy to fall into the trap of believing that democracy will improve the function of policy. "
" Times change. Every generation has a new set of problems. Human nature is unmoved. "
" Democracy is just a reflection of our morals and the things that we believe. "
" Now, admittedly, Twitter can be entertaining on occasion, as it turns out that 140 characters offers a great chance to be misunderstood - and an even greater chance one will expose his inner troglodyte. "
" Biblical movies need not sermonize, just be honest to the foundational story. As powerful as the message is for people of faith, it's really great storytelling. "
" You don't have to get things done all the time to be productive. "
" The Bible is filled with intriguing stories about complex and flawed human beings who ponder immense moral questions and engage in colossal clashes with evil. "
" My parents both defected from communist Hungary and were what most people would today call libertarian. I grew up with a general distaste for taxation and any policy that intruded on our lives. "
" Democracy allows rhetoric, false empathy and emotion to pummel rational thinking - so it's no wonder so many politicians thrive in it. "
" It would probably strike the average politician as absurd to argue that the best way to fix the economy is to stop trying to 'fix it.' "
" When I was younger, I was drawn to Ayn Rand books and other works of fiction celebrating individualism. "
" If the wealthy get wealthier, no one has to become one penny poorer. "
" Zero-tolerance on drinking and driving - meaning no drinking at all before driving - is a collective punishment that, in essence, only affects responsible adults who follow the law. "
" A true fascist is anyone who wants to take away my air conditioning or force me to ride a bike. "
" Aside from the occasional genocide, oppression, evil and torture, etc., it is inarguable that public policy could be implemented more rapidly in an autocracy. "
" If the library's rarest frequenters are the ones we'd like to see in them the most, then libraries are failing. "
" The deepest mystery of Twitter is why celebrities and elected officials take part. After all, we all know they can't write their own lines. "
" We need a smaller, leaner Washington. It won't happen if we raise taxes without any coinciding reform and serious slashing of spending. "
" The crusade to convince us that global warming can only be dealt with by wealth destruction and higher energy prices began with an effort to 'raise awareness,' which turned into some delicate nanny-state prodding before efforts to artificially inflate prices. "
" Simplification of the tax code would not only unlock dormant economic potential, but, in the process, it would blunt the preferred weapon of social engineers, who reward favored industries, punish success and distort economic incentives. "
" Twitter's popularity and usefulness are mysteries to me. "
" A cultural shift is not always an ideological one - or at least not always the one you imagine. Our norms are always evolving. "
" Broaden the tax base, close loopholes and flatten the tax rates - all of which would bring more revenue stability and certitude to projections as well as make filing a comparable breeze. "