Freedom of Speech

Freedom of Speech

It’s a tool, not an end to itself. Look, we have the right to bear arms, and are free to make choices insofar as we accept responsibility for the consequences of our choices, but not a right to indiscriminately point them while loaded, pulling the trigger. Thus, on the speech front, libel and slander laws. Orwell wrote in 1984 that freedom was the ability to state that two plus two equals four. That there were things that, no matter how imperfect our perceptions, were objectively true, and that if we could not state the truth, we were not free. Look Read more »

On Q

On Q

First, an aside. Today I got locked out of Twitter. Since I have no intention of handing them my phone number, it’s likely to stay that way. So, Q. Is Q real? Well – is Batman real? I know, you’re inclined to say “no”, but hear me out. One possibility is that Q is really really real, an actual human being who actually works high up in the Trump administration with a high clearance, and access to things like travel plans and speeches that the general public and press would not be. Maybe, maybe not. There’s certainly at least one Read more »