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The Quantum Fuzziness of Words

One of my pet peeves are people who believe in the literal meaning of almost anything. The argument is that people know what the words mean so there is no excuse for not understanding the clear and obvious meaning of whatever. 882 more words

God's Original Intent

Genesis 1:26-31
(26) And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 637 more words


Not God's Original Plan

Genesis 3:24
So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. 946 more words


First Principles: Constitutional Interpretation Is Dependent On Original Intent

“On every question of construction , let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.” 61 more words

First Principles


This morning, the Sacramento Bee published an article about a to-be-proposed state constitutional amendment which woud free mostly Republican counties from the “tyranny of the majority.” ¬†Or, as they put it, “To give a voice to oppressed rural political minorities (read Reeps) in our state government’s actions.” 522 more words

California Issues: Secession; Redistricting State Senate

UnRifling DisAssociations

An old Greek word, ecclesia,
is often translated as church,
but could also be thought of as a civilization
acting civilly,
as a citizenry
acting as responsible citizens. 843 more words