Category: A Philosophy of Government

On the Eve of the Eve of the 2020 Election

Or, Sunday before the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in a presidential election year. For a month now or more, I’ve wanted to write an article about the upcoming election, about the future of the country being at stake, about how we must be at an(other) inflection point in history. I’ve daydreamed

If I Were President…

Election season is upon us. Over the course of the next 14 months, promises, diatribes, and flat out lies will be peddled to the American people in hopes of building a large enough consensus to propel an individual into the office of President. This series will look at questions such as what can/should the President


Anywhere a group of people of any size must coexist, some form of government must be called into being. Even in a tribal society, someone is selected through particular means, be it through warrior skill or innovation, ancestral ascension or sheer luck as the de facto leader; someone purportedly capable of protecting and enhancing the

A Philosophy of Government

This section of the site will be an ongoing series of essays on government and governing. Though personal in perspective, it is my hope that my arguments will be presented lucidly and with enough supporting opinions to generate a nod of consent, or a discourse on points of disagreement. Updates here will be somewhat sporadic.