Category Archives: The Radical Moderate

The Agony of the 2nd Amendment

It’s happened again, and will happen again. And we mourn, and then we fight over what to do about it. On one side, many voices call for gun bans and confiscations of specific classes of guns. They read from the … Continue reading

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Congress Shall Make No Law.

So I was going to ignore “politics” for awhile. Unfortunately, Freedom of Speech has become a hot social issue… I know, right? This is America, and we’ve got this little sentence in our founding legal contract. Congress shall make no … Continue reading

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Imagine. Please.

So this is it. The end of another year. And I’ve got to admit, I can’t remember one when we have been more divided as a community (I’m speaking of my American readers here). The 2016 Election was the most … Continue reading

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The Radical Moderate 6: Chill, Everyone.

I went to sleep last night with the election undecided. I woke up this morning to learn that Donald Trump had won. I also woke up to find half the country losing its mind. I did not vote for Trump. … Continue reading

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The Radical Moderate 5: “Choose! Choose the form of the Destructor!”

“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”  (H. L. Mencken) I promised myself I was going to let this election season go by without putting my political … Continue reading

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Fake Hate.

“The whole world is festering with unhappy souls. The French hate the Germans, the Germans hate the Poles. Italians hate Yugoslavs, South Africans hate the Dutch, and I don’t like anybody very much!” (The Merry Minuet, by The Kingston Trio) … Continue reading

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The Radical Moderate 3: “The Worst Form of Government.”

I did not expect to be writing another Radical Moderate post for awhile, but with the presidential primaries coming up quickly, I thought I’d better get my two cents in. No, I’m not going to tell you who to vote … Continue reading

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The Radical Moderate 2: Fear and Loathing

Oscar Wilde once said “Everything in moderation, including moderation!” He also said, “The world was my oyster, but I used the wrong fork.” Oscar Wilde was very good at puncturing over-inflated rhetoric with a few well-chosen words, and I like … Continue reading

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The Radical Moderate 1

It is possible to eat moderately. It is possible to express yourself moderately. It is not possible to believe moderately. M.G.Harmon Yes I just quoted myself, but sometimes I’m worth quoting. This post is a bit of a departure for … Continue reading

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