Nullification is the Jeffersonian idea that the states of the American Union must judge the constitutionality of the acts of their agent, the federal government, since no impartial arbiter between them exists.
People who have what they want are fond of telling people who haven’t what they want that they really don’t want it.
After all, it is hard to master both life and work equally well. So if you are bound to fake one of them, it had better be life.
The development of the meaning attaching to the personal self, the conscious being, is the subject matter of the history of psychology.
But you can count the dead bodies from alcohol, tobacco, and legal pharmaceuticals by the millions.
I write what’s given me to write.
Religion and education are no match for evil without the grace of God.
The NSA has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything. With this capability, the vast majority of human communications are automatically ingested without targeting. If I wanted to see your emails or your wife’s phone, all I have to do is use intercepts. I can get your emails, passwords, phone records, credit cards.
Women are at last becoming persons first and wives second, and that is as it should be.
I learned to think about religion, race and sex through the complex and often unattractive medium of jokes.