How The Israeli-Hamas War will End

By Alonzo |

Following is one opinion from a newsletter I receive about current events about how the war which began after October 7, 2023 will come to a conclusion.

"This is what’s called a war of annihilation in which you try to kill all of the enemy rather than just fight to a truce or ceasefire....A remnant of about 5,000 Hamas fighters is now holed-up in Rafah. Israel is now moving in to kill them all or as many as possible....When that’s done, Hamas will have ceased to exist as a fighting force...

What is Elective Abortion?

By Alonzo |

Someone recently said to me "Abortion...is tricky."  I don't agree.

The word "Abortion" can be used in multiple contexts.  The most common use in our time is to mean the intentional taking (?) of the life of an unborn human.  No one should consider abortion "tricky".

Back to the U. S. Constitution

By Alonzo |

The Constitution of The United States was meant to be foundational.  In other words, it is the mission statement of a nation just like a good business has a mission or vision statement.

It doesn't deal with the specifics, the details, the nuances of government, but anything that is contrary to the mission statement (i.e. Constitution) is irrelevant, unnecessary, and clearly a divergence of the mission statement.

Frederic Bastiat Quote

By Alonzo |

“When misguided public opinion honors what is despicable and despises what is honorable, punishes virtue and rewards vice, encourages what is harmful and discourages what is useful, applauds falsehood and smothers truth under indifference or insult, a nation turns its back on progress and can be restored [ or lost? ] only by the terrible lessons of catastrophe.”
Frederic Bastiat - Nineteenth century French economist and writer

A Useful, Recyclable Question

By Alonzo |

"Where do you draw the line?"

You can ask it about almost anything.  I'll think up some uses right now....
"How much can you spend on groceries?"
"Is it ever okay to tell a lie?"
"When is abortion not immoral?" or maybe "When is abortion not a sin?" or even "When is abortion a sin?"

It's okay to not always force yourself to have an answer to questions like these, but sometimes, in the more stressful days of our lives, these questions are the ones that cause us to either grow philosophically or die metaphorically (or literally).