Sunday, December 12, 2010
This past week I received unexpected but welcome news about the next year and a half. The time required for this new job will leave no room for keeping a blog, and the nature of the work precludes publishing my political opinions (even in anonymity, which is never very secure on the Internet). So, I must close RESPVBLICA.
Posted by CONSVLTVS at 8:56 PM
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
|USS Maryland alongside capsized USS Oklahoma, December 7, 1941.|
Photo credit: U.S. National Park Service
Monday, December 6, 2010
|Julius Cæsar, welfare politician.|
Saturday, December 4, 2010
|Conservative smoking a pipe.|
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Today’s Pentagon study on gays in the military was all over talk radio. The study documents high levels of disapproval among combat troops (nearly 70% in the Marine Corps), but the Leftist press is calling the study proof there will be no problem letting gay troops declare themselves openly. Here at RESPVBLICA, the editorial position has been that when a strong majority of military personnel are ready to shower with homosexuals, then will be the time to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Whether the Pentagon study establishes that the military has arrived at that point remains unclear. No doubt Congress will sort it out, maybe even before the Ninth Circuit rules on the Log Cabin Republicans case. In the meantime, the spitting outrage on both sides makes plain the impossibility of compromise between competing moral paradigms.