One of the best justifications for freedom is that it enables us to pursue happiness on our own terms. Barry Brownstein has a marvelous essay on what Thomas Jefferson meant by the pursuit of happiness.
It seems as though we’re being steadily marched toward war. Now is a great time to consider why C.S. Lewis thought healthy patriotism helps curb excessive militarism.
If you want to stir up a hornet’s nest, just start a conversation about modesty. Aletheia Hitz has a terrific take on modesty and the downsides of objectifying women.
Secession is considered a dirty word by those whose power over others would be diminished by peaceful separation. Ryan McMaken points out that secession is really a matter of when, not if.
Woody Harrelson is taking a lot of heat lately but he isn’t walking back his statements from last week’s SNL monologue. He has doubled down and is slamming the covid mandates, noting that the U.S. is not a free country.
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