Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Make White People Behave Act

Yesterday’s blog post concerned Antonin Scalia’s grotesque reconstruction of the Voting Rights Act, which insures that everyone gets to vote, as an example of “racial entitlement.” But when Justice Roberts took his turn questioning the Voting Rights Act yesterday, he asked: Is it the government’s submission that the citizens in the South are more racist […]

Perpetual racial entitlements

At the moment the Supreme Court is hearing argments for and against the Voting Rights Act. The Act, passed in 1964, gives the federal government supervisory authority over elections in places where there has been a long pattern of disfranchisement, e.g. “the South.” Scalia made this comment about the Voting Rights Act:  I think it […]

Slavery and the profits of abolition

Historians can’t quite make up their mind about abolition. Nobody wants slavery to return, and historians initially tended to praise abolitionists as moral visionaries. In England William Wilberforce is a hero for helping convince England to end slavery in 1833. In the US, Wilberforce was more recently  the inspiration for political-thug-turned-moral-crusader Chuck Colson’s crusade agains […]

3/5ths of a Biz Ad Professor

Historians are astonished at the essay written by James Wagner, President of Emory University. Writing in the Emory’s monthly magazine, Wagner extolled the virtue of compromise, and held up, as his shining example, the THREE FIFTHS COMPROMISE(!!!!) of the US Constitution. This is wrong on so many levels that it’s hard to know where to […]

Gay Money and Virginia Gold Coins

VA delegate Robert “Bob” Marshall, representing the crazy parts of Loudon and Prince William Counties, is trying to compel taxpayers to spend up to $22,560 dollars to study an alternative currency for Virginia. Marshall believes the dollar is on the verge of collapse, and that Virginia must stand ready to issue its own gold coins. […]