Direct Democracy

Michael Allman and ‘Direct Democracy’

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“When I am elected to Congress, I am going to vote on issues the way my constituents tell me to vote …” – Michael Allman, Candidate for the 52nd Congressional District. Allman hopes to bring his success from the tech world to the 52nd Congressional District by implementing a political “operating system” dependent upon the will of the majority. Absent …

Judicial Reform Wins in Sacramento

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Just law is fundamental to peace and prosperity. Most all of the problems we face are created or made worse by bad law. Civil asset forfeiture is one example. It violates rule of law, due process and the inherent and inalienable right to property. Civil asset forfeiture is a travesty to our judicial system and SB 443 was an attempt to begin …

Understanding Martin Luther King, Jr.

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There are only a handful of men in the realm of law and politics that inspire me. Besides Christ … Gandhi, Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther King Jr. come to mind. These individuals not only demonstrate a greater understanding of the ethics of civil government but peacefully challenged the status quo at the cost of their own lives. That type of …

Income Inequality: Part Five – Where Do We Go From Here?

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In the Parable of the Talents we learn that diversity is woven into the fabric of creation. We see that Jesus does not distribute or reward talent equally. His concern is with how we use our talents. His greatest reward goes to those who invest their talents shrewdly. This reward structure appeals to our basic nature.  If you will excuse me, …

Income Inequality – Part Four: Just Remove the Rocks

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In Part One I agreed with Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VA) that income inequality was a problem but disagreed with him for not differentiating the moral from the immoral causes. In Part Two I shared how free moral consumer choices made Taylor Swift wealthy and how each transaction left her customers better off than they were before the exchange making each …

Income Inequality – Part Three: Individual Choice

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In Part One I agreed with Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VA) that income inequality was a problem but disagreed with him for not differentiating its moral from its immoral causes. In Part Two I shared how consumer choice made Taylor Swift wealthy and how each transaction left individuals better off than they were before. Each transaction was a “win-win”. In this post I address the …