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Problems with "Presidents Day" by Tom Eddlem at LewRockwell.com; but let's not just "restore Congress," but amend Constitution to limit the federal government by TokyoTom

I encourage readers to take a look at the excellent essay by Thomas R. Eddlem , Down With the Presidency! A President's Day Message , now up at LewRockwell.com. I quote first a few key portions, and then note my further thoughts. But the role of the...

Bill Gates, Roger Pielke, Avatar & the Climate (of distrust); or, Can we move from a tribal questioning of motives to win-win policies? by TokyoTom

"Whhhaaat the heck is TT up NOW?" I can hear some of you asking yourselves. Bill Gates , Roger Pielke , the movie Avatar and climate? Just what elusive illusions am I alluding to here? (Stop playing, you say.) Well, brace yourself, and bear...

Speech and Sociopaths: Does it make sense to collapse, for Constitutional and legal purposes, the distinctions between human beings and corporate "persons"? by TokyoTom

Further to my preceding posts on corporate "free speech" , let me copy here for those interested some parts of a post by legal blogger/law prof Kimberly Hauser , and excerpts of the comment thread (emphasis added). Says Hauser: Justice Kennedy...

Historic Times: A libertarian view on what liberal Larry Lessig has missed regarding our broken, corrupt government by TokyoTom

I won't reprise the essay referred to in my preceding post , by which Lawrence Lessig presents his view of our current problems (much of which I agree with, including his conclusion that the "conservative" Roberts Supreme Court five-Justice...

Historic Times: Larry Lessig calls for Constitutional Convention to fix our corrupt, broken government by TokyoTom

Lessig doesn' expressly say it, but we also need to rein in the "self-evident", "unalienable rights" of all corporations Actually, the last quip in the title are my words, not Lessig's. Last week, I noted Harvard law prof Lawrence...

Free speech 2: Finally, someone else - Larry Lessig - gets it on state-created corporations and speech! by TokyoTom

Further to my preceding post on speech and corporations , I highly recommend Lawrence Lessig `s insightful short piece, " The Principled and Pure Court? A Reply to Glenn Greenwald " (HuffPo, January 27). For those who haven`t seen it yet, I...

Mr. Lessig goes to Washington? by TokyoTom

Wouldn't THAT be something? http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2008/02/rep-lawrence-le.html . http://boingboing.hexten.net/2008/02/18/draft-larry-lessig-f.html http://draftlessig.org/
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