I was born on October 31st 1985 A.D.
I'm a Caucasian male who lives in Racine Wisconsin.
I'm a Christian, I take the Bible literally, I'm a 6 Day Young Earth Creationist. I don't Identify myself with any Denomination, the Churches I sometimes go to are Independent Baptist, but I'm a Member of none, I was raised Catholic but I'm not anymore. I believe Salvation is by Faith Alone, and I don't believe you can lose your Salvation. I'm definitely not a Calvinist or an Arminian.
I do not believe Homosexuality is a Sin, I've studied all the Bible verses cited as claiming that, and their only condemning certain Pagan practices. Even Pre-Marital sex all together I do not believe is as condemned as people assume.
My Political views are also complicated to explain, I voted for Ron Paul and Chuck Baldwin in 2008. I'm liberation on about 95% of Issues, I despise both major Parties, I consider both the Libertarian and Constitution parties, but their flawed too.
I love reading books, including Comic Books. I like Video Games but mostly Nintendo. I consider The Dark Knight the greatest movie ever made.
I desire to be a writer. I have many kinds stories I want to write. From Young Adult Romance, to stories inspired by French Pulp Fiction and Comic Books and Anime, to Historical Epics, to Steam Punk SciFi/Fantasy. And plenty that merge some or all of those.
My beliefs have an effect on my writing. But I try very hard not come off a preachy, and I do want people who disagree with me to still find the stories entertaining and the characters likeable (or Love to Hate-able for the Villains).
The Conservatives and fellow Libertarians who break down the statistics to claim the whole thing is a Myth are being disingenuous. A Gap still exists and those circumstances they ignore are still influenced by Social norms, saying it’s only about Women’s own Choices is naive.
None the less it is frustrating how people on the Left continue to throw out that 77 cent to a Dollar statistic blindly as if it where legal for a Employer to pay his Male Employee end Female Employee differently for the same job.
But more importantly, it’s stupid to think Government can solve the problem with any kind of legislation, it”s a Gap that exists for various reasons, Progress is made by changing how people think, not by making new laws.
I’m growing more and more unsure I qualify as a Libertarian. But I ultimately don’t care if I’m a “True Libertarian” or not. I’ll continue to be an ally of the Libertarian movement because I certainly identify with them more then I do either Democrats or Republicans, “Liberals” or “Conservatives”, Occupy Wallstreet or Tea Partiers, ect. And ultimately more so then I do other 3rd Parties like the Green Party or the Constitution Party, but I certainly still respect those to more then I do the either major party.
In theory the Constitution Part should be perfect for me, because I am a patriotic American who thinks the American Government should have to follow the American Constitution, in allot of ways that overlaps with Libertarian ideals, but not always. Problem is they have to many “Social Conservative” tendencies when it comes to issues like Drugs and Gay rights and Marriage and so on.
Now I know the Constitution isn’t perfect, but that’s why it includes a process by which it can be amended. There are Amendments I’d like to make to the Constitution, starting with repealing the 16th, but also on issues like Term Limits and Common Law rights (not all of them are enshrined in the Constitution which surprises people) especially Jury Nullification, But I would go through the proper procedures to Amend it, not simply ignore it as both Democrats and Republicans do when the Constitution doesn’t fit with their personal agenda.
I identify as a Libertarians mainly because I believe in individual rights. I frankly hate the therm “non aggression principle” but that’s mostly semantics. I believe all victim less Crimes should be legal, each individual person, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, or personal preferences should be allowed to do whatever they want so long as it doesn’t threaten the Life, Liberty or Property or another individual. This makes me “Liberal” on drugs, postilion and gambling laws, as well as Gay Rights and Marriage, but “conservative” on Gun Rights and Hate Speech laws and Property rights.
Where I differ from allot of fellow Libertarians is I don’t consider the State to be the only threat to individual rights. Corporations/Employers and religious institutions can be just as big a threat, even more so sometimes. If you have the Money and/or charisma you can make your own personal army or police force just as powerful as any state sanctioned one.
So the thing is to me the State in addition to being restrained form violating our rights, they do have an obligation, as the only institution that is owned by the people(or is supposed to be). To protect ti’s Citizens from other institutions that threaten their rights. That doesn’t mean I’m like a “Liberal” who thinks the state should provide for us and take care of all of our needs. It just means I believe other institutions like other individuals should be restrained from abusing their power just as the State needs to be restrained.
So when Lew Rockwell said in his recent article.
Yes, we do believe in unfashionable things like the abolition of antidiscrimination law. If we didn’t, we would not be libertarians.
Well his is a definition of Libertarian I don’t fit nor would I want to. I do support the Civil Rights act and Voting rights act, thought there may be details in them I don’t like, because the Federal Government is given authority on those issues by the 13th-15th Amendments. To respond to other things in the article, I am a “Feminist” in it’s truest definition, as I feel all Libertarians should be, we want Women to have the same rights as Men.
There is one other institution that is popular to hate in Libertarian circles today just almost as much as the state, and that’s Unions. But rather them simply being concerned with their abuse of power they become like radical “Conservatives” who think they shouldn’t exist. I believe in Checks and Balances and Unions are an important check on the power Employers have over their Employees. One of my arguments for legalizing Prostitution is that I’d like to see Prostitutes Unionize to protect them from Pimps.
I’m also not entirely against Safety Nets like Food Stamps. But under the 10th Amendment I feel they should be handled by State and Local governments, not a once size fits all policy.
Basically I’m not an Anarchist or an “Anachro-Capitalist”. True Capitalism means a Free Market, but a True Free Market does NOT mean NO regulations
"There can be no Freedom without the Law"-Charlton Heston as Moses in The Ten Commandments.
The Regulations the Democrats advocate for aren’t the ones that will solve any problems. But breaking up Monopolies is important, and yes I know the lame argument that “the Government is a Monopoly” well unlike any corporation it’s supposed to be ran directly by us. And under the U.S. constitution we do have a degree of competition between the various State and Local Governments.
I am always distrustful of Government, but that’s distinct from wanting to abolish government.
I’ve created a blog to express some of my unconventional theories about Archeology and Ancient History.
QUOTELet no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and the unveiling of the Man of Sin, the Son of Perdition.
QUOTE Now the last age by Cumae’s Sibyl sung
Has come and gone, and the majestic roll
Of circling centuries begins anew:
Justice returns, returns old Saturn’s reign,
With a new breed of men sent down from heaven.
Only do thou, at the boy’s birth in whom
The iron shall cease, the golden race arise,
Befriend him, chaste Lucina; ‘tis thine own
Apollo reigns. And in thy consulate,
This glorious age, O Pollio, shall begin,
And the months enter on their mighty march.
Under thy guidance, whatso tracks remain
Of our old wickedness, once done away,
Shall free the earth from never-ceasing fear.
He shall receive the life of gods, and see
Heroes with gods commingling, and himself
Be seen of them, and with his father’s worth
Reign o’er a world at peace.
QUOTE “And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.”
QUOTE “And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law”
QUOTE"Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee."
QUOTE"And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many."
I know, rule number 1 of melodramatic serialized mystery shows is that whoever looks obviously guilty to the shows amateur detective will most certainly be exonerated. And for Pretty Little Liar's magnificent Sherlock Holmes in trainer Spencer Hastings that is taken Up to Eleven.
But this Ezra situation really does feel different to me from Toby and Paige and so on. Toby did only grunt work, but Ezra has been way to over the top. In a sense though, whatever way it turns out, now feels like the perfect timing for Ezra to finally be a suspect in more then just Fan Speculation.
For 3 and a half seasons the greatest annoyance of fans has been how Aria’s story-lines seem to detached from the actual mystery. How -A targets her the least, and she’s always safely doing mundane things with Ezra while her 3 friends endure “Follow Me End Up Like Me” torture.
But when you go back to the Pilot, the “Present” story begins with Aria, besides the Sleepover flashback we only see Aria prior to first rendition of the opening themes, and what’s it led into with but her and Ezra meeting adorably contrived Meet-Cute. And she did receive the very first -A text.
The first Act of the Pilot combined with the Title Screen kind of sets things up as if Aria is the The Star of the show and the other 2 are her Willow, Xander and Giles. Logic says that’s only cause Lucy was the most famous actress of the three, she’s the only one they expected to have a built in fan-base (Special Agent Timothy McGee’s Sexy Leggy Nerdy sister and Benson’s adorably opposite Cheerleader characters be damned) so she’s the one who’s fans they needed to get hooked.
But so long after everything played just the opposite, making us wonder why ABC would bother giving the biggest star the least eventful role. In a way whether we admired it or not we kind of did like Aria’s awkward shenanigans, kind of enjoyed getting a reprieve from all the murderous ephebophile drama with Aria’s Quasi normal teen drama.
The After Ellen recap of 4.12 says the scene with the Leger de main Magic box in Ravenswood. was like the premise of the whole show “Watching nothing happen to Aria while something horrible happens to Emily”. But what a perfect time for such a metaphor, because it’s that very same episode that ends with the ezrA reveal.
So why in the Noir episode little filler play is such a major theme being how none of them have the guts to tell Aria what each of them has had to be told already?
Because as the time finally approaches for Aria to truly suffer the way the others have suffered endlessly, you start to fear that maybe, just maybe, she’s the one who can’t handle it? And then you Hope that her proving she can will be the most awesome thing this awesome show as awesomely done yet.
And then Lucy will have finally earned the fact that she probably got paid more then anyone else for season 1.