The Fruits of Same-Sex Marriage (Rod Dreher)

Here's an interesting discussion on same-sex marriage that I came across in The American Conservative. Rod Dreher discusses how the situation in Britain has unfolded, and how the innocuous inclusion of same-sex couples to legally marry lead very quickly to demands for all religious institutions to host and honour gay marriage, whether their canon admits… Continue reading The Fruits of Same-Sex Marriage (Rod Dreher)

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Bakunin Speaks! Power Corrupts the Best

Bakunin offers his thoughts on the thorny problems of power, government and democracy. Written in 1867, retrieved from The Anarchist Library. "The State is nothing else but this domination and exploitation regularised and systemised. We shall attempt to demonstrate it by examining the consequence of the government of the masses of the people by a… Continue reading Bakunin Speaks! Power Corrupts the Best

Five-Year Old Girl Fined £150 for Unlicensed Lemonade Stand

Making the papers this morning, a five-year old girl is fined £150 by local council for selling 50p cups of homemade lemonade to passing festival goers. Four Tower Hamlet council enforcement officers issued her a fixed penalty notice, demanding immediate payment of £90 or £150 if unable to pay right away. Girl was reduced to… Continue reading Five-Year Old Girl Fined £150 for Unlicensed Lemonade Stand