Ian Underwood, Author at Granite Grok - Page 2 of 18

Ian Underwood

Defund policing, not the police

Suddenly there is growing support for the idea that Americans ought to reclaim responsibility for protecting themselves and their property.  This would be an important step towards becoming fit for liberty once again.

Unfit for liberty

In 1927, General John McAuley Palmer said that professional armies threaten government by the people, not because they consciously seek to pervert liberty, but because they relieve the people themselves of the duty of self-defense. A people accustomed to let a special class defend them must sooner or later become unfit for liberty. I believe …

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How to re-open public schools

About the only thing we can say for sure about the next school year is that it will be very different from previous ones.  How can we make the best use of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change the bathwater, while keeping a firm grip on the baby?

Tax, or commission?

How does a tax rate get set? For example, what makes the top federal income tax rate 37 percent, instead of 70 percent (as it was when I graduated high school), or 91 percent (as it was when I was born), or any other percentage? The basic idea is that the government wants to set …

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The time-and-effort loophole

If you’re a female, you’re not allowed to sell your eggs to someone else.  However, you can donate them, while receiving ‘compensation for your time and effort’.

Terrorism

The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations defines terrorism as: The unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives. The more you look at our own government’s response to the COVID-19 virus, the better it …

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Sacrifice

‘We appreciate the sacrifices many have made throughout COVID-19 developments’,  said His Excellency at a recent press conference.  This makes me wonder if he knows what the word sacrifice actually means, and how to use it properly.