Graduating Summa Cum Stupid

June 3, 2011 17:13 by KRM
When some great benefactor donates a huge sum of money to a university, what is the response by the university? Is it not usually to name a school or a building after that person? And when some wealthy landowner gives an estate to a city or state for a park, isn’t the park usually named after the one who donated it? In our culture do we not generally honor those who so generously give of themselves back to the community? [More]
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Unnecessarily Evil

May 24, 2011 17:06 by KRM
I’ve used Thomas Paine’s quote many times. I can’t think of time when this quote is more applicable than now – “Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one”. But that isn’t a reason for it to be necessarily evil. With the Supreme Court ruling in favor of releasing over 40 thousand convicted felons in California, government is definitely showing its evil nature. [More]
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