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Sovereignty and Secession

In the aftermath of the War between the States, the federal government asserted the notion that “might makes right.” As the Federals mobilized troops throughout the Southern states, during and for many years after the war, they busied themselves with political reconstruction of the Union, flatly disregarding the question of constitutionality. Upon the surrender of the Confederate States, the federal government firmly established their claim, and it has since gone without question. However, one particular judge has issued a dissenting opinion: that is the judge of reason, which implores us to reexamine this claim, and to reassert the truth in the matter of states’ rights.  Upon claiming victory in their siege upon the South, and after shredding the very fabric of the Constitution, the Federals celebrated the “preservation of the Union” as they brought the Southern states under their control as “conquered provinces”. From their point of view, the truth was simply irrelevant, or otherwis

Artificial Intelligence for Artificial Living

As technology has evolved, mankind has benefitted handsomely from the many improved systems and labor-saving devices which have afforded them a higher standard of living. These devices have enabled workers to become more efficient and more productive, and they’ve afforded investors the capital to expand operations, develop technology, and innovate for continued improvements. However, there are hidden costs and risks attending the evolution in technology. Whereas technology and economies of scale have enabled workers to boost their incomes, and to enjoy more time in leisure, the people have, in the course of so much ease and convenience, lost sight of the risks attending technology; the risks of surrendering so much to the machines and the systems. Once built to make life easier, those machines and those systems come to define life altogether, in some cases even ruling over it. These risks are nowhere more apparent than in the technologies designed around artificial intelligence (AI). 

Hold the Line

Ladies and gentlemen of America, we are on the brink. We will either succumb to the blows of tyranny or we will rise to the occasion to defeat it. This isn’t just a war for the sake of liberty; it’s a war in defense of our heritage, and our fathers who shed their blood, sweat, and tears for us; not only in war, but in making an honest living. They labored in the mills, the mines, the factories and the fields; they farmed the land and built the skyscrapers; they took their stand at Concord and Lexington; they suffered through Valley Forge “without clothes to cover their nakedness, without blankets to lay on, without shoes by which their marches might be traced by the blood from their feet”. They pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor; and they dared to declare some truths as self-evident , “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”   They f