SPECIAL SIDEBAR TOPICS THAT AFFECT INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY

(these are related to the footnote files for the two DADT books and the OFR book)

Aphorisms and questions

Some general questions (for fiction writing)

 Conservatism and equal rights for gays

Let’s understand the “social conservative” position on family and gays

Sodomy laws and Lawrence v. Texas

Commentary on Santorum’s remarks

Gay Marriage

Does Lawrence v. Texas mean that there will be efforts to provide a constitutional definition (by constitutional amendment) of marriage as applying to man-woman couples only?

State by State

State-by-state list of proposed legislation and litigation with respect to gay adoptions, gay custody, gay marriage and civilian gay employment issues (eff. Early 2005)

Telemarketing and Telefunding

Comment of Nottingham’s decision and Free Speech rights in letter to Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va) and other notes

Spam

An overview of the spam problem and possible downstream liability issues for small businesses

Piracy and copyright infringement

An overview of copyright infringement and piracy, and the measures to combat these: is the cure worse than the disease?

Personal Responsibility and Social Justice

A viewpoint on social programs, the family, personal responsibility, social justice, and individualism

The USA Patriot Act

A summary discussion of the 2001 U.S.A. Patriot Act

E-commerce sales taxes

Will the ban on most Internet sales taxes be extended in 2004?

COPA;  Enough is Enough

Legislation and litigation regarding possible censorship of the Internet, especially, the Child Online Protection Act

Circuit9

Military ban against gays

milconst

Is the military "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy regarding gays and lesbians constitutional?

DADT2000

Update on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in 2000 (published in Minnesota Libertarian Mar 2000)

Asking

Could the military go back to “Asking” sexual orientation if “conservatives” win in 2000?

Boy Scouts

Boy Scout ban on gays (akin to “don’t ask don’t tell”); letter by Barney Frank on 2005; comments on Supreme Court opinion on the James Dale case

Blood donation issue

The blood donation “ban” – and asking

Recoupment

Letter to Editor (by me) of Twin Cities City Pages on their 1999 story on miltary gay ban recoupments.

Marben

Benefits of marriage

Affirmac

Affirmative action

Moreaids

Additional comments on the political fallout of AIDS

Creativity

Creativity, marriage, personal relationships, and politics: a psychological perspective

Homohatr

An analysis of the psychological roots of homophobia

Abortion

Recent attempts to cause new challenges to Roe v. Wade

Endarev

Employment discrimination (gays), age discrimination , and hate crimes laws

 

Realesta

Real estate and mortgage interest deduction

Labor

Labor unions

Tort

Tort reform (not just a question of punitive damages and plaintiff’s bars)

Health

Health care, eldercare, and social security

Taxes

Taxes, libertarians, and free expression

Smallbiz

How government hurts small business

Vulnerable

Personal liberty and vulnerable citizens

Town Hall

Proposed national Town Hall speech

Education

Education and the Profiles of Learning

Individualism, Meritocracy, and Communalism

Different ways to look at individualism, meritocracy, socialism, social conservatism

Isolationism?

Foreign Policy, interventionism and isolationism

Campaign

Campaign reform and term limits

Liability Insurance

Some notes about various kinds of liability insurance

White paper on employee intellectual property; blogging

Conflicts of interest possible with employment and writing

Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings

Private and Public Enterprise and sports stadiums