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Expanding civilizations, religions, and faith

It's not how it appears



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That time of year again

Certain fundamentalists trot out the scare tactics again Read More...
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The real reason behind Prohibition

Nothing to do with morality and everything to do with vote pandering

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Celebrity Psudeoscience - Updated

Sacrificing rationality to sound vaguely important

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Dwight D. Eisenhower on human rights abuses

This is awfully familiar. The U.S. has been accused of human rights abuses before Read More...
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John Kerry on Iraq

What changed? Read More...
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Edward Kennedy on filibusters

Did you hear what you thought you heard? Read More...
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Ferris Bueller on beliefs

'Isms' are not good Read More...
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Happy Towel Day!

Douglas Adams Passing Day Read More...
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Rulers and Masters

This is a page from the original version of Pagan Vigil. There are some formatting differences.

Originally published at www.paganvigil.com/C149884619/E916169645

Rulers and Masters

Daniel Webster on those who want to rule

In every generation there are those who want to rule well - but they mean to rule. They promise to be good masters - but they mean to be masters.
     — Daniel Webster

And of course, they only promise to do it for "your own good."


Posted: Mon - May 9, 2005 at 09:15 PM

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Almost the last advocate

It's not a right unless everyone else has it too. Otherwise it's a privilege taken at someone else's expense. Read More...
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United We Stand - Dragging religion into politics

The presidential candidates are missing the point by pandering to evangelicals



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The future gets greener for Al Gore

Cashing in on people's fear

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“Why does Sunrise, Florida have it's own SWAT Team?”

The Anthony Diotaiuto killing Read More...
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“Gutter punks” in San Francisco

Is it really all that different than the 1960s? Read More...
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Are blogs protected by the First Admendment?

Do Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Speech apply to websites?
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Blogs and information channels

Bloggers can be legitimate journalists too

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Camps update

News about Camp Williams in Utah Read More...
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Another camp for "detainees?"

A Utah camp for New Orleans refugees seems to be more like a POW camp

UPDATED TO ADD: Much of the information in the original piece was either a misunderstanding or an exaggeration. This is from before I routinely fact checked. - NW
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“Welcome to Krakow”

A blog with a first hand look at one of the Katrina refugee camps

UPDATED TO ADD: Much of the information in the original piece was either a misunderstanding or an exaggeration. This is from before I routinely fact checked. - NW
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Same thing only better with new management

Looks like it is the GOP's turn to celebrate Big Government solutions
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Judging a book by it's cover

Pagan and magick books do not a terrorist make
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Private sector or public sector?

The public sector isn't free
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Your tax dollars at work

The Salmon-Thirty-Salmon Read More...
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Victims and paying for bad choices

How a benevolent and socially progressive government drags people down

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Individual or collectivist?

Is the society or culture more important than the individual?
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“Protecting” the children

How pictures of a family camping trip turned into a family's personal hell Read More...
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Sex and crimes

Another slippery slope and the people who get crushed Read More...
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How do you reclaim the word "rights?"

From one of my freedom lists Read More...
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A Pagan looks at the "War Against Christians"

Some people are deliberately confusing the issues to advance their beliefs

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Forbidden

The law and you Read More...
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Roots of government power

Which laws are necessary and which ones are wasteful? Here is what you can count on a libertarian to say. Read More...
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Liberty, the internet, and the free market

The last, best hope for freedom Read More...
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Law for the little guy

The real problem with "progressive" laws Read More...
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Should we waste money from your pocket or mine?

Waiting to be saved Read More...
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Why does your enlightenment demand that I sacrifice?

Make your choice Read More...
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Dreaming of liberty

The things that made me a libertarian Read More...
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Global Warming

Because of the G8 summit, here are a few of my thoughts on global warming

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Christian America Redux - The Ten Commandments Controversy

Was the United States really founded as a Christian nation? Read More...
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And justice for all?

What does the call for a "progressive judge" on the United States Supreme Court really mean? Read More...
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Faith and the public sphere

Does religion really define public morality? Should government control religion?

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Why every election needs a "None Of The Above"

It's the only way to get the politicos out of office Read More...
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Supermarket theory of government

Demand your right to choose nothing and have it count Read More...
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BMOC - A book review

Novel by libertarian blogger and fellow Arizonian Warren Meyer is not as good as I hoped, but still plenty of fun. Read More...
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Who decides?

Does the common good come at the expense of the individual? Read More...
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Why I MARGINALLY prefer conservatives over liberals

Given a choice, I'd rather not deal the fanatic versions of either. There really should be more libertarians in the world, but I can't force that choice on any one. Read More...
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Some things I have learned

"Lessons" I don't agree with from a progressive list Read More...
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Presumed guilty until proven innocent

Today accusations are more important than evidence Read More...
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The many headed hydra of the government

Despite the "push for impeachment," it is not one individual or party we should be worried about Read More...
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Faith worthy of freedom

The only worthy faiths and beliefs are those freely chosen

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Fresh meat or dry bone shards?

Does the secret Downing Street memo really tell us anything new? Read More...
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Public School Monopoly

Complaints show that public schools are insulated from the forces that would force improvement Read More...
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The devil is in the details

The delayed examination of why Real ID threatens freedom Read More...
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Freedom of speech

Some people want freedom without accepting responsibility Read More...
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Competition

Competition breeds progress and encourages honesty Read More...
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A Pagan looks at "Christian America" - Updated

Once again, news stories about meeting prayers and the Ten Commandments are making the rounds. Here's what a real Pagan thinks.

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Question Authority

Newsweek sort of admits that they ran a false story that resulted in riots and at least a dozen deaths. Read More...
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True Believer Rant

My take on true believers of all stripes.

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Common sense global warming FAQ

My long delayed but necessary explanation. As always, a work in progress. Comments and criticisms are welcome.

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Does NeoWayland have any relationship to the word neoconservative?

Quick answer to an interesting question

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FAQ - KYFHO: Keep Your Freakin' Hands OFF!

Guess which word the popular version uses. It is not Freakin'

A work in progress. Comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Original Pagan•Vigil FAQ

Just the FAQs about my Vigil

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