Archive for June, 2013

Injustice For Equality

Posted in Ethics & Morality, Musings, Politics, Society on June 29th, 2013

When injustice becomes law resistance becomes dutyConsider this – In this modern and woefully (mis)educated age the greatest and some of the most pernicious examples of injustice have been and are being perpetrated for the sake of abolishing the perceived inequalities of outcome of certain protected individuals and groups. Properly blind justice has been sacrificed on the alter of forced egalitarianism.

Related Reading:

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
Society: The Basics (13th Edition)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Recasting Egalitarianism: New Rules for Communities, States and Markets (The Real Utopias Project) (Volume 3)
Justice: A Decker/Lazarus Novel (Decker/Lazarus Novels)

Meet The Missus

Posted in Humor on June 26th, 2013

Contrary to the thoughts of some and the hopes of not a few, I don’t live alone in some cave somewhere. I’m married…twice over as it were. Here’s even a pic of one of my wives. Gorgeous, isn’t she?

Death Metal Babe
Meet One Of The Mmes. Jonolans

And she’s not only strikingly beautiful and sexy, she’s artistic and crafty as well. She made the wall decoration behind her in the picture from an Organizing For America proselytizer who showed up one day and turned the rest of him into food for our dogs and fertilizer for our gardens. I’m an extremely fortunate man!

😆 OK, just kidding. This isn’t one of my wives. Given my chosen avatar, however, she must look to many like she should be though.

Related Reading:

A Little Life
It Ain't Me, Babe
Life of Pi
Marriage: How To Be A Better Wife: The Ultimate Guide To Mastering Marriage For Women
Marriage: A Guide to Staying Married by Applying the Principles of Commitment, Communication, and Respect to Your Christian Marriage (marriage help, save ... in marriage, marriage counseling)

A Racial Education

Posted in Politics, Society on June 25th, 2013

On Monday, June 24, 2013 the SCOTUS by a 7-1 vote with Justice Kagan having recused herself, voided the lower appellate court’s ruling upon Fisher v. University of Texas, ruling that schools must prove under strict scrutiny that there are “no workable race-neutral alternatives” to achieve diversity on campus before being able to legally enact race-based admission policies.

Various Liberals and racial activists, while relieved that the SCOTUS handed down only a “modest” ruling and allowed Affirmative Action practices to continue in the college admission systems, are still displeased by the high Court’s ruling because it leaves the door wide open for further lawsuits like Fisher v. University of Texas.  They rightly fear that resultant repeated lower court rulings will essentially put an end to minority-centric college admission preferences.

The important thing for Americans to remember in all this is that these Leftists and Minority grievance-mongers have nothing to worry or complain about and only do so because it serves their personal and, in the case of the racial activists, financial agenda to pretend that affirmative action and non-White admission preferences are needed for the sake of diversity. The simple truth, according to the US Census Bureau, is that these racially bias programs are not needed in any way or, at the very least, they can be scaled back in the manner that the SCOTUS seems to intend.

College Enrollment Per Year By Race

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Whites 11,715,000 11,371,000 11,762,000 12,324,000 12,825,000
Blacks 2,299,000 2,304,000 2,474,000 2,481,000 2,889,000
Latinos 1,943,000 1,914,000 2,131,000 2,227,000 2,434,000

Yes, if one looks at the raw enrollment figures, it’s obvious that far more Whites enroll in college every year than either Blacks or Latinos do. These raw numbers are certainly of the sort that racial activists would quote in order to keep Affirmative Action alive in America. They do not, however, take into demographic percentages in America: White (78.1%), Black (13.1%), and Latino (16.7%)

Percentage Of Population Enrolling Per Year By Race

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Whites 4.86% 4.72% 4.88% 5.11% 5.32%
Blacks 5.75% 5.76% 6.19% 6.20% 7.22%
Latinos 3.74% 3.68% 4.10% 4.28% 4.68%

On average over the five years listed 4.98% of Whites, 6.22% of Blacks, and 4.1% of Latinos enrolled in college each year. So, if we are to assume that the White majority is the statistical norm to work from, Blacks are and have been overrepresented  in annual college enrollments and Latinos are somewhat underrepresented. Indeed, as the trends in the tables above show, the over-representation of Blacks in annual college enrollment figures is sharply accelerating.

Given those racial college enrollment figures, it’s pretty obvious that neither Affirmative Action nor those screaming for its continuance are needed in America. That’s the core curriculum of a real racial education in America today.

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Hispanic American Achievers, Grades 3 - 5: High-Interest Nonfiction (Skills for Success)
The Society
50 Most Cited US Supreme Court Decisions (Constitutional Law Series)
The Tools of Argument: How the Best Lawyers Think, Argue, and Win