Welcome to the June 26, 2008 edition of the Objectivist Round Up. This is #50, and just happens to be the first Round Up to come out since the birth of Mr. Sean Riordan Casey. Thus it's fitting that this edition is an especially good one, and I think he approves. At least he's contemplating it.
[UPDATE: Myrhaf's post added here - 06/27/08]
Andrew Dalton presents Heh posted at Witch Doctor Repellent, saying, "The Democrats are trying to organize the nuts and bolts of their upcoming convention in a politically correct way, particularly with regard to Mother Earth. They will get the headaches that they deserve."
Ari Armstrong presents The Faith-Based Politics of Abortion posted at AriArmstrong.com, saying, "James Dobson's spat with Barack Obama, along with absurd arguments from Colorado Right to Life and its defenders, illustrate the faith-based foundation of the anti-abortion crusade."
Brian Phillips presents Houston Property Rights: property rights posted at Houston Property Rights, saying, "This blog is dedicated to protecting property rights in Houston. Houston does not have zoning. I helped defeat zoning in the 1990's, and I intend to do so again."
Diana Hsieh presents Biblical Law Versus Freedom of Religion posted at NoodleFood, saying, "My letter to the editor strongly opposing biblically-based law -- particularly Colorado's proposed 'personhood amendment' granting full legal rights to a fertilized egg -- was published in the Vail Daily."
Edward Cline presents Galileo and Oil posted at The Rule of Reason, saying, "Just as Muslims the world over cheered when the World Trade Center towers collapsed on 9/11, environmentalists would welcome the destruction of the U.S., and through lawsuits and 'eco-terrorism' are working to bring it about."
Gus Van Horn presents My First Bush Bulb posted at Gus Van Horn, saying, "A word to the wise: 'These sickly, twisted mercury-infused votive candles of the Church of Global Warming ... [sometimes] ... come disguised as real light bulbs.'"
Paul Hsieh presents Government Medical System in Japan Requires Mandatory Waistline Checks posted at We Stand FIRM, saying, "Why 'universal health care' leads to creeping government infringements of rights in all sectors of life."
Thomas Rogers presents HIPS: the thin end of the wedge in your front door posted at Laissez Faire, saying, "An article on the government's abuse of its power over people with the Home Information Packs - and the new Energy Performance Certificates - in the UK."
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