Mar
06

Bugg and Peck

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From time to time, we find some good stuff out there that we feel would benefit from the high-level exposure that Scrutiny Hooligans brings. Recent posts by my incorrigible friends Jason Bugg and Tim Peck fit that bill. Excerpted for your consideration:

From The Bugg Blog:

…During the last few weeks, Governor Walker, you’ve made it your mission to demonize the teachers union in Wisconsin as not wanting to negotiate and being greedy. You’ve gone out of your way to make a case for collective bargaining to be something that people should not be able to do. I have pretty strong opinions on unions, but seeing as how my wife is a non-union teacher and I live in a “right to work” state (North Carolina), let’s just not talk about the union right away. Instead, I’d like to talk to you about an unintended consequence of the debate you’ve started in America: the demonization of teachers and our Public School System…

(be sure to read the whole post here)

And from Et in Arcadia ego:

…Marriage is a peaceable voluntary contract between free individuals often involving property, reputations, assets and even children. Just as in any contract, it is the proper role of the government to adjudicate contract disputes when they arise. Sadly, our gay citizens are prohibited by the government from entering into these contracts. This is a violation of individual rights.

Heterosexual couples can legally get married. This qualifies them for certain privileges and legal recognition. Homosexual couples are prevented by the government from getting married. This is a violation of their individual rights. To compensate for this injustice, the city will create a registry of gay couples, who are forced to remain single, that meet certain criteria for a civil union. Were gays able to exercise their right to marriage, none of this would be necessary…

(be sure to read the whole post here)


As Tom Paine once said, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”

Bugg and Peck — each in their own way — fit that bill too.


Comments

  1. TJ says:

    ” “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”
    Bugg and Peck — each in their own way — fit that bill too.”

    And that they stand for what they believe in, they should feel proud. It’s easy to say one believes in something. It’s more difficult to actually live it out, regardless of what others around may say or do.

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