Monthly Archives: June 2019

Self-help vs. self-defense

Man Sprays House With Gunfire, Hitting Woman in Head: Another Commenter Posits That He Would Have “Taken the Law Into [His] Own Hands”—A Comment on Possibly-Illegitimate Self-Help Versus Legitimate Self-Defense By Ken K. Gourdin Early on the morning of June … Continue reading

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Running for school office

An Autobiographical Note: My Experience With School Electoral Politics—and Loss By Ken K. Gourdin At his blog Sic et non at Patheos, Brigham Young University (Provo) Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies Dan Peterson posted an autobiographical note sharing how … Continue reading

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Happy Fathers Day 2019

Reflections for Father’s Day 2019  By Ken K. Gourdin While I’m still my only child (and am likely to remain so), I would be remiss if I allowed the day to pass without at least a brief reflection on the … Continue reading

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On saying and doing

Is What We Say Really That Much More Important Than What We Do?  A Thought on the Topsy-Turvy World in Which We Live By Ken K. Gourdin Lord knows that more than a few times, I have been the victim … Continue reading

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Ex ante judgment

Ex Ante Judgment of Officer May Complicate Investigation of Incident By Ken K. Gourdin An officer with Woods Cross UT police department pointed a gun at a young man who matched the general description of one of two robbery suspects … Continue reading

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Fire at LDS Meetinghouse

Firefighters Salvage Painting from Burned Meetinghouse of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Cynical Public Relations Ploy, or Something More? By Ken K. Gourdin In the 187th Annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day … Continue reading

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He’s Only Hurting Himself?

A Few Thoughts on the “Why-Should-I-Care-What-Anyone-Else-Does-if-Noone-Else-is-Harmed?” Argument By Ken K. Gourdin A poster of something of a libertarian bent at Mormon Dialogue and Discussion [sic] said he voted for the measure legalizing recreational marijuana use in Washington state, maintaining that … Continue reading

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