Why Vote “Yes” on the Value Them Both Amendment?

On the primary election of August 2, 2022, Kansans will be presented with a ballot question about the constitutional amendment measure Value Them Both.  It is unlikely, but possible, that anyone taking the time to read this is unsure about how they will vote. It is unlikely that readers are unfamiliar with arguments for and … Continue reading Why Vote “Yes” on the Value Them Both Amendment?

The World after Roe-and-Casey Constitutional Geocentrism

Updates: Footnote reference; medical pedagogy. Justice Clarence Thomas devotes most of his short concurrence in Dobbs v. Jackson to revisiting his longstanding opposition to substantive due process. Here is his third reason for “jettisoning the doctrine entirely”:  Third, substantive due process is often wielded to “disastrous ends.” For instance, in Dred Scott v. Sandford, the … Continue reading The World after Roe-and-Casey Constitutional Geocentrism

Seeing, Choosing, and Pro-Life Arguments

Recently published at Crisis Magazine is a philosophical reflection of mine on arguments for and against abortion in our culture. An excerpt: As the philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre argued nearly forty years ago, our public debates about abortion rest upon conceptually incommensurable premises. That is, we accept no common ground by which to measure or compare the truth … Continue reading Seeing, Choosing, and Pro-Life Arguments