Category Archives: Democracy

Freedom (II): Passed by Unrecognized

Understanding and ignorance both shape our choices. The latter may limit freedom with or without an encroachment of our rights, in that we approach the choosing point with its long-term possibilities distorted or otherwise misunderstood and pass freedom by without recognizing it.

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Freedom (I): Of Human Rights

United Nations Human Rights Council logo.

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Here I consider human rights in general, using specific rights only as examples. Although some of the conclusions that follow are my own, the topic’s scope has allow for there having been a prior airing of much. This overview helps me wade through. May it do so for you.

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A Tale of Three Databases

Frontside of ID card issued in Taiwan

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This is about a national identification card and system that would secure the privacy of holders. There is much to be gained and, by what follows, little likelihood of a breach in their trust of personal information.

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Opening Congress

English: President Barack Obama speaks to a jo...

Whenever a single piece of legislation encompasses disparate issues, the public loses its ability to assess the voting record of elected officials. Everything is thrown into a single barrel: quality expenditures along side pork. This at once, degrades representative democracy and squanders the public wealth.

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