Guest Editorial on Eminent Domain Abuse

December 19, 2010

The Virginian Pilot ran my most recent guest editorial today on Eminent Domain Abuse.

The case referred to in the article, the ODU University Village land grab comes to court in January.

Links to 0ther Pilot Guest Editorials by Don Tabor


Guns and Crime

March 3, 2008

I am opening threads on firearms policy this week in parallel with the Virginian Pilot’s series on gun control to provide a forum for those with ideas that are more complex than the 750 character comment section there will allow.

There are really two classes of firearms issues, the armed citizen as a check on government power, and guns as an factor in crime and self defense.

Regarding guns and crime, I will state that when bad things happen, even the best police response takes several minutes, while the issue will be decided in seconds. Read the rest of this entry »


Guns and Government

March 3, 2008

I am opening threads on firearms policy this week in parallel with the Virginian Pilot’s series on gun control to provide a forum for those with ideas that are more complex than the 750 character comment section there will allow.

There are really two classes of firearms issues, the armed citizen as a check on government power, and guns as an factor in crime and self defense.

Regarding the issue of armed citizens, refer to our Declaration of Independence, which states in the second paragraph that “…in order to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

I will postulate that the notion of government by the consent of the governed is meaningless if the citizens do not retain the means to withdraw that consent.