Brian’s Column: The Morality of Microbrew

Imagining, reasoning, flourishing (first posted in 2007)

Beer Stock Photos - 10604123Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy.
— Ben Franklin

Morality is a code of values to guide man’s choices and actions. — Ayn Rand

Okay, so basically what happens is my favorite brew pub[1] back here in the SE Michigan region of the VAW (Vast Authoritarian Wasteland) goes corporate.  Bonfire Bistro, winner of awards and sporting a generous happy hour from 4-6 p.m. where a pint of premium fresh brew costs you a measly $2(!), is selling to an outfit named Groucho’s. Continue reading

Brian’s Column: Legalize Plaxico

Stop the injustice of draconian gun control laws

Plaxico_BurressThe following column was first written and posted in 2008 near the time of Burress’s victimization by the out of control gun control fiefdom of New York City and its band of mobsters led by Michael Bloomberg. The sad irony is that instead of coming out of his ordeal and standing up for his natural and Constitutional rights of self-protection, and ours, Plaxico has become an apologist for the Prosecutocracy that violated them… and which effectively ended his athletic career. What do they call the syndrome when a terrorist’s victim comes to love the terrorist? Continue reading