Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Trivia

The answer to yesterday's question is:

Today's question is:
What is the newest US National Park?


Anonymous said...

Hi Mr. Miller,

I was just wondering what you think about Rand Paul. Do you agree with him that the government is oversteppeing their territory when it comes to civil rights? Should a private business be allowed to discriminate?

Darren said...

Who are you?

I've thought a lot about this over the years. On the one hand, I don't think government should be so involved in private affairs. On the other hand--and this is where the argument gets squishy--some things are so reprehensible and unjust that they must be countered.

The problem I've had in the past is that both views above are perfectly valid, yet they stand in opposition in this case. How are we to proceed?

To borrow a an example from metallurgy: pure metals are more valuable, but alloys are more useful. In that case, you choose what makes you a more decent human.

And from what I've read, you're misrepresenting, or buying into the mainstream press' misrepresenting, of Paul's statements.

Steve USMA '85 said...

I know for a time, it was the Cuyahoga, established when I lived in a Cleveland suburb. Probably something newer by now.