Thursday, February 25, 2016

They Didn't Print the Last Letter, So ...

So that means I can send another one in already.  So I did:

I would like to ask anyone who defends the idea of 'originalism' regarding the Supreme Court's interpretation of the Constitution if they also feel that way about a fundamental American idea, expressed in America's other founding document, The Declaration of Independence.  Second paragraph, first line.  'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all MEN are created equal ... '

Are we SURE we don't want to allow interpretation of our founding documents to evolve over time?

Sunday, February 14, 2016

About Time For ...

... a new letter to the editor, isn't it?

Two letters in Sunday's WSJ attempt to 'solve' the 'labor shortage' issue in the U.S.  One proposes to create 'private labor offices' south of the border to funnel documented workers northward.  The other calls for a 'civilian draft,' to legally require the draftees to do the less desirable jobs. 

Is there a compelling reason why we can't just allow the price to 'float' to the intersection of supply and demand?  Is that 'un-American,' or something?  If it's 'wrong' to artificially boost wages in the fast food industry, why is it OK to artificially suppress them in other fields?  Roofing work is mentioned in the second letter.  Physical labor, out in the elements, with an element of danger.  'The market' says higher wages are called for.  Who is it that's looking to game the market?  And why?