Passion

I love passion. It keeps life and work from sinking into numbing boredom. I hate passion. It makes the simple complex and creates division where none should exist. The current state of politics and political discourse in our country seems to have given itself over to an unremitting passion. Whether honest or dishonest, passion seems…

Burden of Proof

I was reading an article on Kuperian (neocavlinist) political principals by Joe Carter and his discussion of ontological personhood struck a chord which I think is significant when you approach areas like capital punishment. Joe stated that “we belong not to others or even to ourselves but to God Himself.” That fundamental principal is the…

We The People

We the people – In Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural address, Tuesday, January 20, 1981 he stated a fundamental truth, “All of us need to be reminded that the Federal Government did not create the States; the States created the Federal Government…We are a nation that has a government–not the other way around.” In our ongoing…

Day one

Welcome to Beyond the Rim…. After a year’s hiatus from daily writing, with the only attempts at commentary being irregularly posted on my personal website (william.meisheid.com), I have decided to take up blogging again, thanks to the wonderful Open Source software WordPress, which I was able to install on my site. I will try to…