Author Archives: John Howard

Voting, Identity, Privacy, DNA

The story about the Court striking down Arizona’s law requiring proof of citizenship is being annoyingly mis-reported as though the court were saying that non-citizens have a right to vote too, or at least that we have to take people’s word for being citizens when they register to vote. The decision simply notes that the federal law about registering trumps…

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Wesley Smith: The Time Has Come to Outlaw Human Cloning

Prominent Bioethicist Wesley J Smith says The Time Has Come to Outlaw Human Cloning Scientists recently announced that they had successfully cloned human embryos for the first time, using the same process that produced Dolly the sheep. This news constitutes an ethical earthquake. Cloning is the essential technology in the development of a plethora of other unprecedented and morally dubious…

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Turn Post Office into Identity Verification Service

The Constitution gives Congress the power and the responsibility to “establish Post Offices and post Roads.” That implies a duty to make sure that all mail gets to the intended recipient securely, including electronic mail. It implies a system to verify identity and residency of all citizens, as a letter is seldom addressed merely to an address but usually –…

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Hey Brock and Ed

I was hoping for your support for a Natural Marriage and Reproduction Act, a simple federal law that will end same-sex marriage and preserve natural conception rights. The law would prohibit attempting to create a human being by any method other than joining a man and a woman’s unmodified genes, and would affirm the effect of marriage as approving and…

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