There’s a thread winding through what Dr. Yaron Brook has to say. It’s rationality. As he has admitted, The Yaron Brook Show sometimes features moments when he is wrong. This episode is not one of them. He kicks off the show by describing how debates should be long enough to adequately treat a certain issue or topic. He then continues by asking the audience who has been turned on to Objectivism by one of his debates. This is interesting. He points out that at least two people (so they claim) learned about Ayn Rand’s philosophy through Dr. Brook’s rhetorical skills in a debate. Just one individual who discovers Rand’s earth shattering ideology is just as much a good sign of this world getting better.
Let the sentencing of a Delaware doctor be a reminder of how government should not be involved in medicine. Wilmington Dr. Karl McIntosh pleaded guilty to third-degree perjury and falsification of business records in 2017, according to Delaware Online. As a result, a Superior Court judge handed down a ruling of two years probation. But this psychiatrist may not have been a fraudster if the State had no role in healthcare. A dysfunctional and vicious code where the government imposes itself on the private sector leads men and women to commit these crimes.
The idea of a government program run amok and the nefarious characters it engenders lies squarely with the Social Security Administration. Deborah Vaughn, from Smyrna, Delaware, defrauded the United States Government in the total of at least $200,000 after she failed to report the passing of her mother-in-law and collected the monthly deposits. According to Delaware Online, Vaughn received a sentence of a year and a half in prison. And for what? Did she figure that she wouldn’t get caught? The Social Security Administration can make monsters like Vaughn. But the whole program can be undone.
With the spate of mass shootings in the United States over the past decade, the First State got a false alarm that seemed all too real to staff and students. The Delaware State University campus received a lock down notice after text messages proclaiming that a shooter or shooters would be on the premises. Multiple police agencies swept the campus in search of a gunman but found no weapons, reported no injuries or fatalities, or anything suspicious. What all this spells is that fear is still a token of lowlifes.
As Wilmington police investigate what looks like yet another shooting in the city sometimes called “Killmington, Hellaware,” it is easy to say that the firearm discharges are due to a spat, turf war, or drug deal gone wrong. The root of all of this madness is irrationalism. Unthinking factions roam the streets, filled with emotion and armed to the teeth. With just a minor exchange of words in a disagreement or maybe a misunderstanding, the guns are drawn. Only in a city as small as Wilmington, in a state as small as Delaware are these cases amplified due to the relatively low number of citizens who occupy the First State in the Union, and the “Place to be Somebody.”
Millsoboro, Delaware is not without its bizarre cases. Levi D. Stilwell felt the metal bracelets of the law for driving under the influence. The tip came that he became tipsy through a call from a McDonald’s restaurant. Stilwell berated a patron at the fast food establishment. His “multiple signs of impairment,” the police said allowed them to determine that Stilwell could incur his seventh DUI. The idea of yelling at someone who might’ve been trying to get the buy-one-get-one for a dollar deal from Mickey D’s is horrendous. In these United States of America, you ought to be able to enter into a specific establishment and order anything that you want, regardless of what other customers might say to you.