BulletproofBrony, Ace Law Student

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Joined Nov 13, 2011 at 12:58PM EST


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About
I’m 22 years old and a graduate of the University of Georgia in history and political science. I recently finished my senior thesis with a research grant from the Center of Undergraduate Research Opportunities on Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Counter-Enlightenment thought. I won the 2013 Pi Sigma Alpha essay contest in UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs on the question of whether American culture tends to emphasize being an individual over being a citizen. The essay can be read here.

I am attending the Duke University School of Law. I will graduate with a Juris Doctor in 2017.

I am a prolific writer. My friend and I frequently write essays in politics, philosophy, history, and world events.

Religiously, I am a Christian as a member of the Church of Christ at Oglethorpe. I do not believe that miracles occur in the modern day, that God “speaks” to individuals in the modern day except through the Bible, or that religious belief is a justification for political policy. In fact, I believe the two should be strictly separated.

That brings us to the next section: politics. I am a capitalist. That means I believe that the only reason any government should exist is the protection of the individual rights of its citizens. In essence, I believe that each man (or woman) is the owner of himself (or herself), and that to infringe on that ownership (i.e. to violate another’s rights) is the only thing the government has the authority to regulate. Anything more than that becomes a violation of man’s self-ownership in and of itself.
Fluttershy is my favorite pony.

I find Catelyn Stark from Game of Thrones inexplicably attractive:



I’m also a fan of the Duchess of Cambridge.

My favorite movie score is from How to Train Your Dragon:



Political drama is, unsurprisingly, one of my favorite movie genres. Some of my favorite movies include Lincoln, Charlie Wilson’s War, Amazing Grace (2006), and The King’s Speech.

I think everyone should see the final Twilight movie (I went with my girlfriend -- she watches it for the lulz too) just to hear Kristen Stewart’s vampire sex talk. It’s side-splittingly hilarious.

I think Wreck-It Ralph deserved the Oscar for best animated film over Brave -- by a lot.

Even so, I love that Brave introduced me to Julie Fowlis. I want to use this song as a lullaby for future children -- it’s fantastic:



I’ll add more as I think of it, but you can also ask random questions and I may pick a few to field.

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Sep 30, 2014 at 06:33PM EDT

Commented on How Dark Pit feels

It’s a doctored picture from Little Rock, Arkansas when the schools were being desegregated with the Little Rock Nine.

Little Rock was desegregating following the order from Brown v. Board. There were no major issues of violence or hostility to the measures at first. However, Gov. Faubus and the Arkansas legislature were determined to disallow integration, so Faubus sent in the Arkansas National Guard to prevent it. As a result of government officials acting as they did (along with the “Southern Manifesto” from southern congressmen opposing Brown), there was more disruption and violence than if it had simply been allowed. Einsenhower eventually nationalized the Arkansas National Guard and sent in the 101st Airborne to desegregate the school.

TL;DR: Dark Pit is being compared to a black child in the Jim Crow South. People hating on Dark Pit are being compared with racists.

Sep 28, 2014 at 11:24PM EDT

Commented on Gaia Online

“Too much money in circulation, you say?…

…What do you mean by these words -- ‘too much money?’”

Sep 26, 2014 at 11:16PM EDT

Commented on Brazilian Slutwalk Flasher

Nothing says “empowering women” like naming your events things like “the March of Bitches” and “SlutWalk.”

Contemporary feminism confuses me. I like equality. Not a fan of a large amount of contemporary feminism where it doesn’t seem particularly related to equality.

Sep 26, 2014 at 10:44PM EDT

Commented on Ello

“Facebook’s real name policy is dangerous for LGBT users.”

From a legal perspective, the real name policy is generally a protection in that -- when it’s well-enforced -- it’s easier for authorities to stop and prevent crimes that frequently happen social network, especially harassment. I’ve seen plenty of bigots use false names and aliases as a way to keep employers from seeing how they treat people online. Problem is, it’s impossible to distinguish a priori between assholes and good people, so better be it that everyone be required to use their names than trying to have that information disgorged after some incident occurred.

Just a policy analysis of the situation.

Sep 25, 2014 at 10:45PM EDT

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Sep 23, 2014 at 10:08PM EDT

Commented on 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum

In a globalized economy, it pays (literally) to keep up with major geopolitical events. And we like money.

Also oil. Oil’s kind of a big thing here, in case you forgot.

Sep 22, 2014 at 09:05AM EDT

Commented on f2b.jpg

Well they’re having a referendum on that in 2016, so there’s enough of them that it gets its own special day.

Sep 22, 2014 at 12:41AM EDT

Commented on 4bd.png

Not just Equestria, Flutters…

The dark, red-orange states are where it’s a felony.
Normal orange (i.e., Connecticut) indicates it’s a misdemeanor and a felony.
Yellow indicates it’s a misdemeanor.
Gray means the legal status is undetermined.

Also, some states are only partially restrictive. Massachusetts, for example, only bans “buggery,” >implying that all else is permitted.

We’re a weird country.

Sep 20, 2014 at 08:48PM EDT

Commented on "I'm Not a Scientist"

I worked in the Georgia state legislature a few months ago.

My favorite phrase was, “I’m not a constitutional scholar, but…” and then they proceeded to discuss why their interpretation of the Constitution is the most informed.

Meanwhile, I -- a student of constitutional law -- had to sit back and listen as both parties bombed their interpretations.

Sep 19, 2014 at 07:02PM EDT

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