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Photo taken from deck of Warren's home.

About The Author

This BLOG is the work of me, Warren “Mickey” Michelsen. I live in far northern Arizona (Page) just a short drive from the Utah line and Lake Powell.

I am nothing if not opinionated. If you can’t figure me out from my writings, see my About the Author page at another site of mine, Constitutionality.us. While there, check out the entire site and start thinking of ways to return to constitutional government. I’m open to ideas on how to accomplish it.

I see the world through libertarian colored glasses. I am an admitted ‘gun nut’ and staunch advocate of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, as well as other constitutionally-protected rights.

I believe, as did Thomas Jefferson: “That government which governs best, governs least.”

I believe that most ‘social problems’ which government sets out to solve were created or exacerbated by government in the first place, and I will be happy to explain just how this is so in the case of your favorite government program.

You’ll note that the dates on some of my blog entries are quite a while ago. These represent the dates that the articles or essays were first written, not the date first posted here. Some have been on line before in a non-blog format. Others have not been on line, indeed, some may predate the web, maybe even predate the Internet. We’ll see by the time I’ve combed through my archives.

“What value,” you might wonder, “is there to posting all this old stuff?” Well, some things are timeless. If we fail to learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it. It is instructive to look back at the bad calls and wrong decisions of the past. Many people think that it’s only recently that government has gone astray and started violating rights and imposing unjust laws. Not true. It is the nature of government to (mostly) get it wrong. See the Sixth Law of Government.

Also, there are those of us who saw this coming. We warned about all kinds of things. We were ignored, or worse, told that we were worrying about nothing. Posting some of my older essays is my way of saying, “I told ya so!” Politicians often tell us, “We couldn’t have anticipated…” but we know better.

FYI, the header images on each page were all taken from the deck behind my home from which I can see the Vermillion Cliffs above Glen Canyon wherein the Colorado River makes its way south toward the Grand Canyon. I cannot imagine living anywhere else. It’s a beautiful part of the country.