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  • Do Ask, Do Tell: A Gay Conservative Strikes Back -- Individualism, Identity, Personal Rights, Responsibility and Community in a Libertarian Third Millennium (2000)
    The original Bill of Rights, sponsored largely by James Madison, is now about 210 years old. Reinforced by the Fourteenth Amendment, which eventually applied many of its provisions to the states, it has served us well. It is time to re-evaluate our fundamental constitutional rights and to seriously consider their major renovation. This is my central proposal.

    Are we ready to trust ourselves as individuals with the personal responsibilities that go with rights? When government defines personal moral values, we tend to take less account for not only our own actions but also our own underlying values, for those spiritual yearnings that make us, all unique people, who we are. We tend to lose interest in speaking for ourselves and tend to leave moral judgments to "experts" who get paid to pass judgment on all of us. I discuss a philosophy, often called libertarianism, of extremely restricted government. I present it from the personal perspective of a gay man who grew up in a period of enormous change and migration toward cultural individualism. My argument is intended for everyone, but I provide my own detailed perspectives on many issues.

    • The parallel between draft deferments during the Vietnam era and the gays-in-the-military battle today

    • How close the gay community, as we know it, came to total catastrophe during the early days of AIDS crisis

    • What the "family values" debate is really all about

    • Volunteerism and social obligations, and how both military service and parenting fit into these

    • What "discrimination" is really all about

    • How the "Donít Tell" mentality interferes with political and social debate in many areas

    • Why equal rights for gays is important for everybody

    • A science of personal growth and why libertarianism is good for personal growth

  • Do Ask, Do Tell: When Liberty Is Stressed -- Updates to Bill of Rights II; Essays on Challenges to Free Speech and to Other Liberties (2000)
    The Bill of Rights, reinforced by several important subsequent amendments to our Constitution, is expected to protect us as individuals from whims and abuses by government.

    s our culture has placed increasing importance on the individual, it may be time to consider further reinforcing our rights. Individual liberties have recently come under severe stress, not only from the necessary war on terrorism but also from corporate misconduct and well-founded concerns about managing exploding technology, as well as more traditional questions about cultural traditions and family values.

    Many of the affirmative protections in the original Bill of Rights are largely procedural. It would be well to list and review our fundamental rights with a conceptual bottom-up review. These rights would include psychological rights to express to others who we are as individuals and would invoke social rights to ensure basic fairness to all people.

    How do we reinforce individual rights and, simultaneously, maintain stability, security and social justice in our society? With many issues, the free market provides a much more dependable means of regulation than can government. But there are some areas where law is essential to maintain real freedom.

  • Our Fundamental Rights and How We Can Reclaim Them: A Psychological Approach (1998)

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