Well, dear friends, it looks like I've been endnoted. (For those of you bibliographically challenged, an "endnote" is kinda like a "footnote" except it's at the end of a book or a chapter and not at the bottom or foot of a page.)
And where have I been endoted?
Here. I'm the 88th endnote in chapter 4 of David Lampo's book A Fundamental Freedom: Why Republicans, Conservatives, and Libertarians Should Support Gay Rights.
And who is David Lampo? From the Huffingtonpost:
He is also the director of publications at the Cato Institute and a member of Log Cabin Republicans.I was endnoted by a Log Cabin Republican/Cato Institute sort of guy??
While I have to admit that's really not my thing, I also have to admit it's certainly very flattering to see my name on his pages. The only problem is that I now have to go find a copy of the book to see why I was endnoted in the first place.
All I can tell you is that this was the blog post that was cited - it's a blog post criticizing The Trib editorial board (now that's a surprise!) for calling U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker, he who declared California's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, a "liberal activist judge."
Speaking of Cato, my friend Eric, he who writes Da Funk, sent me some links from there that he thought might appeal to my more progressive friends. Eric and I agree on few things but he's a good guy - very thoughtful and smart. I just disagree with his politics. Doesn't mean we can't be friends.
Here's the links:
- Rand Paul may be giving a big boost to immigration reform
- The Iraq War: 10 Years Later
- How Minimum Sentencing Hurts Minorities
- Google's Transparency Regarding National Security Letters
I haven't had a chance to check these out yet but if they trigger a conversation (even if you disagree) then that's a good thing.