August 2, 2014

Chapter Three: Who Will Build the Roads? (from Anti-libertarian Nonsense: The Ridiculous Arguments for Government Control of Everything)

  Chapter Three Who Will Build the Roads? “I suppose I won’t see you driving on any of… [more]

Chapter Three: Who Will Build the Roads? (from Anti-libertarian Nonsense: The Ridiculous Arguments for Government Control of Everything) Chapter Three: Who Will Build the Roads? (from Anti-libertarian Nonsense: The Ridiculous Arguments for Government Control of Everything)

Earth to Bill Maher: Edward Snowden isn’t the crazy one

TAMPA, January 21, 2014 - Bill Maher interviewed journalist Glenn Greenwald following President Obama's… [more]

Earth to Bill Maher: Edward Snowden isn’t the crazy one Earth to Bill Maher: Edward Snowden isn't the crazy one

Obama’s proposed NSA reforms prove he doesn’t understand checks and balances

President Obama delivered a speech on Friday outlining his plans to address the widespread outrage over… [more]

Obama’s proposed NSA reforms prove he doesn’t understand checks and balances Obama’s proposed NSA reforms prove he doesn’t understand checks and balances

Obama’s NSA speech proves government can’t prevent terrorism in a free society

TAMPA, January 18, 2014 – President Obama outlined his proposed reforms of the NSA’s domestic surveillance… [more]

Obama’s NSA speech proves government can’t prevent terrorism in a free society Obama's NSA speech proves government can't prevent terrorism in a free society

Why Civil Libertarians Should Oppose Federal Civil Rights Charges in Kelly Thomas Case

On Monday, a jury acquitted Officers Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli of charges related to the death of… [more]

Why Civil Libertarians Should Oppose Federal Civil Rights Charges in Kelly Thomas Case Why Civil Libertarians Should Oppose Federal Civil Rights Charges in Kelly Thomas Case

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Chapter Three: Who Will Build the Roads? (from Anti-libertarian Nonsense: The Ridiculous Arguments for Government Control of Everything)

  Chapter Three Who Will Build the Roads? “I suppose I won’t see you driving on any of those government roads, then, will I?” Eventually, every libertarian runs into this supposed conversation ender. Anti-libertarians believe that not only does this “zinger” refute libertarian arguments for private roads, but libertarian arguments about anything. “Oh, you want […]

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Earth to Bill Maher: Edward Snowden isn’t the crazy one

TAMPA, January 21, 2014 – Bill Maher interviewed journalist Glenn Greenwald following President Obama’s speech on Friday in which the president discussed his proposals to reform the NSA. Greenwald is the journalist who first reported on the information released by Edward Snowden on the government’s domestic surveillance activities. While Maher was respectful of Greenwald and, to some […]

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Obama’s proposed NSA reforms prove he doesn’t understand checks and balances

President Obama delivered a speech on Friday outlining his plans to address the widespread outrage over the domestic surveillance activities of the National Security Agency. However well-intentioned, the president’s proposals indicate he just doesn’t get the constitutional notion of delegated powers. Implicit in the Fourth Amendment is the principle that the government should remain powerless […]

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Obama’s NSA speech proves government can’t prevent terrorism in a free society

TAMPA, January 18, 2014 – President Obama outlined his proposed reforms of the NSA’s domestic surveillance activities in a speech on Friday. The speech was at times eloquent and the president’s intentions appear genuine, but his recommendations for reform are inadequate. As long as the government is trying to prevent crime or terrorism in the future, […]

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Why Civil Libertarians Should Oppose Federal Civil Rights Charges in Kelly Thomas Case

On Monday, a jury acquitted Officers Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli of charges related to the death of Kelly Thomas. Immediately afterwards, the FBI field office in Los Angeles announced that it would review the case to determine if federal charges would be brought against the officers. The verdict was unpopular with civil libertarians, who […]

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$1.1 trillion budget deal doesn’t change fiscal cliff

TAMPA, January 15, 2014 – The Associated Press reported today that Republicans and Democrats are ready to support a $1.1 trillion spending bill that would fund the federal government through its current fiscal year, which ends September 30, 2014. Citing a perceived mandate from voters to put aside their differences, Congress largely abandoned the superficial cuts […]

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Fast food and retail employees are capitalists, too

TAMPA, January 6, 2014 – It’s startling how pervasive Karl Marx’s worldview has become, even here in the supposed home of capitalism. Economists since Adam Smith have represented the division of labor with names for the different roles played by individuals within it at any given time. But it was Marx who identified “capitalists” as vampires […]

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It’s not affordable and Obama doesn’t care

TAMPA, January 3, 2014 – Two days ago, Americans rang in the first New Year in its history in which they were required to buy a private company’s product, regardless of their wishes. Predictably, the bloom was already off the rose, even for supporters of this debacle. The reality that the Affordable Care Act will make […]

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Duck Dynasty A&E dispute proves Civil Rights Act obsolete

TAMPA, December 20, 2013 – Immediately after A&E put Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson “on hiatus,” the blogosphere exploded with reactions. Liberals decry Robertson’s alleged bigotry. Conservatives defended his right to free speech and freedom of religion. 99% of the commentary is wrong, of course. First, Robertson’s comments were not bigoted. Robertson merely quotes the Bible on homosexuality. […]

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What Bible is Pope Francis reading?

TAMPA, December 18, 2013 – There has already been a lot said about Pope Francis’ EVANGELII GAUDIUM, in which he is critical of free markets. Reactions by Christian proponents of capitalism have ranged from respectful disagreement to full-on denial that he was critical of the market at all. The latter group is not facing reality. While […]

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Mr. Obama, tear down this data center

TAMPA, December 17, 2013 – A federal judge’s ruling Monday confirmed what a majority of Americans already knew. The National Security Agency’s indiscriminate gathering of data on every phone call made in the United States is unconstitutional. Calling the government’s data gathering technology “almost Orwellian,” Judge Richard Leon said that James Madison would be “aghast” if […]