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Gun Rights Voting Opinions
Freedom is the Answer,... What is the Question?
Gun Rights Voting
by Ernest Hancock
The forever memory of the Internet has exposed some of the largest pro-rights gun organizations as part of many efforts to negotiate your rights away in favor of political maneuvering for party labeled candidates and other special interests. But impr
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Immigration is bad because ... Opinions
Freedom is the Answer,... What is the Question?
Immigration is bad because ...
by Ernest Hancock
What is interesting is how it is only government programs that cause us all to suffer from “more customers.” In a free market the more customers there are the better. Both social and economic engineering has sapped the life force from the most produc
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May I have a little freedom please?! Opinions
Freedom is the Answer,... What is the Question?
May I have a little freedom please?!
by Ernest Hancock
I know this is what every level of government here in America is using to justify the confiscation of every bit of wealth they can get their hands on before we are able to turn it over to our children and grandchildren. But I just want to know where
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My Life! Opinions
Freedom is the Answer,... What is the Question?
My Life!
by Ernest Hancock
America is founded on the ideal that the only legitimate purpose of government is the delegated stewardship, from the people, to protect us from those who would deny us our freedom to be left alone.
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Heroes Opinions
Freedom is the Answer,... What is the Question?
Heroes
by Ernest Hancock
I’ve taken some time to define for myself the word “hero”.
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Graduating Children or Adults Opinions
Freedom is the Answer,... What is the Question?
Graduating Children or Adults
by Ernest Hancock
Got Children? How about grandchildren or other children you love? If not, then maybe you have an opinion about how your life is impacted by children educated in government approved schools. I’d like to make some observations and share some experience
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Opinions
Freedom is the Answer,... What is the Question?
I vote for “Yellow Page Non-Government”
by Ernest Hancock
What if there was an election and nobody came? Would the government’s justification for ruling us go away? I think maybe the various levels of government would argue that we our chance to vote several times a year. That one time they allowed a vote o
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When Johnny Comes Marching Home Opinions
Freedom is the Answer,... What is the Question?
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
by Ernest Hancock
Eventually the Americans that were convinced that they were defending America when they enlisted in the armed services are going to be coming home.
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A Case for Anarchy Opinions
Freedom is the Answer,... What is the Question?
A Case for Anarchy
by Ernest Hancock
The study of complexity, or chaos, informs us of patterns of regularity that lie hidden in our world, but which spontaneously manifest themselves to generate the order that we like to pretend authorities have created for us.
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Where will all of the water come from? Opinions
Freedom is the Answer,... What is the Question?
Where will all of the water come from?
by Ernest Hancock
Anyone with a taxpayer funded paycheck (and almost anyone other than a libertarian campaigning for one) will tell you that water is so important that it must be placed into the hands of the government. A libertarian’s natural reflex is exactly the op
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'IT IS THE INSTITUTIONALLY INDOLENT THAT I AM TALKING ABOUT' Opinions
The Libertarian
'IT IS THE INSTITUTIONALLY INDOLENT THAT I AM TALKING ABOUT'
by Vin Suprynowicz
Last week, we started dealing with the mail on my Sept. 11 column about the fading American virtue of self-sufficiency, as hastened by the growth of the welfare state, on display in the person of the mendicant class of New Orleans at the Superdome in
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STRAIGHT TALK, THE REAL ENDANGERED SPECIES Opinions
The Libertarian
STRAIGHT TALK, THE REAL ENDANGERED SPECIES
by Vin Suprynowicz
Haven’t heard enough euphemisms in the John Roberts confirmation hearings, where Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Animal Farm -- that champion of “leaving us alone” who would have armed goons invade our homes and jail us for growing pot or mounting a “bad” w
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HIGHER WAGES WOULD LIKELY FREEZE OUT KATRINA SURVIVORS Opinions
The Libertarian
HIGHER WAGES WOULD LIKELY FREEZE OUT KATRINA SURVIVORS
by Vin Suprynowicz
On Sept. 8, President Bush signed an executive order suspending the Davis-Bacon Act and allowing contractors to pay actual going rates to rebuild flood-stricken New Orleans.

The AFL-CIO immediately began squawking. “Employers are all too eager t
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By the Power of the State,... "I Now Pronounce"! Opinions
Freedom is the Answer,... What is the Question?
By the Power of the State,... "I Now Pronounce"!
by Ernest Hancock
How is it that state sanction became part of the most private relationship known to human beings?
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'A BLACK UNDERCLASS ISOLATED BY POVERTY' Opinions
The Libertarian
'A BLACK UNDERCLASS ISOLATED BY POVERTY'
by Vin Suprynowicz
Some mail rolled in, responding to my Sept. 11 column on the aggrieved residents of inner-city New Orleans.

These were residents who, admittedly, had been ordered to the Superdome by city authorities despite the woeful lack of supplies or facili
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NATURE CULT'S DEVIOUS TACTICS EXPOSED Opinions
The Libertarian
NATURE CULT'S DEVIOUS TACTICS EXPOSED
by Vin Suprynowicz
Nature cultists have been lying for decades about the supposedly “devastating” impacts of ranching, mining, lumbering, and just about any other productive use of the Western lands that you can think of.

One of their favorite tactics is to post m
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NEVADA CORPORATIONS -- A 'FRAUDULENT SCHEME'? Opinions
The Libertarian
NEVADA CORPORATIONS -- A 'FRAUDULENT SCHEME'?
by Vin Suprynowicz
There is a final defense against excessive taxation -- one that tyrants and their henchmen have been railing against since Pharaoh sent his armies chasing Moses to the Red Sea.

Those who face unacceptable levels of confiscation of their li
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WHAT CAN 70 YEARS OF WELFARE PRODUCE? Opinions
The Libertarian
WHAT CAN 70 YEARS OF WELFARE PRODUCE?
by Vin Suprynowicz
Juicier details will doubtless emerge -- I’m betting we’ll see faked-up emergency response plans; levee repair money diverted to build fancy marinas, riverboats, and casinos; the “best and the bravest” abandoning their posts and the buses that
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JOE STALIN, 'CHRISTIAN GENTLEMAN' Opinions
The Libertarian
JOE STALIN, 'CHRISTIAN GENTLEMAN'
by Vin Suprynowicz
A few worthwhile books have crossed the desk lately, the most notable being Thomas E. Woods’ “Politically Incorrect Guide to American History,” Regnery, $19.95.

This is a non-threatening 246-page large-format paperback. In fact, what I mis
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'LABOR' IN THE MODERN AGE Opinions
The Libertarian
'LABOR' IN THE MODERN AGE
by Vin Suprynowicz
Labor Day has a different history in America than in Europe, points out Julia Vitullo-Martin, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and editor of the book “Breaking Away: The Future of Cities.”

Europe’s Labor Day observance was announ
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LET'S NOT CONFUSE 'RIGHTS' WITH MANDATES AND HANDOUTS Opinions
The Libertarian
LET'S NOT CONFUSE 'RIGHTS' WITH MANDATES AND HANDOUTS
by Vin Suprynowicz
Being a libertarian, I’m pro-choice -- and against government intervention -- in just about everything. Given the levels of privacy and intimacy involved, that certainly applies to people’s reproductive decisions.

Unfortunately, many who c
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TRAFFIC PLANNERS MISUSE TAX MONEY FOR ONE-SIDED AD BLITZ Opinions
The Libertarian
TRAFFIC PLANNERS MISUSE TAX MONEY FOR ONE-SIDED AD BLITZ
by Vin Suprynowicz
“Transportation For All? It’s your call,” advise the massive billboards that stare down at Las Vegas drivers in the Spaghetti Bowl and along other major travelways this month.

The irony is, those drivers’ own tax dollars are being used in th
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AND THE TYRANT SAID, 'I WANT YOUR LAND, IT'S PRETTY'
Opinions
The Libertarian
AND THE TYRANT SAID, 'I WANT YOUR LAND, IT'S PRETTY'
by Vin Suprynowicz
The U.S. Supreme Court’s execrable Kelo vs. New London decision -- holding local government can seize any property, no matter how prosperous, and turn it over to a different private owner so long as this is held to somehow benefit the amorphous
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'TEACHER SHORTAGE' A BUREAUCRATIC FRAUD Opinions
The Libertarian
'TEACHER SHORTAGE' A BUREAUCRATIC FRAUD
by Vin Suprynowicz
Despite flying in bands of Philippine mercenaries armed with sneakers, chalk and pointers, the gargantuan Clark County School District claims it’s still short 287 teachers to start the school year, and will fill those gaps with long-term substi
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BUT WHO WILL DECIDE WHICH JOBS ARE 'COMPARABLE'? Opinions
The Libertarian
BUT WHO WILL DECIDE WHICH JOBS ARE 'COMPARABLE'?
by Vin Suprynowicz
For the record, I see little evidence President Bush’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge John G. Roberts of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, an honors graduate of both Harvard College and Harvard Law who has argued 39 c
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QUICK FIX FOR GLOBAL WARMING: DEMOLISH 3 MILLION HOMES Opinions
The Libertarian
QUICK FIX FOR GLOBAL WARMING: DEMOLISH 3 MILLION HOMES
by Vin Suprynowicz
How far would the “global warming” loonies go if left to their own devices?

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ALTERNATIVE ENERGY? NOT IN HIS BACK YARD
Opinions
The Libertarian
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY? NOT IN HIS BACK YARD
by Vin Suprynowicz
The forces of political correctness strive mightily to promote “alternative” energy sources at every turn -- and regardless of the cost or inconvenience to everyone else.

For example, always-PC California for years has required auto manufact
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UNIONS CLOSE RANKS AROUND BAD TEACHERS Opinions
The Libertarian
UNIONS CLOSE RANKS AROUND BAD TEACHERS
by Vin Suprynowicz
What happens to the staff of a unionized, government-run school that gets a reputation for being a “bad” school, whether that be for academic performance, or behavioral problems, or (all too often) both?

The few good teachers promptly use
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WHO CALLED JOE STALIN 'A CHRISTIAN GENTLEMAN'? Opinions
The Libertarian
WHO CALLED JOE STALIN 'A CHRISTIAN GENTLEMAN'?
by Vin Suprynowicz
A few worthwhile books have crossed the desk lately, the most notable being Thomas E. Woods’ “Politically Incorrect Guide to American History,” Regnery, $19.95.

This is a non-threatening 246-page large-format paperback. In fact, what I mis
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SOME SUSPICIOUS PRISON STATISTICS Opinions
The Libertarian
SOME SUSPICIOUS PRISON STATISTICS
by Vin Suprynowicz
Demonstrating his macho qualities for reporters (at least, after the fashion of lawyer-politicians in business suits) California Attorney General Bill Lockyer bragged not long ago that he would like to “personally escort” Enron CEO Kenneth Lay
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