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Liberty is the expression of life; it’s the only time when we’re truly alive.
I have written before about the impossibility of limited government. Let us make sure our terms are correct. Government is any entity that attempts to monopolize the use of force and reserves first use of same to itself.
Dear Ernie: This is the other side of the coin that our reading public is entitled to know after reading what was published on June 9, 2011: Why TSA, Wars, State Defined Diets, Seat-Belt Laws, the War On Drugs, Police Brutality, and Efforts to CoRead Letter
What seems to be brewing in the Tea Party movement both intrigues and disturbs me. It's just a straw in the wind, of no real significance itself, but a foreshadowing of something ominous.
Why is it that legislation defining the crimes of treason and sedition soon follows in the wake of the establishment of every nation-state? The answer is reasonably simple
As Robert Heinlein put it, "Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free."
You’re an individual. You have rights regardless of your skin color, your gender, your place of birth, or any other arbitrary characteristic. They are inherent
Statist or libertarian causes: Fair/flat tax, medical marijuana, immigration control, federal budget? In the long run, do they increase or decrease liberty? Focus on reforming or on abolishing tyranny? Incremental steps lead to liberty or backfire?
Well, technically, acting like government is important is what is silly.
The classical definition of the State is an institution which possesses one or both (and almost always both) of the following characteristics: (1) it acquires its income by physical coercion, Known as taxation; and (2) it asserts and maintains a coer
You live in a police state. The government is arbitrary. Anything you do is illegal if they say so. Everyone who works for government in any capacity at any level is evil. Evil is as evil does. The work of government is funded by theft. Much of th
LeFevre urged his readers to suppose that they had a button before them. The button was to be wired in such a manner that when it was pushed it would do away with all vestiges of government: And let us suppose... that all persons who are thus occu
Milgram researched the relationship between obedience and authority, and was at least partly motivated by the events of the Nazi Holocaust. It troubled him that so many supposedly good people could participate in such atrocities. How was that possibl
Somewhere in the history of libertarianism, this rejection of the State has been eroded to the point that anarchists are now aspiring politicians and can hear the words "anarchist Senator" without flinching. No longer is libertarianism directed again
What would be a humiliation for many turned into a party for Belgium Thursday as the country's citizens marked 249 days without a government.
Rob Mcnealy's excellent (1-hour) interview with me has now been archived. You may listen anytime. http://tinyurl.com/csmithrobmcnealyprog
Hi Ernest, I just heard your show with Sharleen B from The Zeitgeist Movement and I wanted to answer your question about defining freedom. If you want to have complete freedom, the only way to achieve this is at the expense of the freedom of othersRead Letter
Watch and Listen to the difference between Nazi Mitt Romney’s view on medical marijuana as opposed to humanitarian Ron Paul’s view. Then is a video to the great libertarian comedian Doug Stanhope on the sellout of “medical” marijuana: [NB: Some bad
What do you have to show for all of your zealous, noble efforts to achieve freedom so far? Maybe it's because the problem is not what you think it is.
Zuckerman dismisses most of the leaked cables as no more than gossipy trivia about Putin’s personality, and suggests Assange’s supporters care nothing about Wikileaks’ effect on the ability of government officials to promote “peace and security”
iPro E71 , China’s answer to the Nokia E71 smart phone. Aside from having dual SIM card capacity, a built in TV-tuner (able to pick up FOXNews here in Colombo), a longer battery life, and weighing a bit less, the Chinese version costs less than $50.
If you stop to think about it, the words “extremist” and “moderate” are really meaningless. They classify an assertion about reality based not on its truth value, but on where it lies on the bell curve of public opinion.
Hear what Lawrence will has to say about the possibility of an anarchist movement sans the Left, those anarchists who continue to defend, and justify the actions of left-wing groups whose ideas and actions run counter an anarchist or anti-authoritari
Mutual Aid on the High Seas (working title) is a conscious effort undertaken in order to spread both the principles and practicalities of societies built upon voluntary cooperation instead of authoritarian statism, and the liberating effects it has u
The purpose of political government is to suck the blood out of the productive class and pump it into the waiting veins of the political class. The dilemma of the political class is figuring out how much blood it can take without killing the donor.
What needs to change to save the world.
I recently had the privileged of attending a speech at the Strategic Edge Breakfast by Dr. Joel Olson, a political science associate professor at Northern Arizona University. He specializes in studying extremism and fanaticism.