Tag Archive: liberty

Legalize prostitution?

As anyone who has read these pages more than once or twice – all six of you – might know, I have argued before that the criminalization of prostitution makes little sense. Charles Cooke takes up the argument in, of all places, the pages of National Review: If your political philosophy requires the micromanagement of…

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Is America too big?

An interesting question posed by Professor Donald Livingston:  

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Justin Amash is a fraud

If Representative Amash is in fact willing to consider “increased revenue” (red: tax increases) as a part of any fiscal deal with Democrats, then I am afraid that I am compelled to agree with Ryan McMaken: Justin Amash’s recent comment that raising taxes or increasing government revenues is all something he could be convinced to…

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Michael Bloomberg’s War on Liberty

The Government knows better than you do how you should live your life. At least, it appears that Mayor Busybody, Michael Bloomberg, thinks so. That is the only plausible explanation why he has so persistently undertaken to insinuate government into matters of personal choice. Bloomberg wants to tell you what to eat, what to drink,…

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Happy Independence Day

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which…

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Philadelphia’s Misplaced Priorities

So the City of Philadelphia’s recycling Nazis police (or enforcement unit, or whatever they call themselves) recently paid me a visit. More accurately, they rummaged through my trash on pick up day looking to uncover evidence that I posed a threat to the Republic by mixing recyclables in with my ordinary trash. Evidently alerted by…

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AuH2O

We would do well to recall the words of Barry Goldwater:  

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Fascists in the Lunch Room

So it seems that a federal “lunch inspector”, after inspecting a North Carolina pre-schooler’s lunch consisting of a turkey sandwich, apple juice, a banana, and potato chips (which by the way sounds to me like a pretty healthy lunch for a pre-schooler), informed the child that her lunch was inadequate because it did not satisfy…

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Amish Milk Farmer is a Threat to the Republic

The Washington Times today reported that the FDA has prevailed in its effort to stop an Amish farmer from selling natural, or “raw”, milk, to customers across state lines. Well thank God for that. There are clearly no greater threats than Amish farmers selling a natural product to willing buyers. Thank goodness the FDA is…

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