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Taxation is theft by government

Tuesday was the day sometimes called “Tax Day.” It’s not exactly a holiday, and about as far from a “holy day” as it’s possible to imagine. Some people get tired of libertarians pointing...

 

Property rights abused, misunderstood

Property rights is a pillar of civilization — a pillar that is crumbling from neglect, abuse, and misunderstanding. As long as your use of your property doesn’t damage other people or their...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    April 5, 2017

Water solutions are out there

Water is a necessary ingredient for life, second only to air in importance. Even our food supply depends on the ready availability of water. Our primary local water supply, the Ogallala Aquifer, is...

 

All 'shoulds' flow from short list

Almost everyone seems to have opinions about what you and I should or should not do. Most are willing to impose their opinions through laws, which they are willing to have enforced with violence....

 

I'll never support government dystopia

Utopia isn’t an option. Even if you had the power to set up society the way you think it should be, reality would step in and make your Utopia imperfect. Expect the unexpected and remember it’s...

 

Government web of socialist programs

Frequently, people see a problem and demand government step in to solve it, without noticing government is the cause of the problem in the first place. Adding more government to a problem is like...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    March 8, 2017

Don't fight politics with politics

Why has everything become political? It’s a tragedy. Politics drives people apart. It makes people miserable, angry, and sad. Politics makes people believe crazy things and gets them to defend the...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    March 1, 2017

Law becoming justification for violation

You might be shocked to learn how little regard I have for the law. Or, maybe you wouldn’t. This doesn’t mean I approve of harming others, their property, or their rights; quite the opposite. It...

 

Chaos is a sign of accomplishment

Most of the political left, following the lead of the mainstream national media, is focusing on what they characterize as President Trump’s incompetence and the chaos that surrounds his...

 

Everyone deserves freedom to speak

On many college campuses, the students and faculty are so opposed to hearing anything other than leftist, “social justice” speakers, that they’ll threaten violence to keep other speakers away....

 

Building border wall won't end well

Whatever else it might accomplish, President Trump’s border wall has already divided America. I oppose the wall, believing it’s a bad idea, but mine isn’t a popular opinion — even among...

 

Political creatures can't run your life

Another election, another president. Some people are optimistic; others are wringing their hands in apparent horror. As with every president, I’m a disinterested observer. Presidents and other such...

 

Keep an eye out for the unexpected

Life comes at you unexpectedly. Risks are always near — from aggressive people, the weather, or simply from Murphy’s Law. No matter where you are or what you are doing, expect the unexpected, but...

 

It's your choice to live in liberty

I want your life to be better. I want you to be happier. I don’t know your individual situation so I can’t tell you what to do to make yourself better and happier. Nor do I have the authority to...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    January 1, 2017

Feeling safe in my resolutions

Since I never remember them, I feel safe in making New Year resolutions. Too lethargic from vegetarian holiday food to hatch my own, I Googled lifehack.org for inspiration. Here are strategies for imp...

 

New year good time for reflection

Although the start of a new year is completely arbitrary, it's still a good time to reflect on the past year, and look toward the future. Of course, any day is a perfect day for doing so. Just...

 

Government meddling catching up

Did the Russian government affect the recent U.S. presidential election? Maybe, but remind me again why I should care. You already know every election is rigged, because “abolish the office” isn...

 

Fake news was best in the old days

Why the sudden uproar over “fake news?” Apparently, because many on the political left blame so-called fake news for Trump’s election. There has always been fake news. Nineteenth century...

 

Ignoring reality has consequences

When you ignore the rules of reality, you get hurt. Notice I don’t say when you break reality’s rules, because those rules can’t be broken. They can only be accepted or ignored. Ignore them at y...

 

All assistance should be voluntary

It is once again the season to remember the less fortunate. On one hand, you shouldn't need an annual reminder to be good to other people, but on the other hand, sometimes it's fortunate the calendar...

 

McManigal: Opinions must change to fit facts

How often do you change your opinion about anything? When you do, what causes the change? Kent McManigal With the reluctance toward changing an opinion, it’s amazing anyone ever does, on anything. Y...

 

McManigal: Opinions must change to fit facts

How often do you change your opinion about anything? When you do, what causes the change? With the reluctance toward changing an opinion, it’s amazing anyone ever does, on anything. Yet, it is possible, and it does happen. I have changed my...

 

McManigal: I will continue to defend liberty

In the wake of the election, about half of those who continue to play the voting game are pretty upset because the candidate they didn’t want to win has been foisted upon them. Or because the one... Full story

 

McManigal: I will continue to defend liberty

In the wake of the election, about half of those who continue to play the voting game are pretty upset because the candidate they didn’t want to win has been foisted upon them. Or because the one...

 

McManigal: Elections result in America losing

By the time you are reading this, the presidential election will be history. Which I suppose is better than hysteria, which is what it has been for well over a year. Kent McManigal Perhaps there are...

 

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