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Many misunderstand Declaration of Independence

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit o...

 

Ready to welcome you to free society

Are you ready for liberty? How ready? Few people are sufficiently ready for liberty to be willing to let go of government. At least not totally. Even while complaining about the corruption, expense,...

 

Bad guys win if we live in fear

In the aftermath of the Clovis library shootings, the community seemed plagued by fear for days. Fortunately, it seems to have mostly passed. Yes, a very bad thing happened, but do you want fear to...

 

Mourning the women who touched our lives

How do you tell your daughter, on her 10th birthday, that her friend has been murdered? There isn’t a good way, but I was forced to give it my best shot last week. I know I wasn’t the only one; a...

 

Government can't protect you from disaster

Each time there’s some potential calamity on the horizon, I hope people will have learned this truth from history: Government can’t protect you. I am usually disappointed. Whether it’s a hurrica...

 

Why not just ignore monuments?

If I were to give advice to the Leftist protesters across the country, it would include this: Ignore the monuments of your enemies. I have no love for those who built and strengthened the government....

 

Governments need and breed wars

If they have to debate it, declare it, or convince the public it’s necessary, war is not justified. The only ethical war is the one where you have no choice; where you see the whites of their eyes c...

 

Accidents don't deserve punishment

When an innocent person falls victim to a tragic accident, I hurt along with everyone else. Yet I part ways with most others when they start calling for the blood of the person who caused the...

 

Change happens one person at a time

The world has plenty of problems and something needs to change. Just about everyone agrees on this point, even if the details they’d like to change differ. Everyone probably believes they have some...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    July 26, 2017

Is sacrifice of freedom worth it?

The belief that good things can come through government is based in the superstitious belief that the wrong thing can be done in just the right way. It’s a Utopian dream. Make no mistake,...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    July 12, 2017

Don't believe in gender grab bag

Contrary to enlightened opinion, I believe there are only two genders, male and female — with the occasional rare fluke of nature resulting in what used to be called a hermaphrodite. I don’t...

 

McManigal: Government never a friend to liberty

Those who value liberty are often labeled “anti-government” by those who don’t understand. It’s easy to see how they make this mistake. People have come to believe liberty — or “freedom,” as they usually call it — requires government...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    June 28, 2017

'Hate speech' protected after all

Mark your calendars — the Supreme Court got something right. Amazing, I know. What occurred on this notable occasion? They admitted the First Amendment protects “hate speech.” Of course it...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    June 21, 2017

Satisfying watching parties fight

Besides being an experienced negotiator, I’m beginning to suspect President Trump might be an excellent magician. Or, at least an expert in misdirection. He gets observers to focus on one hand’s f... Full story

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    June 14, 2017

Won't pretend a weed isn't a weed

I am completely in love with liberty. My own, yours, and everyone else’s. I want more people to understand it, love it, and live it. I am not afraid of you having and enjoying liberty to the...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    June 7, 2017

Honorable codes libertarian at heart

A well-lived life is a journey to be a better person than the person you were yesterday. Perhaps, In the process, even to leave the world a little better for your having been here. How will you go...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    May 31, 2017

Everyone a criminal by laws of today

Ayn Rand wrote “There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    May 24, 2017

Personal responsibility not that difficult

Responsibility seems to be in short supply these days. It’s an endangered species; unpopular and under-valued. It doesn’t have to be this way. Being responsible isn’t hard. Don’t hurt anyone...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    May 17, 2017

Exploring different views worthwhile

It is important to know where you stand on issues, and why. It’s equally important to understand the position others take. Especially when those positions are the opposite of yours. To understand...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    May 10, 2017

Government shouldn't be in medicine

It’s 2017, ObamaCare is morphing into TrumpCare, and it’s still not about “care.” Instead, it’s about government controlling a huge segment of the economy, taking away choice, and robbing...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    May 3, 2017

McManigcal: City-run range would be misfire

I love libraries, parks and zoos. However, I'm not selfish enough to believe other people should subsidize things I enjoy. For me to force someone to hand over their hard-earned money to pay for...

 

This is one debt that can't be repaid

Editor’s note: Vincent Heredia of Benton, Arkansas, last week pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in connection with the 2015 death of Cheyenne McManigal. He was sentenced to 72 months in prison....

 

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...

 

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