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Rights don't change, even if details do

Recently a lot of anti-liberty advocates have tried to justify their opposition to the Second Amendment. They say it is "outdated;" that back when the Bill of Rights was written, the founders couldn't have foreseen semi-automatic...

 

Don't wait to stand up for rights

How many times have you wished others would "wake up" and realize the importance of some issue? Probably as many times as I have. Libertarian author L. Neil Smith points out that people are already "awake," otherwise nothing would... Full story

 

Voluntary solutions the answer

Libertarians often get accused of blaming everything on government. Little old us, picking on big strong government? That's silly. The problem is not government, nor is it crime. The problem is people using theft and aggression... Full story

 

More laws will not save any lives

In the weeks after the Sandy Hook massacre, the standard reactions that always follow such a tragedy cropped up everywhere, with a new emphasis on the specter of "mental illness." Surprise! Mentally ill people are responsible for...

 

Self defense prevents massacres

Mass murders. Who commits them? Where do they happen? How can they be prevented? How can they be stopped when prevention fails? These seem to be the only reasonable questions to ask in the wake of Sandy Hook. Who commits them?...

 

Constitution ultimate authority

Are you among those torn between feeling you should support the government, and knowing it does wrong? Should you "render unto Caesar" anything that he, in his modern incarnation, demands? Basically, to render unto Caesar what is...

 

Regulations, taxes block progress

Fraser Institute released its Economic Freedom of North America 2012 report, and New Mexico came in 50th among the American states. That's bad news, but it's also an incredible and exciting opportunity, because it would be so... Full story

 

Respect two-way street

I have noticed a couple of recent letters to the editor calling for respect toward those in political office. That's all well and good; there needs to be more respect in society, but it needs to be earned. Respect is cheapened...

 

Libertarian values bring peace

Being libertarian isn't all fun and games. We are not necessarily the "party crowd" we are sometimes made out to be. While some libertarians are undoubtedly that way, as are many non-libertarians, it certainly isn't a given. Libert... Full story

 

Law, at very foundation, irrelevant

How would you behave if there were no laws against murder or theft? How about your friends and relatives? Would any of you go on a rampage? If so, what's really stopping you now? I think people who obey such laws would not do... Full story

 

Election does not change abuse

The election has come and gone, and even though I am writing this before any actual results are in, I already know the outcome with absolute certainty: Once again a crooked politician has won the presidency and America ...

 

Government should open market

I will probably never understand those who feel the solution to any problem is to get the government to do something about it. Very few things should ever be subject to a vote, and nothing that would violate the rights of the losin...

 

Respecting liberty to fix America

What is "America?" America isn't the land mass, although it does sit on a spectacular and rich piece of real estate. America isn't the shared history, although that is a vital thread that gets neglected, inverted, or obscured... Full story

 

State has no authority in religion

Recently I saw some people around here get very upset over what they saw as an attack on their freedom of religion at government-sponsored sporting events. I saw it somewhat differently. Religious freedom is a condition necessary f...

 

Changes needed to ensure justice

"Justice" is the attempt to take an individual who has been harmed by an act of aggression or property loss and correct the damage; to return the victim to as close to the "pre-victimized condition" as possible. What, then, is... Full story

 

Laws create excuse for meddling

Even if you could make murder rare by banning or regulating guns and knives, it would still not be right to violate the fundamental right of every human to own and to carry whatever type of weapon we desire, wherever we may go,... Full story

 

Laws create excuse for meddling

Even if you could make murder rare by banning or regulating guns and knives, it would still not be right to violate the fundamental right of every human to own and to carry whatever type of weapon we desire, wherever we may go,...

 

Fear not, take control of your life

I was talking to a really nice guy recently who said he doesn't agree with a lot of what I write. That's understandable. It happens all the time. But what bothered me, and frankly left me without a response at the time, is that he...

 

Fear not, take control of your life

I was talking to a really nice guy recently who said he doesn't agree with a lot of what I write. That's understandable. It happens all the time. But what bothered me, and frankly left me without a response at the time, is that he...

 

No one represents you in election

It is amusing to watch the election promoters trying to make the anointed presidential candidates look different from one another. Especially when it means they are now promoting a candidate they had vigorously opposed mere months...

 

No one represents you in election

It is amusing to watch the election promoters trying to make the anointed presidential candidates look different from one another. Especially when it means they are now promoting a candidate they had vigorously opposed mere months...

 

No loopholes in libertarianism

It's usually nice when you run across something that confirms what you already thought to be true. However, "nice" doesn't really get you anywhere if you care about truth. The best way to find out whether or not something is true... Full story

 

No loopholes in libertarianism

It's usually nice when you run across something that confirms what you already thought to be true. However, "nice" doesn't really get you anywhere if you care about truth. The best way to find out whether or not something is true... Full story

 

Column: You have right to refuse health care

The "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," that Orwellian edifice of Medical Marxism more commonly referred to as ObamaCare, has been declared "legal." What a farce. It has nothing to do with protecting patients. It has noth...

 

Column: You have right to refuse health care

The "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," that Orwellian edifice of Medical Marxism more commonly referred to as ObamaCare, has been declared "legal." What a farce. It has nothing to do with protecting patients. It has noth... Full story

 

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