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 By Kent McManigal    Voices    July 8, 2020

Opinion: Mask fine theft by government

When a politician makes a mistake and makes a problem worse (or creates a problem out of thin air), they rarely change course. Instead, they double down. It’s hard for them to admit they did the wro...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    July 1, 2020

Opinion: People responsible for own actions

You bear no guilt for things you had no part in. Don’t accept guilt you didn’t earn. I’m not going to blame you for things you have no control over, nor will I accept blame for the same sort of...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    June 24, 2020

Opinion: Politics reason behind a lot of anger

Why is there so much anger in the world? People fight over statues; over differing opinions on gender, race, and policing. Over masks and whether to end the shutdown or keep society imprisoned until...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    June 17, 2020

Opinion: Respecting liberty will still work

The world’s a bit crazy. Not as bad here as in other places, but we see the effects of those crazy paces even here. Pandemics, riots, gangs of trespassers setting up their own governments ......

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    June 10, 2020

Opinion: Rioting is wrong way to protest

There’s a correct way to protest injustice and there’s a wrong way. You may have recently noticed people in several big cities doing it the wrong way. Although, perhaps people pretending to side...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    June 3, 2020

Opinion: Never hurts to make preparations

As the panic over coronavirus loses steam, and everyone who isn’t a political power junkie gets back to normal, remember the lessons you learned over the past few months. The virus wasn’t as...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    May 27, 2020

McManigal: No idea what government good for

Many problems in modern societies happen because people confuse political government for something it isn’t. They expect it to do things it can’t do and isn’t suited for. To do things right you...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    May 20, 2020

Opinion: Market needs freedom to flourish

The world’s economy is being damaged by this pandemic, or, more accurately, it’s being damaged by government reactions to the pandemic. The damage is adding up; getting worse with time. The only...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    May 13, 2020

Opinion: Time to let people take own risks

I would expect, given the record of failure, this coronavirus experience would cause people to reconsider their belief in the credibility of government. From past experience, I know hope — or someth...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    May 6, 2020

Opinion: Reopening isn't politicians' call

To open or not to open; that is the question. But it’s the wrong question. While there’s plenty of debate and disagreement over allowing businesses to re-open; when and how it should be done, the...

 

Opinion: Smallest actions can have big effects

It’s a quirk of human nature that a crisis can bring people together, bring out our best, and give our lives meaning. Sure, it can also bring out the worst in some damaged people, but we can...

 

Opinion: Government likely to make itself hero

What have you learned from the coronapocalypse so far? Has it changed you? The experience has shown me where my preparedness was good and where I could make improvements. I discovered the need for...

 

McManigal: Making one more coronavrius prediction

I’m going out on a limb to make another coronavirus prediction. You can decide for yourself, with hindsight, how my previous predictions have held up — and hindsight will get clearer as more time passes. My newest prediction is that the...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    April 8, 2020

Socialistic policies only worsen economy

I appreciate those who are making a heroic effort to keep the economy running; putting their health and lives on the line for our benefit. They are trying to make sure food and supplies are available...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    April 1, 2020

Opinion: 'Papers, please' now our reality

I’m not happy with the petty tyrants who have done away with any pretense of respecting the rights of Americans. They are using this pandemic as an excuse to twist the police state tighter around ou...

 

Government more deadly virus

Do you know what I’d rather not think about? The coronavirus panic. Do you know what it seems no one, including me, is thinking about? Anything other than the coronapocalypse. People think about...

 

Keep healthy habits, help others

How will you spend your time now that civilization has been canceled by executive command? Is it time to brush up on your stone-age skills? This would be a good time to familiarize yourself with the...

 

Don't need rescue from everything

I’m surprised at how seriously people are taking the coronavirus. I’m even more surprised at how many believe government can save them from it, or that it’s even government’s job to do so....

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    March 4, 2020

Glad someone finally said 'enough'

As much as I appreciate sheriffs who refuse to enforce the latest blatant violation of the Constitution — so-called “red flag” legislation — I wonder where their courage to not do the wrong...

 

Panic not a good survival strategy

Here comes Coronavirus; the threat of the month. How scared are you? How scared should I be? I’m not scared or even worried. When Coronavirus hit the news I did some research on it at some...

 

Gun rights decent political X-ray

Whether or not you vote or otherwise pay attention to politicians, do you wish you had a way to see inside their minds to know what they think of you? Libertarian science fiction and nonfiction...

 

No one policy good for everyone

Did you enjoy our recent winter storm? I did, but I know a lot of people didn’t. Most people are not fans of cold and snow. I don’t like temperatures over 85 degrees Fahrenheit, especially if...

 

'Red flag' laws violate human rights

New Mexico politicians are hopping on the “red flag law” bandwagon; scheming to commit wrong in the name of imagined “safety.” Red-flag legislation is all the rage, politically. I don’t...

 

Being forced to help not helping

I want you to hunger for liberty; to crave the freedom to do everything you have a right to do, even if you choose to not do it all. I want you to want liberty as much as I want it. I also want you to...

 

Good to occasionally consider 'what if'

Everyone would be smart to consider “what if?” — especially where their beliefs and assumptions are concerned. While it’s not healthy to dwell on it until the thought paralyzes you, “what if...

 

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