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 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Taxing rich discourages productivity

Tax the rich? It sounds like a great idea ... to people without a grasp of economic reality. For the rest of us, it looks like national economic suicide. If you punish people for... — Updated 9/21/2021

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Make politicians invisible again

You may have picked up subtle clues that my opinion of politicians is exactly as low as my opinion of freelance thieves, bullies, and vandals. It’s impossible for me to dislike... — Updated 9/14/2021

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: US may be one panic away from disaster

A couple of centuries ago, a smart fellow known as Voltaire pointed out, “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” This is a timeless truth.... — Updated 9/7/2021

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Not anti-vaccine but anti-mandate

I am not anti-vaccine. I’ve been vaccinated for a few things in my adult life because I think the risk of those vaccines is less than the risk or inconvenience of the diseases... — Updated 8/31/2021

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

McManigal: Shouldn't have been in Afghanistan

Nearly everyone criticizes the way the U.S. left Afghanistan and claims to know what the right way would have been. I see it differently. The tragic situation in Afghanistan has les... — Updated 8/24/2021

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Libertarianism works in real world

When you take a libertarian and whittle away everything nonessential — all the philosophy and politics — what is left is the understanding that no one has the right to use... — Updated 8/17/2021

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Government not a moral guide

As rational thinkers since at least the time of François-Marie Arouet, better known as Voltaire, have pointed out, it’s dangerous to be right when those with power are wrong.... — Updated 8/10/2021

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Government has no right to mandates

New Mexico’s government may be flirting with COVID-19 mandates again. Did you think government would just step aside when it became obvious it keeps doing pointless things? I... — Updated 8/3/2021

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Let rich give humanity new frontier

After Sir Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos both went to space — depending on how you define “space” — within days of each other, in rockets built by their respective... — Updated 7/27/2021

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: More in common than you think

Even when we seem to disagree, we have more in common than you might think. I probably want many of the same things you want. I have no respect for those who violate private... — Updated 7/20/2021

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Legislative damage takes time to undo

Why are legislative messes so quick to be made but so slow to be removed once in place? After they are shown to move society further from the goal used to justify them, they should... — Updated 7/13/2021

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Don't tolerate vandals, vandalism

The article in last week’s paper about the problem of restroom vandalism in Clovis city parks struck a chord with me. I’ve seen the results myself. I realize the people who... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Government wrong tool for society

You are smart enough to know a hammer is the wrong tool for driving a screw. Yes, It can work in an emergency, but it isn’t best and can cause future problems. Either use a... — Updated 6/29/2021

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: You're only responsible for yourself

You are responsible for yourself. No one else can be as responsible for yourself as you are, nor can you ever be completely responsible for anyone but yourself. Please do your best... — Updated 6/22/2021

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Look toward cryptocurrency's future

It seems nearly everyone is talking about Bitcoin and Dogecoin, as well as the thousands of other cryptocurrencies, these days. Cryptocurrency is seen as a tool for financial... — Updated 6/15/2021

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Liberty is among self-evident truths

Many times over the years people have demanded proof that liberty is better than the alternative. Sometimes the detail being questioned changes — maybe it’s the concept of... — Updated 6/8/2021

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Drug abuse stupid but prohibition evil

It’s normal to focus more on things that matter to us personally. It’s harder to care about everything else. I’m most vocal about the liberty I see being attacked the... — Updated 6/1/2021

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Arguments for government work against it

Any argument against the idea of having a free society — one free of political government — also works against the idea of having such a government holding society down. The... — Updated 5/25/2021

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Government should have less control

If you’re going to tolerate politicians, and a political government for them to operate in, what should they be allowed to do? Not much. Their ability to control anyone should... — Updated 5/18/2021

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Glad I have as much choice as I do

It's good to have choices. The continuing COVID-19 overreactions of New Mexico's politicians mean I've spent much less time and money in New Mexico than I would have normally. Why... — Updated 5/11/2021

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Won't sacrifice liberty for worst of us

There will always be some members of the population set on killing each other over petty squabbles and imagined slights. Nothing you and I can do will ever change this; nothing gove... — Updated 5/4/2021

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Time to right marijuana wrongs

Once New Mexico’s marijuana rules have changed, everyone with marijuana charges on their record should get a clean slate. At least where marijuana is concerned. Then they need to... — Updated 4/27/2021

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Government owes business apology

After this past year, government owes business an apology. Not just empty words, but a meaningful apology. An immediate suspension of all taxation on any economic activity whatsoeve... — Updated 4/20/2021


McManigal: Gun control based on lies

If you have a better idea, share it and convince people it’s a good idea. If you can’t convince them with the truth, that should be the end of it. If you can’t let it go, and decide to force everyone to go along with you, you... — Updated 4/13/2021

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: NM fumbled on legal marijuana

Leave it to government to fumble a chance to do the right thing. New Mexico has finally decided to legalize cannabis. This could have been a win for liberty, but they did it wrong.... — Updated 4/6/2021


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