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 By Kent McManigal    Voices 

Opinion: Cannabis not an excuse to kidnap

An American basketball player was recently arrested and imprisoned in Russia for possession of cannabis. Some people are outraged over this; others claim she deserved to be... — Updated 8/9/2022

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Needs should be met by the people

People see me say I don’t want government doing something and often jump to the conclusion I don’t want that thing done at all. Sometimes they are right, as in the case of... — Updated 8/2/2022

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Hoping future has more liberty wins

It feels like the future is being pulled in two directions at once. Things are getting better, while things also feel like they are getting worse. Both are probably true. I’m not... — Updated 7/26/2022

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Libertarians aren't on right or left

No one really understands anyone else, so it’s no surprise that non-libertarians don’t understand libertarians. When I first started writing on the topic of libertarianism, I ra... — Updated 7/19/2022

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Politics depends on blind spots

Everyone has blind spots. Especially when it comes to politics. In fact, I’d say politics is made up of blind spots knitted together with wishful thinking, expressed through... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Preparation can ease your anxiety

If you are worried about the next few years, I can relate. Supply chain problems, inflation, the ongoing drought, and the possibility of political violence seem like they are... — Updated 7/5/2022

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Court taking small correct steps

To those of you who are mad at the Supreme Court over two of its most recent rulings, let me agree with you. To a point. I also agree -- to a point -- with those who celebrate... — Updated 6/28/2022

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Poor choices can be entertaining

Do you ever get to the point where you feel like sitting back and watching the show while people suffer the consequences of their bad choices? I do, and I remember the biblical... — Updated 6/21/2022

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Government crushes individuality

Everyone has their own unique personal preferences. This is probably a good thing since it makes life interesting and keeps us from all fighting over the exact same stuff. Think... — Updated 6/14/2022

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: People's rights are not negotiable

Politicians speak most passionately about things they understand the least, like guns. This is especially dangerous when they talk about what they believe your rights are.... — Updated 6/7/2022

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: New laws won't solve problems

Senseless aggression toward innocent victims enrages me. No matter who is harmed or who commits the act. But to intentionally target children? Rage doesn’t begin to describe what... — Updated 5/31/2022

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Censorship not the answer to evil

People like the murderer in the Buffalo, N.Y., grocery store will always find justification to be evil losers. He would have found some excuse even if no one had ever suspected... — Updated 5/24/2022

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Disinformation board is Orwellian

The federal government’s hastily thrown together Disinformation Governance Board was a predictable reaction to the “threat” this government sees in freer speech on social medi... — Updated 5/17/2022

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Neither side correct on court leak

The recent Supreme Court leak is all over the media. People on both sides feel compelled to speak out loudly and passionately for whichever side they support. There is no debate;... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Musk may help end liberal narrative

My Twitter account was shut down during the dark days of censorship, but I made a new account a month or so ago. Just in time to see all the fun and drama over Elon Musk’s buyout... — Updated 5/3/2022

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Be cure to government's disease

Joe Biden has done us a favor. One he didn’t intend to do and one his supporters probably haven’t noticed and wouldn’t like if they did. If America can survive Biden, in his... — Updated 4/26/2022

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Tolerance pushers most intolerant

Tolerance has a proper time and place, but this time and place isn’t all the time nor is it everywhere. Nor does everything have to be tolerated. Even the most tolerant person won... — Updated 4/19/2022

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Liberty remains essential principle

Liberty, as a principle, will always prove true. Respecting liberty always works, violating it always hurts. The truth doesn’t care whether you like this or not. Government’s ve... — Updated 4/12/2022

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Texas marijuana laws are failure

An excellent measure of whether a “law” is good or bad is to see if it prohibits something that isn’t prohibited elsewhere -- especially, right next door. If something is clea... — Updated 4/4/2022

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Govern yourself so you violate no one else

Life is too short to waste it trying to govern other people. If you’re honest you’ll admit you have enough to keep you busy just controlling – governing -- yourself. Even if... — Updated 3/29/2022

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: 'Law' always benefits the elite

It’s aggravating that New Mexico’s Supreme Court decided the petitions aimed at possibly holding the New Mexico governor accountable for her COVID overreach were “legally inva... — Updated 3/22/2022

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Blame inflation on century of bungling

The U.S. government is probably relieved it can now blame the results of some of its past crimes and bungling -- such as inflation and other economic disasters -- on the Russian... — Updated 3/15/2022

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Shame Ukraine, Russia suffering

It’s crazy how many people still imagine political government is credible or legitimate. How many take it at its word, even while watching events around the world today. Even the... — Updated 3/8/2022

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: War is yet another government lie

Whenever a government wants to go to war, you can be sure it is lying -- to its population and to anyone who listens to its justifications. If anyone supports a war, they have been... — Updated 3/1/2022

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Social media doing invisible damage

Throughout history the older generation has thought the younger generations are weak, frivolous, and self-centered. Just as that older generation’s elders thought the same of it,... — Updated 2/22/2022

 

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