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 By Kent McManigal    Voices 

Opinion: Real world better than metaverse

Have you been hearing about the metaverse? What is the metaverse? It’s “virtual reality” taken to another level. Like experiencing the internet as though it’s the world you... — Updated 11/30/2021

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Good jury makes the right choice

The Kyle Rittenhouse trial may have served as a canary in the coal mine. That’s how I saw it. Government doesn’t respect your right of self-defense and would prefer you die at... — Updated 11/23/2021

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: The other side isn't what's evil

It’s popular to paint the other political side as evil. The people probably aren’t, but their ideas and actions may be. Remember — you are “the other side” to them. Evil... — Updated 11/16/2021

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

McManigal: U.S. Capitol belongs to people

Pretending the Jan. 6 demonstration was an insurrection is silly. An “insurrection,” which didn’t seek to topple any government, which was in support of the sitting... — Updated 11/9/2021

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Supply chain is government problem

I hate to sound like a parrot repeating the only phrase he knows until everyone is sick of hearing him. Even though it’s true. Squawk! Government is the problem. If you’ve seen... — Updated 11/2/2021

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Education must be separate from state

I am a fan of education. If there were such a thing as public education, I’d be a supporter. Unfortunately, what exists instead is “public schooling.". By “public,” they... — Updated 10/26/2021

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Actions have natural consequences

Actions have consequences. I can disagree with what someone does, and even believe they should face consequences for their actions, without believing government should hand out thos... — Updated 10/19/2021

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Cannabis licensing smacks of scam

If government claims it will finally allow you — after you buy a license — to do something you’ve always had a natural human right to do, but makes the rules for getting the l... — Updated 10/12/2021

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Best to let people try different things

The best survival strategy for a society, a civilization, or a species is to let individuals try different things. Get out of their way, even when you believe their choice will lead... — Updated 10/5/2021

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Try for a normal without tyrants

Are you enjoying this “new normal?” Neither am I. What can be done about it? Consider: Those who gained power or prestige by using the COVID panic will not willingly go back to... — Updated 9/28/2021

 
 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

 

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