Category Archives: Self-Government

The foibles of traffic regulation

On Jan. 1, 2015, San Antonio will begin enforcing a new cell phone ban for drivers. The ban is, by many accounts, common sense and will catch the city up with progressive California and New York bans. It also happens … Continue reading

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Venice independence

(Mises.org) With an 89 percent majority, the voters of Venice have elected to leave Italy. In practice, what this really means is that the Venetians plan to no longer send tax revenues to Rome. Apparently, the Venetians, who inhabit the … Continue reading

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Car dealers ought to be afraid

This company is light years ahead of the competition. (Forbes) Tesla Motors TSLA -2.85% is being courted by four Southwestern states for its $5 billion gigafactory, but there’s another state that is kissing Tesla goodbye. The New Jersey Motor Vehicle … Continue reading

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George Will, increasingly intelligent

“I’ve lived in Washington now for 44 years, and that’s a lot of folly to witness up close,” says Washington Post columnist George Will. “Whatever confidence and optimism I felt towards the central government when I got here on January … Continue reading

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On the fall of the nation-state and the return of the city-state

(TED) It often seems like federal-level politicians care more about creating gridlock than solving the world’s problems. So who’s actually getting bold things done? City mayors. So, political theorist Benjamin Barber suggests: Let’s give them more control over global policy. … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby standing in the way of Obamacare

(LifeNews.com) The Obama administration today filed papers taking the Christian craft store Hobby Lobby to the Supreme Court to make it comply with the HHS mandate that compels religious companies to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs for their employees. … Continue reading

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When the government fails to do its job…

(Fox News Baltimore) As the number of street crimes committed in Baltimore City escalates, so does the level of fear. This has caused communities to look beyond the police for protection. In Baltimore City there are four special tax districts … Continue reading

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The state of the Bill of Rights

A man who stripped nearly naked to make a point about his constitutional rights scored a victory today after forcing airport personnel to study up on the First and Fourth Amendments, reports The Wall Street Journal. Aaron Tobey, known as the … Continue reading

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I know of no country where there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.

Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy In America.

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To a government that has forgotten its place

(The Objective Standard) On June 4, Becky Gerritson, a founder of the Wetumpka Tea Party in Alabama, testified before congress about the IRS’s abusive practices toward Tea Party groups. Her poignant words deserve repeating. Gerritson began by explaining what motivated her to … Continue reading

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The most sacred of the duties of a government is to do equal and impartial justice to all its citizens.

Thomas Jefferson.

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Homeschooled kids are the future of liberty

(Forbes) The modern homeschool movement comes largely by Christians aghast over an academic establishment overrun by progressives. Schools long ago became laboratories for instilling statism and distilling politically correct groupthink. Values clarification anyone? With public education increasingly geared toward multicultural … Continue reading

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Bazos’ Blue Origin makes new frontier believable

One of the solutions explained in Juggernaut is to create new frontiers, and the most sensible place for a new frontier is space–the final frontier as it might be known. Of course, building a space ship and having the government … Continue reading

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How to challenge the authorities when the authorities are in the wrong

A few videos have recently surfaced showing regular people resisting police and federal agent stops and searches. These videos will definitely get the blood pumping because of the clear examples of freedom struggling to survive in the modern world. More … Continue reading

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A Republican criticism of Libertarianism

Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com Author Ann Coulter discusses what the GOP stands for on Stossel. She has some valid points, including “Get rid of the Welfare State, and then we can talk.”

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An argument against political correctness and fiscal irresponsibility

(Illinois Review) At Thursday morning’s National Prayer Breakfast, Dr. Benjamin Carson, a celebrated pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, gave a 25-minute long keynote address that directly refuted the key tenets of President Barack Obama’s liberal agenda – with Obama … Continue reading

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Land, the new gold

(CNBC) Two billionaire brothers from Texas recently bought 177,000 acres of ranch land in Montana, bringing their total land holdings in the state to more than 276,000. The brothers, Farris and Dan Wilks, who made their money from selling Frac Tech … Continue reading

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Tragedy and consequence

(Ad-In) According to these numbers, the availability of guns and the legality of firearms is not what makes for a sociopathic, violent country in which people go on horrific rampages. There must be another reason why this is happening. In … Continue reading

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A critique of Bitcoins

Episode 10 – Bit Coins the Currency of the Dark Net from Minute MBA by OnlineMBA.com on Vimeo. The idea that BitCoins are dangerous because they are used for illicit transactions is a fair concern, but can one really assume … Continue reading

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What if money didn’t matter?

How do you like to spend your life? What do you desire? what if money didn’t matter? What if money was no object? Alan Watts explores the possibilities. Put frankly as it is, it makes no sense that folks should … Continue reading

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