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Tag: inauguration
  • The Peaceful Transfer of Violent Power

    Sheldon Rickman argues on the Future of Freedom Foundation site that the inauguration is in fact little more than a celebration of the transfer of the power to monopolize the use of force against the nonviolent.  Washington famously said that government “is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force.”  Rickman extrapolates from this …

  • High expectations

    Messiah jokes aside, it’s unclear what Barack Obama is actually expected to do which will be so new and amazing.  But, with inauguration crowds predicted to reach as much as 2 million, those expectations will certainly be high. As Manuel Lora points out on Lew Rockwell today, part of the problem with the incredible popularity …

  • Option 1: Inauguration. Option 2: R3volution. Hmm…

    Tomorrow is the inauguration, and there isn’t much doubt that the incoming administration will at best provide more of the same. Fortunately, there’s this other great event happening tomorrow, which promises to be considerably more interesting and, as an added bonus, will not require you to share a porta-potty with roughly 300 other people.  It’s …

  • Someone Must Act!

    Today’s Boston Globe has an article about how the cost and scarcity of DC hotel rooms is making it harder for many Obamaphiles to attend the upcoming coronation–er, inauguration. They got their Amtrak tickets. And then they got a sobering lesson in the law of supply and demand: The hotel they contacted was $150 a …