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Tag: Opinion Editorial
  • Profit: beyond the carrot-and-stick

    When Raphie called in to Freedomain Radio to argue for an end to the market economy, he didn’t do so as a sociology student whose only exposure to economics came from a required reading by Marx.   Instead, at the time he called, Raphie had been a Canadian businessman with 21 years of experience running …

  • The ideal versus the real

    If there is one thing you can grant libertarians it is their dedication to very simple principles, namely one that is called the “Non-Aggression Principle.” This states that an individual is free to act how they see best fits them, as long as they do not infringe upon the rights of others around them. This simple …

  • Libertarian vets weigh in on Chris Kyle, Iraq War

    By Zach Foster, Chris Padilla, Adam Clossman The cornerstone of libertarian philosophy is the non-aggression principle: you won’t harm anyone if they won’t harm you either. This principle guides our conduct in peace and in war. We’re libertarians who served in the Global War on Terrorism; a soldier, a sailor, and a marine. Chris Kyle, photo by Cpl. …

  • Stop the Attacks

    If you are up to date with the news or even social media you probably noticed that Senator Rand Paul and Governor Chris Christie were the spotlight of Monday’s news. This happens all the time, because both men are possible candidates for the 2016 GOP nomination. Both were attacked yesterday for comments made concerning vaccinations. What …

  • How a comma ruins the 2nd Amendment

    Most people are aware that the mechanics and nuances of the English language have changed over the centuries. However, this does lead to some confusion when looking at texts from centuries ago and applying modern definitions of words and syntax to these documents. The Constitution of The United States is a prime example of this. …

  • Free Speech vs Islamofascism: Should News Stations succumb to the attack on Human Rights?

    In the wake of the recent shooting of the comedy writers of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in France, news stations across the globe are caught in an ethical conflict. Is it wise to post the satirical cartoons drawn by these artists, or will the offending of millions of peaceful Muslims invite more problems and …

  • 2014: The Extinction of the “Sheeple”

    America needs liberty!” This is what I have always excitedly declared to people when they ask me “What do you believe about politics?” I’ve been a libertarian since the spring of 2011. 2014 was a different kind of year though. It was the first time that I really, truly felt the need, the deficit, the hole that exists …

  • Eric Garner, Blue Privilege, and the Realities of the Nanny-state

    In 2004, police in Kenosha, WI shot unarmed 21-year-old Michael Bell in front of 5 eyewitnesses, including his mother and sister, while his hands were cuffed behind his back and 10 years later the policeman involved is still on the force. Michael Bell was a white male. On July 5, 2011, three officers in the Fullerton Police …