Waiting for Our Overlords

Today, Americans wait in eager anticipation for their nine overlords to define marriage for them. Look, I understand the emotional positions held by folks on both sides of the gay marriage issue. But let’s take a step back and consider the absurdity: we’ve essentially empowered five judges to define one of societies most basic relationships […]

A Higher Law

I’ve spent much of the last three years studying and defending the principle of state nullification of unconstitutional acts. The philosophical basis for state nullification rests on delegation of powers and the structure of the system created by the Constitution. But other forms of nullification exist, finding their legitimacy in even higher authorities. At the […]

Lesson Learned on NSA Spying? Hopefully?

Originally posted at www.tenthamendmentcenter.com Dear Republican, I hear you’re a little miffed at Obama’s National Security Agency collecting phone records of millions of innocent American Verizon customers. I read some comments on the “bombshell” over at Townhall.com. Guy Benson seems displeased. I here ya! I’m more than a little perturbed myself. I was always under […]

Let the Racists Rant

Have you seen the “controversial” Cheerios commercial yet? Actually, it’s adorable. The “controversy” stems from the fact a bunch of neanderthal racists got all torqued up because the commercial features an interracial couple and a biracial child. They spammed the comments section on YouTube to the point that administrators had to shut commenting down. Then […]

Thinking in a Box

Here’s a fun game you can play during a meeting break or at a dreadfully boring party. Declare yourself a libertarian and start talking about the need to limit the role of government, and then see how long it take before somebody says, “Oh yeah? What about the roads!?!” I promise; it won’t take long. […]

Only Seeing Half the Story

People have an amazing ability to draw definitive conclusions while only considering one half of the equation. Political philosopher Frederic Bastiat wrote an entire collection of essays illustrating this reality – That Which is Seen, and That Which is Not Seen In the department of economy, an act, a habit, an institution, a law, gives […]

The Tangled Logic of a Critic

I recently wrote an article arguing that the federal government was never meant to serve as a “liberty enforcement squad.” I was basically trying to illustrate the concept of delegation of powers through the use of an analogy. Ross sent me an email taking me to task. He believes the federal government SHOULD enforce its […]