"The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought." - Samuel Adams

My Confession

Some people call me an extremist. Confession time. It's true! My vision for a decentralized system and non-interventionist foreign policy certainly fall outside of the acceptable political views spanning the vast gulf between the ideals of Mitt Romney and Nancy Pelosi. Of course, when people call me extreme, I’m sure they don’t mean it as..

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Why do Americans Trust the Government?

Most Americans trust their government. They shouldn't. People often reveal this default position in the way they respond to any suggestion that the government might act with intentionally nefarious intent. They will throw around words like "stupid," "absurd," and "idiotic," without actually engaging the argument itself. They view the possibility of intentional government malfeasance so..

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I Fear Fear

I’ve been thinking a lot about fear lately. Between the Ebola and ISIS, many Americans seem to be in a state of near panic. The Ebola, in particular, seems to have the general population particularly scared. In fact, some of the social media commentary I’ve seen borders on hysteria. I really can’t put it into..

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