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

Interview with the Forgotten Men

I chatted with the Forgotten Men last Saturday, discussing the OffNow campaign to stop NSA spying at the state and local level. After establishing that we cannot count on Congress, the president or federal courts to rein in the NSA, I explained the basic strategy and the anti-commandeering doctrine it is based on. I also..

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Academic Hubris

You can find a lot of hubris in the world of academia. Every once in a while, I get an email or a comment on an article challenging my arguments based on my credentials. They will claim I can't possibly know what I'm talking about because I'm not a lawyer. Or they will insist I..

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Time for a Liberty Revolution in the Church

In one fundamental sense, I see little difference between the religious right and the religious left. Both groups want to use government to impose morality on others. The Christian left often chides the Christian right for seeking to impose sexual morality, drug prohibition and abortion laws on Americans. They call the religious right "intolerant" and..

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Sebelius is not the Problem

Scott Pearson holds a doctorate in economics and serves as Chair and Assistant Professor of Business and Economics at Charleston Southern University. He hits the nail on the head when it comes to calls to fire Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for the disastrous rollout of the Obamacare website. As Scott points out,..

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Who’s the Bully?

A Texas football team recently beat an opponent 91-0 and the mother of one of the opposing players filed a bullying report with the school system. According to ESPN.com, "Buchanan spent an hour in the superintendent's office this week and the school is currently investigating, as mandated by the state. The Aledo principal told Buchanan..

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Cheap Compassion

A lot of Americans demonstrate what I call cheap compassion. I've seen quite a bit of this cheap compassion during the government shutdown, especially from friends on the left. They post articles and comments highlighting some of the suffering experienced by those directly impacted by the elimination of federal services. One particularly heartbreaking New York..

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A Glimpse Into the Basement

This government shutdown gives us just a little glimpse into the basement under Washington D.C. Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Most attribute the quote to George Washington, although that remains questionable. But whether the first president uttered those..

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Thoughts On the Shutdown

A few thoughts on the so-called government shutdown. First, let's just call it what it is. Political theater with bad actors! What we have does not constitute a shutdown. If you go to the airport, TSA agents will still grope you. The IRS will collect taxes from American paychecks during the duration of the shutdown...

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Sometimes You Just Have to Let ‘Em Have It

Snarkiness and sarcasm come pretty easy for me; no doubt about it. Generally, I try to take the high road when addressing statists, progressives and other opponents of nullification. But, sometimes I lose my cool. Let's face it; you can only be called a racist, slavery loving, ignorant, uneducated, redneck, fool so many times before..

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