Freedom and Grown Ups

The 2018 Libertarian Party convention just wrapped up this week in New Orleans. As is normal for a political convention in an off year election, there wasn’t much of any real consequence to decide, though that didn’t stop people from trying. As the party has grown a bit and managed ballot access in quite a…

What Mark Zuckerberg Should Have Said

With all due respect Senator “fill-in-the-blank,” while my company, Facebook, may have, through negligence or stupidity, shared personal data collected from our users in ways inconsistent with our terms of service, we are a private concern. Our users chose to join us and can choose to leave us at any time. AOL and My Space…

Controversial Opinions

At this point, the only reason I have for posting a blog entry on here is just to mess with people’s heads so that’s what I’m doing. So students have finally discovered a political conscience and are concerned about violence against innocent children? That’s awesome! I would encourage them to walk out of their classrooms…

Where We’ve Gone Wrong

Another week, another tragedy, another round of accusations and excuses. And no minds are changed but plenty of relationships are bruised and plenty of heat is generated. Sadly, there is little light accompanying that heat. Just to be clear, if I could wave a magic wand and make all the bad people and the sick…

I’m Tired and Lazy

Yeah, so there haven’t been any new entries here in a while and I am not sure when the next one will be.  I suppose it will be when I have something to say and feel like taking the time to share.  Frankly, very few people even look at this blog and so I don’t…

Quick Hits

Ok, so I am just being a bit lazy tonight but, once in a while, I think that’s acceptable.  Besides, not all of my wisdom requires several hundred words to impart.  So here’s a few things which cross my mind when I am making other plans. One of the biggest criticisms of a voluntary society…

Let’s Get Washington DC Out Of Immigration

On the surface, it is surprising that libertarians argue about immigration.  After all, isn’t the free movement of people at the core of human liberty?  Of course, that does depend somewhat on what those people are doing.  Few would support the free movement of thousands of well armed Canadians driving tanks.  And, if there is…

Jeff Sessions is why the Republican Party is Doomed

Well, it’s not just the distinguished Attorney General to blame but he is quickly making himself the poster child for the Federalist, I mean Whig, I mean Know Nothing party’s demise.  This is a man who would no doubt refer to himself as a  Constitutional conservative but who has probably never even read the document…

The Good Old Days?

I never call myself a conservative, even though people frequently think of me as one since we share similar views on taxation, regulation and government spending.  The biggest reason I shy away from the word (even more than liberal) is that, at some level, conservatism is a philosophy which venerates a (mostly mythical) past, rather…

The Road to Hell?

It has to be one of the most quoted quotes in the English language and I had to take a minute to look up who is credited with saying it first. As usual, there is controversy and it doesn’t really matter anyways.  What am I talking about?  The old saw that “the road to hell…

Reflections

2017 marked the first full calendar year for this blog and, as with most everyone this time of year, it is time to reflect on this past 12 months and look forward to a new year. A new President meant that suddenly Democrats were worried about corruption, military misadventures and the deficit, while Republicans discovered…

Why Does School Cost So Much?

Of all the things we spend money on, very few have exploded in price so much in the past few decades as education.  Some of the others, such as healthcare and housing are easier to understand.  People are getting older and having more chronic health issues and are typically willing to spend whatever resources they…