Acceptable Risk

Fear is a powerful emotion and for good reason.  Avoiding people, places and things that can cause you harm is a pretty good way to stay alive, whether in prehistoric times or on the streets of Chicago today.  Fear is also a powerful tool that has long been wielded by well meaning reformers and tyrants […]

The Boy Who Cried Nazi

Seems like there are more fascists and Nazis around these days than we’ve seen since the 1940’s.  Apparently they are having big demonstrations all over and are liable to seize power at any minute, if they haven’t already.  The President might be nothing but a front man for an array of storm troopers who are […]

American Empire

America still has colonies.  We hear about them most frequently when something unusual happens.  North Korea threatens Guam.  Puerto Rico votes to be a state.  Japanese strike Pearl Harbor.  Seward buys Alaska.  The logic of Manifest Destiny was always pretty tenuous but at least U.S. expansion across the North American continent made some sort of […]

Socialism’s of the Left and Right

Socialism is defined as “a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole” or that’s what it says if you Google it.  That definition allows for a pretty wide range of processes and policies and […]

Government Without the State?

In my last post, I discussed secession and its place in the modern world.  Today I will take the idea of secession to its logical extreme and discuss why it is a critical part of any just theory of government.  Before I do, I will once again attempt to separate the idea of government from […]

Demographics, Democracy and the future of Liberty

Ron Paul always likes to say that liberty is popular.  Well, perhaps it is in theory.  Then again, so is peace, equality and generosity.  The devil, as always, is in the details.  And, when it comes to the details, most people part ways with those of us in the liberty movement.  They may love liberty […]