Tag Archives: liberty

In Defense of Vultures

They clean up the mess beside the road that has been left there to rot. It is not a pleasant sight but who can really object to the service these birds perform. Actually, the vultures I want to defend are … Continue reading

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The Abuse of Civil Forfeiture

The price of liberty is eternal vigilance We need to repeat this warning twice every day. Today’s example comes from a three-part series in The Washington Post on the use and abuse of civil forfeiture by the police. Our free … Continue reading

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Keep it limited and keep it simple

The first and second rules of good government The price of liberty is eternal vigilance. We can never remind ourselves of this fact too often. As I have written many times, government by its very nature is a slippery slope. … Continue reading

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Arizona and Religious and Personal Liberty

A successful society balances the interests of individuals and society. In the area of personal liberty and public tolerance, all low hanging fruits (all win – win policies) have been picked. Thus remaining discussions of the best boundary between the … Continue reading

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Liberty and the Overly Prescriptive State

Few things reveal a person’s views on liberty more than their attitude toward the right of others to say or do things they disagree with. The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States protects our right of free … Continue reading

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Are We Becoming A Nation of Cowards?

“No nation can preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.” James Madison, April 20, 1795 Osama Bin Laden’s vendetta against the United States grew out of his anger over our stationing American troops in his home country of … Continue reading

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Our Unsupportable Empire

Most of you are grudgingly aware that the U.S. government has promised us more than we want to or can easily pay for.  China is no longer willing to fill the gap knowing that we will not be capable of … Continue reading

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