by RJ Parker on November 13th, 2013
Crazy thing, is these ads are real (but only being run in Colorado state). They basically have the hidden message embedded of, “It doesn’t matter how unhealthy your lifestyle is, literally EVERYONE is able to be protected somehow for CHEAP.” Free access to a valuable asset is way easier than we’ve been making it out to be. Thank God! (more…)
I thought it apt to take a look at some common affronts to libertarian principles and the notion of limited or no coercive government to regulate society.
“The Taxes that we pay as citizens, pay for the programs that the government supports like welfare, ect. If government didn’t exist, poor people would go hungry and starve. Therefore, taxes are justified by their ends.”
Actually the taxes received federally are barely keeping up with the interest from the national debt. Giving a legal monopoly on aggression, law writing, social services, healthcare and many other markets to a single entity who is not accountable or responsible for the results of their actions can be dangerous. Then, to give that same organization legal monopoly on the ability to create, print and circulate currency in a given geographic region is logically only going to cause suffering and mismanagement of assets. (more…)
by RJ Parker on October 22nd, 2013
Hey everyone who’s subscribed to us on RSS! I wanted to take a moment to let you know that we’re back. I’m kind of the moderator of the site and I was away on business this past week, so nothing really got done here while I was gone. Now it’s my third day back and I’m starting to get caught up. We’ll be getting back to a pretty regular content schedule effective immediately. I’ll actually try to get a full (real) post up tonight.
Thanks to everyone who subscribed to us and to any contributors, send me a message and we can get some of your content up here as well.
by RJ Parker on June 12th, 2013
When I was a boy growing up in Georgia, my father made sure I knew how to shoot. Of course, he did the same for my siblings, but he made sure to impress the importance of this skill and my proficiency in it upon me from a very early age. In fact, I believe I was seven or eight when I first fired (under extremely close supervision!) a weapon. He always told me that I may someday need the skill, more than most.
The reason my dad wanted me to be proficient in firearms is that I am, like millions of my fellow Americans, disabled. I was born with fairly severe spina-bifida and had to have a leg amputated, as well as some nerve damage due to spinal malformation. Fortunately, I’m relatively unaffected. I can do almost everything that most people can do, with the notable exceptions of walking and fighting.
by Chris Smith on May 29th, 2013
Among the different plagues that are currently ravishing the US, minimum wage laws are by far the most damaging to the poor. This flies in the face of its intent, but we all know where the road paved with good intentions leads us. Unfortunately, politics being what they are, it is so enticing for a politician or group of politicians to make a bold promise to garner votes, rather than actually look into what the consequences of their “good intentions” reveal for the future. On its face, minimum wage looks to be a good thing. By forcing employers to pay at least X amount of dollars, it ensures that the employees will be “fairly compensated.” There are many people affected by minimum wage. Therefore, I will make the case against minimum wage. (more…)
by Ryan Smith on May 28th, 2013