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Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform – Mark Twain

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What Ron Paul Should do Next


Anyone who has followed this blog should know first and foremost:  I love Ron Paul. I came to know Ron Paul in 2007, when I was an apathetic statist.  I hated politics, and I voted Libertarian a few times to cast a vote of dissent. When Ron came on to the national stage in 2007, […]

A Teachable Moment


It’s my second year of college, around 1987.  I find my seat for the first day of  an American Government class.  The teacher opens the session by posing a question to the students:  Why is America the greatest country in the world? I offered an answer:  Because we do more to help the rest of […]

Why I am Anti-War


I think that for the vast majority, the term “Anti-War” conjures up images of “peace-loving hippies” with no job,  spouting rhetoric about love for their fellow man. I do have love for my fellow man, but I am not a pacifist.  I own guns, and I am willing to use defensive violence to defend myself […]

On “Revolution”

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There are interesting developments in the Middle East as of late, primarily in the Egyptian protests that ultimately led to the removal of Hosni Mubarak from power. The mainstream media has portrayed it as largely a scare story – what will result from all this unrest? What will the Egyptian state look like after this […]

The Libertarian Party of West Michigan produces a cable TV program that I have participated in a number of times as their token anarchist.  This particular session was titled Money, The Fed, Capitalism, Socialism. The Producer, Erwin Haas, has graciously provided a copy of the program for viewing on the Ultimate Minority. My aim for […]

The Slippery Slope


I Just finished reading “They thought they were free:  The Germans 1933-45.”  Milton Mayer was an American professor who lived in postwar Germany.  He wrote this book in 1955. There were several parallels I found between the individuals living in Nazi Germany and the people in modern day America.  But most prominent in my highlighting […]

Us and Them


One of the more interesting (of many) paradoxes of statism is that people simultaneously esteem and loathe politicians.  Most would deny the former sentiment, but a belief that the state is a collection of experts tasked with running society and the economy betrays that denial.  Further, this esteem is  manifest in their reference to politicians […]

On Christmas Day 2009, twenty-three year old Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to ignite an explosive device aboard Northwest flight 253 as it approached Detroit.  The details are still coming in, but it appears as though he had only partially ignited the explosives attached to his leg, causing a flash and smoke setting himself on […]

There is an organization called that is sponsoring a “Read the Bills Act.”  This piece of legislation would require that congress actually read a bill before they vote on it. That’s right – a “law” requiring that “lawmakers” actually read what they’re voting on before they make it “law.”* Does this sound ridiculous and […]

In the previous installment, I posited that no one can own 100% of a slave’s labor.  The slave holder must provide for the basic necessities of the slave, including food, shelter, and clothing.  Further, the slave has no incentive to produce to the best of his ability, only to do the minimum he must do […]