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Privacy, Please

You can decide whether to use Facebook or let private sites install cookies to track your info. Johansson didn’t give that hacker permission to steal her photos. And I didn’t give the NSA — not to mention the IRS, FBI, etc. — permission to access my information.

Minimum Wage Laws are Immoral

The government has no business in dictating voluntary trade between employers and employees. The minimum wage laws are immoral and should be abolished, leaving businesses and workers free to prosper.

Governed by Rules, Not Men

Who’s in office is making a difference, because government has abandoned its referee and night watchman function and gotten into the business of determining winners and losers.

Freedom Is Not Free

As long as millions of Americans vote on the basis of who gives them free stuff, look for their freedom — and all our freedom — to be eroded away, bit by bit.

FCC “Study” vs. the First Amendment

ending federal bureaucrats to meddle in newsroom affairs by conducting an alleged “study” will chill news coverage and make government-licensed broadcast media think twice about airing stories that place the Obama administration in a bad light.

“Studied” Censorship

The nation must be made “safe” from provocative words. It won’t be called “censorship.” It will be called the enforcement of “responsible speech.”

Gun Controls: Are You “Reliable”?

The Nazis brought “order” to the chaos of gun controls in Weimar Germany, rendering most Germans defenseless against criminals and the government. Are we headed in the same direction?

Freedom of Speech vs. Embarrassing The Government

A federal employee decides to write a book on his knowledge of a known government scandal. After signing a book contract with a major publisher, the book deal is subsequently forbidden—by the government. Does this sound like a George Orwell novel? Or an Ayn Rand work of fiction? No. It’s really happening. Not in a […]

Are Guns the Problem?

Why — at a time in our history when guns were readily available, when a person could just walk into a store or order a gun through the mail, when there were no FBI background checks, no waiting periods, no licensing requirements — was there not the frequency and kind of gun violence that we sometimes see today, when access to guns is more restricted?

Honesty and Trust

The fact that honesty and trust are so vital should make us rethink just how much tolerance we should have for criminals and dishonest people.

Censorship by Fear

if one remains silent for fear of retaliation or retribution, one can’t claim that one is being “censored,” can one?