Permitting discriminatory practices in publicly owned facilities — such as libraries, parks and beaches — should not be permitted. That is because they are publicly financed by taxpayers and everyone should have a right to equal access. Denying freedom of association in private clubs, private businesses and private schools violates a human right.
Neither “gays” nor “religions” have rights. Only individuals have rights. And those rights are all the same.
Who owns the land is something that ought to be decided not by government but by free people making their own decisions about where they wish to live.
In free markets with a strong protection of individual rights by the government, competition weeds out bad products and bad companies.
Regulations force individuals to act contrary to their own judgment. This applies to both irrational and rational decisions.
Criminals are criminals because of the way they think.
Don’t think that “hard” dictators (of the right-wing or left-wing variety) don’t lie in wait to exploit the next economic or military crisis, now that Obama has set the stage for going way outside the boundaries of the Constitutional separation of powers.
It’s not ‘states’ rights’ they’re in favor of, so much as gay marriage that they’re against.
Businesses should not self-censor and appease those who bully them. They should uphold the right to free speech and liberty—and pressure governments everywhere to do their job of protecting business and the rest of us against the initiators of physical force.
There should not be politically correct or incorrect crimes in the first place. There should only be crimes.
It is our moral obligation as faculty to defend our students’ basic rights to free speech and expression, whether we support those views or not.
If businesses want to operate successfully, they must stand up for liberty and freedom of speech, in solidarity to those who have been attacked, for their own self-interest.
Reasoned thoughts on Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Rodney King.
Sony has the power of the dollar. Don’t blame it for not having the power of the gun.
The true villains, to whom anger should be directed, are the tiny percentage of people in the black community who prey on both blacks and whites and have made black synonymous with crime.
If one conducts such a test, he will conclude that it is virtually impossible to find a single act of Congress that adheres to the principles of the rule of law.
If grand juries are supposed to vote on the basis of what mobs want, instead of on the basis of the evidence that they see — and which the mob doesn’t even want to see — then we forfeit the rule of law and our freedom that depends on it.
The battle over minimum wage is raging. Emotions are running hot. Some cities are setting the bar very high. For example, Seattle is mandating a $15/hour wage. Economically, the issue is very simple. Minimum wage laws do not raise anyone’s wage. This is because it’s not sustainable to overpay. Suppose you run a small tailor […]