My kids spent a significant portion of their childhoods growing up in a little town in Idaho. It’s a lot smaller than Tikrit, or Basra or Helmand province, but little Idaho City and Boise County can serve as an illustration of a principle. What principle? Well, the principle of people of simple means resisting […]
We are all born into a world that operates on very old software. Software that was designed centuries ago and operates on principles and parameters that would be laughable if not for the human suffering and impediment to the advancement of the species it ensures. Citizenship Some people never really become aware of this, but […]
Following yesterday’s mass killing of five people at Ft. Lauderdale airport, allegedly by Esteban Santiago, who served in Iraq from April 2010 to February 2011, I wonder if Mr. Trump will issue the following press release: “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of all US veterans re-entering the United States […]
Sometimes I feel like I live among Jihadists who love the killing and are so certain it’s both necessary and justified. I mean, we can’t let other countries run their own affairs. We have to bomb them until they do what we say, and sell us their resources for cheap. Because, freedom & democracy!
Those of us who come from the Libertarian, Anarchist, Capitalist, Voluntaryist or similar schools of thought are used to dealing with coercive elements who lay claim to our property, particularly in the form of confiscating our “fair share” of taxes. The coercers begin with some premise that gives them, they say, the moral right to […]
When the bad financial news hit the world in 2008 Greece had a debt to GDP ratio of about 113%. That’s around where the US is right now, although with the monkey numbers all these countries use it’s hard to know how bad things really are.
I didn’t grow up in America. But as a child I was still propagandized by my State. Every morning in the school classroom we had to stand and sing God Save the Queen, and later, O Canada and recite The Lord’s Prayer. The implication was that, above all, our political ruler(s) must be preserved and […]
I get so tired of people waving national flags and bragging about how they live in Freedom. Because they don’t. Freedom is the condition of every individual having complete control over his or her life and property. Therefore, – if somebody can successfully vote to have your money taken from you, you don’t live in […]
In their never-ending quest to garner enough votes to stay in power politicians have several time-proven tactics. One of these tactics is to promise that initiatives will “create new jobs” for the community. This is how a pure government program works. They announce there will be a new $100 annual tax. However, that tax will […]
This is a guest post about fairness and equality by Richard Paul Sprague, who lives in Hawaii and is a lifelong student of Freedom. Richard is happy to respond to comments below. If you would prefer his direct e-mail address to correspond just ask me. Copyright © 2014 Richard Paul Sprague. All rights reserved. The […]
In our culture we don’t spend much time thinking about happiness. It could be argued that happiness is the most important thing in life. It’s a universal good. Nobody has a personal definition for happiness that is a negative or something they want to avoid. Everyone wants happiness, however they define it. What is amazing […]