Is limited government an oxymoron?

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The Anatomy of the State

The anatomy of the state, by Murry N. Rothbard, is a fantastic essay. Everyone should give it a read: What the State Is Not The State is almost universally considered an institution of social service. Some theorists venerate the State as the apotheosis of society; others regard it as an amiable, though often inefficient, […]

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  • How Old To Buy a Rifle?
    One of the unavoidable tragedies of youth is the temptation to think that what is seen today has always been. Nowhere is this more noticeable than in our responses to the recent Parkland, Florida, massacre. Part of the responses to those murders are calls to raise the age to purchase a gun and to have more thorough background checks — in a word, to make gun […]
  • The Deep State Conspiracy
    “It is becoming more obvious with each passing day that the men and the movement that broke Lyndon Johnson’s authority in 1968 are out to break Richard Nixon,” wrote David Broder on Oct. 8, 1969. “The likelihood is great that they will succeed again.” A columnist for The Washington Post, Broder was no fan of Nixon. His prediction, however, proved wrong. Nixo […]
  • The Bloodiest Hawks
    One of the most discouraging aspects of the musical chairs being played among the members of the White House inner circle is that every change reflects an inexorable move to the right in foreign policy, which means that the interventionists are back without anyone at the White House level remaining to say “no.” President Donald Trump, for all his internation […]
  • 1984 Is in Full Bloom
    When I read this forwarded email from Yojimbo from HollyO this morning it seemed surreal. I swear it sounded like a scene from 1984, the movie. I can’t believe this is happening in this day and age. I think we are all being naive regarding how far our ruling class will go to suppress free speech, freedom, and our liberties as human beings. We are living in d […]
  • Feral Hogs and Drivers Licenses
    It’s said the best way to corral a feral hog is by steps. The first step is to put out a bucket full of feed and just let the hog eat. He gets used to the bucket appearing, full of food, at a given spot and at a given time. So he shows up at the given spot and time. The next step is to put up a piece of fence. Just one piece. Behind the bucket of food. The h […]

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  • Dead Is Dead
    by Scott Cattanach Just this year, the National Academy of Sciences concluded that CAFE (“Corporate Average Fuel Economy” – the federal government’s new car fuel economy standard enacted in 1975) had contributed to the deaths of an extra 1,300 to 2,600 Americans every year in traffic accidents.  A 1989 Brookings-Harvard study estimated an annual death … Cont […]
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    by Johan R:son Sjöberg 4/16/2004 So you say you’re tired of government and all its stupidity? You say you don’t like its arbitrary rules, regulations, prohibitions, tariffs, controls, et cetera? You say you don’t know what to do to get rid of it? I’ve got some good and some bad news for you. I’ll start … Continue reading "Don’t Play Their Games" Th […]
  • The Meaning of Jurisdiction
    by Paul Hein 5/5/2004 If you ever instigate a lawsuit, one of the first things that you will likely file with the court, as part of your initial complaint, is a statement of jurisdiction. I am not a lawyer, but I gather that this is routine: a complainant acknowledging that the court has the jurisdiction … Continue reading "The Meaning of Jurisdiction […]


  • Turkish Airstrikes Leave Kurdish Fatalities; 14 Killed in Iraq
    Unauthorized Turkish airstrikes left four Kurdish civilians dead in northern Iraq The post Turkish Airstrikes Leave Kurdish Fatalities; 14 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Original.
  • These Two Islands, 1,400 Miles Apart, Are Banding Together Against US Bases
    In January, three residents from the U.S. territory of Guam visited Japan to express their solidarity with Okinawans struggling to block construction of new U.S. military facilities on their island. During their 10-day stay, the members of Prutehi Litekyan: Save Ritidian – Monaeka Flores, Stasia Yoshida and Rebekah Garrison – participated in sit-in demonstra […]
  • March Madness, Washington-Style
    For the past few days, the nation’s media and political class have been fixated on the firing of the No. 2 person in the FBI, Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. McCabe became embroiled in the investigation of President Donald Trump because of his alleged approval of the use of a political dossier, written about Trump and … Continue reading "March Madness, W […]
  • Bring Back Bricker!
    In this era of “America first,” when an upsurge of nationalism is sweeping the country (and, I might add, the rest of the world), the populist complaint is that ordinary people are being manipulated and exploited by the Davos crowd, a claque of would-be world-saving oligarchs. A political class that disdains Middle America and seeks … Continue reading " […]
  • 15 Years After the Iraq Invasion, What Are the Costs?
    This March marked the 15th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. In 2003, President George W. Bush and his advisers based their case for war on the idea that Saddam Hussein, then dictator of Iraq, possessed weapons of mass destruction – weapons that have never been found. Nevertheless, all these years later, Bush’s “Global … Continue reading "15 […]
  • Wake-Up Call: Damaged Vets, Unnecessary War, and the Price We Pay
    "If you don’t care for obscenity, you don’t care for the truth; if you don’t care for the truth, watch how you vote. Send guys to war, they come home talking dirty." ~ Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried (1990) Violence begets violence. The empire, it seems, always comes home…eventually. No doubt, Albert Wong, who … Continue reading "Wake-Up […]
  • India Abductees Found Dead Near Mosul; 72 Killed in Iraq
    The bodies of 39 Sikhs were discovered in a mass grave near Mosul. Their identities were confirmed through DNA testing. The post India Abductees Found Dead Near Mosul; 72 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Original.
  • Pompeo and Haspel are Symptoms of a Deeper Problem
    President Trump’s recent cabinet shakeup looks to be a real boost to hard-line militarism and neo-conservatism. If his nominees to head the State Department and CIA are confirmed, we may well have moved closer to war. Before being chosen by Trump to head up the CIA, Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo was one of … Continue reading "Pompeo and Haspel […]
  • The Untold Story of My Lai: How and Why the Official Investigation Covered Up General Westmoreland’s Responsibility
    Fifty years ago this month, on March 16, 1968, two companies of US Army troops belonging to the Americal Division entered the My Lai and My Khe hamlets of Son My village, in Quang Ngai province, and killed 504 Vietnamese civilians – overwhelmingly women, children, and old men – in cold blood. The national press … Continue reading "The Untold Story of My […]
  • Who Wants To Kill Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah?
    On March 13, while on his way to the besieged Gaza Strip, two 33-pounds bombs targeted the convoy of Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah. Hamdallah was visiting Gaza, through the Israeli border checkpoint, Erez, to open a large sewage treatment plant that, if allowed to operate regularly, will make life easier for hundreds of … Continue read […]