Tuesday, March 24, 2015

An Excellent Review

Judge Andrew Napolitano and I have been "Judging Freedom" for 3 years. But even in 3 years, you can cover just so much in 20-30 minute increments per week! 

The mission statement of the Libertas Media Project and the central focus of our conversations are wrapped inside the Judge's latest, this concise, compelling book, Suicide Pact:

 "The core concept of Natural Law is the idea of self-ownership and limitless personal liberty ... rights, specifically natural rights, are intangible and enforceable legal choices that are inalienable and exist a priori to any political or economic system, and for the exercise of which one does not need government approval."

I could not compose a better review and introduction than David Gordon's review here. Seriously concerned about Freedom and its future? Click here.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Something's Happening Here...What it is ain't exactly clear...

Buffalo Springfield had a 1967 hit with prescient lyrics to this column from Tom Englehardt.

Pull quote:

 After all, a grim new American system is arising before our eyes.  Everything we once learned in the civics textbooks of our childhoods about how our government works now seems askew, while the growth of poverty, the flatlining of wages, the rise of the .01%, the collapse of labor, and the militarization of society are all evident...But of the chaos of this prolonged moment and inside the shell of the old system, a new culture, a new kind of politics, a new kind of governance is being born right before our eyes. Call it what you want. But call it something. Stop pretending it’s not happening.

Monday, March 16, 2015

"Goverment"? "Authority"?

“Government: If you refuse to pay unjust taxes, your property will be confiscated. If you attempt to defend your property, you will be arrested. If you resist arrest, you will be clubbed. If you defend yourself against clubbing, you will be shot dead. These procedures are known as the Rule of Law.” —Edward Abbey

The problem is that the people are taught that when violence has been made “legal” and is committed by “authority,” it changes from immoral violence into righteous “law enforcement.” The fundamental premise upon which all “government” rests is

Friday, March 13, 2015

Quotable Quotes

"...authoritarians and other sociopaths seek one thing above all else – control. Some are satisfied with just dominating the local PTA, but others want to dominate the world. It is just a matter of degree, but these people exist. And they will do whatever they can to smother the rights of others, which recurs time and again throughout history."
James Turk

The approach is reminiscent of that of King Solomon’s offer to “cut the baby in half” (the Aristotelian mean?) in order to satisfy competing claims for the child.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Slouching Toward Extinction "The Fallacy of Limited Government"

With all the Cheers and Jeers of C-PAC 2015 fading into Yesterday’s News, let us carpe the diem to add to the growing list of oxymoronic fantasies in desperate need of extinction, a term heard early and often whenever conservatives and libertarians congregate: “Limited Government”. Like “settled science”, the Tooth Fairy and Honest Politicians, not only is there no such thing, there never has been.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

4 Minutes

...that may save you indescribable hassles, physical injury, money and your freedom....

Watch here. (Take notes)

Friday, February 13, 2015

Here Comes The Judge

FOX News Senior judicial analyst, Judge Andrew Napolitano and I are buds. If you haven't heard, he and I chat weekly in "Judging Freedom", 20 minutes of revealing (and usually entertaining) conversation about current events that impact Freedom and, by extension, our personal, daily lives.

I've often told the Judge, on and off the air, he should come out swinging harder than he is seen on FOX, even harder than he has done in "Judging Freedom". Whether my