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Confronting the Myths about "Arming Teachers"

Decentralization and SecessionLegal System

Blog5 hours ago

There is no evidence that properly trained and armed private citizens would do a worse job than government "law enforcement" personnel in enhancing school safety.

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Does the State Care More About Tax Evasion than Murder?

Legal System

Blog10 hours ago

Given the government's terrible record in capturing and punishing real criminals, while devoting ever-more resources to punishing tax evasion, it appears the government cares more about the pursuit of tax thieves than providing justice for victims of violent crime.

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The Gateway Drug Myth

HealthLegal System

Blog05/17/2019

The Time magazine article creating "the gateway drug" myth in the 1970s provided no citations for its claims, except ambiguous references to unnamed “experts.” The evidence remains elusive 40 years later.

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Free Lori Loughlin and All Political Prisoners

Legal System

Lori Loughlin has been brave enough to defy the government. For that, she should be celebrated for refusing to bow down before “that coldest of all cold monsters, the state.”

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"Obstruction of Justice" Isn’t What People Think It Is

Legal System

Blog04/22/2019

As far as the FBI is concerned, it can do whatever it wants — and anyone who resists its power is guilty of "obstruction of justice."

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Hysteria Over School Safety Won't Keep Us Safe

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog04/19/2019

The #NeverAgain movement that arose after last year’s Parkland shootings ignores how government officials cannot be trusted to behave honestly or responsibly to save student lives.

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The Right Not To Testify

Legal System

Blog03/14/2019

Conscription of witnesses is no more justified than conscription into the armed forces or into any other service or occupation.

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The Case for Legalizing Blackmail

Legal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog02/21/2019

The recent controversy over Jeff Bezos has spawned an interesting debate among free-market economists on whether blackmail should be legalized.

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The Ethics of Capitalism

From the ArchivesLegal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog02/14/2019

There is no justification for any lawful entrepreneur to feel any sense of guilt in appropriating the results of his or her creative activity.

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Universal Background Checks Are Back

Legal System

Blog02/11/2019

While everyone was talking about the 2018-2019 United States government shutdown, the House began pushing a new bill on universal background checks for gun ownership.

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