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The Federal "Crimes" of the College Admission Scandal Aren't Real Crimes

Legal SystemMedia and Culture

Blog01/13/2020

All of the “crimes” tied to this case are essentially fictional charges that are derived from some other action. These are "derivative crimes," based on invented violations such as "false statements" or "obstructing the mails."

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2019 Was a Bad Year for the "Only Cops Should Have Guns" Narrative

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog01/01/2020

From cops killing innocents in their living rooms to private citizens shooting down criminal gunmen, 2019 provided some highlights of why so many Americans choose to arm themselves rather than trust in government protection.

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Why the Drug War Makes Drugs More Potent

Legal System

Blog12/27/2019

When governments raise the cost of obtaining a good, many people will opt for buying a higher quality (or more potent) version of the good with each transaction.

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Why the Courts Aren't All They're Supposed to Be

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog12/13/2019

The government accepts no legal obligation to provide specified law enforcement services in exchange for the taxes it forcibly extracts from the citizenry. A clearly defined and voluntarily accepted reciprocal agreement between the government and the citizens has never existed.

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Social Justice Is Nothing like Real Justice

Legal System

Blog11/29/2019

Since no specific victim and no specific crime has been identified, this is no case of reparation as exists under real justice. It is simply a transfer of wealth from one group to another based on some sort of general "exploitation." 

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Freedom Means a Right to Discriminate

Legal System

Blog11/21/2019

To prohibit discrimination in employment is to infringe upon freedom of association, freedom of thought, private property, and freedom in general.

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The Deep State: The Headless Fourth Branch of Government

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal SystemWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/20/2019

School children learn that there are three branches of government. In actual practice, there is a fourth branch, the permanent bureaucracy which includes legions of civilian and military agents, officers, and administrators committed to protecting their own interests.

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Don't Trust the Government with Breathalyzers and other Forensic Evidence

Legal System

Blog11/16/2019

Government police, analysts, and lab workers have been repeatedly shown using faulty technology, forging documents, and falsifying lab results to arrest, prosecute, and convict innocent citizens.

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Reduced Sentences in Exchange for Lies: A Government Tradition

Legal System

Blog10/09/2019

Governments routinely bribe suspects into accusing others in exchange for reduced sentences. Thus, suspects are willing to say pretty much anything prosecutors want them to. Governments are fine with this.

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Homicides in the US Fall for Second Year as Murder Rate Drops in 38 States

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog10/07/2019

In spite of the fact we are told the US is in the grip of a gun violence crisis, new FBI data shows murder rates dropped for the second year in 2018, falling back near 50-year lows.

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