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No, Voting Doesn't Mean You "Support the System"

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog11/05/2018

Voting "no" on a tax increase doesn't mean you really consented to it. And Lysander Spooner argued there's not anything wrong with voting "defensively."

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No Matter How You Vote, Politicians Don't Represent You

Blog11/03/2018

We're often told that submission to government edicts is "voluntary" because we have "representative" government. The evidence suggests, however, that politicians don't represent their constituents. Nor could they, even if they wanted to.

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Napolitano: The Feds Violate their Own Laws (and the Constitution) with Border Separations

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyThe Police State

Blog06/27/2018

Feds are reaching far beyond their limited Constitutional naturalization powers, and also violating state and federal laws.

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New Florida Gun Law Makes Florida Less Safe

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal SystemThe Police State

Blog03/19/2018

The new Florida legislation is a mess, but it does manage to introduce some chilling language about mental health.

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Not Even the Pentagon Thinks Tariffs Are Needed for National Defense

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/10/2018

Having failed to make an economic argument for tariffs, the White House is relying on a dubious national-defense argument instead. 

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Now's a Great Time to Stop Meddling in Haiti

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog01/13/2018
If Trump feels Haiti is a mess, he might consider departing from the US's long record of failure there with a new policy of total non-intervention.
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No, We Don't Need a Federal "Solution" to Infrastructure Problems

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/08/2018
States and cities are plenty wealthy enough to build bridges and roads on their own. But there are political reasons to spend federal money instead.
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