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Does liberty mean suicide is a right?

You have to let me die
This is an example that shows why libertarianism is so hard for people to embrace. The libertarian ethos is that people have a right to chose if they live or die, the right not to be protected from themselves. But most people reading such stories know in their gut that killing yourself because you're an alcoholic is wrong. So people are left with a strong human desire, an inborn desire, to help ot...
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Trump Does Not Know What Civil Forfeiture Is, but He Likes It

Deal with the devil
So far President Trump has done pretty well. His executive orders have kept within the scope of his office. Of course some have complained about this, that's to be expected. I've discussed the travel ban order at length. Anyone who thinks that it's a Muslim ban or anything new simply haven't read it. But, when Trump does support something wrong, I will also call him out on that too. My desire is b...
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Men are the Cure for the Grip of the Masterminds

Mastermind
There is sometimes an argument about the difference between leftism, socialism, and communism with people arguing all day long what the minute differences are. But you and I know that foundationally speaking, there is no difference, they are each the same as the others. I'll explain. The New York Times article below is a perfect example of this foundation. The article talks about climate change...
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Don’t Ever Humanize Abortion!

Humans are not Property
The man who is evil uses excuses to murder. To justify his actions, to ease what tiny conscience he has, he dehumanizes his victim. And so does the woman. I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the sa...
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Free Speech: A Tale of Trademarks, a Rooster, and a Dangerous Faggot

Milo is Dangerous
Let's make sure we understand right up front that the first amendment was designed to protect "hate" speech. That is the point of the first amendment. Speech that is acceptable doesn't need protecting. There's no one out there telling people not to say the things that everyone wants to hear, makes them feel warm and fuzzy, or that follow the party line. It's the speech that people don't like that ...
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Agency is an Unalienable and Inherent Right

Give me liberty or give me death flag
What exactly is agency? It's another way of saying not only do you have liberty as an inherent right but you have the right to choose how you exercise that liberty. It is the right to consider alternatives and make choices without compulsion. This sounds like a pretty basic idea and hardly one worthy of much exploration. Of course no one can tell you what to do! But it's not that easy actually....
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China Will Rate Citizens on Their Social Score

Trump the Slayer
This is right out of a Brave New World. China is going to be rating people based on their "sociality" using data gathered from every electronic method available to them.  It is terrifying. Yet it's not much different than what we've been doing in the United States to ourselves. If you are a white, cis-gendered, male, you have a very low social score. If you question the science of global wa...
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Duterte Makes the Best Case for Why Drugs Should Be Legal

War on Drugs
Evil people, I believe, very seldom believe that they are evil. On the contrary they have convinced themselves that they are good. Or perhaps it's more correct to say they feel they are better. Better than anyone else. Because of this they feel entitled to behave toward other people in any way they want. We can call them sarcastically "masterminds" or "do gooders" or we can just call them t...
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Love at First Byte. Will they Marry?

Love at first Byte
The story linked to at the bottom is about a woman who built a robot and she wants to get married to that robot. There are several facets related to this story. Setting aside the fact that the robot looks a bit like the woman, we must first (of course) deal with the very obvious acceptance of the "told you so" from all those people who said, "If we allow gay marriage we will have to allow it when ...
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TSA Agents Thwart Attack by Giant Teddy Bear!

TSA, in essence, steels this person's property and follows up with a trite post making light of it. TSA posted a photo on their Instagram account captioned in part with this, "Why does this gigantic teddy bear look so sad? He was abandoned by his owners at LAX after the airline and TSA determined that he was just too big to be screened as a carry-on and taken on the plane." Maybe a midget terroris...
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When the State Takes Care of You the State Owns You

they don't vote for freedom
In North Korea people starve because the state doesn't give them enough food but the state also doesn't allow them to do what's needed to make or get their own food. This isn't new and that's important to always remember. This is how it happened in the Soviet Union and how it's happening in Venezuela. It always happens this way. It's one thing for an army to come in and take away your freedom but ...
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Poverty is the Default State of Mankind & UBI Is Slavery

Dog with money in its mouth
I've read so many articles from those on the left and the right exploring the question, "What causes poverty?" One of my favorite authors, Robert Heinlein said, "Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man." This is actually an inarguable fact. It is objective reality. Man comes out of the womb perhaps less wealthy than any of the ruminants that inhabit our planet. A giraffe,...
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You’re Queer! You’re a Bigot! Have a Nice Day. See You Tomorrow.

boy or girl...don't know yet
I do spend quite a bit of time talking about and discussing issues relating to homosexual and transgender people. Because of this some may confuse me with a conservative. What I mean by that is that my reasons for discussing this issue, for stating my opinions concerning their causation, is not to say that I want to force these people into a certain lifestyle. My perspective on these issues is one...
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“Hands Up Don’t Shoot” Was a Lie & Why That Matters

Speaking of the "Hands up Don't Shoot" mantra,  the Washington Post wrote, "This phrase became a rallying cry for Ferguson residents, who took to the streets to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer, Darren Wilson." (Lee, 2015) But as the article acknowledges the "Hands up Don't Shoot" mantra used by Black Lives Matter flowing out of Furgeson was a lie. It nev...
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Magnet Ban Doesn’t Stick!

magnet sculpture
While you may not care much about magnets this court decision is a win for everyone. The short of it is this: these really strong magnets are fun to play with and provide hours of entertainment for the bored. Some kids swallowed them and because they are so strong if they swallowed more than one they would actually stick to each other inside the intestines and require surgery to remove. Because of...
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