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Trump Administration to Driverless Car Makers: Go Nuts!

DOT secretary
I know that for those who supported Trump this is the kind of thing they were hoping to hear from a businessman. The new guidelines from the Department of Transportation relating to driverless cars is pretty much - do your thing! The article tells you right away, based on the language they use, how the author feels about it. "The DOT secretary defended the guidelines, which opt for voluntary gu...
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No, The Communist Soviet Union Wasn’t Anti-Fascist

WII photo of tank and driver likely in Poland.
It's odd to me that we need to have a discussion on how Communism, Fascism, Socialism, and Nazism are the same. Though there are differences between them they are as related as a schnauzer is to a shepherd. They may be different dogs, but they are dogs. They are all collectivist and totalitarian. You can spend time arguing the subtle things that make them unique from each other but in the end they...
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Stop Calling them “Dreamers” and Let them Stay Already

Immigration Protesters
First off, before I get into the meat of this, let me say I despise the term "Dreamers". It's political propaganda designed to make people feel bad for trying to examine the actual issue. It's an emotional plea that seeks to make that emotion the only requirement we look at. I'm against such things. This is a real issue, with real people, and it deserves more than a catch phrase or trademarked tit...
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Democrats Mad That Trump Hasn’t Built the Wall

I am in favor of borders. I don't think a nation is a nation without them. I also don't think a culture can survive without them. Borders need to be protected. Due to the unique organization of the United States we cannot protect them with an army. That is the obvious thing to do for most nations. Canada, for example, recently deployed troops to their border to keep illegal immigrants from enterin...
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Liberty is NOT Middle of the Road

Middle Ground
I agree with the sentiment of the below commentary that there is a better way, a center way, between Trump and Hillary. That way has been ignored over and over again. The last presidential election gave us a clear understanding, in my opinion, that no one (meaning not nearly enough) wanted that better way. There were a few candidates out of the over 30 that ran on both sides that were far more mid...
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James Comey is a Blight on Law Enforcement and Justice

Modern Demons
I've made no secret of the fact that I feel Comey should have been fired. In fact, he never should have been allowed to stay after the Hillary Clinton press conference in which he read off a list of her crimes. No matter how one feels about Clinton, this was an unheard of thing for a law enforcement agency to do. Imagine if your local police chief went on television and read off that they fou...
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Cathy Griffith and the Severed Head

Don't get ahead of yourself.
Comedian Kathy Griffin did a photo shoot with a bloodied severed head that looked like President Donald Trump. A lot of people are quite up in arms about it. She apologized and was fired from CNN because of it. Many are pleased at this outcome and glad to see such a horrifying display punished accordingly. I don't really feel the same way others do on this issue. I say to those upset about it, don...
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A Paradoxical Alliance by Jack Buckby and Matt Palumbo

A paradoxical alliance cover art
Normally my book recommendations are short and sweet with just enough explanation of the book to get you going. This post differs from those in that it not only is a recommendation but is a commentary partly on the book itself and partly on the subject the book covers. I apologize to the authors of the book in advance for a review that is not entirely focused on their book. However, since I feel t...
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Taxation isn’t Rape (or Theft)

Taxation be represented ya'll
One of the libertarian pages actually attempted to explain "taxation is theft",  one of their favorite bits of propaganda. I give them credit for this. Interesting it occurred on the very day I posted my article on roads in which I accuse them of never explaining their two favorite things (taxation is theft and government shouldn't build roads). However, I do not think their self-named philosop...
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Why Government Roads are a Good Thing

Already the best route
Libertarian propaganda on roads does not help their cause I preface this with that statement because I genuinely like libertarians and the philosophy of rights, liberty, and non-aggression. I have observed that the reaction to their propaganda is a negative one. They are turning away and frustrating those who might come to love liberty as they do. I consider myself a classical liberal. I was o...
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Health Insurance isn’t What the Left Thinks it is. What IS it then?

That's not how insurance works
Well, hello there everyone. I’m sure by now you have heard that the House of representatives has passed their Obamacare repeal and replace bill. I know you are just frantic wanting to know exactly what the big deal is. I’m here to tell you everything you need to know. Which is, absolutely nothing. Oh, before you tune out let me clarify that. What I mean to indicate is that for those of you who wis...
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Has CWII Begun?

Not my president
Something was wrong in America. In the mid-1800s it was a great disconnect between the southern states and the northern states that mostly centered on the issue of slavery but also include expansionism and states rights. The Republican Party was created as an antislavery party. In 1860 Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States. As a Republican it was clear that his position was g...
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Two-thirds of Americans worry Trump will drag U.S. into a new war

From whence come wars and fightings among you?
There aren't many wars left to fight. America is spread out pretty much all over the world. We could go to war with Russia and we could go to war with North Korea. There are a few nations we aren't fighting after all. We haven't exactly been picky it seems. America has been at war, active, bombs and boots kind of war, for the last 37 years or so. A Bush went into Iraq, A Clinton bombed: Somali...
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Should America Police the World?

If America Exists
The use of force in the protection of others is something I actually believe in. I think we can defend ourselves and others. People in Syria are being attacked. We are using force, ostensibly in protection of an offended party. Right now, sitting, literally in my armchair, I think we should not intervene. Might I change my mind in the future? I might. But below is the line of reasoning I've gone t...
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Trump Executive Order Frees us from Climate Change Shackles

Trump signing EO on climate controls
Trump moves decisively to wipe out Obama’s climate-change record - The Washington Post President Trump on Tuesday took the most significant step yet in obliterating his predecessor’s environmental record, instructing federal regulators to rewrite key rules curbing U.S. carbon emissions. The sweeping executive order — which the president signed with great fanfare in the Environmental Protecti...
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