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Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. –H.L. Mencken

The State as Country Club Part II: Voting and Representation


 Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. ~ H.L. Mencken In the 2012 elections, only 57.5% of those eligible to vote actually cast a ballot … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

5 Reasons To Support Scottish Secession


…for, as long as a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be subjected to the lordship of the English. It is in truth not for glory, … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

The State as Country Club, Part I: Government Gifts and Citizenship


It is true that State apologists maintain that taxation is “really” voluntary; one simple but instructive refutation of this claim is to ponder what would happen if the government were … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Libertarianism Sucks


Over at Virtuous Society Tom Stringham blogs about why he is no longer a libertarian. Tom tells us that “The essence of libertarianism is not political, but inescapably philosophical” and … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Weekend Liberty Lectures


In case you missed these, here are two of Tom Woods’s lectures from this week’s Mises University.  They are both fantastic but the first one is my favorite because he … Continue reading

July 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

How I Came To Anarchism


Are people born anarchists or do they come to it gradually? I’m sure that some are just naturally opposed to taking orders or being told what to do, but that was … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Everything is awesome – except when your neighbor is a jerk.


Tom Woods, Bob Murphy, and Andy have all taken on the issue of whether or not the Non-aggression Principle is sufficient for libertarians to be considered ‘good’ or ‘nice’ guys or … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Is The Non-Aggression Principle Enough For Libertarians?


I’ve been meaning to write a follow-up post to our “Thin vs. Thick Libertarianism” podcast episode.  I was going to title it, “I Am A Libertarian Brutalist”, but got distracted … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Simulacra and Simulation…


Well, I was wrestling with the post I had planned for today and it prevailed. I will continue to battle but please enjoy the links below in the meantime. Ayn Rand … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

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