Government

Merry Christmas Rule 5!

"The initial promises made with such conviction for new government 'solutions' have been unrealized pipedreams. And unlike self-ownership and the jointly beneficial market arrangements it allows, which has produced uncountable successes without theft, there are no such 'success stories' that demonstrate miraculous improvement from the intrusion of government that can match the historical successes of the market."

Anti-Depressant For Obama - SNL Highlight

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With the government partially closed for over two weeks now and the debt-ceiling deadline upon us, the pundits ...

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It's Rule 5 Sunday Monday Tuesday!

"[T]he claim that 'voters want a lot of government services' … is less self-evident. The current partial shutdown of some government operations helps to illustrate the dubious nature of this assertion. If the taxpayers were uniformly appalled and outraged at the thought of a government shutdown, it seems unlikely that the federal government would need to go out of its way to make a big show of what government services were being shut down."

It's Rule 5 Sunday!

"The essential feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning. Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom." — Ludwig von Mises

It's Rule 5 Sunday!

"[Dr. Sanjay Gupta's] reversal is a good reminder that our ultimate goal is to be rid of an entire health care system by which we are ruled by health care technocrats, bureaucrats, and politicians."

Edward Snowden told Americans the truth about how their own government secretly spies on them. Pundits ...

Angelo M. Codevilla, professor of international relations at Boston University, Vice Chairman of the U.S. Army War College ...

It's Rule 5 Sunday!

"The State is not some beneficent body of men and women devoted to public service who are unselfishly acting on behalf of the welfare of Americans. Barack Obama, Dianne Feinstein, John Boehner, Harry Reid, John Roberts, David Petraeus, Keith B. Alexander, Robert Mueller, and Michael Hayden are not saints. They are not even close … If there is one thing we can be sure of, it is that men and women in the U.S. government have immense power to do many evil and foul deeds, and they have done them, and they will continue to do them."

If you know only one bit of legal advice, make it this one. Seriously.

Don't. Talk. To. The. Police.

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It's Rule 5 Sunday Monday!

"Government was given the run of things after 9-11, and what did we get? Wars, bureaucracy, debt, death, despotism, insecurity, and lots of confusing color-coded warnings from our DC masters that seem only designed to keep us ever-more dependent. Yes, government has behaved exactly as libertarianism predicted it would behave. It has abused the trust of the American people. And yet, at some level, government has benefited in the end. We have lost, they have gained."

Highway Robbery

2013-05-14

Criminal asset forfeiture laws provide local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies the power to seize and keep ...

For whatever reasons, conservatives are apparently launching a preemptive war on libertarians. Last week we looked at ...

Scaredy-Cat Nation

2013-04-04

A lame April Fool's joke went horribly wrong in Florida …

Florida DJs May Face Felony for ...

Reason samples some the latest absurdities of busybody lawmakers who "make it their business to mind your business."...

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Tony Liberté

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An unfortunate byproduct of democracy is conflation of the State with society. Attendant to this problem is the ...

Holder v. Paul has finally brought 'Battlefield America' into the spotlight.

Eric Holder: Drone strikes ...

A psalm of Collectivism (New International Version).

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