What Makes a Just War?

"War is a terrible thing. It is commonly said that military action should be the last resort, yet it is not treated that way." On this anniversary of D-Day, let us remember the sacrifices made and the horrors face by those caught up in war, and the atrocities that inevitably follow its wake.

Steel Economics: You Don’t Want Everything Made In The USA

I continue to see a lot of people all over the internet say that we need to "bring these jobs back from China, and...

Want to Secure the Border? Legalize Marijuana

By now, we’re sure you’ve heard some type of amazing, almost too good to be a true story about marijuana transforming someone’s life. The...
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laws

Laws Are Supposed to Serve Us

"In principle, new laws are passed, upheld, and enforced to protect us and our inalienable rights. Violation of these laws have consequences and the fear of the consequences are meant to deter us from said violations."
Bay Area Police prepare for Protestors, while the state exists

Allowing Tyranny While the State Exists

Every once in a while, it is important to go back and look over some of the stances and arguments you’ve used to see...
social contract

Consent or Perish! The Social Contract Issue

"There are three primary forms of consent: implied, verbal, and written. Social contract theory relies on the former of the three forms to function."
consent

Silence is Not Consent, and Not Voting Does Not Support the Status Quo

"The fact that so few people vote for Libertarian candidates is a very useful signal that party higher-ups should be paying attention to. This isn’t a case of citizens failing in their obligation to vote for the LP, it’s the LP failing in their ability to sufficiently attract voters."
Nazis

Sometimes You’re Stalin: The Problem With “Fighting Nazis”

"Those that wish to simply start fighting Nazis, in general, miss the mark. A great example of this is Antifa."

An Evaluation of Social Contract Theory

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