"Socialism can only reach its stated goals through evolving into totalitarianism. It will look drastically different than what the goodwill socialist envisions. It will be closed-minded and nationalistic."
"Endless (and un-won or even counterproductive) wars would seem a reliable way to fritter away "superpower" status. Patriotic Americans might pause to wonder who would want such a thing."
"The current debate regarding Trump’s proposed border wall and border control, in general, is inherently flawed because it asks the wrong question..."
"No matter the abundance of explicit and implicit statements to the contrary, truth is in fact truth. We disregard it at our own risk."
"And that was the moment something clicked in Jay’s mind. He could pinpoint the start of it all to that very moment, with the Senior Editor wiping perspiration from his wrinkled forehead before taking a shaky drink from his mug of coffee. From there, sitting in that stuffy office, Jay could map out everything, from one to the other, that now led down a musky hallway toward his death."
"Large farm corporations have assured their money through agenda such as the Farm Bill, and our welfare system offering guaranteed sales to these corporations for institutions such as prisons and schools, all offset by our tax dollars."
"One of the things I find refreshing about libertarianism is that it doesn't make you feel as if you need to control others because of your own moral failures and guilt."
"Finding an existing politician that slightly comes close to valuing liberty doesn’t cut it. None of them, even Gabbard, truly stand for liberty any more. That should be the most worrying part."
“The freer the market, the freer the people” still rings true, but it should be fought for on the merits of what it is rather than what amounts to little more than hypothetical cures.
"As perceptive as much of the intellectual’s criticism frequently is, it is made from a highly idealistic and passionately ideological position."