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Let us have gay marriage – but not yet!

Let us have gay marriage – but not yet!

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by Sean Gabb Bearing in mind its nature, I think anyone who writes about the gay marriage Bill, now before Parliament, has more than a usual obligation to be honest about his underlying beliefs. Mine are easily stated. I have never shared or understood the moral prejudice against homosexual acts.…

From tragedy to tyranny

From tragedy to tyranny

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by Michael Badnarik I love children. Everybody does. They are completely innocent, and their enthusiasm for discovery is absolutely contagious. Adults are not excited about Santa Claus, but we all get excited watching children get excited about Santa Claus. Therefore, I share the horror of the nation that so many…

Drink and the unemployed: How stupid do these people think we are?

Drink and the unemployed: How stupid do these people think we are?

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by Sean Gabb Conservative MP Alec Shelbrooke has introduced a Bill to prevent welfare claimants from buying alcohol and cigarettes, among much else. Speaking today in London, Dr Sean Gabb, Director of the Libertarian Alliance, comments on this proposal: I won’t ask if Mr. Shelbrooke is stupid. What matters more…

Save the children!

Save the children!

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by Mary J. Ruwart   My heart goes out to the families mourning the death of their loved ones in the wake of the Friday shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty children and six adults were killed. This tragedy is amplified by the possibility that it…

Boulder City Council says bars are responsible for drunk patrons

Boulder City Council says bars are responsible for drunk patrons

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by Brian T. Schwartz What scares the Boulder City Council? That some Boulder businesses become secure in their right to sell legal products without asking permission from city authorities. Dear Council members: The permission to sell or serve alcohol is not rightfully yours to give. The purpose of government is…

Understanding vs. Knowing

Understanding vs. Knowing

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by Michael Badnarik   There is an important difference between understanding how something works, and knowing that it does work. Imagine that you come to the drop zone hoping to make your first skydive. Typically I would spend several hours teaching you the aerodynamics of the parachute, explaining the procedures…

Bang! Bang! You’re dead!

Bang! Bang! You’re dead!

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by Michael Badnarik   When I was growing up, most children played “cops and robbers” or “cowboys and Indians”. My brothers and I often played “army”, but the overall theme was the same. “Good guys” versus “bad guys” in one flavor or another, with the frequent admonition of “Bang! Bang!…

Mobile mayor’s hypocrisy showing in burglary case

Mobile mayor’s hypocrisy showing in burglary case

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by CCRKBA staff   Mobile, Alabama Mayor Sam Jones has some explaining to do in the wake of a highly-publicized incident before Christmas during which he held a burglary suspect at gunpoint, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. Jones, a Democrat, is a…

Super Congress supersedes supreme law

Super Congress supersedes supreme law

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by Michael Badnarik   Where’s the rope? Somebody find a tall lamp post. It’s time to take action against the “Super Congress” before they have an opportunity to take action against us. What act of treason must people witness before they finally conclude that our politicians have gone too far?…

Since when is food illegal?

Since when is food illegal?

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by Michael Badnarik   Whenever a baby encounters an object smaller than his fist, I guarantee he’s going to put it in his mouth. All of us must eat to continue living, and I suspect that at such an early age, it is difficult for the baby to differentiate between…
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