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Recovering Our Rights: A Place to Start

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America didn't become a continental penal colony overnight. It happened step by step, over a period of many years. It'd be wonderful if we could do an overnight re-set, but that's...

AI Will Keep You Safe…

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One of the most fearsome predictions made by George Orwell in his novel, 1984, was of the development of a technology capable of monitoring people 24/7, during every waking (and even...

Good People

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What does it mean to be a "good person"? One hears the term fairly often. So and so is a good person. Or the plural - they're good people. But what is...

Going Deep

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Some friends have been actively talking about their Exit Plans - about getting out of this country before the curtain goes down. While there is still time. They believe the situation...

A Robbery of a Different Kind

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The police state is not only here - it is being welcomed with open arms. Exhibit A: In Aurora, Colorado, police searching for suspected bank robbers locked down an entire intersection, dragooned...

Speeding Praetorians

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If  "speeding" - defined as driving faster than the legally posted maximum velocity - is necessarily "unsafe," why do cops do so routinely? The answer, of course, is: Because they can. More precisely,...

The “Social Costs” of Buying New

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Collectivism - the idea that "social costs" should be born by the individual, even when an individual hasn't actually imposed any costs on "society" - is a big part of the...

Some Cars I Can’t Review

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You'll probably never read a road test review by me of the Nissan Leaf, or the Chevy Spark, or the Toyota RAV4 electric. And that may tell you every thing you...

What Race Tracks Can Teach Us About Government Roads

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Thoreau said, strike at the root. Ok. Here goes:  If roads were not government-owned all the abuses currently perpetrated by the state upon harming-no-one motorists would disappear. For instance: One of the excuses...

A Small Thing Can Lead to Big Trouble

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Let's say you're unlucky enough to live in a state that has a mandatory "buckle up for safety" law. But you prefer not to wear a seat belt - for any...
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