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Assaulting Freedom: The Income Tax

In today’s age one would expect the principles of slavery and involuntary servitude to be unacceptable under any grounds. What people fail to realize is that while this may be true for individual citizens, what is illegal for citizens is not necessarily illegal for government. The Merriam-Webster definition of slavery is the “submission to a [...]

Money and Currency in a Free Society

We live in times when government and central banks monopolize money and make it next to impossible for viable competing currencies to arise, which can make it difficult to see the possibility of other currency alternatives. Picture a new village, untouched by current monetary laws. People begin exchanging goods through the process of bartering. This [...]

The Deceit of the Drug War

The beginning of the loss of freedom is never an open, obvious, or direct process. As Thomas Jefferson said, “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” Freedom is lost gradually from an uninterested, uninformed, uninvolved people. With this in mind, one area that cannot be ignored is [...]

Natural Rights of Freedom

Today we have lost many of the essential values and practices that the U.S. was founded upon. The Founders upheld the belief that humanity comes from God, who Himself is a free and eternal being. Every human is given the desire to be free of all artificial restraints and, in a sense, become just like [...]

Trampling the Constitutional Role of Regulation

Recently I have grown deeply concerned with the potential power grab by the central government over credit card interest rates. In a time of weak economic conditions in many industries and the overall economy in general, the White House and Congress assume they have the power and responsibility to lower credit card rates and greatly [...]

What Happened to No Taxation Without Representation?

It was in the 1750s when taxation without representation began gaining political steam in the American colonies. The colonists were frustrated by the fact that King George and a powerful British Parliament were able and willing to lay taxes on people who did not have any direct representation of the government. What’s important is that [...]

Bubbles Do Not Just “Happen”

In the midst of the constant economic meddling we have grown accustomed to, it astonishes me when mainstream “economic experts” such as Ben Bernanke, Tim Geithner, and Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman simply say that “bubbles happen.” It is commonplace, they say, for bubbles to appear and the role of government and central powers is [...]

Legality and Morality in Foreign Policy

It seems to have become a mainstream acceptance that the U.S. has the responsibility to keep its military overseas. It’s the role of the world superpower, they say, to maintain a military presence and spread order through the world. It’d be nice if this were true, but no superpower has lived long enough to show [...]

American Principles of Foreign Policy

Today foreign policy has largely taken a backseat to the economy as the main issue being discussed locally and nationally. But foreign affairs have done anything but settle down over the past several months. During the Presidential debates between Senators’ Obama and McCain, the main debate on foreign policy was over how to best invade [...]

The Expansion of Presidential Power

Presidential executive orders have become much more commonplace in government today. Historically, presidents generally used these orders to manage and direct federal agencies through laws already passed and arranged by Congress, and clearly not to create, or vaguely interpret, laws for expanding executive control. Presidents since George Washington have used executive orders, or “directives”, although [...]