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Taxation, Slavery, and Consent

Labor and WagesU.S. History

Blog08/18/2017
Slavery has never been defined by the brutality of the conditions under which a person labored; but by the lack of consent.

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Privatize the Public Monuments

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog08/17/2017
Public monuments serve the same public propaganda function as public schools. The solution in both cases is the same.

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Decentralize the Gun Laws

Decentralization and SecessionLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog08/16/2017
Having the feds impose nationwide reciprocity of gun licensing might sound like a good idea. But it really is just a scheme to federalize gun policy.

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Before "Fake News," America Invented "Pseudo Events"

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog08/15/2017
For decades, the American media has been skillfully perfecting the art of creating its own "pseudo events" when real news has been hard to find.

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Sanctuary Cities and the Rule of Law

Legal SystemU.S. History

Can local authorities refuse to help the feds enforce federal law? Yes.

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It's Not Urban vs. Rural — It's Suburban vs. Urban

U.S. History

Blog08/09/2017
Although the the media has become obsessed with rural Trump voters, the fact is suburban voters and taxpayers are far more important.

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How Government Invented Our Modern, Inefficient Prison System

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog08/07/2017
An efficient criminal justice system is based on the idea of restitution. The modern system of using prisons as punishment turns this idea on its head.

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The Anti-Federalists Were Right

U.S. History

Blog08/07/2017
Anti-Federalist philosophical fathers fought to forestall the inevitable. For that we must salute them.

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Jeff Sessions Endorses Theft

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog08/07/2017
Anyone traveling with "too much" cash runs the risk of having it stolen by a police officer.

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Mike Huckabee on the 17th Amendment: Evil Plot or Great Idea?

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog08/03/2017
Repealing the 17th Amendment has its upside, but a simple repeal doesn't go nearly far enough.

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