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God’s Forgotten Libertarian The Freeman
God’s Forgotten Libertarian

Machen saw liberty as God’s intention for humanity and would not abide the presumptuous claims of earthly governments to diminish it “for our own good.”

The Banality of Donald Trump Anything Peaceful
The Banality of Donald Trump

“The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction and the distinction between true and false no longer exist.”

Entrepreneurial Statism Anything Peaceful
Entrepreneurial Statism
The driver who beat Uber at the California Labor Commission is starting a school to teach people her techniques.
Lower the Drinking Age! Anything Peaceful
Lower the Drinking Age!
America's draconian drinking laws must be repealed, starting with one that hurts young adults the most.
Trumpism: The Ideology Anything Peaceful
Trumpism: The Ideology
As bad as the status quo is, it could be worse. Trump is dedicated to taking us there.
What Should Libertarians Think about the Civil War? Anything Peaceful
What Should Libertarians Think about the Civil War?
Bad history often accompanies the politicization of the Civil War, and libertarians are not immune from this tendency.
Europe Needs Regime Change in Greece. They Won’t Get It. Anything Peaceful
Europe Needs Regime Change in Greece. They Won’t Get It.

The Greek government couldn’t comply with its creditors’s demands even if it wanted to — and it doesn’t.

Complaining about TSA and 91 Other Signs You’re a Terrorist Anything Peaceful
Complaining about TSA and 91 Other Signs You’re a Terrorist
When interacting with TSA, don't do these extremely common things. Or appear to be trying not to do them. 
In Love with Gov? Time to Break It Off Anything Peaceful
In Love with Gov? Time to Break It Off
He's not a meddling control freak — he just wants to help.
Don’t Put Eleanor Roosevelt on the $10 Bill Anything Peaceful
Don’t Put Eleanor Roosevelt on the $10 Bill
If we put Eleanor's mugshot on any bill, it should be an invoice — for the costs of her complicity in prolonging the Great Depression and her attempts to use the FBI to silence critics. 
Celebrate Independence With a Marginal Revolution Against the Surveillance State Anything Peaceful
Celebrate Independence With a Marginal Revolution Against the Surveillance State
The Revolution began with a fight against unreasonable searches; a marginal revolution can do it again. 
America Isn't Getting More Liberal — It's Getting More Libertarian. Anything Peaceful
America Isn't Getting More Liberal — It's Getting More Libertarian.

America isn’t getting more liberal or more conservative — it’s getting more libertarian.

Will Immigrants Make America More Liberal? Anything Peaceful
Will Immigrants Make America More Liberal?
If economic policy moves to the left, it will be natives, not immigrants, driving the shift.
Hillary Staffers Can't Afford New York's Government-Controlled Housing Market Anything Peaceful
Hillary Staffers Can't Afford New York's Government-Controlled Housing Market
Progressives have made their bed, but they can't afford to lie in it. 
Blurred Lines: The Humanitarian Threat to Free Speech Anything Peaceful
Blurred Lines: The Humanitarian Threat to Free Speech

Blurring physical safety with ideological comfort is one of the greatest threats to our open society.

Ten Years After Kelo v. New London Anything Peaceful
Ten Years After Kelo v. New London
The ruling gutted property rights and undermined the Constitution.
The New Paganism? The Case against Pope Francis’s Green Encyclical Anything Peaceful
The New Paganism? The Case against Pope Francis’s Green Encyclical
The worship of nature (as a cloak for hatred of capitalism) once again becomes a part of the religion.
The Economics of Political Power Seminar Anything Peaceful
The Economics of Political Power Seminar
Students from around the world gathered at Calvin College to investigate how economics can explain politics.
Why Is Snapchat More Secure than the Federal Government? Anything Peaceful
Why Is Snapchat More Secure than the Federal Government?
The government exposed data on 14 million federal employees to hackers. Should we trust it with ours?
5 Reasons the FDA’s Ban on Trans Fat Is a Big Deal Anything Peaceful
5 Reasons the FDA’s Ban on Trans Fat Is a Big Deal
Government doesn’t always know best about your health or nutritonal science.
King John Tried to Butcher the Authors of Magna Carta Anything Peaceful
King John Tried to Butcher the Authors of Magna Carta
The history of Magna Carta shows that constitutions are only as strong as the people's will to enforce them. 
Communicating Liberty in a Statist World: FEE's Advanced Training Seminar Anything Peaceful
Communicating Liberty in a Statist World: FEE's Advanced Training Seminar
FEE drew young leaders from 11 different countries to learn how to effectively communicate liberty.
Why the Feds Are Going After Reason.com Commenters and What It Means for Free Speech Anything Peaceful
Why the Feds Are Going After Reason.com Commenters and What It Means for Free Speech

The DoJ tries to force the libertarian site to turn over information on comment trolls. It's bad news for free speech. 

Where Does the Constitution Protect a "Right to Privacy"? Anything Peaceful
Where Does the Constitution Protect a "Right to Privacy"?
Griswold re-introduced the idea that there are rights and liberties protected by the Constitution that are not explicitly listed in it.
Behavioral Econ and Imperfection: A Bad Case for Government Control Anything Peaceful
Behavioral Econ and Imperfection: A Bad Case for Government Control

It's true that people aren't as perfectly rational as models assume — but that doesn't inherently justify state intervention.

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