You will be made to care

    At some point, those of you on the right who have completely ceded the field to the Democrats on so-called social issues will need to confront an uncomfortable reality.  There is no floor to the licentiousness of the statist social-engineering agenda.  We will not have a liberty-driven prosperous country built upon the ruins of the civil society.  We can only go so far with government-sanctioned | Read More »

    Power and obedience

    There is nothing more pernicious than the illusion of liberty surviving, or even flourishing, alongside growing government power.  It doesn’t work that way, not once you get past the transition from anarchy to lawful government.  Personal liberty does not exist in a state of anarchy, because individuals can be defrauded, robbed, and killed at will by lone predators and organized gangs.  Some degree of government | Read More »

    “This is Not Just Abstract. This is Real”

    Late Friday afternoon, I received a “pleasant” surprise in the mail.  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maryland informed me that, like tens of millions of Americans, my insurance will be terminated next year due to Obamacare. My wife and I were very happy with this plan.  Given that I work in politics fighting for limited government and electing citizen legislators instead of working at K | Read More »

    ObamaCare software is incompatible with American hardware

    When you try to run software that’s incompatible with your hardware, this is what happens.  ObamaCare’s failure is spectacular, and not just the coast-to-coast sharknado of error messages, system crashes, pages not found, and unresponsive technical support.  The data processing problems will eventually be worked out; every computer problem can be solved, if you’re willing to spend enough time and money on the effort.  The | Read More »

    We get the government we submit to

    An old chestnut holds that we get the government we deserve.  To some degree, that’s true.  The American public has a huge amount of theoretical leverage over its Ruling Class.  Broadly speaking, no nominally free population can be eternally bound by any system of laws it profoundly disagrees with.  Any aspect of law or government could be changed.  The Constitution has been amended many times. But as a practical | Read More »

    Selling your labor

    Much of the discussion at the 2013 Defending the American Dream summit in Orlando, Florida concerned the importance of cultural engagement.  Bill Whittle gave a riotously funny, but also very thoughtful, speech about the difficulty of doing battle with a popular culture that portrays some element of the conservative movement or Republican Party as the villain in every story and song. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) | Read More »

    Mark Levin’s Liberty Amendments

    Mark Levin’s Liberty Amendments

    Over the past year, I have dedicated my time to helping elect conservatives in an effort to ensure that at least one political party represents our constitutional form of government.  But even as I sweat and toil for this endeavor, I have realized that elections are not enough to restore our liberty.  In fact, it is scandalous that our liberties should be subject to the | Read More »

    The real class war

    Somehow Marxist class theory has been written into American politics at the genetic level.  It’s easy to understand why politicians, especially the dedicated Big Government types, want us to think this way.  We never should have played along.  But we did, so now Americans view themselves as a great, shapeless, saintly Middle Class, floating above a shadowy Lower Class from which we have no right | Read More »

    Jobs are the answer to social questions

    In this hour of social unrest, let me take a moment to trumpet free-market capitalism as the answer to most of the big vexing questions. Capitalism is the practical expression of freedom.  It is also fertile soil for cooperation. Cooperation is the universal solvent for unrest.  People who are cooperating are not at war with one another.  They may still harbor unfriendly thoughts about each other, but | Read More »

    Sacrificing Liberty for Free Nights and Weekends

    In 1759, Benjamin Franklin wrote in his Historical Review of Pennsylvania, “They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Since 9-11 and the Patriot Act, politicians and pundits have batted Old Ben’s quotation back and forth so much that we risk it becoming a cliché.  Today, however, it deserves re-examination. What Franklin knew, nearly two and a | Read More »

    The end-user license of liberty

    One of my favorite Dilbert cartoons showed the hero’s laconic office mate, Wally, discovers to his horror that agreeing to the Microsoft End User License Agreement meant he would have to spend several months of indentured servitude as a towel boy at Bill Gates’ pool.  I thought of it when hearing the sarcastic suggestion today that we might all have unknowingly agreed to the NSA’s | Read More »

    The Trouble Isn’t With NSA Spying On Us

    It’s good for us to revisit the issue of balancing between preserving our cherished civil liberties and the need for security measures in order to safeguard peace for Americans.  If we don’t revisit the issue now and again, it will mean we’re complacent and take the civil liberties for granted.  We shouldn’t take anything for granted. But this diary isn’t about Edward Snowden or NSA | Read More »

    Adrift on the sea of power

    Government power is exercised only in the absence of liberty.  If you are legally compelled to do something, you are not free to refuse.  The government does spend a good deal of time making “suggestions” and offering optional “benefits” these days, but all of this activity is funded by the compulsory seizure of wealth. Power takes many forms.  Money is power.  Everything the government does | Read More »

    No Compromise on Life

    Many members joined the RLC reluctantly, with the promise and understanding that the Washington State Charter would adopt a solidly pro-life position. It is now clear that this will not happen, and as such, I have tendered my resignation. Many others are in the process of doing the same. Please find my letter to my County Chapter Chaiman, which includes my reasoning for my resignation, below.

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    U.S. House Violates U.S. Constitution…Again

    Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to violate the U.S. Constitution once again. They voted to pass a law that undermines the Fourth Amendment. The vote I am referring to is the passage of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). It passed 288-127 and now goes to the U.S. Senate. This law allows the U.S. government to retrieve personal data from | Read More »

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