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Twice as good, half as well, never enough

Is it more important to stand on principle, or get while the getting is good? Is settling for half a loaf selling out, or a step in the right direction? Does mixing metaphors like concrete weigh prose down, or liberate … Continue reading

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Foreign relations: the practical case for a conservative view

A friend posted on Facebook a quote from LDS Church leader Ezra Taft Benson that states, in part: Nothing in the Constitution nor in logic grants to the president of the United States or to Congress the power to influence … Continue reading

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Pot supporters want to diminish human excellence

Voters in Colorado, Oregon and Washington will soon decide whether marijuana will be legalized in their states. More and more conservative and libertarian politicians are getting behind the movement to legalize pot. Anti-immigration stalwart Tom Tancredo from Colorado and libertarians … Continue reading

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Burning Man festival: a libertarian's delight?

I’ve been intrigued by Nevada’s Burning Man festival ever since a long-ago co-worker painted a glowing picture of it – and the art I’ve seen in photos of the free-wheeling festival looks wonderfully creative. But not being a fan of … Continue reading

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Lord Acton and the correct meaning of liberty

A very confused and overzealous friend believes that John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton (Lord Acton, 1834-1902) was a libertarian by today’s standards. This confused friend also thinks my use of a quote from Acton’s writings about liberty being “the right of … Continue reading

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