Freedom with Rainbow and Confederate Flags

In this country there is a fairly hearty debate about the power of flags. The debate strikes this Libertarian close to home when we compare the Rainbow and Confederate flags. There is a general attitude in the population that flying one is freedom of speech but banning the other is acceptable. Now, I am aware […]

The Taliban from Freedom Fighters to Bounty Hunters

The Taliban of Afghanistan are in the news once again it gives me the opportunity to, once again, beg my fellow citizens to adopt a Libertarian stance toward involving ourselves in foreign conflicts. You see, my devoted readers, the Taliban was founded by Freedom Fighting Mujahedeen warriors largely assembled, funded, and trained by your tax […]

Energy Freedom

A fellow by the name of John Gallagher invited me to be on his podcast to talk about energy freedom and I just finished up. It was an interesting discussion. Normally John talks with environmentalists and he thought having a Libertarian would be an interesting change of pace. We agreed on many things although not […]

The Terrorist Threat to Freedom

The winter Olympics are coming soon and will be held in the Russian city of Sochi. There are concerns about security at the Olympics which were illustrated by a Chechen terrorist threat against the city of Volgograd twice within twenty-four hours. These attacks were likely made by Muslims from Chechnya; which has been in a […]

Freedom of Speech – Duck Dynasty and what it Doesn’t Mean

There’s an interesting story making the rounds about the star of a television show called Duck Dynasty. The story seems to engender a great deal of confusion about the First Amendment to the Constitution and the idea of Freedom of Speech. The confusion runs so deep that even the governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, apparently […]

Your Freedom is my Freedom – Child Forced to Participate in Pledge of Allegiance

There’s a great story in the news today. A teacher from the Sunshine state of Florida forced her Jehovah’s Witness fourth grade student to place his hand over his heart during the Pledge of Allegiance. When the student resisted the teacher told him “You are an American, and you are supposed to salute the flag.” […]

Fired for 1963 Fake Dime Stunt – How Badly Worded Laws Endanger Freedom

There is an interesting little case in the news today that reminds me how important it is that legislators draft well-worded laws. A fellow by the name of Richard Eggers worked for Wells Fargo as a customer service representative. Way back in 1963 he used a fake dime to do some laundry. He was sentenced to […]

Freedom of Religion

I think one of the most interesting clauses in the Constitution of the United States is that of the First Amendment’s Freedom of Religion. Recent events bring up intriguing issues in regards to its enforcement and that is the topic of my blog today. Anyway, let’s start with the actually wording of the clause, “Congress […]

Teaser – Freedom of Religion

Lately I’ve noticed a few stories where someone’s freedom of religion entitles them certain immunities to constitutional requirements. I suppose the most recent case was the birth control flap that is currently making the political rounds but there are a few more of similar ilk. It does bring up some interesting questions. What is the […]

Cremated and Unable to Rapture Lawsuit

There’s an interesting lawsuit making its way through the courts in Arkansas against a funeral home that cremated the remains of man against his and his family’s wishes. The man believed that if cremated his body could not ascend to heaven during the rapture. The lawsuit indicates the cremation caused significant emotional distress on the […]

Weaponfare and the Littoral Combat Ball Bearing Fix

The United States currently deploys nine Freedom Class Littoral Combat Ships and another is completed. It turns out there is a problem with ball bearings in the ship that will require a $10 million to $20 million dollar fix, per ship. Who is going to pay for this fix? Taxpayers of course. Forcing Marinette Marine […]

Texas Gun Law if there is no Crime why do Time?

Crimes that No Longer Exist A new Texas gun law overrides previous illegal activities, particularly in regards to rules for carrying a firearm. Yet there are many people in prison for violating those laws in the past. Should we release those prisoners immediately? The same goes for prisoners serving time for drug behaviors no longer […]