The first sexual revolution

Two centuries before the Swinging Sixties the weakening of social customs caused by the Industrial Revolution led to a modest transformation in people’s sexual behaviour, says Emma Griffin in an essay from a few months ago, Sex and the Industrial … Continue reading

Explaining the virtue of free-market capitalism in one sentence

I’m big on reducing complex ideas into a single sentence. I know that should not be possible without leaving out so much that it will just be incomprehensible.  But sometimes it can be done and when it can it makes … Continue reading

My long-held belief about gun control laws is vindicated by Frank Miniter

I have long believed that disarming citizens in any country has a perverse effect in the police forces of that country. As citizens become less armed, police become more heavily armed and more violent. Citizen/police contacts become more dangerous to … Continue reading

Politics, conundrums and paradoxes

Some people say they don’t like politics, some say they hate politics. I guess what they mean is that they don’t like the things human beings do when politics is involved. Since politics is most simply defined as the desire … Continue reading

Social justice and ordinary justice

Walter E. Williams, Concealing Evil: Evil acts are given an aura of moral legitimacy by noble-sounding socialistic expressions, such as spreading the wealth, income redistribution, caring for the less fortunate, and the will of the majority. This is why socialism … Continue reading

The real class war in America

In Ron Paul’s farewell speech to congress he asked a good question: “Why are freedom and liberty such a hard sell”? Freedom became a hard sell when too many Americans allowed themselves to be duped by politicians into believing they … Continue reading

Chris Christie goes full RINO — Attacks Rand Paul for being “dangerously” libertarian — UPDATED

Chris Christie at the Republican governors’ event in Colorado: “I just want us to be really cautious, because this strain of libertarianism that’s going through both parties right now and making big headlines, I think, is a very dangerous thought. … Continue reading

Ancient Hebrew Militia Law

David Kopel is a national treasure and a local hero to all who love liberty. I’ll explain after some brief background. When I got out of law school in 1976 I needed to pass the Colorado Bar Exam, and that … Continue reading

“Our lives, our fortunes, our sacred honor”

President Reagan, peaking of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, “It falls to us to keep faith with those men, and to all great Americans of times past.” “Our lives, our fortunes, our sacred honor” is what the 56 … Continue reading

Today is Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday, born this day 270 years ago

Thomas Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States. He was was born on this day in 1743 in Goochland (now Albemarle) County, Virginia. On the 200th anniversary of Jefferson’s birth, on … Continue reading