Many times over the years people have demanded proof that liberty is better than the alternative. Sometimes the detail being questioned changes — maybe it’s the concept of human rights or ethics they are objecting to — but the argument is the same. They don’t accept the superiority of liberty over whatever they’d prefer, so they demand proof.
Any argument against the idea of having a free society — one free of political government — also works against the idea of having such a government holding society down.
If you’re going to tolerate politicians, and a political government for them to operate in, what should they be allowed to do? Not much.
Just when we are reminded that unnecessary conflict between the police and the people, especially in poorer black communities, is a poison to be eliminated forthwith, the Biden administration has moved in the wrong direction. Late last month the administration signaled that it wants to ban menthol cigarettes, which are especially popular with black smokers.
Once a State’s marijuana rules have changed, everyone with marijuana charges on their record should get a clean slate. At least where marijuana is concerned. Then they need to be paid the restitution they are owed by those who harmed them.
If you need proof that the American people are brainwashed, I had to be reminded by a click-bait news source, that I sailed past the 50th anniversary last year under the buzz of Covid-19. But May 4, 2021 will see the 51st passage of the mark of the Kent State Massacre on our calendars — an invisible mark in most cases.
“The Biden administration,” CNN reports, “is considering using outside firms to track extremist chatter by Americans online.”
Not just empty words, but a meaningful apology. An immediate suspension of all taxation on any economic activity whatsoever and a suspension of all business regulations would be a good start.
I could be wrong, but everything I’ve seen and read about Critical Race Theory (and Woke-ism) leads me to believe that at it is fundamentally about making so-called “White” people feel ashamed of the color of their skin.
Responding to the conviction of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, Libertarian National Committee Chair Joe Bishop-Henchman gets it exactly right: “Those who are given authority over others ought to be held to an even higher standard than what is expected of the general public.”