Don't hurt people and don't take their stuff. If you do, make restitution as best you can. Restitution is a debt you owe to those you have harmed, but it's not an excuse for them to seek retribution against you. No one ever has the right to use violence against another person except to terminate an ongoing act of aggression. … Read this article
I recently began using the Anker Universal Magnetic Car Mount to hold my phone for navigation in my vehicle, and I'm quite impressed with its performance.
Unlike larger phone holders which stick to the window with a suction cup (until they don't) or otherwise intrude into a vehicle's interior, the Anker Universal Magnetic Car Mount is incredibly low-profile and can be mounted to almost any surface with a small, round piece of 3M adhesive foam tape. … Read this article
The argument for engaging in politics as a means of weakening the state's power is undercut by the reality of political ambition. If there were politicians who endeavored steadfastly to reduce the pain and plunder inflicted by the state in all sectors, such incrementalism might have a chance of success, but such principled people do not attain power in a political system. … Read this article
I recently acquired the excellent Anker Roav Dash Cam C1 and have put it through a series of tests over the last several weeks.
There are a number of features which make this product appealing including the high-quality, wide-angle lens which produces excellent video in daylight and good quality video at night, the 1080p resolution, the use of easily-found micro-sd cards for storing recordings, and the fact that it comes with two mounting plates so the camera can be used in multiple vehicles. … Read this article
Do you hate Donald Trump (or Barack Obama or the Bushes or the Clintons, etc.)? Do you think these people are evil? Did you hate them and consider them to be evil before they became politicians? Chances are, your answer to that last question is no, or at least not nearly as much as you do now. … Read this article
Although it's common for conservatives to look back to the 'progressive era' as the 'beginning of the end' of what they consider constitutional and therefore good government, they're not looking back far enough. The willingness of the federal government to abandon its supposed constitutional restraints is evident in the creation of the whiskey tax and the violent suppression of the resulting Whiskey Rebellion (1791); the Alien and Sedition Acts (1798); the Tariff of Abominations and the accompanying "Force Bill" (1828); and Lincoln's invasion of seceded states, violently enforced conscription, suspension of habeas corpus, and issuance of unbacked paper currency (1860-1865). … Read this article
I honestly didn't want to write this article. I have already made a few Facebook comments trying to clarify what was wrong with Jeff Deist's "For a New Libertarian" speech, but sadly the controversy isn't going away. Battle lines are being drawn and the gulf between the consistent libertarians who prioritize liberty above all else and those who are willing to give a nod to fascism, nationalism, and the alt-right is growing ever wider and deeper. … Read this article
If there is anything positive to be said about the growing chorus of voices (see here, here, and here) advocating a "Universal Basic Income" or UBI, it's that the long-term critics of the welfare state have at last been proven correct. … Read this article
Perhaps it's time the "loser snowflakes" of the world started recognizing the real source of their problems.
Stephen Hartgen is a Republican Idaho State Representative from Twin Falls. This means he spends 3-4 months every year in session in Boise, Idaho, voting on laws and budgets. … Read this article
For years, we've been advised to "work hard" if we want to succeed, but the truth is that—at least since the dawn of the industrial revolution—it is those who have figured out how to not work hard who have achieved the most success. … Read this article