According to the average statist, "justice" involves preemptively hurting someone because their actions might possibly, theoretically hurt someone else in the future, maybe, according to someone else's opinion. Examples of this abound, but the issuing of speeding tickets is an excellent example. … Read this article
When someone talks about or alludes to the so-called 'proper role in government,' they are saying there are times when the initiation of force against peaceful people is justified. They are claiming that sometimes theft is okay. They are arguing that violating individual rights is acceptable under certain circumstances. … Read this article
So-called economist Paul Krugman's latest screed expresses his fury that the GOP's proposed tax plan would include "a tax break for people whose income comes from owning a business rather than in the form of wages."
He characterizes this policy as proof that "Republicans despise the working class." Perhaps Krugman ought to revisit Econ 101 and reacquaint himself with the concept of 'risk.' … Read this article
My recipe for peaceful coexistence is pretty simple. Don't hurt people and don't take their stuff. Additionally, don't be a dick. While that last part may not be mandatory, it's still a good rule of thumb.
Think about the power of the 'trial by media' trend as a political weapon. A multimillion-dollar Senate race in Alabama that was effectively unwinnable for the Democrats is now all but theirs after a liberal media outlet found someone willing to tell an unprovable story about something that allegedly happened nearly four decades ago. … Read this article
The Roav by Anker SmartCharge Spectrum is a powerful 2-port USB car charger, but it has more than a few tricks up its sleeve. In addition to being a Quick Charge 3.0 charger and having a programmable led light ring which can be set to 16,000 different colors, the charger monitors the voltage of your vehicle battery and keeps track of where you park. … Read this article
What does it mean to be "free"? To me, being free or having freedom simply means living one's life free from threats, demands, orders, coercion, or claimed authority emanating from other individuals or entities. It means that no one has the right to stop you from thinking, saying, or doing whatever you want so long as your actions do not constitute aggression against other people. … Read this article
I'm a fan of Anker products and also of wireless electronics, so the SoundBuds Slim+ Wireless Earbuds were a natural fit for me. Speaking of fit, I've certainly purchased earbuds with multiple tips for customizing fit, but I have never before received five sets of EarTips plus three sets of EarWings. … Read this article
What we are seeing today is the normalization of a disturbing trend which has been slowly growing over the last couple of decades: The wholesale destruction of lives and careers through rumors, speculation, and salacious gossip spread by a partisan, agenda-driven media machine. … Read this article
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