Trial by Media is a Political Weapon

Published by on Dec 8, 2017

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

Inalienable rights and the non-aggression principle

Published by on Oct 6, 2016

The non-aggression principle (NAP) is consistent with the view that rights are inalienable. If we accept that the right to not be aggressed against is inalienable, retribution and punishment are necessarily prohibited. Such a prohibition is consistent with the NAP as these retributive acts are not a direct response to aggression (as is self-defense) but are separate acts of force which one attempts to justify based on the past bad acts of a former aggressor. … Read this article

Why authority is always illegitimate

Published by on Oct 5, 2016

The concept of "authority" can be defined as the right to control someone. While the word is sometimes used in other contexts (i.e. "the leading authority on UFO sightings"), the relevant definition is "the right to control" rather than as an inexact synonym for "expert." It is also improper to use the word to mean merely the ability to control something (you don't have "authority" over your watch simply because you have the ability to set it.) The notion of authority is about the right to control, and this quite simply cannot actually exist because no one ever has the right to control anyone other than themselves. … Read this article

Drunk driving laws are an unconscionably regressive revenue-generation scam

Published by on Jul 19, 2016

Drunk driving is not what most people believe. An exceedingly common occurrence that goes entirely undetected in more than 99 percent of cases and remains victimless in more than 99.9 percent of cases, it has become a massive revenue-generation scam for the state which bilks individuals out of billions of dollars every year in fines and penalties which are then gobbled up by the increasingly militarized police state. … Read this article

How to be a good juror

Published by on Jun 21, 2016

Someday you may be called to serve on a jury. This is a grave responsibility which gives you power over someone's life and liberty, and you must not take it lightly. There is no action more serious than depriving someone of their freedom and that is exactly what a guilty verdict from a jury does. … Read this article

The Problems with Police

Published by on Jun 21, 2016

Contrary to what some people believe, I don't hate police, but I do believe that individuals employed as police officers routinely engage in immoral behavior and thus I find it unwise to trust them or to consider them allies. The following are four ways in which the actions of police officers constitute immoral choices. … Read this article