It isn't logical to refuse to transition from one flawed way of doing things to another better way simply because the new way isn't perfect. Self-driving cars don't have to have zero accidents, they merely need to have fewer accidents than cars driven by people to be an improvement. … Read this article
Why is the United States (supposedly a 'modern' nation) in a club with these other nations whose lack of justice is routinely decried?
The US is a signature member of the Government Murder Club even as its neighbors (Canada and Mexico) and allies (all of Europe except Belarus) have abolished the death penalty. … Read this article
The American criminal justice system is truly one of the world's worst. Not only does research show that the average individual unwittingly commits three felonies a day, but more than 90 percent of those charged with crimes never see a jury, instead they are bullied into pleading guilty—even when they're entirely innocent. … Read this article
Time keeps passing, and with each day that goes by, the catastrophic refugee crisis continues to escalate and more politicians hop on the bandwagon of using opposition to refugee resettlement as an opportunity for political grandstanding. Despite the growing chorus of bigotry, the states do not actually have the option to pick and choose which refugees they will admit. … Read this article
I consider myself a free-market anarchist which is often regarded as essentially the same as an anarcho-capitalist (or an-cap.) The differences or lack thereof between market anarchists and an-caps is beyond the scope of this article. What this means for me is that I advocate a stateless society (sometimes euphemistically referred to as "Ancapistan") in which all transactions are voluntary and in which the non-aggression principle and individual rights to legitimately-acquired property are respected. … Read this article
In 1941, the Japanese military attacked the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This was in response to the US government seizing control of Hawaii and the Philippines, and the Japanese government considering the ever expanding US empire to pose a growing and credible threat. … Read this article
Approximately 50,000 individuals have been sentenced to life without parole in the United States. 2,500 of them received this sentence for crimes committed as juveniles.
Such a sentence deprives the offender of any hope and offers them no incentive whatsoever to seek to reenter society. … Read this article
I oppose the state because the state harms people. It kills them, injures them, kidnaps them, and steals their property. The state does not do these evil things rarely or as a last resort, but rather it does them continuously as they are its core function. … Read this article
Every political debate always boils down to a single question: when should government initiate force?
Should government initiate force to educate children? Should government initiate force to curtail drug use? Should government initiate force to make people drive more slowly? Should government initiate force to prevent a past offender from possibly reoffending? … Read this article
Let me make my positions on the issues perfectly clear. Legalize everything. Shut down the government. Repeal all the laws. Start over from scratch with a system based on individual rights and the non-aggression principle.
The only real crime is violating the natural rights of another human being, and that standard requires actual, articulable harm to have been done to an individual other than the actor. … Read this article