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COVID-19, Masks, Politics, and Authoritarianism.

Statists on either side of the coin take issue with libertarians when it comes to liberty. We unapologetically defend everyone’s freedom from state intrusion. Where that confuses people is that we’ll even defend freedom when the exercise of that freedom is hateful, self-harmful, or stupid. That doesn’t mean we’ll agree with the use of those … Continue reading COVID-19, Masks, Politics, and Authoritarianism.



Confederate Statues and the Legacy of the Lost Cause

One of the side-effects of the BLM protests has been the outrage over Confederate statues. The common theme in some circles is the removal of these statues is an attack on Southern history. That premise assumes that the statues are there to honor Southern heritage and those that served and died in the Civil War. … Continue reading Confederate Statues and the Legacy of the Lost Cause



No Virginia, the Civil War was not about States’ Rights

If you ask a number of people what the Civil War was about, you’ll often hear it was about States’ Rights. Why is the concept so prevalent? John C. Calhoun created the concept of States’ Rights as a justification for maintaining slavery and arguing for Southern secession as early as 1850. This idea was later … Continue reading No Virginia, the Civil War was not about States’ Rights



The Murder of George Floyd – Minimization

The murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin has aroused a range of emotions across the country. Some are sympathetic, some are enraged, some are defensive, and inexplicably…some are in outright denial. As it took me some time to carefully research and consider the facts before writing this post, … Continue reading The Murder of George Floyd – Minimization



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