Freedom From Government: International Waters
Government & Taxation

Freedom From Government: International Waters

As a college freshman, I discovered the concept of “jurisdiction,” the fancy legal word describing where and how a particular law applies.  For instance, the government of Virginia does not ordinarily have jurisdiction over crimes committed in Utah (which is happy news for Utahans).  Governments will usually assert territorial jurisdiction beyond their beaches, but only … Continue reading

Owning Money: Is Inflation Good or Bad?
Government & Taxation / Money & Wealth

Owning Money: Is Inflation Good or Bad?

I admire Ron Paul.  He’s one of few modern Congresspersons to fearlessly stand up to Washington corruption and megalomania.  His book The Revolution was a courageous diatribe against ever growing federal government power, American military imperialism, and problems with private money issuance by the Federal Reserve.  However, he, like many well-intentioned pundits and leaders of … Continue reading

Freedom to Associate: Respecting the Rights of Bigots
Government & Taxation / Lifestyle & Simplicity

Freedom to Associate: Respecting the Rights of Bigots

On May 23, 2013, the Boy Scouts of America finally voted to lift the longstanding ban on gay Boy Scouts.  However, in part to appease more traditional members, it maintained its ban on gay scout leaders.  Jennifer Tyrrell is asking for signatures on a petition to lift this ban. I smell a lawsuit a-brewing.  It’s … Continue reading