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Townhall: Taking the Crime Out of Crime

Turnstile-hopping just went legit — or nearly so — in DC Metro. For reasons, we kid you not, of race. Read this weekend’s column for details and perspective. Then come back here for more bizarre details from the nation’s bizarro capital. Washington Post: D.C. Council decriminalizes Metro fare evasion Washington

Hate Crime Stats Explained in Detail

Matt Christiansen peers underneath the “negligent, maybe even maliciously deceptive” mainstream press accounts of the most recent FBI hate crime report. What is there? Well, the facts are very different from what journalists are saying:

Townhall: Don’t Let Politicians Hit the Mute Button

This weekend at Townhall.com — how to vote to protect one’s state from the meddling hands of insiders and politicians. Click on over to Townhall. Then come back here for more reading: Ballotpedia: 2018 Ballot Measures Wall Street Journal: When Local Lawmakers Won’t Take No for an Answer Common Sense:

Sucker-Punching the People

Sneaky. Low-down. Poltroons. Click on over to Townhall for this weekend’s highlights reel on how politicians do it, how they sucker-punch the people. Then come back here for the raw footage: Arkansas El Dorado News-Times: Arkansas Supreme Court disqualifies term limits proposal KARK: Mike Huckabee Talks Capitol Corruption, Term Limits

Jefferson, quote, good government, labor day, “A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring oneanother, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits ofindustry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government. . ."

Wisdom for Labor Day

“…a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government…” –Thomas Jefferson,

salt, lies, politicians, politics, Donald Trump, truth, economy, trade

Never Trust a Politician

One of my more persistent critics on this site asked, last week, why I might believe anything the current president says — considering all the lies. For reasons of decorum I won’t repeat his exact wording. The odd thing about the comment was not the vulgarity, though (unfortunately). It was

3d printing, gun, gun rights, Second Amendment, First Amendment, gun control

Free Designs

The relationship between the First and Second Amendments is closer than commonly believed. This is especially clear in the 3D gun printing story, the subject of yesterday’s Common Sense, “Progressive Designs.” As I finished the copy, a news story broke: U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik “muzzled Defense Distributed with a

American, nobility, titles, presidents, politicians, citizens

The Cattle Are Restless

“There is one law for man,” goes an ancient saying, “another for cattle.” Moo. Glenn Reynolds, writing in USA Today, sees this principle in operation now, where the ruling class gets away with a whole heckuva lot while the rest of us do not: “Freedom from consequences: It’s the defining

violence, force, hate speech, law, crime, libertarian

The Not-Saint Timothy

Some people believe that aggression is physical force and nothing else. From this they derive the notion that only physical violence should be prosecuted — or, more generally, retaliated against with force. But it is obvious that some invasions of private property or personal space, with malice and anger and

George Mason

Introduced by George Mason at the Virginia Convention in the Capitol in Williamsburg. Unanimously adopted June 12, 1776: A DECLARATION OF RIGHTS made by the representatives of the good people of Virginia, assembled in full and free Convention, which rights do pertain to them, and their posterity, as the basis

Joseph Addison

A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty Is worth a whole eternity in bondage. Joseph Addison, Cato, A Tragedy (1713), Act II, scene

Abigail Adams

I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature; and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and, like the grave, cries, ‘Give, give!’ The great fish swallow up the small; and he who is most strenuous for the rights of the

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