This article is not an argument about the validity of taking precautions for COVID-19. It is solely about who is responsible for the mandatory shutdowns, social distancing requirements, and other protections mandated by government officials. I invite criticism of what you find below, but only on my reasoning, not the wisdom of said mandates. Whether those mandates are justified or not is the subject for another debate. I recently posted a remark on Facebook positing something … [Read more...] about Fisk me, please?
It is with my deepest regret and heart-felt grief, that I announce the death of our beloved, Nuance. Nuance passed away after a hard fought, 40 year battle with the cancer known as Instant Knowledge and Expertise. Nuance was a hard earned but cherished gift to humanity, now completely squandered away for the sake of trying to impress our friends with our instant, automatically endowed expertise in everything, to be used as a scathing verbal and written weapon, usually bravely delivered by … [Read more...] about The Death of Nuance
In November of 2019, I completed my "duty" as a member of a jury pool in Hardin County, Kentucky. It was an interesting experience where I learned how the process works--at least in my small corner of the country. Now that it's over, I've concluded that I was forced, under the threat of violence (my notice came in the form of a summons), to participate in a process I found morally unacceptable. Not because I believe the concept of jury trials is wrong, but because of how it was administered. I … [Read more...] about My Experience on Jury Duty as a Libertarian
NOTE: This is a guest post by my friend and fellow Kentuckian, Brian Lauer.A wise man once said that once liberty is lost, it is lost forever. The time has come for every man, woman and child that still believes in liberty to fight for the liberty they desire. That is the cost of our freedom and I intend to pay whatever price is necessary for my children to have their freedom. I hope that sentiment is shared by everyone here. There once was a dream that was our great republic and that … [Read more...] about Cannabis: A Case For Individual Liberty
I jumped into libertarian philosophy as soon as I discovered it. Finally, I felt like I found a home for my political, economic, and philosophical beliefs. Too bad I was so late to the game. I wish I'd discovered it a lot sooner. But it didn't take long though to discover that there are many factions that fall under the libertarian philosophy. And it's not just about the minarchist and anarcho-capitalist variety either. There's are whole new factions emerging, and the debate among them is … [Read more...] about The Libertarian Snob Factor