Debate Summary: Let Me Control Your Life

By David Collins If you’ve watched the last two presidential debates, you’ll see a common thread. Everyone on stage believes they know what’s best for you. They want to control your life. Some demand universal healthcare, while others demand more security and war. Either way, more government is necessary. Milton Friedman once brilliantly stated, “Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.” Power builds on more power. When does a president reel back government? Very rarely. Thank goodness checks and balances sometimes hinder the unavoidable expansion. During the Democratic debate, Hillary upheld the status quo. Sanders…

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Bernie Sanders is Not Anti-Establishment

By David Collins According to ontheissues.org, Bernie Sanders is not anti-establishment. The cons far outweigh the pros. When evaluating a presidential candidate, it is more important to look at past action than current rhetoric. This compiled list are some reasons libertarians should fear the vociferous authoritarian. Economy Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending (Jul 2009). Voted YES on additional $825B for economic recovery package (Feb 2009). Voted NO on paying down federal debt by rationing programs’ effectiveness (Mar 2007). Civil Rights Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race…

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Libertarianism: 9 Reasons to Convert

Not to be confused with the Libertarian Party. This is solely about the ideology of libertarianism, which predates the party and has many different opinions within it. Many of these reasons are thought to encompass individuals who identify as libertarians. You’ll want to be left alone. You mean, without the NSA and the TSA? How would we survive without the omniscient crotch-grabbing government? There’s a solid case for privatizing the intrusive security monopoly, putting these issues in the hands of the people. Just leave us alone, O Holy Government, we beg thee. You’ll be…

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