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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Don’t Trust Polls

Why do we still use polls for debates anyway? You’re probably already well aware that Rand Paul will not be in the included in the main stage debate tonight on Fox Business network. Whether you’re a libertarian greeting the news with disappointment or schadenfreude, a discussion on whether polls are appropriate measurements of debate inclusion. Fox excluding Rand Paul from the main stage debate is big deal. Not only does it cost the campaign millions of dollars in exposure, being relegated to the the under card debate this late in primary…

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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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