Category: rights

Authoritarian Theft Part 2

     Concerning my tirade of yesterday, Mike Hendrix adds a report on an incident I should have included:      After the FBI seized Joseph Ruiz’s life savings during a raid on a safe deposit box business in Beverly Hills, the unemployed chef went to court to retrieve his $57,000. A judge ordered the government to …

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Authoritarian Theft: Three Cases

     “Taxation is theft!” rises the cry from thousands of freedom lovers. And it is so, if viewed through the lens of direct comparison. After all, what practical difference is there between the highwayman who points a gun at you and says “Your money or your life,” and the IRS agent who assesses you for …

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Happy Independence Day…

     …if possible. For most American patriots, it’s a bit of a challenge under current circumstances.      The greatest American put it quite plainly:      We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty …

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