Dear President Obama

Congratulations on making history! The endless string of old white guys was growing a bit tedious, and it was about time that America showed the world that we have the courage to elect a black man to lead us. You have your work cut out for you, as expectations will undoubtedly be higher for you […]

Whose Fault Is It?

I’ve written before about the War on Your Rights, and how ridiculous its officials appear when they feign outrage at the extreme tactics employed by drug smugglers. The latest to exhibit this righteous indignation is none other than America’s own “Drug Czar.” (I hate that title, but it does at least elicit images of the […]

The End of Speeding Tickets

Last month I wrote about what a colossal waste variable speed limit signs are. As I was driving to work this morning, and saw someone in the opposite lanes flashing their headlights, it occurred to me that it might not matter anyway. It is only a matter of time before cars have internet access. They […]

2AR Phase III – Homeland Security (2045 – 2075)

[This is the third article in a series.] The timing of the Supreme Court’s decision this week is fortuitous, because it serves to underscore the crucial point of Phase III, and that is that keeping and bearing arms is in individual right because personal safety is an individual responsibility. A person’s unalienable right to self-defense […]

SCOTUS Gets One Right, For a Change

I don’t know which is more disturbing to me, the fact that the Supreme Court had to weigh in on the Second Amendment at all, or that it was only a 5-4 decision in favor of it. I was fully prepared for it to go the other way. I mean, the Court has not been […]

2AR Phase II – The End of Public Property (2025 – 2045)

[This is the second article in a series.] Public property is a paradox. How can something be owned simultaneously by everyone and no one? In order to avoid this logical inconsistency, as well as the Tragedy of the Commons, and the staggering costs of the endless bureaucracies needed to administer it, public property must be […]

2AR Phase I – Dismantling the Welfare State (2005-2025)

[This is the first article in a series.] A bloodless revolution is not without pain. Any time you take something away that people have grown accustomed to they will suffer as a result. Just how much will be determined by each individual’s ability to adapt to change. But, assuming that a revolution can be achieved […]

2AR — The Second American Revolution

In 1776, one of the self-evident truths that Thomas Jefferson included in the unanimous Declaration was “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers […]

Cops Is Smart

If you’ve seen our story archive, you know that we collect stories documenting the misconduct of police officers. While this story doesn’t really qualify as misconduct, it does serve to illustrate another potential reason why cops suck. It seems the New London, Connecticut, Police Department doesn’t like their officers to be too smart. They give […]

Highway Robbery

The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported a couple of weeks ago about the new variable speed limit signs that have been installed along the 30 or so miles of Interstate 270, which is the main beltway surrounding the metropolitan area. The Missouri Department of Transportation wasted almost a million dollars installing these signs which are […]

Digital Laws

When discussing individual rights, I like to borrow a concept from software engineering and say that human rights are digital in the sense that one either possesses them or they do not. All humans possess a right to property, a right to self-defense, and the right to freely contract, for example, while they do not […]

School’s Out

Attention all teachers! Remember this man’s name and face, because many years from now, after the Department of Education has disappeared, and our country’s education system has been completely dismantled, and you are out looking for a job, you will know who to blame. History will record that this is the man who divulged your […]