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Not Yours To Give Away

If you have the right to give to one, you have the right to give to all; and, as the Constitution neither defines charity nor stipulates the amount, you are at liberty to give to any and everything which you may believe, or profess to believe is a charity, and to any amount you may think proper. You will very easily perceive what a wide door this would open for fraud and corruption and favoritism, on the one hand, and for robbing the people on the other.

The Source of Air-Travel Insecurity

The poor security of U.S. airlines is a predictable outcome of government regulations and subsidies. By preventing airlines from profiting from superior procedures, and by shielding them from losses resulting from incompetence, the government has left us vulnerable to further terrorist attacks. Only through complete privatization of the industry will consumers be able to fly cheaply and safely.

The War on Cash Destroys a Small Entrepreneur

Lyndon McClellan is a small entrepreneur who owns and operates L & M Convenience Mart in Fairmont, North Carolina. L & M comprises a gas station, convenience store, and a small restaurant serving hot dogs, hamburgers, and catfish sandwiches.

Where Are the Omelets

And now that the legislators and do-gooders have so futilely inflicted so many systems upon society, may they finally end where they should have begun: May they reject all systems, and try liberty; for liberty is an acknowledgment of faith in God and His works.

Looking Back

What our leaders did to the world economy by taking all currencies off gold is akin to taking a passenger jetliner off the “autopilot” (i.e., a gold-referenced currency system) and letting a twelve-year old, adrenaline-crazed video game junkie take control of the cockpit!

The Economics of World Government

If I take your money and give it to somebody else as a private citizen, this is called stealing and fencing of stolen goods. If I do that as a public official, it’s called social policy.

The Exploitation of Soldiers

By Butler Shaffer posted on LewRockwell.com 12/21/2004 William Shakespeare, King Henry V Grow like savages – as soldiers will, That nothing do but meditate on blood.   Those who defend warfare tend to see it only as an abstraction, a game pitting strategists from opposing collectives against one another in furtherance of contrived objectives. The…

Morality, The State’s Way

Written by Gene Callahan June 6, 2003 On May 16th, New York City police were hoping to catch Melvin Boswell with a cache of drugs, guns, and pit bulls. They broke down the door of what they believed to be his apartment, and then tossed a flash grenade inside. Unfortunately, Boswell lives on the ninth floor…

Not Yours To Give Away

This is chapter 12 of a book titled The Freedom Philosophy published in 1988 by The Foundation for Economic Education. The Freedom Philosophy This story by and about Davy Crockett is taken from The Life of Colonel David Crockett, complied by Edward S. Ellis (Philadelphia; Porter & Coates, 1884). Holders of political office are but…

Objectivism and the State

This was written in 1969 by Roy A. Childs in a letter to Ayn Rand. The letter is called, Objectivism and the State; An Open Letter to Ayn Rand.  This is an excerpt.  The complete letter can be found here. There is a battle shaping up in the world – a battle between the forces…