Ayn Rand correctly wrote that without property rights, no other rights are possible.
“If only I was dictator, I know how to set things right.”
Every highly productive person – we don’t even have to speak of geniuses here – often ends up surrounded by resentful and mediocre people who have too much time on their hands. They use whatever limited talents they have to plot, confound, confuse, and ultimately wreck their betters. The demand to “comply” is always the watchword: it’s a tool of destruction.
Banning uninfected foreigners, like Novak Djokovic, from the US because they are unvaccinated is anti-science as vaccination does not stop the spread of covid-19, and anti-American as it violates the principles of individual freedom & choice that America was founded upon.
Social media companies are not a threat to free speech. Governments that do not respect property rights are.
The gradual rise of the 4th branch of government (the administrative “deep state” bureaucracy) which is very much the most powerful branch – has reduced the American political process to mere theater as compared with the real activity of government, which rests with the permanent bureaucracy.
Important lecture by Objectivist philosopher Onkar Ghate examining the reasoning and implications of SCOTUS overturning Roe vs Wade.
Justice Gorsuch rules against the dictatorship by the administrative state, in favor of the system established by the Constitution’s framers.
Abortion-rights advocates should not cede the terms “pro-life” and “right to life” to the anti-abortionists. It is a woman’s right to her life that gives her the right to terminate her pregnancy.
While one political group may not benefit from the filibuster on a current issue, they may find it very valuable protection in the future. Senator Warren be warned: You may not like the consequences of your campaign.
Both sides in the abortion debate invoke the principle of “rights.” Anti-abortionists claim to uphold a “right to life”; Pro-choice advocates a woman’s “right to abortion.” Neither side holds a rigorously defined theory of rights.
—and a Black Market for ‘Unapproved’ European Imports.
Professor Brian Simpson answers arguments against using Ayn Rand’s philosophy Objectivism as the basis for improving the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
Robert Reich (and Fauci) are Wildly Wrong About Judge Mizelle’s Ruling Against the CDC’s Mask Mandate
Robert Reich skates alarmingly close to implicitly endorsing a totalitarian proposition that Fauci recently endorsed explicitly – namely, that government-employed public-health bureaucrats are above the law.
The massive political power for unelected bureaucrats to arbitrarily dehumanize Americans with mandates, fines, lockdowns, and prison at whim is what the Biden Administration, DOJ, and CDC are now fighting for.
Many will argue that Twitter and other tech companies censored Mr. Senger, Mr. Changizi, and Mr. Kotzin of their own volition, and as they are private actors, the First Amendment is inapplicable.
That argument should be rejected.
How can we preserve the benefits of self-governing districts without the cronyism that so often goes along with them?
In my lifetime, I’m not sure I can remember a single other time when a federal government rule imposed upon an entire country, one that affected so many people on a daily basis, was suddenly declared to be completely illegal – not just newly illegal in light of new data but illegal all along.
Elon Musk’s exciting and dramatic move represents a bold attempt to overthrow the regime of control, propaganda, and enforced opinion as manufactured by the administrative state.
If the United States is to retain our innovation edge, patent eligibility doctrine must be returned to the “anything under the sun that is made by man” standard.
We won’t be fully safe until the powers and all existing lockdown plans are completely taken away from public-health authorities.
Undereducated journalists have “fact checked” things they’re not qualified to understand, “misinformation” now seems to mean “words by anybody who disagrees with me.” With the Joe Rogan debacle, it all falls into place.
Assange was merely doing what the vast majority of the mainstream media has long since neglected: his job.
If support for reproductive rights is so strong, why won’t Democrats run on a promise to pass legislation to make abortion unambiguously legal?