Lexington and Concord: The Flame Remains Unlit

Today is the 252nd anniversary of the “shot heard ‘round the world” at Lexington and Concord. The British regulars who started the fracas were following an age old government tradition of seizing powder, munitions and property for a pretentious King who had assumed such wide distribution of the tools of resistance should be available only […]

Some Thoughts on Law

The “Hero Problem” When the state and its media bullhorns refer to armed government workers – law enforcers – as “heroes,” it’s a sign the hour is getting late. When most people don’t draw back and spit coffee all over the keyboard at the idea, it’s minutes to midnight. How did it become “heroic” to […]

Frédéric Bastiat Is Right (Again)

French economist Frédéric Bastiat was a man far ahead of his time. He was a “classical liberal,” which, today, would identify him as a libertarian. He expanded upon the free-market argument set forth by Adam Smith in 1776. In 1845, the French government levied protective tariffs on scores of items, from sewing needles to locomotives. […]

Mission Accomplished

A new poll has found that the majority of American voters, 63 percent, want the Trump administration to do more in Syria. It was conducted as the Trump administration carried out a missile strike on Syria over allegations of a chemical gas attack. The new Morning Consult/Politico poll published on Wednesday found that 31 percent […]

What Is “Jury Nullification?”

Did you know that, no matter the evidence, if a jury feels a law is unjust, it is permitted to “nullify” the law rather than finding someone guilty? Basically, jury nullification is a jury’s way of saying, “By the letter of the law, the defendant is guilty, but we also disagree with that law, so […]

Trump Abandons His Base

The tweet by the convert to Orthodox Judaism, Ivanka Trump, when she had learned that her father was bombing Syria, was “Proud of my father for refusing to accept these horrendous crimes against humanity.” She was referring to the sarin gas attack that the U.S. government says that it can prove had been perpetrated by […]