The Editor’s Notes

by Charles Curley
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Special to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise

Did Neil anticipate Tom Wood’s new book, National Divorce?

I had always thought that a voluntaryist <elected position of your choice> was an oxymoron. I expect that would be the position of the three founders of voluntaryism. But an interesting read anyway.

Kerry McDonald’s aricle on education is a fine example of thinking outside the box. Or, since this is about government schools, outside the prison cell. It reminds me of Mark Twain’s advice: never let your schooling interfere with your learning.

Links! Have we got Links!

All pregnant women, not just those who seek to end a pregnancy, have benefited from Roe v Wade. Today’s system of mass incarceration makes it likely that if Roe is overturned women who have abortions will go to jail.

Efforts to establish separate legal “personhood” for fertilized eggs, embryos, and fetuses, however, are already being used as the basis for the arrests and detentions of and forced interventions on pregnant women, including those who seek to go to term.

Examination of these punitive actions makes clear that attacks on Roe threaten all pregnant women not only with the loss of their reproductive rights and physical liberty but also with the loss of their status as full constitutional persons.

Roe v Wade and the New Jane Crow: Reproductive Rights in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Speaking of which, Pregnant women held for months in one Alabama jail to protect fetuses from drugs Have these people never heard of the Thirteenth Amendment?

Where did the Great Awokening come from?

The market works I. J.K. Rowling Laughs Last: ‘Hogwarts Legacy’ Collector’s Edition Sells Out Instantly Despite Leftist Boycott

The market works II. Oh No! Laid-off HBO Max Execs Confirm Warner Bros. Is Ditching Wokeness and Embracing ‘Middle America’

An analysis of how anti-gun propaganda misses the facts, by John Lott. Law-Abiding Gun Owners Ignored by Media, Maligned by Politicians

There’s Something Seriously Wrong With Democrats I’ve seen similar from libertarians (or should I say, people who claim to be libertarians?), and it’s just as tacky coming from them.

Joel Kotkin on The fall of Los Angeles


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