Letters to the Editor
from Ward Griffiths, Ann Morgan, National Taxpayers Union,
The Editor, Dr Sean Gabb, and Robert Jackman
Will We Let the Real America Die?
by L. Neil Smith
All of my life I have wanted nothing more than simply to be
proud of my country. Understand thatbelieve itor nothing else you read
here will make sense. All of my lifeand it's dismaying how long it took me
to realize thisI've been ashamed of my country, instead.
by A.X. Perez
Recently the Harrold, Texas Independent School District
announced a policy permitting some teachers to bring concealed handguns on
campus. Both supporters and opponents of gun rights hailed this as an expansion
of gun rights. My first reaction, on reading the whole thing, was to be more
cautious. It was that some that got to me. To qualify the teacher had to have
a concealed carry permit, pass additional classes in crisis management and get
the school board's permission. That last condition sets off my alarm bells.
The Imposed Surcharges We Shoulder
by Robert Jackman
I grew up on a small farm and cattle ranch in my teens.
With that disclosure up front, that was almost 4 decades ago. I work in a
service business related to home repair and construction today. Let's talk
of State interference in Energy, Food....
The Illegitimacy of the US Federal Government
by Russell D. Longcore
I recently wrote an article entitled "Stop Voting," which
was about the illegitimacy of the elections systems here in the good ol' USA.
Let's open this umbrella a little wider. I've been having something of a
philosophical evolution of late, and I'm beginning to have seditious thoughts.
I don't know who to speak to about these thoughts, so I am sending them to you
in the hope that I'll get some wisdom in return. Possibly, this article will
spark a lively dialogue.
In Praise of Spock
by A.X. Perez
Poor Mr. Spock!! While from time to time his superior Vulcan
intellect or physical abilities get busted out to solve a problem his commitment
to reason and logic are frequently used as a foil for the argument that intuition
and the heart are superior to reason and the head.
Walk Like A (Free) Man
The Kaptain's Log
by Kaptain Kanada a.k.a. Manuel Miles
We are, in case you haven't noticed, in the midst of World
War(s) Three, also known as the U.S. empire's War On Terra. As the New World
(dis)Order wages perpetual war on many fronts, those few of us who actively
oppose it must do likewise. Of course we all know that there is fighting in
Iraq, Afghanistan, and dozens of other lands, but those are not the war fronts
to which I refer.