Author Archives: Peter

Liberty Up In Smoke

The safest way to make laws respected is to make them respectable. – Frederic Bastiat As most people are aware there is a proposition on California’s ballot in Novemberto¬†legalize, regulate and tax the use of marijuana for recreational use. Most … Continue reading

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Lower your carbon footprint… or else!

Environmentalists have a PR problem. As the reaction to the recent video shows, many in the environmental movement are out of touch with political tact as well as how the average person responds to incentives. I actually think this is … Continue reading

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The Tragedy at Willow Pond

It saddens me that we have come to a point when neighbors can’t deal with each other in a civilized way. Whenever people have a problem with another person they don’t just solve it like adults, instead they turn to … Continue reading

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Who really pays?

With summer storms hitting the DC area every week or two many areas in the region have suffered a loss of power. The local government enforced energy monopoly (Pepco) is being criticized by the Maryland government and they are threatening … Continue reading

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Libertarianism v Conservatives

Last week a debate was hosted by Students For Liberty and America’s Future Foundation in DC by a group of interns. Libertarians (represented by CATO and IJ interns) faced off against Conservatives (represented by Heritage interns) in what turned out … Continue reading

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Another “isolated incident”

Carlos Miller over at Photography Is Not A Crime reports today of a woman who called the police when she thought she saw a prowler. The response of those hired to “protect and serve” was to pepper spray and taser … Continue reading

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Another cop receives a relative slap on the wrist

The trial of former gang member police officer Johannes Mehserle ended yesterday with a verdict of guilty for unintentional manslaughter for the death of Oscar Grant III last year. For those of you unfamiliar with the story, Grant was shot … Continue reading

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When in the course of human events…

This weekend people all over the nation celebrated the 4th of July, a celebration of the colonies secession from the Great Britain. To me this holiday is a highlight of the hypocrisy many people share about the right of people … Continue reading

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A philosophically satisfying drink…

My¬†occasional friends over at Campus Progress (a project of Center for American Progress) has come out with a helpful little guide for this 4th of July weekend. Though I don’t think I will be using it the way they intended. … Continue reading

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Nothing Beats a Weekend of Civil Disobedience.

So what did you do this weekend? Well I lived free. For four days I honestly felt free. I was in a peaceful community filled with loving people who made the conscious decision to live a life of non-coercion against … Continue reading

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