Governments never want to give up power: Secession is Liberty

Recently, people in Catalonia voted to break away from Spain — not to declare war on Spain or refuse to trade with Spain, just to control their own affairs. The Spanish government said they must not even vote. They sent Continue reading Governments never want to give up power: Secession is Liberty

What a few Gun Owners Do, Causes All Gun Owners to be Punished

The basic argument for restricting the manufacture, purchase, and possession of firearms runs as follows: Because some gun owners use their guns to commit crimes or suicide, or they use their guns irresponsibly, the rights of all gun manufacturers, sellers, Continue reading What a few Gun Owners Do, Causes All Gun Owners to be Punished

Automatic Weapons Are Already Heavily Regulated and Gun Control Laws Don’t Work – Reason.com

Stephen Paddock “appears to have used at least one fully automatic rifle” during his murderous rampage in Las Vegas, according to the Wall Street Journal. Let’s tentatively accept that for the moment while recognizing, as Nick Gillespie has noted, that early reports in situations Continue reading Automatic Weapons Are Already Heavily Regulated and Gun Control Laws Don’t Work – Reason.com

Trump’s First 9 Months is ‘The Least Regulatory President of All’

The most underreported story (except here at Reason!) about President Donald Trump’s White House nine months in has been his administration’s concerted effort to slow down, block, roll back, and reform the regulatory state. Given that, in the wake of serial Obamacare-repeal failure, Trump has arguably Continue reading Trump’s First 9 Months is ‘The Least Regulatory President of All’

More Arrested in 2016 for Pot than All  Murder + Rape + Assault + Robbery

In 2016 more people were arrested for marijuana possession than for all crimes the FBI classifies as violent, according to 2016 crime data released by the agency on Monday. Marijuana possession arrests edged up slightly in 2016, a year in which voters in four states approved recreational Continue reading More Arrested in 2016 for Pot than All  Murder + Rape + Assault + Robbery

Puerto Rico Bans Alcohol Sales To Help Disaster: Discriminatory

Puerto Rico is suffering on a massive scale in the wake of Hurricane Maria earlier this month. Eighty percent of the nation’s food crops were destroyed by the storm. Losses on the island total in the tens of billions of dollars. Aid has reached the country, Continue reading Puerto Rico Bans Alcohol Sales To Help Disaster: Discriminatory

Canada and Elizabeth Warren Pushing United States to Roll Back “Right to Work” Laws

President Donald Trump, a loud and persistent critic of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), recently began renegotiating this trade deal with Canada and Mexico. The President promised to secure a fair deal for American workers. That sounds great. After all, Continue reading Canada and Elizabeth Warren Pushing United States to Roll Back “Right to Work” Laws