Liberty And Morality: Defending the Ethics of Self-Interest

Liberty is the political condition under which physical force is legally barred from social relationships. This condition depends on and is sanctioned by the moral principle of individual rights—the idea that each person has a moral prerogative to act on Continue reading Liberty And Morality: Defending the Ethics of Self-Interest

Unwarranted Religious Assumptions Require NO Merit: Maintained by Tradition

NOT long ago, an American philosopher, John Searle, ruefully observed that his colleagues seldom bothered to discuss the existence—or otherwise—of God: “It is considered in slightly bad taste to even raise the question. Matters of religion are like matters of Continue reading Unwarranted Religious Assumptions Require NO Merit: Maintained by Tradition

ACLU Issues Texas ‘Travel Advisory’ | American Civil Liberties Union

TRAVELING TO TEXAS MAY RESULT IN VIOLATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, ACLU WARNS The American Civil Liberties Union issued a “travel alert” today informing anyone planning to travel to Texas in the near future to anticipate the possible violation of their Continue reading ACLU Issues Texas ‘Travel Advisory’ | American Civil Liberties Union

Liberty is Required for Pursuit of Happiness

Libertarians and others have wondered why Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence concludes its explicitly incomplete list of unalienable rights with the pursuit of happiness rather than property. The website Monticello.org states, Unfortunately, Thomas Jefferson himself never explained his use of Continue reading Liberty is Required for Pursuit of Happiness

California Anti-Abortion Activists Face Wierd Eavesdropping Charges

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced 15 felony charges against two anti-abortion activists, David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, in connection with their hidden-camera recordings of conversations with Planned Parenthood employees they sought to implicate in the illegal sale of fetal Continue reading California Anti-Abortion Activists Face Wierd Eavesdropping Charges

America’s Declining Economic Liberty, and its Cause – The Objective Standard

The Fraser Institute has published its Economic Freedom of the World Index for 2015, and, as the Charles Koch Institute reports, the numbers for America are ugly. The United States—which in 2000 was ranked 2nd (Hong Kong was 1st)—is now Continue reading America’s Declining Economic Liberty, and its Cause – The Objective Standard

WikiLeaks: CIA Turns Computers, Smartphones and TVs into Surveillance Devices

The documents claim to show the CIA’s ability to turn computers, smartphones and TVs into surveillance devices or “covert microphones” even when turned off. WikiLeaks claims the CIA has software that enables it to bypass encrypted messaging applications including WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram Continue reading WikiLeaks: CIA Turns Computers, Smartphones and TVs into Surveillance Devices