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Today: Sat, December 20 2014  -  Last modified: April, 26 2007
 Repression and Police State
15 February 2013
 
 
Arrogance of Power
by Tibor R. Machan
 sub-topic» War on Drugs

If the country were some kind of club or organization that came together voluntarily, with the provision that dues will be progressive, the case would be different. But just being born into a society with greater advantages and resources than others possess doesn’t by any means serve as a valid reason to be subjected to confiscation. Consent would be needed for that, otherwise what we have is nothing different from highway robbery.

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07 November 2012
 
 
The War on Private Property - Part 3
by Laurence M. Vance
 sub-topic» War on Drugs

Practical and utilitarian arguments against the drug war are important, and I use them, but not as important as the moral argument for the freedom to use or abuse drugs for freedom’s sake. That’s right: there is a moral case for drug freedom, and I don’t just mean the freedom to get high. The moral case for drug freedom is simply the case for freedom. The theme is freedom. Freedom to use one’s property as one sees fit. Freedom to enjoy the fruits of one’s labor in whatever way one deems appropriate. Freedom to make one’s own health and welfare decisions. Freedom to follow one’s own moral code. Freedom from being taxed to fund government tyranny. Freedom from government intrusion into one’s personal life. Freedom to be left alone.

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05 November 2012
 
 
The War on Private Property - Part 2
by Laurence M. Vance
 sub-topic» War on Drugs

Clearly, the war on drugs is a monstrous evil that has ruined more lives than drugs themselves.

Yet, the drug war enjoys wide bipartisan sponsorship in Congress, is equally supported by both major presidential candidates, is not an issue in any congressional race, is backed by the majority of Americans, is cheered by most religious people, is espoused by most parents with young children, is championed by liberals and conservatives alike, is encouraged by the majority of law-enforcement personnel, and is even defended by those who say they advocate "civil liberties" or "limited government."

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03 November 2012
 
 
The War on Private Property - Part 1
by Laurence M. Vance
 sub-topic» War on Drugs

Do you want to live in an authoritarian society? Do you desire an intrusive government? Do you wish for a government that is a nanny state? Do you yearn for government bureaucrats to tell you what you can and cannot do? Do you like puritanical busybodies telling you how to live your life? Do you believe that the government should define and enforce morality? Do you reason that vices should be crimes? Then you should support the war on drugs.

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27 April 2012
 
 
WTF! (What total foolishness)
by Tony Ryan
 sub-topic» War on Drugs

Forty-one years into a repeat of a prior failed experiment in controlling human behavior through asinine and ridiculous laws (alcohol), our “War On Drugs” has long since become what many have called a “war on people”. And, some people more than others.

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