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 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 doesnít 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.

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 freedomís sake. Thatís right: there is a moral case for drug freedom, and I donít 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 oneís property as one sees fit. Freedom to enjoy the fruits of oneís labor in whatever way one deems appropriate. Freedom to make oneís own health and welfare decisions. Freedom to follow oneís own moral code. Freedom from being taxed to fund government tyranny. Freedom from government intrusion into oneís personal life. Freedom to be left alone.

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."

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.