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Unasked Questions
January 29, 2003 — Assertions are made about the Iraq situation that are never questioned by the press. Here are some of the questions that should be asked.

A Gift for My Daughter
December 24, 2002 — In 1966 I wrote this article to my 9-year-old daughter, hoping to arm her with an important truth that would make life much easier for her.

Politicians Snooker Us Again with the Lott Affair
December 19, 2002 — Condemning Trent Lott for wanting Strom Thurmond to have been elected president overlooks whom Thurmond was running against. And the whole fiasco once again diverts our attention from the most important issue of the day: getting government off our backs.

A Day to Remember
December 12, 2002 — This Sunday is Bill of Rights day. What a shame that the Bill of Rights is no longer honored strictly; it was the only thing that made America unique.

I Want My Country Back
December 5, 2002 — The U.S. government has transformed America from a republic to an empire — causing us to have to choose between liberty and security, a choice we never had to make before. I want the America of peace and freedom, not the head of a world government.

‘If You Aren’t Guilty, What Are You Afraid of?’
November 28, 2002 — Why the innocent have more to fear than the guilty from the Homeland Security Act, and why it always seems to work out that way.

Do You Know What You’re Voting For?
November 21, 2002 — A conservative writer admonished Libertarians that their votes were allowing some Democrats to defeat Republicans. Should we care?

What We Can Learn from World War II
November 14, 2002 — A review of Richard Maybury’s excellent book, which punctures a number of myths about the Second World War — myths that politicians use today to get us into new wars.

Elections Provide a Boost for Big Government
November 7, 2002 — How your vote for a Republican or Democrat provided an endorsement for every big-government program you can think of.

Why Bother Trying the Snipers?
October 31, 2002 — Journalists and TV hosts, with no understanding of the Bill of Rights, lead us down the garden path of abandoning the principles that made America unique in the history of the world.

An Anniversary Worth Celebrating
October 24, 2002 — The Statue of Liberty once stood for something — an America unique in not having an income tax or welfare state, not embroiled in foreign wars, not in love with “national greatness.” October 28 is the anniversary of the Statue’s dedication, and it should remind us that America wasn’t always like it is now, and it doesn’t have to be like it is now.

Getting Rid of the Snipers
October 17, 2002 — Snipers, rapists, serial killers, and lunatics have a much harder time operating in a society in which innocent citizens haven’t been disarmed by thousands of gun laws. Here’s how to make America a peaceful society again — as it was before the 1960s.

Iraq: ‘A War Waiting for a Pretext’
October 10, 2002 — President Bush still has presented no evidence to back up all his assertions about Iraq. He believes if he keeps saying the same things over and over, we’ll have to believe him. Should we have faith in a politician’s word?

Will Massachusetts Repeal its Income Tax?
October 3, 2002 — Libertarians finally have a chance to take the offensive against big government, instead of trying to ward off new government schemes.

‘What Can I Do?’
September 26, 2002 — How you can do your part to help stop the growth of big government.

America, Meet Your Leaders
September 19, 2002 — The war-mongers aren’t looking for peace in the Middle East, disarmament, or any other of the high-flown objectives they mention. The object is war. They have proven they can’t be trusted. I choose not to believe them.

The Republican Sickness
September 13, 2002 — Here’s how someone who wants small government, low taxes, and the free market can wind up supporting big government, high taxes, and government intrusions.

Is It Finally Over?
September 12, 2002 — Is the week-long maudlin celebration of the 9-11 tragedy finally over? If so, maybe it’s safe to turn on the TV again. In the meantime, here’s a repeat of what Harry Browne said on September 11, 2001.

Overlooking the Obvious
September 5, 2002 — It’s understandable that people look to government to solve their problems, but they overlook the most important characteristic of government programs: they don’t work.

Should We Trust George W. Bush?
August 29, 2002 — So much of what we believe about the so-called War on Terrorism emanates from the Bush administration with no evidence to back it up. How honest has George Bush been about other things, and should we trust what he says about terrorism?

How to Oppose Terrorism
August 22, 2002 — Here’s a list of “do”s and “don’t”s covering the best and worst ways to fight terrorism.

How to Destroy America in One Easy Lesson
August 15, 2002 — There’s only one circumstance in which Saddam Hussein would launch a nuclear or biological attack against the U.S., and George Bush seems determined to make that happen.

Why the Income Tax Must Go
August 8, 2002 — Here are five benefits you’ll get when we repeal the income and Social Security taxes. They probably far outweigh any subsidy the politicians could promise you.

Say ‘Bye, Bye’ to Prescription Drugs
August 1, 2002 — The politicians have made a mess of what was once the best health-care system the world has ever seen. Now they want to apply their expertise to prescription drugs. Better stock up now.

Who Cares about the Civil War?
July 31, 2002 — The Civil War laid the foundation for most of the ills of big government we face today. It’s a fascinating subject. Here’s a brief introduction.

What Should We Do about Terrorism?
A series of articles proposing ways to deal with the September 11 attacks, and a foreign policy that would make future attacks on America less likely.

Government Knows Best, Doesn’t It?
July 25, 2002 — When government sets “standards,” you lose the ability to choose. That’s why health care, education, and investment innovation have suffered. And now the FCC is going to put some TV stations out of business for not agreeing to new standards. You can’t increase liberty by supporting government programs of any kind.

Welcome to the War on Terrorism, Comrade
July 18, 2002 — If you object to the government’s new program to have people spying on you, perhaps you should have been complaining when the government was taking the steps leading up to this.

What Should We Do about Terrorism?
A series of articles proposing ways to deal with the September 11 attacks, and a foreign policy that would make future attacks on America less likely.

The Unpleasantness in Inglewood
July 14, 2002 — The apparent case of police brutality in Inglewood this past week is reminiscent of the Rodney King case in 1992. Today — as then — no trial is necessary, because the politicians and the press have already convicted the culprit. Thus this look back at how the Rule of Law has been discarded in America.

Making Your Investments Safe
July 11, 2002 — We can’t expect government to protect us from the Enrons and WorldComs. The very people who claim to protect us — the politicians — use “creative accounting” that’s worse than that of any corporate executive. So how can you assure that your investments are safe?

Do You Really Want to Pledge Allegiance to the Flag?
July 4, 2002 — The problem isn’t religion, and it isn’t “under God.” The problems are twofold: government-run education and pledging our allegiance to the state. The Founding Fathers would be dismayed that your children are being asked to pledge allegiance to a government that had “become destructive” of the “unalienable rights” of “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”.

Saving the Forests & Saving our Money
June 27, 2002 — To end the forest fires and end widespread pollution, we have to get property out of the hands of government. If we do that, we can privatize Social Security completely, pay off the national debt, and do it all very quickly.

Free to Plan a Secure Retirement
(from The Great Libertarian Offer)
A plan to end Social Security immediately and completely, without anyone left holding the bag.

Why I Am a Libertarian
June 20, 2002 — Why libertarians are the only ideological activists who live up their principles. A rebuttal to Joseph Farah’s “Why I Am Not a Libertarian.

Let’s Just Scrap the Bill of Rights
June 13, 2002 — The only sections of the Constitution that still provided any protection were some parts of the Bill of Rights. But now the Bush administration has decided it can lock anyone up and throw away the key — without providing any public proof. What happens when some government agent decides you need to be locked up?

Where Have All the Conservatives Gone?
June 6, 2002 — There used to be a considerable difference between conservatives and liberals. Now the only difference is that conservatives oppose big government only when there’s a Democrat in the White House. This article explains why a vote for George Bush was a vote for the greater of two evils. It also includes an interesting contrary view from a reader.