Defining Down Freedom

– June 16, 2021

“Politicians vindicated lockdowns by claiming that all the sacrifices are justified if they ‘save just one life.’ But what about ‘just one freedom’ – especially freedoms previously enjoyed by hundreds of millions of people? Instead of ‘Build Back Better’ further empowering reckless rulers, we need to ‘Build Back Freer.'” ~ James Bovard

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The World May Be Getting Darker, But We Must Carry on the Light of Liberalism

– June 11, 2021

“Liberalism is not merely an abstraction we fight to advance for its own sake, but rather for the sake of the flesh and blood of humans of the world, and in remembrance of those who have fought the good fight before us. As ‘society is sweeping towards de­struction’ let us keep in mind our own limited knowledge of the future and thrust ourselves ‘vigorously into the intellectual battle’ once more.” ~ Zachary Yost

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Gerontocracy and Geezernomics

– June 9, 2021

“Most babies born today will (one hopes) live to see at least the opening of the 22nd century. Why should some self-interested geezers with ‘one foot in the grave’ born before the mid-20th century be able to diminish the quality of their lives?” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Support for Lockdowns: A ‘Bootleggers and Baptists’ Phenomenon

– June 8, 2021

“This goes a long way toward explaining the behavior of white collar professionals during the pandemic: they have been acting out of a genuine sense of virtue, but they have also done rather well out of doing so, at least in the short term. It’s not one or the other, and high and low motives are not mutually exclusive – it’s both in combination that does the trick.” ~ David McGrogan

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Will Biden’s Sham Corruption Crackdown Endanger Freedom?

– June 7, 2021

“Joe Biden has never provided any evidence that he is more trustworthy on corruption than any other career Washington politician. Regardless of the plaudits that Biden receives, new federal crackdowns on cryptocurrency and “pernicious foreign influence” could roil financial markets and undercut freedom of the press.” ~ James Bovard

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The Public Interest and the Constitutional Order

– June 6, 2021

“The public interest and other phrases like it have far too much importance in the functions of our government. In theory, the public interest and other vague objectives like it have no discrete meaning. In practice, they simply represent the ambitions and goals of those in power.” ~ Ethan Yang

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Remembering the Tiananmen Square Massacre

– June 4, 2021

“We should be inspired by the countless activists across China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the world who risk persecution every day to shine a light on the lies of the CCP. We should not only pray but work to ensure that this fateful day was not a violent snuffing of the flame of Chinese liberty, but rather the spark that would ignite the inferno of freedom that burns in the hearts of over a billion people.” ~ Ethan Yang

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Fish, Rice and What the Green Movement Really Stands For

– June 4, 2021

“The idea is always to lock us down both in terms of population and consumption and woe to anyone or anything that allows more consumption with equal or fewer resources. Don’t fall for the safety arguments. The argument is against capitalism and humanity. That’s no fish story.” ~ Michael Fumento

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Critical Race Theory Comes for the Legal Academy

– June 4, 2021

“The slow degradation of the American legal academy in this fashion should be especially concerning. That is not only because law students and faculty should already know full well the values of open debate and individual dignity, but because they are quite literally the vanguard of our legal order.” ~ Ethan Yang

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Why Is There Such Reluctance to Discuss Natural Immunity?

– June 4, 2021

“Whatever the reason, it’s keeping Americans in the dark about how many people have active immunity from Covid-19. It’s keeping people needlessly fearful and suspicious of each other. It’s empowering executive overreach. Worst of all, it’s tempting people to consider government and business restrictions on the unvaccinated, regardless of their actual immunity.” ~ Jon Sanders

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Exit, Voice, and Loyalty, the Godfather, and Dr. Fauci’s Book Tour

– June 4, 2021

“Perhaps the proceeds from Dr. Fauci’s upcoming book, including the large speaking fees he will earn and the undisclosed advance he garnered for writing the book while ‘serving’ the taxpayer, can be used to compensate his underage victims and the other public health collateral damage caused by his maniacal and myopic focus on one infectious disease.” ~ Donald Siegel & Robert M. Sauer

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Fun Ways to Annoy China and Support Taiwan

– June 3, 2021

“China is deeply concerned with its global image and is also highly sensitive to having its narrative broken. The best ways to annoy China are ultimately to shine sunlight on its lies and to restore our confidence in ourselves as a civilization that treasures individual liberty rather than kicking ourselves down the road of self-pity and regret.” ~ Ethan Yang

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