Today, I read a question from a respected TAC supporter that I’ve seen countless times from libertarians. I thought it would be good to share my response.Details
If you’re waiting for permission from government to exercise your rights, you’re going to die before that ever happens.
We need to learn how to exercise our rights whether the government wants us to or not!
Beware: Those who want to “protect” you really just want to control you. This includes people who want to save you from plants, terrorists, violence, poverty, illiteracy, pollution, yourself, and …virtually anything.Details
We are faced with increasing federal tyranny these days.
Most Americans seem unaware or ambivalent about the federal reach into their lives. Most do not know just how invasive it has become.Details
by Ron Paul
It is no coincidence that many of those countries suffering from mass Ebola outbreaks have also suffered from the plagues of dictatorship and war.Details
Sometimes it comes down to the question of what is more important, the rights of individuals or the existence of the nation state? In this case, in the face of serious difficulties faced by the colonists in their war against the British Empire, Jefferson came down on the side of individual liberty.Details
From time to time, our work at the Tenth Amendment Center comes under attack from anarcho-capitalists. (Or if you prefer anarchists, voluntarists or simply libertarians.)Details
The confusion that arises due to not following the Constitution is confusion over the most basic idea in society: what is the role of government? Some believe it is to keep us safe. Some believe it is financial stability, both in the form of welfare and in central banks controlling the money supply.Details
Here’s something to think about:
You have better toys and technology – but less freedom than the founding fathers had.
I have often found myself wearing a few different hats when it comes to politics. My personal views are libertarian in nature. I really do believe in both the non-aggression principle and in property rights. I also support the Constitution even when there are aspects of it which are anti-libertarian. The term “Tenther” also applies to me as well.
Remember, the Constitution doesn’t grant us our rights, but acknowledges the natural rights we have which predates it. There are also instances where the Constitution does legally violate our rights. I would argue that the eminent domain clause of the Constitution is such a case. The government shouldn’t be able to force me off my land unless I am willing to sell it. Some will argue that sometimes public need justifies it. Well, I would suggest reviewing the Kelo v. City of New London case in which transferred land from individuals to another private group. This shows how granting power to a government entity will eventually abuse the said power.Details