Saturday, December 04, 2004
I highly recommend this Animated Introduction to the Philosophy of Liberty from the International Society for Individual Liberty (ISIL). It's about ten minutes, and very enjoyable. Turn your speakers on to hear the great music!
Thursday, December 02, 2004
"I think it's a jackass proposal, to put it plainly." So says Mark Potok of the SPLC. I didn't believe it was possible, but an Alabama legislator has proposed an idea so dumb that I find myself in [partial] agreement with the loathsome Potok on this one. What is the world coming to?
Praise be to the free market for providing this wonderful product, which provides protection from the omnipresent, glaring eye of the telescreen. Now it there were just one to off the annoyingly loud music nearly every restaurant has blaring from its overhead speakers. I guess some people of just afraid of silence...they'd have nothing to listen to but the wind whistling through their heads.
Oregonians have won a great victory for property rights with the passage of a law requiring compensation for regulatory takings.
Automakers are rushing to equip cars with "black boxes," data recorders that will record driving information when an accident occurs. That's now. Pretty soon they'll record everything, all the time. Then it's just a matter of time before the government gets the bright idea of checking the info (probably at vehicle emissions inspections or random roadblocks), and issuing tickets for instances of speeding recorded by the box. Maybe you won't even have to stop--they could just scan your box as you drive by, like an electronic toll booth. Read the story here.