Eugene Volokh at The Volokh Conspiracy has some problems with a recent U.S. District Court decision that ruled a teacher’s comments about creationism violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. I am not a lawyer, but it seems that the problem has less to do with the fact that public … [Read more…]
My contention that state-mandated vehicle inspections are a racket was reaffirmed again today. My car failed inspection for having a tail light out. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’d much rather have to replace a $3 tail light than a $100 set of tires or something. But it’s never quite that simple, is it. Instead … [Read more…]
Just ran across a pretty good review of the movie Serenity (the movie continuation of the TV series Firefly) at Reason. Pretty interesting stuff.
Even in my own (admittedly shallow) dives into libertarianism, I’ve noticed that, just as within the larger world, there are a host of different opinions on various topics. Although the basic principle of liberty (aggression is always wrong) and the first harmonic of ideals that stem from it (therefore, murder, rape, fraud, etc. should be … [Read more…]
I don’t know if Joss Whedon is of a libertarian mind, but several characters in his Firefly series tend to show some pretty libertarian bents in their conversation. Malcolm Reynolds (Mal) – the captain of Serenity – particularly has some great one-offs. Shepherd Book – a futuristic monk with a shady past – also makes some great observations about … [Read more…]