Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Penchant for Controlling Others - Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. - Mises Institute

Good arguments from Lew Rockwell against banning texting while driving.

A Penchant for Controlling Others - Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. - Mises Institute

The Economics of Recycling by Floy Lilley

Informed voluntary recycling conserves resources and raises our wealth. However, forcing people to recycle routinely makes society worse off. Floy Lilley

The Economics of Recycling by Floy Lilley

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Mugwumps: public moralists of the ... - Google Books

I just finished reading this book.

Not too long of a read, and sheds some interesting light on the public debates of the late 1800s over the issues of sound money, tariffs, civil service reform, and imperialism.

I find myself in sympathy with the Mugwumps on their political views on these issues, but I find it a somewhat sad book.

The Mugwumps come across to me as men who urged the adoption of Christian morality in public life, but without basing it on the power of a Christian foundation.

Mugwumps: public moralists of the ... - Google Books

What to Be Thankful For | David Boaz | Cato Institute: Daily Commentary

"A Kenyan boy who managed to get to the United States told a reporter for Woman's World magazine that America is "heaven." Compared to countries that lack the rule of law, equality, property rights, free markets, and freedom of speech and worship, it certainly is. A good point to keep in mind this Thanksgiving Day." David Boaz

What to Be Thankful For | David Boaz | Cato Institute: Daily Commentary

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Employer Parking Lots and Firearms - A Poll -- A Keyboard and a .45

Important debate.

Let's start by pointing out that the responsible, law-abiding employees are the only ones who comply with company policies against having firearms locked in their vehicles in the company parking lot in the first place.

I hate to see government get involved in this.

It is unfortunate that there are employers who would penalize their law-abiding employees who wish to assume full responsibility provide for their own self-protection while in transit between home and work, and at all stops in between.

The companies certainly don't provide any protection for these employees during the commuting phase of each workday, and yet they think it's moral to deny the employee to provide for it himself.

If this is to be resolved legislatively, it must include the component that absolves the employer of any responsibility for any criminal incident which might involve one of these firearms locked in a vehicle in their parking lot.

A Keyboard and a .45: Employer Parking Lots and Firearms - A Poll

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Triggers for Civil Disobedience | Political Class Dismissed

Where would you draw the line?

Triggers for Civil Disobedience | Political Class Dismissed

Repeal Day Serves as Reminder of the Folly of Our Drug Laws - Opinion - FOXNews.com

"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law ... For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced." -- Einstein on U.S. alcohol Prohibition.

Repeal Day Serves as Reminder of the Folly of Our Drug Laws - Opinion - FOXNews.com

EDITORIAL: End Clinton-era military base gun ban - Washington Times

Great article on the foolishness of gun-free victim-disarmament zones, especially on military bases.

EDITORIAL: End Clinton-era military base gun ban - Washington Times

- Flu Shots and Freedom

Lots of good information here more general than just the question of whether people should be forced to accept flu shots.

Flu Shots and Freedom

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Winds of Change Die Down by Justin Raimondo -- Antiwar.com

We can have an empire, or we can have our old republic back. We cannot have both. -- Justin Raimondo

The Winds of Change Die Down by Justin Raimondo -- Antiwar.com

A few quotes to ponder this Friday | The Real Revo

Some great quotations on government, liberty, and tyranny.

A few quotes to ponder this Friday | The Real Revo

The GOP, a Revolutionary Party Once Again -- Sultan Knish

Good commentary on the state of the GOP.

"We have had enough of responsible Republican leaders carefully maintaining the prison walls that the Democrats have erected and continue to erect around us. What we need are leaders who will tear them down."

Sultan Knish

Friday, November 06, 2009

Why FIJA Activism is Important » no third solution » Blog Archive

Good argument for fully-informed jurors.

no third solution » Blog Archive » Why FIJA Activism is Important

Can the Rampaging Leviathan Be Stopped or Slowed? | The Beacon

Sobering commentary for lovers of liberty on the realities of the U.S. political landscape.

Can the Rampaging Leviathan Be Stopped or Slowed? | The Beacon

Texan police officer Kim Munley who shot Fort Hood gunman hailed as a heroine - Times Online

Just heard on Twitter about the woman who stopped the Fort Hood shooter.

Texan police officer Kim Munley who shot Fort Hood gunman hailed as a heroine - Times Online

Campaign For Liberty — Marriage License & Registration, Please   | by Steve Bierfeldt

Thoughtful arguments for separation of marriage and state.

Campaign For Liberty — Marriage License & Registration, Please   | by Steve Bierfeldt

A Gun-Free Zone at Ft. Hood by Jacob G. Hornberger

"Why do shooters select gun-free zones to commit their massacres rather than, say, gun shows? No doubt that question continues to befuddle the gun-control crowd."

A Gun-Free Zone at Ft. Hood by Jacob G. Hornberger

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Concealed carry and property rights are compatible

"You are also assuming responsibility for the safety of your guests or customers if you forbid self-defense. If you fail, you are almost as guilty as the attacker."

Concealed carry and property rights are compatible

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Halfway back to normal sunrise time in Indiana

The end of 7.8 months of DST today gets Indiana halfway back to a normal sunrise time.

Asking our state legislators and governor to petition the United States Department of Transportation to put Indiana back in the central time zone again would finish the job.

The table below compares sunrise time today in Indianapolis with other United States cities located in their geographically-correct time zone.

Sunrise times on 1 November 2009

7:14, Indianapolis (eastern time)
6:30, Philadelphia (middle of eastern time zone)
6:28, St. Louis (middle of central time zone)
6:26, New York City
6:23, Chicago
6:18, Boston
6:14, Indianapolis (if returned back to central time)
6:14, Bangor, Maine
6:10, Nashville TN
6:04, Las Vegas

Ref: http://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/astronomical-applications/data-services/rs-one-year-us/