When The Spy Is Spied On



Edward Snowden has been charged with two felonies under the Espionage Act. By whom? By his own Government. Yes. That’s right. The US Government, which spies on its own citizens, claims that this whistle-blower is a spy. As a result he fled Hong Kong for Russia. Congratulations President Obama, you have just made laugh all the people who in the time of Cold War jumped over the Berlin Wall hoping for better future in the West.

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Food Stamps: An Opium of the People, An Economic Painkiller

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Written by: DME KASSON

For the sake of argument, let’s take a man who is experiencing back pains due to a lack of physical activity.  He goes to the doctor.  Should the doctor prescribe Hydrocodone, an opiate painkiller, to kill the pain or should he prescribe exercise?

If the doctor prescribes Hydrocodone then the man’s pain will be gone.  All he needs to do is take the pills.  There are several problems however. Continue reading

Could An Atheist Vote Republican?


The short answer is: of course, any citizen can vote Republican. The question is: Is it in the best interest of an atheist to do so? 

This may seem like a strange question to ask since the general assumption is that atheists are liberal, but this is not always the case. There are some atheists who disapprove of modern liberalism and the Democratic party on specific issues like economic policy, foreign policy, and even civil liberty issues. Continue reading

Prohibition In 2013

Written by: JASON LU

For all we know, President Nixon was probably trying to be the “helpful big-brother” when he led the War on Drugs coalition in the 1970s. We’ve dragged many countries into this conflict, incarcerated millions, killed millions, and even caused an artificial famine for seemingly nothing. This 3-billion pound a year conflict that the UK has gotten itself into has predictably been another Keynesian scam. Continue reading

A Word About “Rights”


Statists often talk about rights in way that I find quite perplexing. A “right” to a decent wage, a “right” to healthcare, a “right” to housing, and so on. As an American, we’re taught (and quickly forget) that our country was founded on the self-evident truth that men are endowed with certain inalienable rights, namely life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But as our republic grew and evolved, the nature and number of rights grew in include ‘public rights,” like the right to entitlement benefits and the right to procedural due process before such rights can be taken away. This is a reflection of America’s muddled jurisprudence regarding, well, everything involving the United States Constitution. These muddied waters may soon give birth to a new breed of public rights, such as a right to healthcare. This is frightening because, simply put, these new, government given rights may become the basis for denying our innate, God given ones.

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The Eastward March of Marijuana

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As the Marijuana Policy Project reported on Friday, New Hampshire is on its way to becoming the 19th medical marijuana state in the US. Governor Maggie Hassan has released a statement expressing her approval of House Bill 573 and her intention to sign the measure. Although this is a compromise measure, under which home cultivation of marijuana will continue to be prohibited, it is still a major step forward for a state which has seemed to lag behind the rest of New England in marijuana policy reform.
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Is a Benefit Register a bad idea?

Benefits Claimants

It’s not often that I disagree with Mark Littlewood. But the proposal in this article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2346714/Why-Osborne-publish-names-benefits-claimant-pay-An-incendiary-idea-save-500m-A-DAY-welfare-bill.html I don’t think is the right approach to take to solving the problem of an ever-increasing welfare bill.

I should stress that I fully agree with the points made in the article about the necessity of cutting spending and that this can’t be done without some notable changes being made to welfare policies. Where I disagree however is on the notion of creating a public register for everyone claiming any money from the state. Continue reading

Some Thoughts on the Royals


Our monarchy remains the only institution in which the British people still appear to have faith. The Church of England, weakly protesting against the rights of gay people simply because it ought to, has become even more out of touch with the population of this land. MPs are less popular than acute meningitis, and are likely to stay that way until the infectious condition develops and causes people to spout Professor Green lyrics before slow, painful expiry. Continue reading

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