The New Hampshire House of Representatives is voting today on CACR 32, a bill that would put the question of New Hampshire independence aka secession to a vote by the people of New Hampshire. Specifically, CACR 32 asks voters to vote yes or no to adding the following language to the New Hampshire Constitution: [Art.] … Continue reading In support of CACR 32
My remote testimony for CACR 32
Today I wrote in remotely to support CACR 32, an amendment to the New Hampshire state Constitution that, if passed by voters, "peaceably declares independence from the United States and immediately proceeds as a sovereign nation." I have a lot to say about this legislation, but this time decided to keep my testimony brief. I … Continue reading My remote testimony for CACR 32
My comments to the New Hampshire House of Representatives Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on HB629
Today I attended the New Hampshire House of Representatives Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee remote hearing on HB629. I prepared written comments ahead of time which I read aloud during the public comment portion of the hearing. The written version of my comments can be found in full below. HB629: relative to the home … Continue reading My comments to the New Hampshire House of Representatives Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on HB629
My comments to the New Hampshire Senate Health and Human Services Committee on SB34 and SB29
Today I attended the New Hampshire Senate Health and Human Services Committee remote hearings on SB34 and SB29. I prepared written comments ahead of time which I read aloud during the public comment portion of the hearing. The written version of my comments can be found in full below. SB34: relative to the definition of … Continue reading My comments to the New Hampshire Senate Health and Human Services Committee on SB34 and SB29
End drug prohibition in New Hampshire
In the spirit of "taking away baseball bats" from the State, the first specific policy proposal I want to put forth on this blog is to end drug prohibition in New Hampshire and, for a limited period of time, redirect funding that would have gone to enforcing prohibition to instead provide direct cash assistance to … Continue reading End drug prohibition in New Hampshire
Baseball bats, not crutches
Prominent libertarian and finance author Harry Browne once said, "The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, 'See, if it weren't for the government, you wouldn't be able to walk.'" Brown illustrated a useful concept to understand about government policies: how … Continue reading Baseball bats, not crutches
How almost everyone can get almost everything they want
One of the main problems with monopoly-based systems of governance around the world is that they're set up around a zero-sum fight for political power, either fighting for some plurality of votes or fighting for the place of absolute ruler, with the resulting decisions made affecting everyone who lives within the government's territory. In New … Continue reading How almost everyone can get almost everything they want
What is libertarianism?
As a political blog inspired by libertarian ideas, I feel it is worth explaining what exactly I mean by the term "libertarian" in the context of discussions here. There is no "official" definition of libertarianism, so there is no official definition of what makes one a "true" libertarian either. While some libertarians have self-organized to … Continue reading What is libertarianism?
Confiscation and the Homestead Principle
By Murray N. Rothbard, as copied from Panarchy.org This article originally appeared in The Libertarian Forum Vol. 1, No. 6, June 15, 1969 Karl Hess’s brilliant and challenging article in this issue raises a problem of specifics that ranges further than the libertarian movement. For example, there must be hundreds of thousands of “professional” anti-Communists … Continue reading Confiscation and the Homestead Principle
Where are the specifics?
Editor's note: The following essay was originally written by Karl Hess and published in The Libertarian Forum Vol. 1, No. 6, June 15, 1969. It is shared here as an exact copy of the re-publishing by panarchy.org, for posterity and to provide context for the rest of the content on this website. Libertarianism is clearly … Continue reading Where are the specifics?