Ryan Rauschenberger Pushes Tax To Punish Efficiency

Ryan Rauschenberger Pushes Tax To Punish Efficiency
Ryan Rauschenberger Ryan Rauschenberger, North Dakota Tax Commissioner (R) spoke with Prarie Public today and had some very revealing things to say. The subject matter was about internet retailers and sales taxes. Currently, online retailers only pay sales taxes to states where they have a physical presence. Ryan Rauschenberger didn’t say anything surprising; it’s something you would expect the chief tax... Read More

Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Massive Out-Of-State Campaign Contributions Illustrates the Need to Repeal The 17th Amendment

Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Massive Out-Of-State Campaign Contributions Illustrates the Need to Repeal The 17th Amendment
Seventeenth Amendment Before the 17th amendment, as per the US Constitution state legislatures duly elected their Senators. Many people do not know this. Those who drafted the US Constitution and the states that ratified it understood the ramifications of electing officials at large. The House of Representatives has always elected officials at large. By doing so giving way to a... Read More

Without Christianity There Is No Libertarianism. Period.

Without Christianity There Is No Libertarianism. Period.
Christianity and Libertarianism Christianity is at the foundation of libertarianism. The two remain distinct, one is religious and the other philosophical, but share a lot of common ground. Libertarianism is an ethical code of principles revolving around peace (non-aggression) and justice (private-property). I use the term peace to describe the non-aggression principle because non-aggression is peace. If there is an... Read More

The Case for Privatizing the North Dakota State Mill & Elevator

The Case for Privatizing the North Dakota State Mill & Elevator
North Dakota State Mill I believe one of the biggest flaws in culture today is the acceptance of the default position of “let the government take care of ____.” I beg the question, why is the default position “letting politicians have a say in everything?” Better yet, why is this default position acceptable? Hence, the thesis of this article. Privatize the North... Read More

North Dakota, Once Opposed to Federal ‘Real ID’ Now One Signature Away

North Dakota, Once Opposed to Federal ‘Real ID’ Now One Signature Away
What is Real ID? The Real ID Act of 2005, quickly passed with no debate in the Bush years. The bill created regulations and deadlines for the states to comply. The Federal deadline was set for ten years and provided states extensions. Consequently, non-compliant states without Real ID standards will no longer be able to access federal buildings or domestic... Read More

The Sensible, Palatable, and Radical Approach to Educational Freedom in North Dakota

The Sensible, Palatable, and Radical Approach to Educational Freedom in North Dakota
Educational Freedom in North Dakota North Dakota large in part is a conservative state and is arguably the most libertarian state in the country. If a poll were taken amongst North Dakota conservatives and libertarians whether they support abolishing the Federal Department of Education, I think it would be very fair to say an overwhelming majority would be on board.... Read More

Kevin Cramer Violates North Dakota Republican Party Resolutions, Again.

Kevin Cramer Violates North Dakota Republican Party Resolutions, Again.
Principles Schminciples Who needs principles when you’ve got the support of the Paul Ryan-John Boehner Swamp? The act of parties creating party platforms is meaningless, much like politics altogether. Say one thing, do the opposite, or in this case write one thing and do the contrary. The North Dakota Republican Party Platform and Resolutions explicitly state individuals are solely responsible... Read More

Self-Ownership, Property Boundaries, and State Violence

Self-Ownership, Property Boundaries, and State Violence
Without the recognition and respect for boundaries civil cooperation is impossible and conflict is unavoidable. In order for society to achieve civil cooperation certain objective truths must be understood. There are certain laws of the universe that cannot be refuted, disproved, or conquered. If one attempts to refute the law of gravity by jumping off a cliff hoping to fly,... Read More

U.N. Official Visits North Dakota Says Issue Of Trash Left Behind Was Overblown And Implies Protesters’ Rights Violated

U.N. Official Visits North Dakota Says Issue Of Trash Left Behind Was Overblown And Implies Protesters’ Rights Violated
U.N. Official, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz On March 1st, a U.N. official at the request of Standing Rock Chairman David Archambault visited the Standing Rock Reservation. The U.N. official, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, was in North Dakota as part of her 10-day visit to the US. Meeting with different tribes, politicians and government officials around the US on behalf of “Native Americans” related issues. With... Read More