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My Path to Liberty

My Path to Liberty
It Took a While, but I’ll Never Look Back I didn’t have much of an opinion in my youth and I was completely oblivious to the world around me. I was never up to date on global issues. I had an extremely poor understanding of history, science, politics, law, government, economics, and pretty much any topic of importance. I was young,... Read More

My Opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline

My Opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline
‘Yes’ to Property Rights, ‘No’ to Government Subsidies I oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline because the acquirement of land needed for the proposed pipeline route does not respect the property rights of all landowners involved and the corporations involved have received federal, state, and local subsidies at the expense of the taxpayer. If every property owner in the proposed route voluntarily... Read More

Government is the Problem

Government is the Problem
Abolish it. Government action is incapable of solving the major problems of the world today. In fact, it is government action that creates the majority of problems faced by civil society today. War? Government. Poverty? Government. Human rights violations? Government. These claims may be quite bold to many at first but if an individual approaches these issues with an open... Read More

Property, Exchange, and Contract: As Told By My Intellectual Influences

Property, Exchange, and Contract: As Told By My Intellectual Influences
Civilization Depends on Property, Exchange, and Contracts. A properly functioning society depends on the ability of its inhabitants to successfully comprehend the significance and importance of the natural law theory which emphasizes property, exchange, and contracts. Without a basic understanding of these ideas and the ability to enforce them individuals will succumb to, at first, minor inconveniences but will later... Read More

Politicians are Creeps

Politicians are Creeps
  They Support the Initiation of Force and Desire the Illegitimate Power of Authority I’m genuinely creeped out by most politicians. The idea of someone begging for authority over other people seems bizarre to me. Just the phrase “authority over people” doesn’t make sense. Are there equal human rights? Do individuals own and control their bodies? Should individuals be free... Read More

The North Dakota Public Service Commission is Inherently Inefficient and Unethical

The North Dakota Public Service Commission is Inherently Inefficient and Unethical
The Public Service Commission claims the ability and authority to manipulate market processes according to its idea of a planned economic order; I oppose this claim. The P.S.C. dictates which businesses may enter certain fields, how property owners may use their land, how unowned land will be used, and how individuals may establish contracts. Unless granted special privilege by the P.S.C.... Read More

2016 North Dakota Primary and What’s Ahead: Why Both Major Parties Can’t Solve Anything

2016 North Dakota Primary and What’s Ahead: Why Both Major Parties Can’t Solve Anything
If it wasn’t obvious North Dakota is a “Red” state the 2016 Primary should be a firm reminder. Voter turnout was about 120,000 and in each statewide race Republican candidates received overwhelming majority support; about 85% average.  This isn’t so much of a surprise as it is an embarrassment. Even if the people of North Dakota have similar values their... Read More

The Austrian School of Economic Thought

The Austrian School of Economic Thought
  Austrian Economics is becoming more popular every day. The works of great thinkers like Ludwig von Mises, F.A. Hayek, Henry Hazlitt, and Murray Rothbard have been restored because people have started to realize something is significantly wrong with the current economic system, how the world works, and are looking for answers. Topics like economics, monetary policy, fiscal policy, financial... Read More

Trump “Talks Tough”. So What?

Trump “Talks Tough”. So What?
Donald Trump is a buffoon, no doubt, but there’s one great thing about him; he hasn’t gotten anybody killed. He has been highly criticized about some of his statements on how a Trump Presidency would use the U.S. military. He has claimed he would support the use of torture and “it’d be much worse than waterboarding.” He has said U.S.... Read More

Safe Spaces are Bullshit

Safe Spaces are Bullshit
If you’ve never heard of the term “Safe Space”, you’re in for a treat. The term has become quite popular on the campuses of American Universities this last year (2016). It is an area designated for those who feel offended, threatened, oppressed, uncomfortable, or triggered by an event or someone on campus. What might cause this desire for safety? Words.... Read More