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My Advice Towards Liberty

My Advice Towards Liberty
I’ve already written about what I consider to be rational strategy for Libertarian-minded individuals in North Dakota. I would like to elaborate on my previous points.   The Libertarian Party of North Dakota should aim to be considered the ‘Party of Principle’, regardless of how it may be interpreted by those of opposing beliefs. Self-ownership, Private property rights, and the... Read More

After Running for State Office

After Running for State Office
I never thought I would run for political office but when nobody was offering ideas I supported, I stepped up. I got involved with the Libertarian Party of North Dakota as a concerned citizen and would later become a member of the Party Platform Writing Committee. I had been studying Libertarian philosophy for a few years so this was an... Read More

Privatize the North Dakota Public Service Commission

Privatize the North Dakota Public Service Commission
Introduction I have made my position clear that I would like to see the Public Service Commission phased out and essentially abolished. I have received much criticism (here, here, here) for what I consider to be a rational and logical position to take when considering the economic and ethical implications. The P.S.C. is incapable of determining and guiding appropriate economic signals... 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

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

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

Questions for the Public Service Commission

Questions for the Public Service Commission
I have a few concerns and questions after reviewing ‘A Day in Your Life’ from The ND Public Service Commission website. (http://www.psc.nd.gov/) – Does the North Dakota Public Service Commission support the Free-market system? If so, please define If not, why not? – Why are there only a handful of electric companies allowed to provide services in North Dakota? –... Read More

Why I Care

Why I Care
In the age of information, ignorance is a choice. I believe it is important to be as informed as possible with regards to how the world works. This includes many areas of knowledge and information. Obviously, no human being can accumulate the total amount of knowledge that covers all aspects of mankind so all individuals must choose certain fields of... Read More

Libertarianism and the Non-Aggression Principle

Libertarianism and the Non-Aggression Principle
  Libertarianism is becoming a common household name. The ideas of great intellectuals like Frederic Bastiat, Thomas Paine, Albert Jay Nock, Lysander Spooner, Thomas Jefferson, and “Mr. Libertarian”, Murray Rothbard, have experienced a significant revival of interest by many. All these great thinkers added their unique perspective to Libertarian thought, but all agreed on a main idea: the non-aggression principal.... Read More