Free your mind

It seems the more I research the more I realize what is coming ahead.  It’s all bad news.  So if you haven’t noticed I’ve taken a small hiatus.  No matter what your news source it all has similar undertones.  I am sick and tired of the depressing mentality.  If we are truly going to lead the way, we need to stop pushing this doom and gloom philosophy.  We need to provide the answers not the excuses.
We are the intellectuals, it is US who know how to fix the problems.  So stop spending all your time reading the news or trolling forums [...]


Libertarianism and “Cultural Ownership”

I recently watched Pat Buchanan’s “Culture Wars” speech to the 1992 Republican National Convention (which I had not seen previously) and was struck by an interesting chord.  Buchanan seemed to think (I use past tense mainly because I don’t think he thinks this any more) that culture was something owned by particular groups within American society.  He speaks of culture as something which can be stolen and misused.  Something which needs to be taken back and reconquered.  Something we must not let fall into the hands of those who would destroy and debase it.  Is this the case?  What does [...]


Tweet With Me

Under advisement from my Dad, I’ve joined Twitter to provide another venue for Austro-anarchist thinking and my brand of revisionist history to reach a wider audience.  If anyone is so inclined, I’d very much appreciate your “followership” on Twitter!  Here’s my profile:


Wisdom from the Old Republic: William Leggett (3rd Ed.)

William Leggett, easily my favorite Jacksonian and one of the most eloquent and interesting (not to mention fiery as Hell itself) libertarians, became interested in the issue of intellectual property only near the very end of his tragically short life.  All of his writings on the subject span a single month in 1837, but in that one month he accomplished what libertarians have been attempted to redo for decades now.  He sorted out the issue of intellectual property and concluded that, indeed, one cannot own an idea.  Here it is in his own words:

February 11, 1837.
Text abridged.

Able [...]


John Barnetts and the Olustee Campaign

I realize it’s been an awfully long time since I’ve posted anything here (much less continued my 3 existing series), but I decided to take this opportunity to do two things:  1)  celebrate my recent good news (a paper of mine has been selected as the Editor’s Choice piece for this year’s edition of Write the Ship, my college’s journal of outstanding student writing) and, 2) share some of my favorite and (I think) most important research with all of you.
It is about a Civil War veteran from Shippensburg, John Barnetts, and his involvement in the critical Olustee Campaign of [...]


The Framework

The growing season is starting and I have been feverishly working to get my garden framework into place. Here is the end result! Now let’s see what we can grow :)


The Market for the Common Good

As is my wont, I’m posting a draft (not yet the final, but awfully close to it) of a paper to be delivered at the 2009 North American Undergraduate Conference on Religion and Philosophy (which, by the way, is open for the public for free) on why anarcho-capitalism is the best system of political economy through which the “Common Good” can be attained.  I would greatly appreciate any feedback.  Here goes:
This paper shall focus on a market procurement of “The Common Good,” via the anarcho-capitalist political system.  This is in no way intended to be an exhaustive study or even [...]


Are you scared?

If so why, sure the economy is deteriorating and you might have to work harder to put food on the table. You may have to suck up your pride and move in with family members to afford living. Your job may lay you off and you might have to take one that pays much less which forces you to drastically change your lifestyle. Hell it might even get bad enough that you’ll want to carry a gun to protect yourself.
So I ask you, why are you scared? Are you addicted to normalcy? Are you afraid [...]


Top News: 2/18-3/8/09

It’s been a while, but I’ve had to accumulate a lot of material. Here we go:


Stock for the New York Times now costs less than a Sunday paper. Hopefully they’ll be one of the next bubble-borne companies to go bust.


They don’t think of him as the Messiah without showmanship!


At least a large portion of the Italian people (along with the vast majority of the people of the world) are against the American Empire.


Letter to congress urging support of Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009

The following is a copy of a letter I sent to my Representative, feel free to use it or write your own, this bill needs to get passed ASAP
First I would like to applaud you for voting no on the recent stimulus bill. As a tax-payer I hope that your vote on this was not just one based on party lines and more a vote based on your understanding of the disastrous effects of spending more of ‘our’ money to fix this economic recession. We cannot spend our way out of a situation that was caused by spending.
That said the [...]