Category: personal freedom

  • You Don’t Own Your Citizenship

    To some people, their citizenship is a very significant part of their identity. Others see their citizenship as basically an accident of what latitude and longitude their mother was at the day she delivered a baby and what political powers of the day were claiming authority over those coordinates. In either case, most of us […]

  • You Don’t Own Your Money

    We trade our lives for money. We do it every day. Most jobs are just an agreement to spend a specified amount of time and educated effort in exchange for a specified amount of dollars, euros, pounds or other fiat. So at the very least you would want to believe that after you trade away […]

  • Now You’re a Captive Cash Cow on the State Dairy Farm

    It’s always been tough for Americans. Unlike citizens of Spain, Germany, Australia, Canada and virtually every other developed country, Americans have to pay income taxes to Uncle Sugar no matter where they live and what they do. An American can leave his country and spend the next fifty years making a living in Timbuktu and […]

  • You Don’t Own Your Home and Never Will

    I’m not talking about the bank holding the mortgage on your home. Even if you think you own your home free and clear, you really don’t own it at all. You lease it from the State and it sets the terms and conditions that allow you to occupy the house or sell it to another […]

  • Should (this) Be Allowed?

    We live during a time when public opinion is given enough gravity to become rule of law. You can scarcely open a daily newspaper (do people still read those?) – okay, you can hardly read an online news aggregator without seeing an article examining whether or not a group of individuals “should be allowed” to […]