A happy Declaration Day

Fifty-six folks signed a document 246 years ago this week, declaring that we are created equal, endowed by our Creator — not by a king or a congress or a dictator or a parliament, but a Creator — with certain rights, inalienable rights, that is to say, rights that cannot be taken away. Those rightsContinue reading “A happy Declaration Day”

in loco parentis

My “Aha!” moment regarding libertarianism came in 1992, when I had a chance to interview Andre Marrou, that year’s Libertarian Party candidate for president, when he visited St. Norbert College in De Pere outside Green Bay. Oh, I was already well down that road. I was enamored of Republicans like Lee Sherman Dreyfus, governor ofContinue reading “in loco parentis”

Echoes flies from the nest

Today is the day that my 11th book goes live. Echoes of Freedom Past: Reopening, Reclaiming and Restoring Liberty is a collection of my essays, blog posts and a short story about the subjects of freedom and tyranny, most of them from the past couple of years but also the 2008 chestnut “An election partyContinue reading “Echoes flies from the nest”

I made this

The new book is here. Well, here where I am; the ebook and print-on-demand presses will be unleashed next Tuesday, June 21. I paged through it Tuesday morning, and it’s better than I feared. I’m told this fear is common — writers are always afraid to put their work out there, because they know peopleContinue reading “I made this”

The spirit shouts freedom

I had not offered an encouraging word for a while, partly because my mind was focused on finishing a book about freedom in an increasingly unfree environment. In the background the price of a gallon of regular gasoline was being jerked up to $5 and who knows if it’ll stop there; gasoline fuels our freedomContinue reading “The spirit shouts freedom”

Now out there for pre-order

Now available for pre-order, my collection of thoughts on what ails “us,” where “us” is the folks who think they know better how our lives should be run. Echoes of Freedom Past: Reopening, Reclaiming and Restoring Liberty will start mounting the print-on-demand presses on June 21. Thoughts on the Bill of Rights, how they’ve beenContinue reading “Now out there for pre-order”

Memorial Day pledge: No more war

We set aside this day every year to honor and remember the people who have died in war. From time to time someone points out that the best way to honor war dead is to work to ensure there is no war. But war goes on, and perhaps it always will as long as weContinue reading “Memorial Day pledge: No more war”

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