January held more gains than losses for personal freedom, but it also held a sobering reminder that civilization is a thin veneer. To those of you who are willing to overlook government overreach or engage in politically-motivated violence, a word of warning: you're playing with fire.Read More
In the first week of the New Year, our federal government made moves to avoid public scrutiny; Ohio and Missouri took steps to protect citizens' rights; California foisted still more unreasonable and outrageous restrictions on the Second Amendment; and a Colorado city paid the price - literally - for unreasonable search and seizure.Read More
A word of caution about the vastly changed landscape in the corridors of power: To assume that a new regime will automatically mean a new age of liberty is foolishness. Party affiliation does not guarantee respect for personal freedom; it merely offers indication of which freedoms are more likely to be prioritized for infringement. And our President-elect's proposed cabinet is a collection of mixed messages.
When the big guns fall silent, it might not mean the war is over. It may just mean they're reloading.Read More