May 18, 2024


Our System of Justice

We as judges we have two critically important mandates. The first is to do Justice based upon the facts and law of the case and the ethics of our profession. But the second is equally important, and that is for anyone who cares to believe that Justice has been done. Our other law enforcement officers have similar mandates.

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Wasteful Federal Programs

Thomas Jefferson was quoted as saying that “We need a revolution every 20 years just to keep the government honest.” He is right, and we now in many ways have a “dishonest” government to prove it. How can I say that? Because without that revolution (which does not have to be bloody) government continues to grow and to serve itself at the expense of “We the People.”

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Single-Payer Healthcare is a Trap

One of my all-time heroes, Dr. Milton Friedman, once said that we should judge our programs by their results, not their good intentions. In an earlier 2 Paragraphs edition I discussed this in relationship to minimum wage laws, saying that it was far more productive for a society to have 100 people working for $15 per hour than 75 people working for $20 per hour.

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End All Taxes on Social Security

Here is a great idea that I have lifted from Wayne Allyn Root, who was the Libertarian candidate for Vice President in 2008: Candidates should run on a platform of ending all taxes on Social Security. Why? Focus upon this: workers have been required, often for many decades, to pay into Social Security without getting any tax deductions for their contributions.

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Monthly Stipends vs. The Welfare System

People are beginning to think about and discuss incentives! Good! At last! Why is that? Because, as one of my true heroes Dr. Milton Friedman often said, “Incentives matter!” To explain further, he also said, “You get more of what you subsidize and less of what you tax.” And today we are subsidizing victimization and taxing performance.

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Choosing the Right Politician: A Guide to Informed Voting

In a democracy, one of the most significant ways to make your voice heard is through voting. The power to elect your representatives is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly. When choosing a politician to support, the decision-making process can be complex. To help you make an informed decision, here’s a guide on how to decide what politician you are going to vote for.

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Libertarian Party

If the Libertarian Party nominating convention were held today, for whom would you vote for as the Libertarian Party presidential nominee in 2024?

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