Letters to the Editor
by Our Readers
Letters from Ken Valentine, Bruce Standlee, George Potter
and Jim Moll:
Marriage and Survival
by Ron Beatty
In one of my earlier articles, I said that group or corporate marriage
may be the only way for us (individualistic or Libertarian people) to
survive. Why did I say this?
Grand Unification Theories
by Scott Graves
One of the major problems libertarians have in understanding both
liberals and conservatives is the concept of ideological center. We
focus on the "Zero Aggression Principle". We tie all of our positions
on issues to that one concept. Any disagreements we may have are on
the implementation of that central ideal. The Death Penalty and
Abortion come to mind as issues we divide on, but even though we
argue, it is over "is preventing abortion more of an initiation of
force than the abortion itself?" or "is the death penalty an
initiation of force or a legitimate retaliation to another's
initiation of force?"
Why no one cares what FDR knew about Pearl Harbor
by Anthony Gregory
This December 7 marks the sixty-two year anniversary of the vicious
attack on Pearl Harbor, in which more than two thousand American
servicemen and scores of civilians died under the fire of Japanese
warplanes, launching the United States into World War II.
More Government Running Amok
by Charles Stone, Jr.
In my previous article describing how governments are using the
doctrine of eminent domain the steal private property from legal
owners, I related the tale of the Gateway Motor Speedway and its'
shennanigans in concert with the Southwestern Illinois Development
Authority (SWIDA) to seize property for a parking lot. Well, it
seems that the organizations that run race tracks find the
government a wonderful conduit for predatory land acquisition.
Media Fails Public on Jackson Case
by Wendy McElroy
Should the public pass judgment on Michael Jackson's recent arrest
for child molestation? Or should he be "innocent until proven
guilty"? This is the court of opinion versus the court of law
debate. It misses the point. Of course, Jackson's possible guilt
should be discussed. The real question is how to conduct the public
debate so that it does not reduce the probability of justice.