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Letters to the Editor
Letters from: Thomas Knapp, Roy J. Tellason, Jonathan David Morris
Jim Davidson, Spencer J. Hahn, EJ Totty, Bruce Standlee, "Aaron",
and Stephen P. Gordon
"Hang Up and Drive, or Don't"
by Jonathan David Morris
All right, picture this: Killer telephone numbers.
I'm not talking about easy-to-memorize digits here.
Like, "Hey, man, that's a killer number." I'm not
talking about that. I'm talking about numbers that instantly kill you the
moment you answer their calls. Sounds ridiculous, right?
Statists and Total Dependency
by Charles Stone, Jr.
Americans have always seen themselves as independent and
self-sufficient. The spirit of this nation has fostered the view
that any American, willing to work hard and take some risk, could
strive to achieve any future he wanted, including the Presidency of
the United States. It's a tantalizing picture but if it did ever
exist, it is rapidly fading. We have gone from the greatest creditor
nation to the greatest debtor nation. We have gone from superpower
to supplicant. We are deteriorating from a nation of rugged
individuals to a nation of dependents.
The 3 'E's of the Minimum Wage
It's time, once again, to talk about the minimum wage.
Or rather, it's time to talk about why we're still talking about it.
Why is this absurd law still with us? Why is it so popular? Why are
the Democrats talking about the need to raise the minimum yet again?
Free Speech Isn't So Free
by Lady Liberty
When I publicly endorsed
Libertarian presidential candidate Michael Badnarik last weekthe
first time I've ever endorsed any candidateI expected to get
some feedback from readers. What I didn't anticipate was the
overwhelming tone of those e-mails: gratitude. One writer even
thanked me for "having the courage" to say what I thought. While I'm
grateful for the notes and the kind words, I was particularly struck
by the idea that it should require much courage at all to simply say
publicly what I believe to be the truth.
What Would the Founders Do?
by Ron Beatty
I wonder what the founding fathers would say if they could see us
now? After they got over all the technological marvels, what would
they say about our political life? After all, things have changed
tremendously, in 228 years!
In Defense of "Deadbeat Dads"
by Wendy McElroy
A July 25 Justice Department study reveals that
6.9 million peopleone in 34 adultswere on probation, parole
or incarcerated in 2003. This record-breaking figure has prompted calls
for the removal of nonviolent offenders from the system. If that happens,
the first offenders to be removed should be "deadbeat dads" imprisoned
for defaulting on child support they cannot afford to pay.
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