Letters to the Editor
from Tim Weaver, A. X. Perez, Bill Koehler, Al Newberry,
J. Martin, L. Neil Smith, Nydra, and Marc V. Ridenour
The Bottom of the Birdcage
by L. Neil Smith
Sometimes, when I think about how long I've been involved in
politics, one way or another, I am utterly astonished. Nobody really
ever expects to get old. And sometimes, during those gray, bleak
moments around two o'clock in the morning, I wonder if I haven't
wasted my life, considering the amount of progress that Inot to
mention countless others in the general freedom movementhaven't
Driving Socialist Health Care
by Alan R. Weiss
What exactly is driving socialist health care? Why
the sudden panic?
Some Thoughts on Government Vs. Free-Market Police Services
by Michael Bradshaw
In a discussion thread at the Mental Militia Forum
on private vs. government police services, a lady posted comments (hers
are paraphrased and her name changed here because I do not have
communication with her anymore) that I responded to as follows:
A Story of Google and YouTube
by Darian Worden
The other night I was working on my novel Trade Wars
and decided to look up some information online. While scanning Google I noticed
a page entitled "Has prison lost its capacity for shame?" I didn't click on it
because I felt like I had better things to do.
We the Peasantry
by A.X. Perez
Most of us are mediocre. No offense or insult intended.
Mediocre is defined as what most people are. Therefor most people are mediocre.
The Rule of Law without the State
by Spencer Heath MacCallum
Were there such a category, Somalia would hold a place
in Guinness World Records as the country with the longest absence of
a functioning central government. When the Somalis dismantled their
government in 1991 and returned to their precolonial political status, the
expectation was that chaos would resultand that, of course, would be
the politically correct thing to expect.
Another Goddamned Idea
by L. Neil Smith
In my communications with other writers, I've discovered
that there's a wide variety of characteristics among them. Some, for example,
struggle for an idea they feel is worth writing about, maybe only coming up
with something that satisfies them every ten years or so. Many of these
writers keep coming back to the same idea, over and over again, until the
next rare inspiration comes along. If they're good enough at what they do,
nobody will mind that they've been there before.