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Can Wyoming Slay Fedzilla?

By Bradley Harrington “Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.” – Howard Aiken, “Portraits in Silicon,” 1987 – As anyone who follows my column knows well, … Continue reading

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Brothers, You Asked For It!

By Bradley Harrington “Government! Three-fourths parasitic and the other fourth stupid fumbling.” – Robert Heinlein, “Stranger in a Strange Land,” 1961 – For anyone who ever thought that City administration has even a remote clue about political economy – that … Continue reading

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Asset Forfeiture Just Thuggery

By Bradley Harrington “The founders of America warned us that we would lose more freedoms from gradual encroachments by those in authority than by sudden usurpations from any foreign enemy.” – Sheriff Richard Mack, “The County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope,” … Continue reading

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This is a Test

By MamaLiberty Had a short discussion with a good friend the other day, and we were in agreement over so many things… but he made a statement I consider entirely too optimistic, and very unlikely. We agree to the principle … Continue reading

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Your Liberties Disappear Thanks To Spineless GOP

By Bradley Harrington “If you penny-loafer conservatives – you slaves in splendor – ever had the courage of a housecat, we’d have a free America today … Our vile ‘leaders’ are not the real enemy. You are.” – Kenneth Royce, … Continue reading

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No King Of Old Had It Better

By Bradley Harrington “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.” – H.L. Mencken, “H.L. Mencken’s Notebooks,” 1956 – In accordance with Theodore Sturgeon’s Law that “nine tenths of anything is … Continue reading

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The God Of The Machine

By Bradley Harrington “America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.” – Claire Wolfe, “101 Things To Do ‘Til The Revolution,” 1996 – Most of the time, … Continue reading

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Education By Force? Really?

By Bradley Harrington “We who are engaged in the sacred cause of education are entitled to look upon all parents as having given hostages to our cause.” – Horace Mann, “Lectures and Annual Reports on Education,” 1867 – Prussia, after … Continue reading

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Debt Will Sink Wyoming

By Bradley Harrington A mouse will always find free cheese in a mousetrap, but I never saw one that was very happy about it.” – H.C. Diefenbach, “Everyman’s Almanac,” 1936 – On certain occasions, two pieces of information combine with … Continue reading

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City Rightly Kills Standards

By Bradley Harrington “Virtue will slumber. The wicked will be continually watching: Consequently you will be undone.” – Patrick Henry, Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788 – At the time Mr. Henry spoke the above warning of potential constitutional abuses of power … Continue reading

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