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Author » Laurence M. Vance

Laurence M. Vance is a columnist and policy adviser for the Future of Freedom Foundation, an associated scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and a columnist, blogger, and book reviewer at LewRockwell.com. He is also the author of Social Insecurity and The War on Drugs Is a War on Freedom. His newest books are War, Christianity, and the State: Essays on the Follies of Christian Militarism and War, Empire, and the Military: Essays on the Follies of War and U.S. Foreign Policy. Visit his website: www.vancepublications.com. Send him e-mail.

Latest from Laurence M. Vance

The Libertarian Sticking Point

Why aren’t more Americans libertarians? Why aren’t more liberals becoming libertarians? They generally share the libertarian commitment to freedom of speech, civil liberties, personal freedom, privacy, and the Fourth Amendment, or at least they claim to do so. Why ...

Getting It Backwards on Welfare and Tax Deductions

Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) is “sick and tired, and sick and tired of being sick and tired, of the criminalization of poverty.” She explains in a recent press release, As a strong advocate for social programs aimed ...

Is There a Constitutional Right to Birth Control?

The junior senator from New Jersey, Democrat Cory Booker, recently introduced a bill “to establish certain duties for pharmacies to ensure provision of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraception, and for other purposes.” An offhand remark by one of the ...

Should Marijuana Be Legalized and Taxed?

Although 24 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the medical use of marijuana, the federal government still classifies marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act as a Schedule I drug with “a high potential for abuse,” “no currently ...

The Fatal Flaw

The presidential primary season is in full swing. Current and former Democratic and Republican candidates alike have put forward various tax-reform proposals. Some of their proposals were officially unveiled at a press conference; others were unofficially presented in campaign ...

The Free Market at Work

Even with all the government licensing, regulation, and oversight that American businesses are burdened with, the United States still has a relatively free market compared with most other countries. This is especially true on the consumer side. One of the ...

Every Home Ought To Be a Safe Zone

There is a heroin epidemic in the United States, so we are told. And it is not just urban junkies who are addicted. Heroin has become readily available in suburban and rural areas. Diacetylmorphine or diamorphine ...

Society’s Newest Victims of Discrimination

The federal government has long been concerned about discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. Although the Obama administration supports adding discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity to the list, they haven’t ...

Service Dogs and a Free Society

I can remember when I was a kid that some stores would have a notice posted on the front door or window that dogs were not allowed in the store except for guide dogs leading the blind. Like any ...

Is Drug Freedom a Tenet of Liberalism?

Is someone a liberal because he supports medical-marijuana initiatives? Is someone a liberal if he favors the decriminalization of marijuana? Is someone a liberal for backing proposals to release nonviolent drug offenders from the nation’s prisons? Is someone a ...
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