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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 Republican Path to the Welfare/Warfare State

Republicans are fond of issuing proposals setting forth things they say they want to do. Back in 1994, when they were trying to take over the House for the first time in 40 years, it was the “

Welfare for the Masses

When Americans think of U.S. government welfare programs they generally think of programs such as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. Other welfare programs ...

Time for a Drink

While eating in a restaurant in the Atlanta airport recently, I noticed that the restaurant’s bar was closed and — to make it perfectly clear — all the chairs had been turned over and placed on the ...

Vouchers: For and Against

The recent school shooting in Ohio in which three students were killed has focused attention once again on the dangers of public schools. It is bad enough that students in public schools are being dumbed down instead ...

Tax-Credit Hypocrisy

There are always rallies, marches, and demonstrations taking place in the nation’s capital, but a recent event organized by the American Mustache Institute was certainly one of the most unusual to ever take place. Members of the American Mustache Institute ...

The Natural Right to Be Free

It Is Dangerous to Be Right When the Government Is Wrong: The Case for Personal Freedom by Andrew P. Napolitano (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2011); 240 pages. Three recent books on libertarianism — Jeffrey A. Miron’s Libertarianism, from A to ...

Too Little, Too Late

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives is seeking to repeal two Department of Education regulations that intrude on the authority of the states to set education policy. The Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act (H.R. 2117) repeals certain ...

Nuclear Hypocrisy

Republican presidential candidates and officials in the U.S. government from the president on down have turned up the rhetoric against Iran. In his State of the Union address, Barack Obama stated, “America is determined to prevent Iran ...

In Defense of Censorship

I was intrigued by the headline I saw in an evangelical magazine: “Google, iTunes, Facebook All Censor Christian Views.” The article turned out to be about the recent release at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., of a report ...

Consolidate or Eliminate?

In his 2011 state of the union address, Barack Obama promised to create a leaner, more efficient federal bureaucracy. In his recent 2012 address, the president reiterated his grandiose plan to reorganize the federal government: In the coming months, my ...
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