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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

Bibles, Hotels, Christians, and Atheists

The Gideons International wants to place copies of the Bible in all hotel rooms. Most hotels have complied with the request. Many Americans like the idea. Other Americans don’t care one way or the other. Some Americans want the ...

Five Years Is Five Years Too Long

I mentioned in my article “The Prospects for Drug Freedom” back in 2012 that Oregon was one of the first states to legalize medical marijuana and that sixteen other states and the District of Columbia had done ...

Time to Retire the NIH

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), along with more well-known agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is one of the eleven agencies of the U.S. ...

Carson’s Comments

Republican presidential candidate Benjamin “Ben” Carson was director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland from 1984 until he retired in 2013. As recently as 2013, he was not affiliated with any political party, even though in ...

Beards and a Free Society

Although baseball season is over, one thing still remains: the New York Yankees’ ban on players wearing beards. The beard ban was instituted by the Yankees’ principal owner. George Steinbrenner, in 1973. Long hair is not allowed either, but mustaches ...

COLAs Reveal the True Nature of Social Security

The more than 63 million Americans who receive Social Security retirement, disability, survivorship, or death benefits will not be getting a Christmas gift later this year from the Social Security Administration. Although those Americans have come to expect a ...

Fifty Years of Socialized Art and Culture

Overshadowed by the fiftieth anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid this year was the fiftieth anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. On September 29, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed ...

The Morality of Libertarianism

Libertarianism is a political philosophy that says that people should be free from government interference to live their life any way they desire and engage in any economic activity they choose as long as their actions are peaceful and ...

Gambling with Federalism

The relation between the fifty states and the national government under the U.S. Constitution is a federal one in which power is divided and shared between the states and the national government. Or at least it is supposed to be ...

Why Are Republicans So Upset about Obamacare?

Although Republicans have talked incessantly about repealing Obamacare since the day it became the law of the land, they were for Republican versions of it before they were against it. They are for Republican versions of it right now. ...
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