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Rich Schwartzman is managing editor at Chadds Ford Live in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.

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A Moral Distinction

A new acquaintance recently asked whether she and I could get along, considering that she’s a liberal while I’m libertarian. Her second question focused on Ron Paul, likely the only person she ever heard of associated with libertarian philosophy: ...

It’s the Message

During the lead-up to the last presidential campaign — during the winter of 2007–2008 — there was another push for a Ron Paul candidacy. I covered part of that push for two local weekly newspapers. For the photo op I ...

A Bill of Guarantees

The best document ever written to preserve the liberty of a free people isn't a complete document at all, but just a part of one. Its the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Those ten ...

Die in the Name of the Law

The story has become routine: another drug shooting. But it was not drug dealers shooting each other or hitting innocent bystanders during a drive-by, no. It was cops killing an innocent person during a raid that had no business ...

Darwinian Stupidity

One has to question the mindset of the current administration in Washington. The country is $15 trillion in debt due to the ever-increasing welfare-warfare state. The warfare side of the equation is imperialistic to the point of crippling stupidity. Not ...

Thank You for Your Service

It was another Veterans Day without me wearing the display cap with my old chevrons and campaign ribbons. I put that cap together in the mid-1980s to help me deal with survivors guilt. I had spent 16 months in ...

Imperialist Attacks on Freedom of Speech

The US House Judiciary Committee passed a bill earlier this month that — should it become law — could put me in jail for a joke I made years ago. Back when I still had hair on my head, some ...

Hope and Change? Hardly

George W. Bush was a disgrace to the presidency. He initiated wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and he ran roughshod over civil liberties here at home in the name of what he called a war on terrorism. Barack Obama ...

A Real Jobs Bill

There is a jobs bill being bandied about in the U.S. Senate. As with most government-based plans, it’s political — with warm, fuzzy rhetoric that’s designed more to garner votes at the polls than to accomplish anything truly productive. The ...

Parallels Between Liberty and Health

There are interesting parallels between those in the libertarian movement and some people involved in the health industry. I’m referring to those who no longer pledge allegiance to formal Western medical traditions run by the AMA and Big Pharma ...
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