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Author » Scott McPherson

Scott McPherson is policy adviser at The Future of Freedom Foundation. An advocate of the Free State Project, he lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Latest from Scott McPherson

Bring ’Em Home

In response to rising complaints about the presence of U.S. troops, the Bush administration is making plans to reduce the number of American forces in both South Korea and Germany. At present, there are 37,000 U.S. ...

The Draft Is Nothing to Joke About

In an attempt “to achieve a full sharing of the sacrifice which will be required of the American people if the president chooses to invade Iraq,” Rep. Charles Rangel (D.-N.Y.), has introduced ...

Flying the Regulated Skies

If ever there was cause to believe that the government is not competent to dictate airport and airline security, the recent arrest of a pilot for trying to carry a pistol onto ...

Robbing Peter to “Prime the Pump”

If Franklin Roosevelt were alive today, he’d want to shake the hand of California governor Gray Davis. Why? The good governor dreams of an economic recovery plan that FDR, the old socialist ...

Stiff Upper Lip, and Absolutely No Shame

The British really ought be ashamed of themselves. But they’re not. In 1997, Prime Minister Tony Blair’s government banned all handguns and virtually all private gun ownership in the United Kingdom. It’s ...

Air Force: Fly High

A popular bumper sticker reads, “Don’t Steal. The Government Hates Competition.” A new bumper sticker should read, “Don’t Deal Drugs. The Government Hates Competition.” According to an Associated Press report in the January ...

Selling the State, to Help the State

Marylands governor-elect Bob Ehrlich has a great idea: sell off state-owned properties. The bad news is, he wants to use the money to plug a $1.8 billion budget shortfall rather than give it back to taxpayers and reduce the ...

Morality Requires Choice

Welfare-state advocates like to pass moral judgments on those of us who oppose their leftist ideals of socialism, redistribution, and “economic justice.” Allegedly, we lack “compassion” and “sensitivity” and are “selfish” ...

Guns and Privacy

Ask a member of the mainstream political Left whether he would be willing to have a camera installed in his house by the government with the explicit purpose of monitoring his activities for any potential wrongdoing. Like any self-respecting ...

Should Government Run Churches … or Schools?

What if government ran our churches? Imagine the spectacle. If the government were in charge of religion, there would be just one for everyone. No more competition between differing sects and denominations. No ...
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