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

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Roads, Cars, and Responsibility

In the 1995 hit film French Kiss, actress Meg Ryan said she preferred to get around “as nature intended: in my car.” Though rarely stated so explicitly, this attitude sums up the ...

Missing the Point on Government Power

Opposition to the USA PATRIOT Act has spread throughout this country. Around the nation, Americans are joining together to send a clear message to Washington that expanding federal powers at the expense ...

April 19: Freedom’s Birthday

Americans revere a great number of dates that hold special significance for their culture and history. The Fourth of July, Veterans Day, the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. a quick glance through any calendar provides numerous other examples. Yet ...

Health-Care Hilarity

Massachusetts’s U.S. senator and likely Democratic presidential nominee, John Kerry, is being criticized for boasting of foreign political endorsements he might not be able to substantiate. Hoping to paint Kerry as dishonest ...

The End Justifies the Means

There, someone finally said it. Well, to be exact, a newspaper, the Washington Times, said it, in this February 20 front-page headline: “For Iraqi, the end justifies means.” The report began, “An Iraqi ...

A Culture of Subservience

In a December 2 op-ed in the Washington Times, “Building a Culture of Service,” John M. Bridgeland, president and director of USA Freedom Corps, wrote, “President Bush sought to foster a culture of ...

Feeding Obesity

Obesity-related medical costs for 2003 totaled $75 billion, according to research conducted by the nonprofit group RTI International and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And, their report concludes, ...

The Government Doesn’t Belong in Television

Any material element or resource which, in order to become of use or value to men, requires the application of human knowledge and effort, should be private property ...

The Civilian or the Soldier? An Answer to Critics

In response to my January 12 commentary, “Enola Gay, Just War, and Mass Murder,” a number of people wrote me to complain about the following statement: “Can the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima be ...

Gun Control: A Poor Substitute for Good Government

Following the horrific mass murder of 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, in the spring of 1999, the anti-gun Left went into overdrive to pass further restrictions on ...
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