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The Liberty Papers · 6d ago

Sorry To Disappoint, But Getting Government Out Of Marriage Is A Fantasy

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision making gay marriage legal in all 50 states, the rally cry of many libertarians and conservatives is to get government out of marriage. Presidentia...
The Liberty Papers · 1w ago

In the Wake of Obergefell v. Hodges: Gay Marriage, Religious Liberty, and the Free Markets

[Photo: Church of the Pilgrims, a Presbyterian USA Church in Washington DC, via Wikimedia Commons.] On Friday, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court held in Obergefell v. Hodges that under the Fo...
The Liberty Papers · 1W ago

SCOTUS Decision in Horne v. Department of Agriculture Scores Victories for Private Property Rights

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that the federal government must pay private property owners just compensation if it seizes their real property for the purpose of maintaining ...
The Liberty Papers · 2W ago

The Charleston Shooting Is A Reminder That Man Is Not Inherently Good

The country is still in shock after the mass murder of nine worshippers at a African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina. The Charleston shooting shakes us at our very core because...
The Liberty Papers · 2W ago

Donald Trump: Corporatist Bully (Re-post)

I originally wrote the following post in the very early days of the 2012 presidential campaign. At the time, Donald Trump was threatening to enter the race but decided not to do so. A little...
The Liberty Papers · 2W ago

One of the Original “Liberty Papers” Turns 800

A mere 572 years before the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, 561 years before the Declaration of Independence, and 465 years before John Locke’s Two Treatises of Government was a go...
The Liberty Papers · 3W ago

Men, Women and Rand Paul

Since the issue is getting a lot of coverage now, I will explain why libertarians are “mostly dudes” and why women are not as statistically likely to support Rand Paul. Let me begin by expla...
The Liberty Papers · 4W ago

Quote of the Day: Neoconservatism vs. Traditional Conservatism Edition

Jason Lewis wrote an opinion piece in the Star Tribune reminding readers that the foreign policy approach of Rand Paul (and even more so, his father Ron Paul) has more in common with 20th ce...
The Liberty Papers · 1M ago

How Rand Paul’s Campaign Is Already Succeeding

Even if Rand Paul is not elected president, he has already performed the country a great service. No, I’m not talking about the pending expiration of Section 215 of the Patriot Act. It will ...
The Liberty Papers · 1M ago

A Sign of the Times – Nebraska Repeals the Death Penalty

Yesterday Nebraska became the latest state to repeal the death penalty. While this is encouraging as states in recent years have ended this barbaric practice, what is even more encouraging a...