"If the right to vote were expanded to seven year olds ... its policies would most definitely reflect the ‘legitimate concerns’ of children to have ‘adequate’ and ‘equal’ access to ‘free’ french fries, lemonade and videos." ~ Hans-Hermann Hoppe
I guess I can blame my parents for plaguing me with those two most dangerous questions. 'Why?' and 'What if?'
Having parents who always encouraged free thought and experimentation, I think I was destined for a libertarian philosophy. I was an avid reader at an early age, and was reading college level texts by the sixth grade. I spent a lot of time in the library.
The Kelo v. New London decision, handed down by the Supreme Court on June 23rd, has struck a chord among Americans. Basically, a majority of the Supreme Court said that local government officials can take away your home to give it to a private developer, on the tenuous premise that the increased tax revenue from a shopping mall or hotel on your former homestead is a 'public use' and thus...