The state owns neither its citizens nor the liberties its charged with protecting

President Trump is not a dictator, but he has the rhetoric of one. In a recent press conference, the president expressed admiration for the strength of Kim Jong Un’s leadership and stated “He speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same.” Of course, the strength of the Kim regime rests on the threat of force. Doubtlessly one sits up and cheers enthusiastically when failure to do so…

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Localism and the Possibility of Self-Rule: Part 3

Series Overview The concept of limited government seemingly takes self-rule from the realm of the abstract and makes it the basis of a functional society. But, though it precludes the possibility of a central authority imbued with broad, sweeping powers, limited government is not synonymous to self-rule. The devolution of power that necessarily occurs as a result of the truncation of federal authorities might theoretically place power in the hands of individuals, but it is…

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