Tag Archives: Military

Arming recruiters and reserve centers is almost as stupid as disarming them

Should military recruiting centers be armed? – CNN.com Full Disclosure:  I have a dog in this fight.  I worked at a reserve center that was essentially a public building with almost zero security for about four years.  To a certain … Continue reading

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Screw The Rules – I’m A Marine!

Roseburg principal responds to questions about Marine uniform |  KVAL CBS 13. Stories like this annoy the hell out of me.  This type of thing happens every few years, where someone with a military affiliation (the article doesn’t mention whether … Continue reading

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The Unintended Consequences of “Helping” The Troops

Payday Lending and Overdraft Protection | The Volokh Conspiracy Back in 2007, the U.S. military was facing a problem.  Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines were (and still are) awful with money.  They were racking up massive debts, and scrambling to attempt … Continue reading

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The Military Has No Business Engaging In “Humanitarian Operations”

    I’ve mentioned before that I firmly believe the best way for libertarians to win over statists is to fearlessly tackle the “hard” issues, rather than easy ones.  Railing against drones and the NSA is like shooting fish in … Continue reading

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The Only Veterans Day Article Worth Reading

Help Veterans by Taking Them Off the Pedestal – Alex Horton – The Atlantic. This is a very good piece that expresses a “contrarian” view that seems to actually be starting to pick up some steam.  Most veterans I know … Continue reading

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Money Is Your Means Of Survival…

A small excerpt from “Francisco’s Money Speech” in Atlas Shrugged: “Money is your means of survival. The verdict you pronounce upon the source of your livelihood is the verdict you pronounce upon your life. If the source is corrupt, you … Continue reading

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Dude Where’s My Podcast – Episode 1

Big news guys!  I’m officially launching the Dude Where’s My Freedom podcast!  Episode one is available for your listening pleasure…. right now!  I’d really appreciate it if you listened and gave me some feedback, but just in case you don’t … Continue reading

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Perhaps Israel Should Consider Abolishing Slavery

Female Israeli Soldiers Disciplined For Racy Facebook Photos. If you were hoping for a post about “Israeli Apartheid,” go ahead and leave right now.  Sorry to disappoint you, but this post is about the much sexier story involving female Israeli … Continue reading

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The Single Stupidest Article I’ve Ever Read

Americans and Their Military, Drifting Apart – NYTimes.com.  Whenever I’m feeling a little down on myself and questioning my ability to write meaningful political pieces, I immediately go to the New York Times Op-Ed page, confident that I will soon find some piece … Continue reading

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The Federal Echo Chamber (Veterans Preference)

As some of you may know, I was away last week, attending a week-long “separation counseling” course that is legally required by the Department of Defense for anyone who is separating from military service.  The reason it is required is … Continue reading

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