Herewith: seven more entirely reasonable reforms that many people will find acceptable—the main exceptions being (surprise!) politicians and bureaucrats
But as our “Lords and Masters” must legislate them, don’t hold your breath . . .
The Real Impact of President Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
What a contradiction in terms!
Even if your vote is the decisive one, it still won’t count!
Diplomatic immunity is a government-granted licence to initiate the use of force and fraud with impunity.
A clear violation of individual rights
Would he—COULD he—make a difference?
Imagine we’re on a plane; we’ve crossed an ocean, we’ve landed; we’re taxiing up to the gate. As we file off the plane we have our passports ready.
But something rather strange happens: no one wants to look at them. We see no official-looking types of any kind.
Welcome to Freelandia, a country—perhaps it’s better to call it a place—which is truly free: there’s no government to invade and restrict our liberties. Of course, Freelandia doesn’t exist (yet) except in my imagination.
And in science fiction, the literature of the imagination
Socialism Begins at Home The other day, I was talking to a young woman who’d run away from home when she was 16. “Why did you run away?” I asked her. “Because I wanted to be free,” she answered. And after a moment added: “Everyone wants to be free.” Do they? I wonder. Like this…
Give Me Liberty is a collection of classic science fiction stories I co-edited with Martin H. Greenberg. It was published by Baen Books in January 2003