Monthly Archives: April 2012

Barack Obama’s Biggest Failure

A little over three years ago millions of Americans heralded the inauguration of Barack Obama, who had offered them a legacy of hope and change. The reality, it turns out, has been drastically different. I could spend this blog listing … Continue reading

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Which Republican Really Won in Minnesota?

February 7, 2012 was Republican Caucus night in Minnesota.  The non-binding straw poll was won by Rick Santorum with 21,988 votes.  Ron Paul finished second with 13,282 followed by Mitt Romney with 8,240 votes.  However, the caucus results are not … Continue reading

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Coercion

Webster’s dictionary has two excellent definitions of coercion:  (1) “To restrain or dominate by nullifying individual will.”  (2) “To enforce by force or threat.”  It is my view, and the view of modern day libertarians, that except for defensive functions, … Continue reading

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Precious Gift From India

In the winter of 1996 I was on sabbatical leave from Winona State University. I traveled to India for a Rotary Program, staying in various cities in Gujarat for nearly 5 weeks. Returning to teaching in August of 1997 I … Continue reading

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