Monday, December 28, 2009

My New Year's Resolution

My New Year's resolution for 2010: I resolve to openly and aggressively pursue my own personal agenda.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Objectivist Round Up

This week's Round Up is hosted by Ramen & Rand.

Problem and solution

The problem: Congress has passed over the line into despotism.

The solution: Take away Congress's power to regulate commerce.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Why I voted no.

Put simply, I am profoundly opposed to the vision of governance epitomized by then-mayor Kirk Humphreys when he declared that the government was willing to "cut a deal" with any businessperson who came to him. When businesspeople have to come to the government to "cut deals", and government can pick and choose who will be allowed to take the risk of attempting to start a business and who won't be, we are not free.

To those who say that a vote against MAPS is a vote against progress in Oklahoma City:


There is not one single proposed project in MAPS 3 - or in any of the previous versions of MAPS - that could not be done, probably much better, by a completely private effort. To those who would ask, "If that's true, why hasn't anybody done it?" I will simply ask what the government has done to obstruct such efforts.

I refer those who wish to know more about why an economy free from government interference is more effective to Principles of a Free Society.