The Second Amendment is Not Absolute

“I do not believe in taking away the right of the citizen for sporting, for hunting and so forth for home defense.  But I do believe that an AK-47, a machine gun, is not a sporting weapon of needed for defense of a home.”

Ronald Reagan

The Constitution and Bill of Rights …

A Supreme Mistake

“The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.”
 Justice Louis Brandeis (1928)
The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be …

America’s War On Drugs … A Clear and Present Danger

“If one abolishes man’s freedom to determine his own  consumption consume … one takes all freedoms away.”
Ludwig von Mises
There’s little question most “illegal” drugs can be both dangerous and habit-forming.  Their use and abuse is lamentable, as are the wasted lives of those individuals who succumb to addiction-related problems.
Correspondingly passionate …

Listen to Surgeon General Elders

“The Drug War … a clear and present danger?”
Surgeon General Elders remarks to the National Press Club, while perhaps intemperate and ill-considered, finally brought public debate over the nation’s failed drug policies out of the closet. 
Since 1981, the “war on drugs” has cost taxpayers more than $100 billion.  …

The Drug War . . . A Clear and Present Danger to Americans

Our high visibility war on drugs threatens to leave an indelible scar on the nation’s social fabric, one infinitely more ominous than that left by the drugs its generals and supporters so piously seek to eliminate.  The near hysteria over the nation’s “drug crisis” has created an atmosphere in which …