Category Archives: Ideas for liberty

How about giving the FedGov a report card?

The FedGov, under the Constitution of 1787, established enumerated (specific) and limited powers, with the 10th Amendment explicitly stating that everything else – EVERYTHING ELSE – was reserved to the States or to the people themselves. How well is DC … Continue reading

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The shopping cart test of self-governance

Gareth was the first person to bring this idea to the attention of the rest of us here at The Price of Liberty. Readers should consider it – fun and with at least some utility. The shopping cart assessment (SCA) … Continue reading

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A Baker’s Dozen: Teaching children in these times about what is wrong

With many thanks to Paul Rosenberg of FreemansPerspective.Org, who first developed most of these ideas. These are things which apply to all children, but especially to those we are attempting to raise as lovers of liberty able to be responsible … Continue reading

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Looking forward – Anno Domini 2022

We are constantly urged to be optimistic when entering a new year, and to put the old things aside. Can we do that? After all, we have centuries and millennia of problems and failure and pessimism to overcome. But read … Continue reading

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“Virginia, there IS a Santa Claus” – the threat of lies to free people and society.

Some tales – stories – lies become enshrined in people: families, communities, society. Santa Claus (other than “I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus” and department store and mall Santas) is an example. Modern commercial Christmas is the product of more … Continue reading

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Self-fulfilling prophecies?

“Violence is the voice of the unheard.” I think it was our illustrious leader-in-waiting that said that back in the evil days of 2020 before the monster Trump was forced out of office. Now, after nearly a year of living … Continue reading

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Are some societies and civilizations “better?”

It is a frequent accusation made today. Diversity is in the ascendant, so you will often hear that we must treat all societies, all ways of living, all cultures as being equal. In fact, as accusations of systemic racism rise … Continue reading

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Technology for liberty 3 – Firearms and not-firearms

This news appeared a few days ago in Field & Steam: GOEX black powder may disappear because Hodgdon is shutting down its sole plant. To quote the article: “Given the fact that GOEX black powder is generally regarded as the … Continue reading

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Technology for liberty 2 – satellite cellular

After discussing distributed grid cellular and internet communications in a local area, the natural question is “how do we communicate over larger distances?” We’ve had “satellite cellular” phones for decades – a standard ploy in action movies and books. IF … Continue reading

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Technology for liberty – distributed (mesh) communications

As society continues to deteriorate and liberty is seemingly more on the defensive right now, we need to remember that technology is virtually always neutral. A tool can be used for good or for evil, and there are few exceptions … Continue reading

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