Issue 138

Every State a Police State

By Carl Watner    “With all [due] respect to the differences among types of government, there is not, in strict theory, any difference between the powers available to the democratic and to the totalitarian state.” –Robert Nisbet, “The State,” (1985). The following ruminations were sparked by reading a report that enemy combatants, in the War …

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A Moral Challenge

By Carl Watner    I have recently been having correspondence with my son about the morality of government taxation, and it prompted this “challenge.” I maintain that taxation is theft and contrary to the universally accepted moral principles: thou shall not steal and thou shall not murder. While these two principles are found in the …

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