To Grammy…

“My last living grandparent died a year ago, on August 28, 2015. My father’s mother. Constance Jacqueline Bouchard Erickson. We called her “Grammy”.She was 83. I don’t have a happy memory to share, really. I last saw my Grammy when I was about eight or nine years old. I don’t remember much except the smell of cigarettes and particular sensations, like the feeling of the upholstery of her couch and the way her voice touched my ears.” Read more at Taste it Twice. Continue reading To Grammy…

Here’s a List of Liberty-Minded Nonprofits Worth Donating To

“As 2015 draws to a close, many people are making tax-deductible donations to various causes and organizations. I’ve put together a list of organizations or websites that are either libertarian in origin, libertarian in goal, or simply totally worth your time — and each of them is a 501(c)(3) and thus your contribution is tax deductible.” Read more at The Libertarian Republic. Continue reading Here’s a List of Liberty-Minded Nonprofits Worth Donating To

Male, Female, Black, White, Or Gay: It Doesn’t Matter Who Suffers Most. It Matters That We Empathize.

“To that end, I return to the beginning and the point: we are all protagonists of our own stories. We are all having profoundly individual experiences that will be difficult to quantify in terms of privileges or disadvantages. To a young boy being picked on for being homosexual, it doesn’t matter if gay marriage was just legalized — he’s fighting for his dignity against a bully. To a woman being followed home from a subway station late at night, it doesn’t matter if she is less likely to be a victim of random homicide — she’s hoping she doesn’t get … Continue reading Male, Female, Black, White, Or Gay: It Doesn’t Matter Who Suffers Most. It Matters That We Empathize.

7 Reasons Libertarians Should Check Out Voice & Exit

Co-founder Seth Blaustein states: “All of the greatest innovations and revolutions of thought have their genesis in the realm of “that’s not possible” or “that’s idealistic”. If we want to reckon with history, we have to look at the fringes to find the future. Sometimes we will find half-baked or even idiotic ideas, but amidst the noise there are gems. Our aim is to find them, shine a light on, and hopefully accelerate their legitimacy.“ Read the rest at The Libertarian Republic. Continue reading 7 Reasons Libertarians Should Check Out Voice & Exit

What About Chase? Circumcision & The Right To Bodily Integrity

“The court did what it agreed to do: arbitrate the dispute regarding the contract, and in that, it may have technically been in the right. In any other case, regarding any other stipulation, it probably would be. However, when justice is blind, it can also be ignorant: willfully ignoring that perhaps what was contracted shouldn’t have been either parent’s right to agree to. Perhaps we should begin demanding evidence of such things. Perhaps we should begin demanding these sorts of things not be left up to the arbitrary preferences of parents, but, unless medically necessary, leave children intact until they’re … Continue reading What About Chase? Circumcision & The Right To Bodily Integrity