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McAfee 2016: Libertarian for Real?

McAfee 2016: Libertarian for Real?

By Thomas L. Knapp In September, after computer security pioneer John McAfee announced his presidential candidacy under the “Cyber Party” label, I publicly suggested that he should consider seeking the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination instead. On Christmas Eve, McAfee announced he’s doing exactly that. No, I don’t think my suggestion changed his mind. I have […]

Canute’s Courtiers Condemn Consumer Crypto — Feds to end encrypted data?

Canute’s Courtiers Condemn Consumer Crypto — Feds to end encrypted data?

. . By Thomas L. Knapp In 1818, Jeremiah Chubb collected a reward of £100 (a fairly princely sum back then — depending on how the inflation is calculated, perhaps upward of half a million US dollars today) from the British government. After a major dockyard burglary, the government ran a competition to produce a […]

Millennials: Let’s You and Them Fight

Millennials: Let’s You and Them Fight

. . By Thomas L. Knapp An October/November survey covering the midsection (adults between 18 and 29) of the “millennial” demographic finds that after the November terror attacks in France (but before the December 2 attack in San Bernardino), that demographic’s support for deployment of US ground troops against the Islamic State in Iraq and […]

Election 2016: Let’s Stop Negotiating With Terrorists

. . By Thomas L. Knapp WordNet defines terrorism as “the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear.” When we think of terrorism, we usually envision a […]

An American Guilt Trip: This is How the Terrorists Win

An American Guilt Trip: This is How the Terrorists Win

. . By Thomas L. Knapp On December 2, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik burst into a meeting at San Bernadino, California’s Inland Regional Center and opened fire, killing 14 and wounding any more. The two were later killed in a shootout with the police. In the wake of this horrific attack, media reports […]

Concerning “Common Sense Gun Control”

Concerning “Common Sense Gun Control”

. . By Thomas L. Knapp Yes, I tire of constantly writing this kind of column. Presumably, you tire of reading this kind of column as well. But when the usual suspects (supporters of victim disarmament) break into their happy dance atop the latest pile of corpses to tout a fraudulently labeled cause (“common sense […]

End the Education Fights: Time for a Divorce

End the Education Fights: Time for a Divorce

, , By Thomas L. Knapp Students at Mount Horeb Primary Center in Wisconsin were scheduled to read the book I Am Jazz, by teen transgender celebrity Jazz Jennings, in late November, the idea being to acquaint the student body — which includes a trans girl — with the basics of gender identity. The reading […]

NATO: This Deal is a Turkey

NATO: This Deal is a Turkey

. . By Thomas L. Knapp Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty states that an “armed attack” on a NATO member “shall be considered an attack against them all” and that all parties to the treaty must join in to “restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic area.” Left unspecified is what […]

The US and the “Refugee Crisis”: Three Complaints, One Solution

The US and the “Refugee Crisis”: Three Complaints, One Solution

. . By Thomas L. Knapp I oppose president Barack Obama’s plan to import and re-settle 10,000 Syrian refugees at American taxpayers’ expense. But hey, I’m a libertarian. It’s hard to find a government program I DO support. On the other hand, as the old saying goes, “you break it, you buy it.” Sort of, […]

Campus Carry: Will Florida Legislators Do The Right Thing?

Campus Carry: Will Florida Legislators Do The Right Thing?

, , By Thomas L. Knapp Florida’s “campus carry” bill, approved by the state’s House Judiciary Committee on November 19, would allow students who are 21 or older, and who possess special government permission slips (concealed carry “licenses”), to go armed on the state’s public college and university campuses. Pretty weak tea, but better than […]