Rick Miller

Vote for Hillary?

I have heard several people, including libertarians, say they will vote for Hillary because Trump is worse. I hate to admit it, but if a gun were put to my head and I had to vote for one of the two I would vote for Hillary, despite some perverse thoughts of wanting to poke the …

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Guns and Surveillance; Lessons from France

Liberals and conservatives both resort to big government solutions when they are beset by the “We Must Do Something NOW” syndrome ………………………………………………………………………………. I watched a John Stossel program recently and it focused my attention on the big government ways of liberals and conservatives.  This similarity shows up vividly when they become subject to the “We …

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Bushama Economics

Bushama Economics   Bush and Obama Bush and Obama are thought to be so different and the Obama partisans I hear so often in NYC think that is the case.  I wish they would subject Obama to the same standards to which they subjected Bush.  If they did, they couldn’t possibly support Obama. Surprisingly, economic …

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We Have Met the Enemy

“We have met the enemy and he is us.”  Pogo cartoon, 1971 Federal government spending is unsustainable.  By 2025 entitlement programs plus interest on the national debt will consume all Federal revenue.  The national debt will be six times GDP by 2080. By the end of the century Federal spending will take 80% of GDP.  …

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Rand Paul and The New York Times

This past Sunday, January 26, 2014, The New York Times had a front page article about Rand Paul.  My take: -The article had lots of useful information.  It reminds us to not idealize politicians.  Libertarians are more likely than most to avoid placing faith in politicians, although we obviously like some more than others. -People …

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Out of the Country

I am leaving for a trip out of the U.S.  I had thought of writing a sarcastic piece asking the President to refrain from attacking me while overseas.  This is too serious a matter for sarcasm.  President Obama has authorized the killing of at least two overseas American citizens he deemed terrorists.  Bush claimed the same …

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Romney’s 47%

During the 2012 Presidential campaign a video came out showing Romney speaking to a private group about the 47% who receive government benefits and who would therefore vote for Obama.  He was roundly criticized for this and he later apologized.  He was both right and wrong. The percentage of people who receive a substantial portion …

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Civil Liberties

Two disturbing stories appeared online yesterday (February 5, 2013) about abuses of civil liberties by the Bush and Obama administrations.  It is getting scarier.  Yesterday was one of the first times I’ve felt afraid of government scrutiny when I emailed these stories to my email account. One story was about research someone did on the Bush administration rendition …

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I Support Our President

I support President Barack Obama and have since December 31, 2011 when he signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (“NDAA”).  I support him unequivocally.  My pledge remains in effect as long as the NDAA continues to authorize the President to  indefinitely detain any American he or she thinks is a terrorist threat. I support our Congress …

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