Ukraine, Crimea and Mr. Putin

On March 4, 2014, in News, Opinion, by Matthew Hockley

The protests and ultimate governmental overthrow in Ukraine has been in the headlines for a few weeks now.  In the last few days the situation has been heating up and a good time is being had by all in politics and media.  You see, as it’s being reported by the mainstream, Russian President Vladimir Putin […]

My Foray Into Politics and the Resulting Dilemma

On February 21, 2014, in Opinion, by Matthew Hockley

I talk a lot about politics.  I have a blog that focuses largely on politics (thanks for reading it).  I read a lot about politics.  Well, I also tried to break into politics and I’m considering giving it a second go.  Unfortunately, it’s left me ill at ease and struggling with what I view as […]

The State of the Union: More of the Same

On January 30, 2014, in Opinion, by Matthew Hockley

Tuesday evening President Obama addressed the nation for his State of the Union speech.  As usual, this was a horse and pony show with little in the way of substance and less in the way of honesty.  As usual, the president intends to correct the nations problems with more of the same – more government. […]

Consider Liberty is Now Available on Kindle!

On January 22, 2014, in Administrative, by Matthew Hockley

I received an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite for my birthday.  It’s a wonderful update for my old Kindle Keyboard.  While I was busy loading it up with free books from Mises.org I stumbled across an option to subscribe to Mises Daily articles on my Kindle.  The cost is $.99 per month, but each day the new […]

ConsiderLiberty.com Content is Now Licensed Under Creative Commons

On January 22, 2014, in Administrative, by Matthew Hockley

I’m really not sure what took so long for me to get around to addressing this… When I started this site I had lazily thrown “© Consider Liberty – All Rights Reserved” in the footer of the site and never gave it another thought.  Well, that’s not so much in keeping with the freedom and […]

Your Guide to Keeping Your Data Private – Part 2

On January 20, 2014, in Opinion, by Matthew Hockley

Welcome back for Part 2!  I know, it’s been a long time coming.  If you haven’t already, check out part 1 of this series before continuing. All of the disclaimers given at the start of part 1 remain in full force.  Without further ado… Internet Security Use Firefox for web browsing – Mozilla has no direct […]

Did You Hear About the Recent School Shooting In Colorado?

On December 18, 2013, in Opinion, by Matthew Hockley

If you didn’t, I wouldn’t be surprised.  Here is the rundown: On Friday, December 13th there was a shooting in Colorado at Arapahoe High School in Denver.  A single student entered the school openly carrying a firearm and wearing tactical gear.  He proceeded to shoot a fellow student (who is alive, though in a coma) before […]

NSA Phone Records Dragnet “Likely” Unconstitutional

On December 17, 2013, in Opinion, by Matthew Hockley

Today it is being reported that a judge in Washington has issued a preliminary ruling that the NSA’s far-reaching collection of telephone call metadata is “likely” in conflict with the Forth Amendment.  The ruling is open to appeal and is not a final ruling that has any immediate impact on the NSA.  While it’s refreshing […]

Pearl Harbor Day

On December 7, 2013, in Opinion, by Matthew Hockley

Today is the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  As FDR called it, a “date which will live in infamy”.  For our grandparents this was a defining moment in their lives. This was one of those events which is frozen in time, allowing you to recall where you were and what you were […]

The Roundup: Christie, Kokesh, Sarvis, Minimum Wage and Secession!

On November 7, 2013, in Opinion, by Matthew Hockley

Tuesday marked Election Day 2013 around the country.  The majority of positions up for election were local, but there were also two gubernatorial seats up for contest.  In addition there were a number of interesting ballot initiatives.  Let us take a look at some of the week’s events. Election Tuesday Chris Christie won reelection in […]