I Didn’t Vote – You Won’t Believe What Happened

On November 4, 2015, in 2016 Election, Opinion, Sound Off, by Matthew Hockley

Nothing.  Absolutely nothing. Yesterday, for the first time since I’ve been old enough to vote, I didn’t.  The consequences?  Not a damn thing.  Not a single race was decided by a margin of 1 vote.  The Democrats still won the statewide races.  The Republicans still won most of the county races, and the Democrats won […]

The Grand Old Circus Made a Stop in Ohio Last Night

On August 7, 2015, in 2016 Election, Analysis, Opinion, by Matthew Hockley

Last night the top 10 GOP candidates for president faced off at the first official Republican primary debate.  More or less they all said exactly what you’d expect – universal condemnation of Obamacare, illegal immigration, Hilary Clinton, President Obama, and his lack of even more intervention in the Middle East.  Here is a brief rundown […]

Watching Netflix is a Privilege According to Chicago

On July 2, 2015, in News, Opinion, by Matthew Hockley

I stumbled upon this story earlier.  Apparently Chicago’s Department of Finance has a new scheme for raking in other people’s money.  They want to tax Netflix usage.  Yes, the City of Chicago is hoping to rob its residents of about $12 million a year with a new 9% tax it will begin levying on Netflix.  […]

Consider Liberty Now Supports SSL

On March 3, 2015, in Administrative, by Matthew Hockley

With privacy rights being trampled by the government daily, I’ve been on a bit of a mission to secure my digital existence as much as possible against those who would seek to violate my privacy.  As a result, I’ve implemented SSL on ConsiderLiberty.com.  What does this mean?  Basically when you visit the site using the […]

Violence Begets Violence

On December 22, 2014, in Analysis, Opinion, by Matthew Hockley

Violence is everywhere.  We see it in the news daily, it’s in our TV shows, our movies, our video games and sometimes a part of our lives.  Recently we’ve read multiple news stories about police violence against unarmed individuals.  In some of these stories the innocence of the alleged victim is dubious.  In others, video […]

Should Government Restrict Travel to West Africa?

On October 18, 2014, in Analysis, Opinion, Sound Off, by Matthew Hockley

There, I said it.  Despite the hysterical masses who are just eating up this media hype that the human race is on the brink of Ebola-induced extinction, I hold – quite comfortably – that Ebola is not a serious threat to the US.  Talk of closing borders is sensationalist over-reaction.  Even IF we were in […]

The Tea Party: An Arrow Without a Target

On July 24, 2014, in Opinion, by Matthew Hockley

I like the tea party.  It’s probably the most active force for relative political good today.  They helped get some true liberty-minded individuals in Congress, like Rand Paul, Thomas Massie, Justin Amash and Ted Cruz among others.  They have been going toe-to-toe with the establishment and really taking the fight to DC.  A fairly large […]

It’s Mises University Week!

On July 21, 2014, in Information, by Matthew Hockley

This week the Ludwig von Mises Institute is holding its annual Mises University.  For any who are unfamiliar, the Ludwig von Mises Institute is the heart of the Austrian Economic tradition.  Each year they hold Mises U for a select group of student applicants.  The week of learning is funded by donations and sponsorships. Thankfully, […]

“Libertarian” Support for a Basic Income?

On June 18, 2014, in Analysis, Opinion, Sound Off, by Matthew Hockley

Oh boy… Matt Zwolinski, founder of “Bleeding Heart Libertarians” (google it if you’d like – I can’t bring myself to benefit them with a link), recently wrote an article posted to libertarianism.org presenting “the libertarian case for a basic income”.  This idea is so absurdly un-libertarian that at first I wasn’t sure it even warranted […]

David Brat Wins Historic Upset Over Eric Cantor

On June 11, 2014, in News, Opinion, by Matthew Hockley

Tuesday night, June 10th, 2014 residents of Virginia’s 7th district made history by voting out Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the GOP primary election. Cantor, a career politician and neo-conservative was ousted in favor of newcomer David Brat, a local university economics professor.  Brat is being hailed as a “tea party” candidate, and […]