Wyoming Liberty Group
Our founding Fathers understood the importance of an independent executive branch of government. The Cheyenne City Council however, is preparing to ask citizens to vote on a City Charter amendment that would create an appointed administrator to replace the independent, strong mayor for most executive functions. The appointed City Administrator would answer to the City Council—not directly to the voters. This would concentrate almost all the power of local government into the legislative branch and lessen the accountability of government to the people. The City Council is barreling ahead with a special election to ram this change through, but citizens still have time to fix the proposed charter amendment or defeat the power grab entirely. Sheridan’s citizens were not so fortunate earlier this year when the Sheridan City Council decided to start the process to create a City Administrator position without a special election.
I am a libertarian.
It is easy to be a libertarian. All you have to do is sound off about how outraged you are about how big, wasteful and intrusive government is. You spice up your rhetoric with some googled quotes from Murray Rothbard, Ludwig von Mises and Herman Hoppe (the man who called Milton Friedman a “socialist”…) and go home and feel accomplished.
Friends of economic freedom are good at criticising big government, they are even better at expressing outrage over growing government, and many of them are outstanding at demanding a return to "limited government". The criticism of big government and its growth very often rests on solid grounds, but it is never more than the opening salvo of any serious attempt at actually returning our economy and our country to "limited government".
There has been another terror attack in Europe against freedom of speech. To the day a month after the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, two terrorists opened fire at a freedom-of-speech event in Copenhagen, Denmark. The event, held at a cafe the name of which translates to "The Powder Keg", was organized to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Iranian government's "fatwa" death sentence against the author Salman Rushdie. Among the participants were a Swedish artist, Mr. Lars Vilks, who has become well known in freedom-of-speech circles for his drawings of the muslim prophet Muhammed as a dog. Another participant was the French ambassador, who was actually speaking at the time of the attack.
by Jason Gay
As we see the Russian bear market develop, there will likely be an effort by some to claim credit and expertise. Most notably, the White House will certainly push the narrative—either overtly or through “authorized leaks”—that the President’s policies have led to the Russian problems and this was the strategic response to the invasion of Ukraine envisioned all along.