Category Archives: United States

Advocate Nick Published in PanAm Post on Obamacare

Advocate Nick Zaiac was published in The PanAmerican Post making a moral case against the Affordable Care Act

Even government programs that come at “no cost” to the individual are not free. Beyond time and effort, there is the lack of choice to consider, as well as other distortions. When governments attempt to give things away “for free” — or at a highly subsidized rate — problems will inevitably arise.

You can read the entire piece here.

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Editor Casey Published in TheBlaze on Ferguson Protests

Editor Casey Given was published in TheBlaze about how libertarian politicians can use the ongoing situation in Ferguson, Missouri to establish themselves as leaders in police reform.

As Ferguson, Missouri continues to devolve into chaos, Paul Waldman is standing on the sidelines sticking his tongue out at the liberty movement.

“Why aren’t libertarians talking about Ferguson?” the American Prospect editor asks in the Washington Post, pointing to the fact that prominent politicians and pundits like Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), and John Stossell haven’t said much since last Saturday’sshooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

You can read the entire piece here.

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Advocate Nick’s City A.M. Article Cited by Cato’s Dan Mitchell

Advocate Nick Zaiac was cited by Cato scholar Dan Mitchell in an article on his blog  International Liberty about private-public partnerships. Here’s part of Nick’s text that he quoted:

In the American island state of Hawaii, residents and business owners gathered together in 2009 to fix a road through a state park that was vital to the area. They completed it entirely for free, with locals donating machinery, materials, and labor. In fact, the project was completed in a shockingly brief eight days. …Private roads have a long and storied history in both Britain and the US. Between 1800 and 1830, private turnpikes made up an astounding 27 per cent of all business incorporations in the US. Britain, between 1750 and 1772, had previously experienced a period of “turnpike mania”, as noted by economic historians Daniel Klein and John Majewski. Put simply, private infrastructure is by no means a new thing. It is simply the slow return to the way many roads were originally built.

You can find Mitchell’s piece online here.

You can find Nick’s original article online here.

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Advocate Rebecca Published in PanAm Post on Florida Gun Law

Advocate Rebecca Furdek was published in the PanAmerican Post on a Florida gun rights law that arguably infringes upon free speech.

The case, Wollschlaeger v. Governor of Florida, affirms the constitutionality of the Florida Firearm Owners Privacy Act, which threatens doctors with disciplinary action if they ask patients about gun ownership when not directly relevant to a patient’s “medical care.” Broadly, the court claims that asking questions constitutes medical care (professional conduct), and thus is not First Amendment-protected speech.

Regardless of whether inquiring about gun ownership is ever tangentially helpful to providing medical care or advice, laws like Florida’s hinder our First Amendment right to free speech — even if it’s socially awkward small talk at a doctor’s office.

You can find the piece online here.

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