The president is right that the U.S. should implement a vision for 21st century American infrastructure. Unfortunately, his vision is the same as other failed federal attempts at past policies, and rejects the international move towards infrastructure privatization. Until he will allow state and local governments to control infrastructure and privatize parts of U.S. infrastructure including trains, airports, and air-traffic control, the president’s plan will fail travelers and taxpayers alike.
Young Voices Editor Casey Given was published in The Freeman on recent laws that target gays in the name of religious freedom:
A recent spate of proposed laws protecting business owners’ right to discriminate against homosexuals has reignited a longstanding debate in the libertarian community. Under the guise of protecting “religious freedom,” 13 states have each introduced bills over the past few months preempting the State from forcing employees to service individuals if they believe doing so conflicts with their beliefs. While none of the bills specifically mention homosexuality, each one effectively only applies to gays since most other classes (e.g., race, sex, religion) are protected under the federal Civil Rights Act.