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Hall of Shame

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That we are inmates in a lunatic asylum ought to be obvious – except it’s not, which explains precisely why it is a lunatic asylum. Ralph Nader – the mortal enemy of everything on four wheels and everyone behind the wheel – just got inducted into the…  Automotive Hall of Fame. “We are pleased to…

Charge It….

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In “Third World” countries – the ones Americans take comfort in making fun of – they just take your money. The cops, I mean. No pretext, just hand it over. And now, here. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is using a gadget called an Electronic Recovery and Access to Data Machine (ERAD – god, how the…

Scanners

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The criteria for defining an illegal search has never been whether you’re aware of the search having been performed. If, for instance, investigators sneak into your house, go through your things – but leave everything so it appears nothing was touched, so you never suspect they were there – it’s still illegal, if it was…

The Choice

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Libertarians face a tough choice this fall – chiefly because Libertarians have no desire to choose a “leader” for themselves or anyone else. The ideal choice would be to not have to choose at all. For us each to make choices for ourselves only – and leave everyone else alone. Unfortunately, we’ll be forced to…

Do “Blue Lives” Matter?

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Do “blue lives” matter more than other lives? According to Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, they do. He signed a new law last week making attacks on armed government workers – you know, cops – a “hate crime” subject to harsher and additional penalties than would otherwise apply. Edwards – a former armed government worker…

A Libertarian Lexicon

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Well, an EPautos Libertarian Lexicon! I get asked frequently about the meaning of some commonly used terms, known to EPautos regulars but less well-known to people new to this corner of the Libertarian universe. These form the core lingua franca of the dialogue here, but much more important, they serve as a convenient shorthand for conveying certain…

Hillary Wants You to Drive 55… Again

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Donald Trump doesn’t want to Drive 55 – but Hillary does. Well, she wants us to drive 55. The Dear Leader’s armored limo, of course, is not subject to any speed limits. They are for the Little People (that’s us) only. And if Hillary becomes Dear Leader, we may be driving 55 again. Here she…

Affronting Huitzilopochtli

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With real crimes – that is, actions that result in real harm to real people – it is easy enough to objectively define the crime. You either did – or didn’t take something that belongs to someone else. You either did – or did not – hurt someone else. If you did, then it’s right…

Full Service is Back . . . If Uncle Allows it

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Maybe you remember full-service gas stations. Not like in New Jersey today. Where – by law – you ‘re forced to wait for a lout (whoops, “attendant”) to slouch on over and eventually gas up your car … and usually, your fender, too. He takes his time, doesn’t care whether your time matters. And you…