Freedom & Rights: Blog Posts

"Equality as a legal or political principle does not depend upon a belief in empirical equality of any sort. Quite the contrary. If it were literally true that “all men are created equal,” there would be no case for equal protection of the law, or perhaps even for laws at all. If every person had exactly the same intelligence, strength, aggressiveness, organizing ability, etc., there would be no need for the law to protect one from another, because one would never be in a position to successfully take advantage of the other. ... It is precisely the inequalities of people which makes the equal protection of the law so important — that there must be an overwhelming organized force ready to be thrown into the balance, so that a weak little old lady shall have as much right to live as the most stalwart young man..."
– Thomas Sowell, Knowledge and Decisions

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Dour Housing Predictions

​​In EAI’s August survey asking, “How do you anticipate housing shortage situation to progress?” 82% of respondents chose, “This is a long term, self-inflicted trend that is here ... Read more

Uvalde shooting

The hor... Read more

Lackadaisical Government and a Contractor Registry

Legislators will soon vote on an override of H.157, which would create a fee-based registry for Vermont’s small contractors, based on the theory that home improvement fraud is a m... Read more

Our COVID-era Guaranteed Income

The Labor Department recently reported that the economy had 10.1 million job openings in June. This comes amid a booming recovery as the pandemic lockdowns ease and there were 8.7... Read more

Climate Council: Individual Responsibility is “White”

During their July 1 meeting, the Climate Council’s Just Transitions subcommittee spentRead more

Sedition Act – Never Again

The awful events of January 6 at the US Capitol revived talk of the crime of sedition. That crime is defined in the law books as “overt conduct, such as speech and organization, t... Read more

“15 Days to Slow the Spread”

It has been quite a long time since we heard “15 days to slow the spread.” Which is why this tweet made me chuckle. I’d probably select “D,” “15 days to slow the spread” is closes... Read more

Using Guns for Self Defense - 3 Recent Examples

The Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal last week published eleven news stories about citizens using a firearm to stop a crime. Here are three examples.

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