Bill May Liberty

Why I Don’t Like The Word Government

Aug 2nd, 2015 Crime and Police Actions, Government, Liberty, Regulation billmay 1 min read
 

 by Bill B. May Now that almost all of the free land in the world has been claimed by some government, a person has no place to go if he wishes NOT to be governed.  Of course, the word governed is closely related to the word government.  Government implies people will be governed, or if you look up the definition of governed, controlled is a…

Reagan’s Wildly Successful Tax-Cutting Legacy Still Valid Today

Aug 1st, 2015 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Economics, Taxes Robert May 1 min read
 

 STEPHEN MOORE writes: Ronald Reagan died 11 years ago, and his presidency ended a quarter century ago. But my, how his tax-cutting ideas live on. The living legacy of Reaganomics, or supply-side economics, is that tax rates keep falling all over the world. Imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery. The Laffer curve has to work; it is a certainty.   If you keep taxing more…

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The Fed’s Control Of Interest Rates

Aug 1st, 2015 Debt, Economics, Government, Money billmay 3 min read
 

 by Bill B. May The Federal Reserve Bank’s (Fed) initial charter was to keep prices stable; that is, to avoid inflation and deflation by controlling the money supply.   That in itself is a bit strange as increasing the money supply without an increasing work effort must increase inflation somewhere, perhaps not in the Consumer Price Index but possibly in home prices or the stock market….

How To Help The Disabled through Liberty

Jul 31st, 2015 Business, Courts, Free Enterprise, Liberty, Politics, Regulation billmay 3 min read
 

 By Bill B. May At the bottom of this article, I post a link to an article by Bovard telling about all the problems with the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA.   You might want to read it before reading the rest of my article. The law has caused great expenditure of funds and huge inequities as you will find by reading the Bovard article.   But…

Mental Illness, A Huge Societal Problem

Jul 30th, 2015 Government, Liberty, Social Issues, Welfare billmay 4 min read
 

 by Bill B. May The story posted at the bottom of this article triggers my feelings about gun control and other societal responses to violence.   What happens is that the media and the politicians try to shift the blame to some inanimate object when in fact it is human behavior that is literally and figuratively pulling the trigger. And much of that behavior could have…

Government Picking My Friends?

 

 by Bill B. May The headline from Huffington Post:  Boy Scouts End Ban On Gay Adults The BSA’s full executive board voted 45 to 12 in favor of the change, effective immediately. The vote came after the National Executive Committee unanimously approved a resolution earlier this month stating that “no adult applicant for registration as an employee or non-unit-serving volunteer, who otherwise meets the requirements…

Immigration Irresponsibility Well Documented

Jul 28th, 2015 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Immigration Robert May 1 min read
 

 THOMAS SOWELL writes:  People who entered the United States illegally may be called “undocumented” in politically correct circles, but what is all too well documented is the utter irresponsibility of both political parties in dealing with immigration issues. Both Democratic and Republican administrations have left the border with Mexico porous for years — porous not just for Mexicans but for anybody else, including terrorists from…

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Are We Spending Too Much On The Military?

 

 by Bill B. May There are many in the Libertarian world who feel peace should be the over-riding policy and hence that we are spending far too much on our military.   An article by Mateski (reference at the bottom) illustrates this thought process. He blames our national debt on military spending and adventures.   It is surely true that we probably spend more than we need…

The 11th Commandment

Jul 27th, 2015 Politics billmay 2 min read
 

 Bill B. May writes: According to Wikipedia, The Eleventh Commandment was a phrase used by later President of the United States Ronald Reagan during his 1966 campaign for Governor of California. The Commandment reads: Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican. Apparently the commandment has been forgotten by Republican candidates for President, completely. And whatever I say here should, I would think, apply…

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Trump As A Third Party Candidate

Jul 26th, 2015 Elections, Government, Immigration, Liberty, Politics billmay 3 min read
 

 Trump has caused quite a stir in Presidential politics.   Whether you like him or not, he has become a force in this year’s primary election battles.   To add fuel to the fire, there is talk of a third party race for the national election for President. He isn’t promoting such a tactic as discussed in this article, but he threatens the Republican Party Pooh-Bahs if…