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Tom Bowler
Jackson, New Hampshire
As a pragmatic libertarian, I believe that government's most important duty is to protect the constitutional rights of the individual.
Recent Activity
When the media whine about Trump trying to control or suppress the news, remember that they are the ones who do it the most, sometimes resorting to blackmail to do it. Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Libertarian Leanings
From the WSJ President Trump is having a hard time getting legislation through Congress, but his Administration is moving fast to roll back Barack Obama’s pen-and-a-phone lawmaking. The latest example, which barely registered in the press, is the Environmental Protection... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Libertarian Leanings
The revolution inspired by Sanders is anti-intellectual. The “economics” that stemmed out of the Sanders campaign was not economics at all. His school of economics was built on people shouting about their feelings and promoting egalitarianism for the sake of egalitarianism. Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Libertarian Leanings
Angelo Codevilla describes the stark political divide in America today. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Libertarian Leanings
Last Thursday a bill to eliminate capital gains taxes on precious metals passed the Idaho House Committee on Revenue and Taxation. Money Metals President Stefan Gleason testified before the Committee. Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Libertarian Leanings
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) are calling for a special counsel to get to the bottom of Boris Badenov's fiendish plan to corner the market in upsidasium. Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Libertarian Leanings
The current fixation on "Russian hacking" by the Democrats and the media has always seemed farfetched to me. It sounds more like Boris Badenov's fiendish plan to corner the market on upsidasium. Nonsensical. Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at Libertarian Leanings
A coalition of disaffected blue collar Democrats, traditional Republicans, Tea Partiers, libertarians, and Christian conservatives has come together behind Trump. Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Libertarian Leanings
A prominent Gem State state representative has advanced legislation to remove state income taxes when Idaho taxpayers sell their precious metals. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at Libertarian Leanings
The problem doesn’t lie in his financial analysis, but rather in the seemingly innocuous comment that followed. “There is a small but present possibility that government action is going to lead to unintended consequences.” To suggest the chances of unintended consequences are merely “small” is extremely naïve. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Libertarian Leanings
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And so the good, compassionate people went out and broke windows, beat people up, and set fires in order to stop the evil, greedy people from saying mean things. Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at Libertarian Leanings
The first hint that Donald Trump might cut the Democrats off at the knees came on the campaign trail when he asked African-American voters, "What have you got to lose?" Yesterday, former National Football League superstars Jim Brown and Ray Lewis called on President-elect Donald Trump to find out. Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at Libertarian Leanings
Leaping off the page at me are the words, “I will play the bad guy here because I DO NOT WANT HER MONEY...” Take a moment to consider the implications of that. Budowski was not like those others — unwilling to speak their minds for fear of being cut off from Hillary's money. Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2016 at Libertarian Leanings
The election of Hillary Clinton will create a national crisis like nothing we've seen in our lifetimes. The divide in this country will get much worse because Americans reject the notion that certain elite citizens should be above the laws that apply to the ordinary people. Hillary, on the other hand, believes that she is exempt. Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2016 at Libertarian Leanings
By way of Free Republic. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at Libertarian Leanings
One way to reduce the uncertainty facing both parties who enter into a long-term financial arrangement is to employ what is called a “gold-clause contract.” Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2016 at Libertarian Leanings
Clinton's health may become the issue. Flanked by several Secret Service agents who are regulars on her detail, Clinton can be seen leaning against a security bollard while agents prepare to help her into a black van. As she steps... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at Libertarian Leanings
Hillary said she was wrong to say that half of Trump supporters were a "basket of deplorables," though I'm not sure if she meant that half was too many or too few. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at Libertarian Leanings
Over and over Democrats told us that America is already great -- not their usual message -- and we don’t need Donald Trump to Make America Great Again. But we really do. We need real jobs. Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2016 at Libertarian Leanings
The media narrative, which these days takes its cues from the DNC, says that Trump's support is almost entirely made up of disaffected white working class voters. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2016 at Libertarian Leanings
To Trump’s supporters, combating the ceaseless quest of the managerial elite to control and destroy their way of life is deadly serious, far more important than any wonkish debate over specific policy. Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at Libertarian Leanings
The very first word anyone ever saw on a circulating United States coin was the word “LIBERTY.” From half-cents to silver dollars, each featured the likeness of an unnamed woman, who became recognized as Lady Liberty. Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at Libertarian Leanings
Ayn Rand never met Hillary or her husband Bill. But she clearly knew what it means for society when scoundrels wind up in charge. Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at Libertarian Leanings
Greenspan spent his tenure at the Fed pumping up financial markets with easy money and enabling runaway government spending commitments. Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at Libertarian Leanings
As I lay on the sofa today, I suddenly wondered what ever became of the TTLB Blogosphere Ecosystem? Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at Libertarian Leanings