Individual freedom most important

Tibor Machan When social life becomes politicized, one is tempted to present one’s wishes to politicians and bureaucrats, because they have the power to fulfill them. For example, a resident wishes that a local restaurant not play music he doesn’t like. Even though the bureaucracies dealing with these matters gave permission for the restaurant to […]

Matrix is a bad sequel to a bad security devise

You might have thought that when Congress cut funding for the Pentagon’s proposed Total Information Awareness system, which was designed to collect and analyze personal information on millions of Americans from various databases with the idea of detecting signs of possible terrorist activity, that the idea would have died. Not so at all. The latest […]

Mayor backs idea of park for skateboarders

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Tim Needham, 17, of Clovis, skates off the sidewalk Wednesday across the street from Sandia Elementary School. By Jack King Adam Pendland and a friend already have built a mini-skateboard park in the friend’s driveway. He said Wednesday the idea of a larger skateboard park in Greene Acres Park sponsored by the city of Clovis […]

Freedom shouldn’t mean losing rights

Tibor Machan In light of the very real threat of more terrorism to come, targeting Western-type institutions around the globe, there is great temptation to simply abandon various rules of law, especially due process, in the name of effective response. Not all that surprisingly, many U.S. citizens are going along with this idea, having long […]