Everybody’s business: Hiring employees big decision for business

Imagine the risk and pressure of starting up and running a business by yourself — no paid employees to help you. Can’t be many of those businesses, can there? Fact is, America has over 21 million, one-person businesses according to the latest figures available from the U.S. Census. The good news for a lot of […]

More laws only create more chaos

Robert LeFevre was one of the bright stars of the freedom movement before his death, but whose legacy remains. He once said when most people feel threatened that their freedom may be taken away, they try to take away the freedom of those they fear. In other words, in their fear they become the thing […]

Taxes not cover charge for Democracy

Freedom New Mexico Imagine opening your newspaper or Web browser and seeing the following headline: “Supreme Court declares income tax unconstitutional.” It probably seems farfetched, but America’s court of last resort dropped this very bombshell in 1895. The legal battle represents just one chapter in the story of the federal income tax, which began in […]

Difficult to imagine what’s next

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist A comment by a coworker last week about how much technology has changed just in our middle-aged lives spawned a long list of new things we never would have dreamed. At the top of that list is cell phones. All involved in the discussion remembered through first-hand experience party-line phone […]

Barbers and the God who knows our hair count

By Curtis K. Shelburne When you need a good brain surgeon, you really need one. But for most of us, most of the time, a good barber is of a great deal more practical use. I like barbers. Come to think of it, I find it hard to imagine a more honorable line of work. […]

Banks owed no privacy when using tax dollars

Freedom New Mexico Can you imagine lending a relative several thousand dollars and then being told it’s none of your business whether that relative spent the money doing as promised (to pay off debts and get his fiscal house in order) or whether he blew the cash on fancy vacations and jewelry? Well, as The […]

8/21 Letters to the editor

Meth proposal for good of community The Clovis News Journal’s libertarian, anti-government viewpoint obviously takes precedent over what is best for our city. (Last Sunday’s editorial: “Proposed meth ordinance should not be approved.”) Methamphet-amine is a crisis in our area, as well as our nation. District Attorney Matt Chandler recently reported that 70 percent of […]