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How Sound Ideas Can Translate into Despicable Laws, and Why Socialism Drives Social Dysfunction

Perhaps the most dangerous and costly intellectual endeavor is that nearly involuntary, visceral inclination to equip a thoughtful idea with the power of law. 

There is all the difference in the world between a worthy proposition and one backed by the unquestionable scope and authority of law. 

Remember, laws are neither soft suggestions nor guidelines for human behavior; they are absolute mandates supported by violent force and coercion. 

Proportionality, then, is an important standard to satisfy before rushing to the sweeping supposition that any iron-fisted law might prove successful in rectifying the perceived problem. 

In order to best preserve the freedoms which form the most atomic and precious bases for life, we must consistently investigate the marks and standards which ostensibly justify the invocation of law to carry out given aims, while always erring on the side of freedom. 

That is, of course, if we are to sustain a free world.

Whereas a great number of lazy pundits have sugge…

From Cell Phone Laws to Tyranny Run Amok

Across many of the United States, it has nearly become illegal to sneeze while driving. Just short of that, states have begun to clamp down on handheld cell phone use while driving. 

This measure clearly tugs on the heartstrings of constituents and passive onlookers who identify with the spirit of the law, and yet those who parrot the talking points of safety seldom distribute anything more than a familiar form of conventional wisdom, while concomitantly embodying further examples of those content with the strategy of squandering every ounce of freedom for a few drops of presumed safety. 

Consider the hypothetical study commissioned to demonstrate a high inverse correlation between auto accidents and IQ. 

As a consequence of this contrived study, one might suppose that those of relatively lower IQ ought to be prohibited from driving. 

After all, platitudes abound wherever one discovers the subject of safety. 

What's more, the preponderance of road accidents tend to occur on public road…