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Where the Abortion Debate Goes Awry

Upon carefully considering the issue of abortion, I've begun to wonder whether the "pro-choice" camp would endorse the freedom to terminate the life of an infant. In considering this issue, it becomes apparent to me that only a nuanced distinction separates the born from the unborn, chiefly the former's visible existence in our world. The unborn, on the other hand, often reside out of sight and out of mind, leaving the physical bonds between mother and child to produce a sense of power and confuse our sense of right and wrong.
After all, it’s not that these bonds are severed after birth; on the contrary, they merely change their form. Indeed, during the child's infancy and even throughout his childhood, the offspring remains strongly attached to his parents, albeit not as physically as he once did through his umbilical cord. Nevertheless, the born and the unborn share mutually in their dependency upon the mother, who could theoretically decide at any time that she…

Slavery Survives in America

There are still places in the world today where men and women are forced to work for months each year to pay their lords for the privilege of living on their own property. 

Some of these places even forcibly suppress the supply of housing in order to run up their prices so the lords can charge their serfs even more while boasting relatively agreeable demands on a wholly-irrelevant percentage basis. Oddly enough, this practice is ubiquitous in the United States, in the form of property taxes, whereby each man is liable for some quantity of loot — in the form of dollars — to keep the administration from harassing him, seizing his land and putting him in a cage. 

What’s more, wherever that man intends to raise those funds to satisfy that liability, he is sure to face penalty there as well in the form of income and sales taxes, both of which erode his bottom line. So, wherever that man even seeks to comply with the dictates of the administration, he is only further burdened by…