Vulnero Nemo

There are two types of people in the world: people that will sit at a red light at a deserted intersection at 3 am in the morning when there are clearly no cars coming in either direction; and there are the people who will run the red light. My name is Joseph Morse and I […]


Catholic and Libertarian? Cardinal Says They’re Incompatible. This is Why He’s Wrong.

“This economy kills,”  Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga said in a speech yesterday at a conference held by Policy Research and Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America, entitled “Erroneous Autonomy: The Catholic Case Against Libertarianism.” “The libertarianism [sic] deregulation of the market is much to the disadvantage of the poor.” The cardinal quoted Pope Francis […]

Rand Paul on Board With American Charter Cities

I’m always dismayed when people try to pass the civic debacle known as Detroit off as a libertarian city as this sorely misguided news anchor has: As I wrote back in July, a failed government does not equate to a lack of government. Failed tyranny doesn’t equate to autarchy. Detroit isn’t a libertarian city, but […]

Liberty Versus Government

Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” This may be the way things have trended in the past and is certainly the case of current government, but is it truly the natural progress of things? Based on stipulations that nature and liberty are […]