Thoughts, essays, and writings on Liberty. Written by the heirs of Patrick Henry.

March 22, 2007

Dogs Begin Fleeing Venezuela

I guess it’s really starting to get ugly! Stowaway puppy hunts home after surviving harrowing trip from Venezuela An accidental stowaway from Venezuela, discovered in a ship container by dockworkers at Port Everglades, was being treated Tuesday for dehydration — and mange. The caramel-colored mutt, a 3-month-old female, was found Thursday in the trailer-sized container […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 9:46 pm || Permalink || Comments (5) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Foreign Affairs,Immigration,Socialism
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March 2, 2007

Illegal Immigration And The GOP’s Descent Into Statism

Former Georgia Congressman, and former Republican, Bob Barr writes in today’s Washington Times that the the emerging Republican position on immigration is another indication of it’s descent into big government statism: When word surfaced recently that some banks, such as Bank of America, were allowing individuals to open accounts, apply for credit cards and obtain […]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 3:57 pm || Permalink || Comments (10) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Immigration,Politics
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February 23, 2007

Someone needs a lesson in separation of powers… AGAIN

Well now, take a quick look at this bill, and see if you can tell me what’s wrong with it: HR 563 IH 110th CONGRESS 1st Session + H. R. 563 To vacate further proceedings in the prosecution of certain named persons. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 18, 2007 Mr. HUNTER (for himself, Mr. […]

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February 16, 2007

Illegal Immigration And Gun Control

Let’s set up a little thought experiment, and think about how different people might react. Scenario 1: Nathan awakes in the middle of the night, startled by a loud noise. He heads into the closet, grabs his pistol, and goes to investigate. He lives in Washington DC, and his firearm is completely unregistered. As he […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 9:49 pm || Permalink || Comments (11) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Immigration,Keep and Bear Arms,Politics,Theory and Ideas
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February 15, 2007

Anne Frank — Killed By US Immigration Policy

I saw this and was immediately saddened… Anne Frank’s father tried to get to U.S. (emphasis added) Anne Frank’s father tried to arrange U.S. visas for his family before they went into hiding, but his efforts were hampered when Allied and Axis countries tightened immigration policies, according to papers released Wednesday. Otto Frank also sent […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 12:09 pm || Permalink || Comments (141) || TrackBack URI || Categories: History,Immigration
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January 30, 2007

Freelance Hookers Rebuffed In Oz

There are few times one can talk about the economics and politics of cartels and licensing requirements, and still make it this fun: Brothel owners accuse backpackers of selling sex in Australia Foreign backpackers funding their Australian travels through illegal sex work are robbing the legitimate industry of profits and threatening clients’ health, a brothel […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 5:48 pm || Permalink || Comments (4) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Government Regulation,Immigration,Monopolies
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January 10, 2007

A Target For Tom Tancredo

Texas-based pizza chain accepts Mexican pesos A Dallas-based pizza chain which caters to the Hispanic community is accepting the Mexican currency at all of its 59 U.S. stores starting on Monday, giving the greenback some unusual competition at the cash register. “Unlike many other businesses for us it makes sense. Our stores are located in […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 4:00 am || Permalink || Comments (7) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Economics,Immigration,Politics
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January 7, 2007

The War On (Some) Drugs Immigrants

Thinking today about the questions of immigration that Doug brought up yesterday, and something stuck in my head. We’re fighting the a “War On (Some) Immigrants” (also known as the fight against illegal immigrants), and the tactics and rhetoric is oddly similar to the War On (Some) Drugs. And of course, neither war is winnable. […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 5:46 pm || Permalink || Comments (5) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Immigration,The War on Drugs,Theory and Ideas
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January 6, 2007

Where Should Libertarians Stand On Immigration ?

Over at The QandO Blog, Dale Franks expresses skepticism about the traditional libertarian view on immigration, which typically doesn’t go very far beyond the idea that there should be few, if any, restrictions on people who wish to come to the United States. In short, Dale argues that an open-borders philosophy doesn’t make sense in […]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 9:00 am || Permalink || Comments (6) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Immigration
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