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John Fockler

A MODEST PROPOSAL

Let’s start by conceding that the prevailing wages for many service industry jobs is very, very low, too low for a person to live on.  There are all kinds of suggestions for why this is so, ranging from the sensible to the ridiculous, but never mind that now.  That’s not the reason for this piece.  …

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Prohibition affects YOU!

About 24 hours ago as I write this, in the wee small hours of Monday, my wife and daughter were in their beds in our third floor apartment when at least 15 gunshots were fired on the ground floor of our building.  Two people were subsequently driven to the hospital with critical wounds.  The police …

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Come Ye Thankful People

This will be my 64th Thanksgiving, and I cannot recall a single previous one which presented such a challenge to find reasons to be thankful.  I mean, c’mon, really?  The elephant in the room is the Covid-19 pandemic.  A fairly small but vocal minority will tell you that no such thing exists, and that the …

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“The Most Important Election of Our Lifetimes”

We’ve all heard it. And heard it. And heard it! “This is the most important election of our lifetimes!” If we don’t vote out the incumbent, we’ll have fascism, and rigged elections – or even no elections – and children will be begging for their food in workhouses, like in Oliver Twist. Or, if we don’t re-elect the incumbent, …

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Nanna Chosen Libertarian Region 3 Representative

ORLANDO, July 11 Libertarian Party activist Dustin Nanna, of Delaware, OH, was elected Region 3 Representative on the Libertarian National Committee at a caucus of the region’s delegates to the ongoing Libertarian National Convention in Orlando yesterday. The caucus included both delegates physically present in Orlando and delegates participating online, a special one-time concession made on …

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