Abortion, Republicans, and Libertarians, 52 pages
These essays on abortion, Roe v. Wade, and Planned Parenthood, and their relation to Republicans, libertarians, and Ron Paul were written during the period from January 2008 to March 2020 for the Future of Freedom Foundation and LewRockwell.com. Although I believe that abortion is a heinous practice, this is not a book against abortion. But it is the most unusual book on abortion that you will probably ever read. The themes in this book are the Constitution, federalism, and the proper role of government and the ignorance, hypocrisy, inconsistency of many pro-lifers, Republicans, and libertarians when it comes to abortion, Roe v. Wade, and Planned Parenthood.
Education in a Free Society, 48 pages
These essays on education were written during the period from November 2011 to April 2020 for the Future of Freedom Foundation and LewRockwell.com. Throughout these essays, there are ten things relating to education that resonate: 1. The problem with public schools is that they are government schools. 2. Public education is socialistic. 3. Charter schools are still public schools. 4. Education is a service just like car repair and hair styling. 5. All schools should be privately operated and privately funded. 6. It is the responsibility of parents to education their children. 7. The Constitution nowhere authorizes the federal government to have anything to do with education or even mentions education. 8. It is an illegitimate purpose of government to educate anyone or pay for anyone's education. 9. Republicans are just as responsible as Democrats for the mess that is public education. 10. No government at any level should have any control whatsoever over any school or the education of any child.
Erasmus on Christianity, War, and Soldiers, 40 pages
The Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus (c.1466-1536) was one of the most prolific writers in history. In a letter written in 1515, Erasmus explained that he wrote in order to serve "some useful purpose." One of the most useful purposes of Erasmus's writings is the insight he gives on war and peace. The things that Erasmus said regarding war and peace are profound and highly relevant. I have recorded from the Collected Works of Erasmus what I consider to be the most significant things he said about war and peace and organized them as follows: Erasmus on the Evils of War Erasmus on Christianity and War Erasmus on the Wickedness of Soldiers Erasmus on the Just War Erasmus never wavered from his conviction that war was evil and un-Christian, and he didn't think too highly of soldiers.
School Choice for Whom?, 40 pages
These essays on educational vouchers and school choice were written during the period from December 2004 to February 2020 for the Future of Freedom Foundation and LewRockwell.com. Throughout these essays, there are seven things relating to educational vouchers and school choice that resonate: 1. If it is not the business of government to fund public schools, then it is certainly not the business of government to fund private schools. 2. Education is a service just like car repair or hair styling. 3. Giving some Americans the choice of where to spend other American's money to educate their children is wealth redistribution. 4. He who pays the piper calls the tune. 5. Vouchers are not an intermediate step toward a free market in education. 6. Conservatives and libertarians who oppose government housing vouchers (Section 8) and food vouchers (food stamps) are terribly inconsistent when they support government education vouchers. 7. In a free society, all education vouchers for "school choice" would be privately funded.
Foreign Aid Folly, 44 pages
These essays on foreign aid were written for a variety of publications during the period from December 2000 to November 2019. There are five recurring themes that resonate throughout these essays on foreign aid: 1. Foreign aid is simply money confiscated from American taxpayers and sent to countries that many Americans couldn't locate on a map and may have never even heard of. 2. Foreign aid is both foreign welfare and foreign bribery. 3. No American should be forced to "contribute" to the aid of the people or the government of any other country. 4. All charity should be private and voluntary. Charity that is not voluntary is theft. 5. All foreign aid should be ended, and no exceptions should be made for natural disasters, humanitarian concerns, national interest, or political objectives.