Category: Commentary

Libertarian Party of Texas state convention scheduled April 11-13 in Temple

Using Generation Liberty! as its theme, the Libertarian Party of Texas will host its largest ever state convention April 11 – 13 at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center in Temple. In addition to the nomination of statewide office candidates and election of new state party officers, the convention will feature an exciting Keep Reading…


Abusive guardianships and their liberty-looting, property-poaching nature (TX)

Civil asset forfeiture, action by which the government confiscates a person’s property without charging that person with a crime, is one current threat to property rights. Another property hijacking avenue occurs through guardianships – also called conservatorships in some states. Guardianships are probate instruments that limit, if not suspend, many adult basic rights. While not Keep Reading…


Civil Asset Forfeiture: ‘Policing for Profit’ on taxpayers backs (TX)

Civil asset forfeiture allows government to confiscate a person’s property without charging that person with a crime. Per a new Texas Public Policy Foundation report, Taking Contraband Without Taking Our Liberties: Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform in Texas, Texas ranks amongst the nation’s worst when it comes to protecting its citizens from such abuses. Here’s how Keep Reading…


Limited government brings unlimited growth to Texas

Texas is on a roll. Through these last years of economic downturn, the Lone Star State has taken its hits, but fared better than most. And that’s not by accident. It’s due to public policies that often at least attempt an ideological approach compatible with limited government and economic freedom principles. In conjunction with a Keep Reading…


Local governments seek billions in new debt for the children, future (TX)

The everything’s bigger in Texas claim certainly applies to our local government debt. While indeed the state enjoys many economic advantages stemming from sound policies promoting economic freedom, limited government and low taxes, Texas local debt stands at an abysmal $322 billion and if assorted school districts, cities and a few other government entities get Keep Reading…

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