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" A boatload of government money is indeed a gift. Unless, I suppose, you're one of the saps paying for the cargo. "
" It is easy to fall into the trap of believing that democracy will improve the function of policy. "
" Now, admittedly, Twitter can be entertaining on occasion, as it turns out that 140 characters offers a great chance to be misunderstood - and an even greater chance one will expose his inner troglodyte. "
" You don't have to get things done all the time to be productive. "
" Democracy allows rhetoric, false empathy and emotion to pummel rational thinking - so it's no wonder so many politicians thrive in it. "
" Living most of my life in New York, I witnessed plenty of nanny state laws. Later, I lived in D.C. for a bit and saw even more. I assumed when I got to Colorado, the Wild West, there would be a rejection of such intrusive legislation. I was wrong. "
" Health care in America, despite all you hear, still offers us citizens one of the most efficient and highest quality systems in the world. But it's expensive, and it's only getting worse. "
" If progressives were interested in mitigating inequality, they would support the dynamism of free markets to allow the merit of ideas, products and services to win the day rather than stifle companies and pick winners in the name of imagined 'progress.' "
" Aside from the occasional genocide, oppression, evil and torture, etc., it is inarguable that public policy could be implemented more rapidly in an autocracy. "
" A cultural shift is not always an ideological one - or at least not always the one you imagine. Our norms are always evolving. "
" Faith helps many people make sense of the world around them. Faith gives them a spiritual connection to something larger. "
" When I was younger, I was drawn to Ayn Rand books and other works of fiction celebrating individualism. "
" Democracy is just a reflection of our morals and the things that we believe. "
" Let's be honest: nothing spoils 'The Walking Dead' quite like watching 'The Walking Dead.' "
" I don't think that voters should be fixated on public policy. In a healthy republic, they wouldn't have to worry every waking hour about what their government is doing. "
" I believe that the war on drugs is a tragically misplaced use of resources - an immoral venture that produces far more suffering than it alleviates. "
" If the library's rarest frequenters are the ones we'd like to see in them the most, then libraries are failing. "
" It would probably strike the average politician as absurd to argue that the best way to fix the economy is to stop trying to 'fix it.' "
" Progressivism is the belief that we have too much freedom with which to make too many stupid choices. "
" Political correctness is one of the engines of nannyism. Allowing and even encouraging 'offensive' ideas is vital for the intellectually health of a free society. "
" Simplification of the tax code would not only unlock dormant economic potential, but, in the process, it would blunt the preferred weapon of social engineers, who reward favored industries, punish success and distort economic incentives. "
" We need a smaller, leaner Washington. It won't happen if we raise taxes without any coinciding reform and serious slashing of spending. "
" If the wealthy get wealthier, no one has to become one penny poorer. "
" A true fascist is anyone who wants to take away my air conditioning or force me to ride a bike. "
" Whether you're a believer or not, a flawed biblical epic is going to be more entertaining than a remake of a Paul Verhoeven movie or some third-rate sci-fi flick. "
" My parents both defected from communist Hungary and were what most people would today call libertarian. I grew up with a general distaste for taxation and any policy that intruded on our lives. "
" Twitter's popularity and usefulness are mysteries to me. "
" You'll often hear the left lecture about the importance of dissent in a free society. "
" As with most people, my ideology and my attitudes about life were informed by parents and family. "
" The Bible is filled with intriguing stories about complex and flawed human beings who ponder immense moral questions and engage in colossal clashes with evil. "
" Are you sick and tired of these moralizing moralizers imposing their morality on the rest of us? I know I am. "