William Watkins | Tuesday April 24, 2018 at 3:41 PM PST | Comments Off on What Gun Control Advocates Can Learn from London’s Knife Attacks
The powers in London are grappling with a rash of stabbings and wondering what to do. The statist instinct is to take knives from the people. That’s the American response to gun violence and the British response to knife attacks. Yesterday The Express ran a headline: “London bloodbath: 60th violent murder in London just yards...
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Tags: Gun Control, knife, london, Second Amendment, voluntary association
Jonathan Matt | Wednesday July 29, 2015 at 4:41 PM PST | Comments Off on Remembering Alexis de Tocqueville—and Civil Society in Early America
Today marks the 210th birthday of Alexis de Tocqueville, and so it’s appropriate that we reflect on his experiences and observations through the lens of modern American society. Alexis de Tocqueville brought a unique perspective to his observations of nineteenth-century America. The French aristocrat and historian staunchly opposed the authoritarian French government and advocated for...
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Tags: Big Government, Charity, community-based, Democracy in America, Liberty, mediating structures, Natural Law, Privatization, townhall, voluntary, voluntary association