A Libertarian Perspective December 2015

Santa Claus is coming to town! Maybe. My wife and I have seven grandchildren, and some of the older ones have been influenced by the naysayers at school, to the point that a mention of Santa by the younger ones brings on winks and rolled eyes. I knew it would happen sooner or later, although I must admit I was pulling for later, and grandchildren certainly make Christmas a lot more fun, regardless of what they believe.

Is Right to Work Working?

By State Sen. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City)

This past legislative session, the Indiana General Assembly debated House Enrolled Act 1001, often referred to as “ensuring workplace freedom” or, more informally, the “Right to Work” bill. While some lawmakers said this measure would create jobs in Indiana, I was hesitant. The government doesn’t create jobs; the private sector does.

In Search of “Good Government”

By Jim Arnold

I embarked on my search for good government in 2007, when property taxes rocketed from ridiculous to obscene. I was spending a beautiful spring day whittling down my “To Do” list, when I was visited by two neighbors who were furious over their property tax bills. My elderly neighbor’s property taxes had doubled from $1,200 to $2,400 per year in a two year period, and he was distraught because he couldn’t spare an extra $100 a month to fund local government.

On Eagles, Deer and School Choice

By Rex Bell

I’m going to be 63 years old in a couple of weeks, and I don’t suppose it’s uncommon for people my age to reminisce about how things have changed over the years. There isn’t much that hasn’t changed. Sometimes a lot, sometimes a little, sometimes for the better, and sometimes for the worse. And probably sometimes, it just all depends how you look at it.

Who is fighting for Christianity?

By Congressman Luke Messer

Vigils were held across the country last week in honor of the dozens of Ethiopian Christians recently slaughtered by ISIS militants in Libya. From San Diego to Nashville, thousands came together to mourn the loss of those shot or beheaded for being “followers of the cross.” Unfortunately, a scan of recent headlines over the last few months will confirm this barbaric act isn’t unique. It is just the latest in a systematic attempt by ISIS and similar Islamic terrorist groups to rid the world of Christianity around the globe.

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