Dennis Behreandt

Dennis BehreandtIn China, one man has had enough. Yang Youde, who lives near the city of Wuhan, has had to begin defending his property rights with homemade artillery.

He's not fighting off who you might think. There are no roving gangs of thugs, no sneaky, shifty criminals eager to invade his home. No, privatized criminals like these present no threat to Yang. Instead, the threat comes from his own government.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010 17:41

Elena Kagan and the First Amendment

Dennis BehreandtThe Obama administration and the Democrats are openly hostile to the First Amendment. On that issue, here is the scoreboard so far:

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 12:00

Government and the Price of Gas

Dennis BehreandtGas is getting expensive again. A year ago, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report, the price of a gallon of regular unleaded was $2.051. That was a reasonable price, one, relatively speaking, that did not hurt American pocketbooks.

Dennis BehreandtFor years government has been using declarations of eminent domain to seize private property and use it, supposedly, for the public good. It's a practice that has been abused, and is almost always controversial.

Friday, 26 March 2010 15:46

Google Makes a Good Move on China

Dennis BehreandtIt’s refreshing to see that at least one large American company is willing to take a stand against tyranny. That company, surprisingly, is Google.

Thursday, 18 March 2010 20:31

The Meaning of the Second Amendment

Open carry laws in the State of Wisconsin have gotten a lot of attention lately, most recently from the BBC. In a column titled "Armed and ready to shop," posted by the BBC on March 11, North America editor Mark Mardell recounts his experience following Nick Clark and Kim Garny as they go about their daily business in the Milwaukee area while openly bearing arms on their hips.
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 09:31

The Keystone Kops' Great Beer Bust

Dennis BehreandtTime for an axiom: Big Government is Bad.

Or, put another way, power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Or, maybe another one: big government is the last, best refuge of scoundrels.

Case in point, the three taverns in Philadelphia busted recently by cops in armed, simultaneous raids.

At last we have incontrovertible proof that global warming is indeed dangerous. In Buenos Aires, the Latin American Herald Tribune reports that "a 7-month-old baby survived alone for three days with a bullet wound in its chest beside the bodies of its parents and brother, who died in an apparent suicide pact brought on by the couple's terror of global warming."
Tuesday, 23 February 2010 08:53

How to Stop Inflation

The good news on the economy this month, according to news reports, is the modest level of inflation. On this matter, CNN reported that consumer prices "rose 2.6% during the past twelve months, according to a report from the Labor Department." But the real headlining statistic was "core CPI," watched closely CNN says, "because it strips out volatile food and energy prices." Core CPI was up overall for the past year by 1.6 percent, but in a surprise for the month of January, it fell 0.1 percent.

Friday, 29 January 2010 00:00

iPhones and Freedom

Dan Woolley's story of survival in Haiti after the earthquake there caused his hotel to collapse around him is one of what are certain to be hundreds if not thousands of such stories that will be revealed in the coming weeks and months. But, there is something unusual about Woolley's story, something that makes it noteworthy. Specifically, his use of technology to survive.
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