Thank you, and continue liberating space for a fulfilling life.

Thank you. To the more than 15,000 Utahns who cast a Libertarian vote in this year’s election for U.S. Representative for Utah’s Second Congressional District, please know that my candidacy was never about me; it is about returning power back to you. Put another way: about one in 25 voters in this race expressed aContinue reading “Thank you, and continue liberating space for a fulfilling life.”

Toward gerrymander-proof and spoiler-proof democracy

Democracy has been described as a method of group decision making that purports to bind all group members by majority rule, rather than by contractual agreement. Next year, Utah legislators and local elected officials will engage in the decennial process of drawing lines to create single-member districts from which voters will elect federal and stateContinue reading “Toward gerrymander-proof and spoiler-proof democracy”

PBS Utah Free Speech Message

My fellow, beloved Utahns, I’m grateful to PBS Utah for the opportunity to call upon you as friends and neighbors so that we may rise together to liberate Utah’s Second Congressional District. In 2020, we celebrate the first Libertarian member of Congress, Representative Justin Amash of Michigan. Libertarians are also celebrating our first woman candidateContinue reading “PBS Utah Free Speech Message”

Service Limits — “We Can (All) Be Heroes”

Perhaps you are familiar with the organization U.S. Term Limits, which advocates for the replacement of professional politicians with citizen legislators at all levels of government. You may also be familiar with the limits federal law imposes on political actors who become market actors. See “Understanding the Revolving Door: How Ethics Rules Apply to YourContinue reading “Service Limits — “We Can (All) Be Heroes””

Why repeal intellectual property laws?

Intellectual property laws generate excessive, monopoly profits and “royalties” to the holders of politically-privileged patents, licenses, and copyrighted materials, to the detriment of consumers. A recent example of this phenomenon occurred when consumers experienced a shortage of N95 masks, and intellectual property laws interfered with attempts to fill the need. Two chapters of Ken Schoolland’sContinue reading “Why repeal intellectual property laws?”