Articles written by Kent Mcmanigal

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Pay attention; it's your responsibility

There’s almost no one more dangerous than a driver who refuses to yield because they have the right-of-way. I’ve known people who got into accidents because the other person was supposed to move o...

 

Modern life not from government

The conveniences of the modern world are all around us all the time, but I don’t think I’ll ever take them for granted. One of my grandmothers grew up in this area during the Dust Bowl days. Her...

 

Can't join Libertarian party, either

I’m libertarian, uncapitalized, to separate the ethical philosophy I follow from the political party I can’t. A Libertarian, capitalized, is a member of the Libertarian Party. Ethical libertariani...

 

Can't call myself a political liberal

Once upon a time, the word “liberal” was used to describe people who were “generous,” “open-minded,” and “accepting of other opinions.” It was closely related to the word...

 

US's Constitution was a mistake

There can be a difference between what a person likes and what they are willing to force on others. Most of my preferences lean conservative: liberty, family, and keeping government out of my life....

 

Predictions take paying attention

This past spring I noticed a bigger than usual crop of the plant that becomes tumbleweeds when it dies and the wind blows. I told a few people to be ready for an epic tumbleweed season this year. Then...

 

Best to let people make own choices

I love people. I also know that humans are deeply flawed. This combination explains why I’m a libertarian. Every other position insists that no one is smart enough to run their own life while also...

 

Good jury makes the right choice

The Kyle Rittenhouse trial may have served as a canary in the coal mine. That’s how I saw it. Government doesn’t respect your right of self-defense and would prefer you die at the hands of...

 

Free market means individual choice

I love the free market. The market, liberated from government rules, subject only to the choices of individuals. One of my choices is to not shop on major holidays. If I knew for certain the store...

 

New year good time for reflection

Although the start of a new year is completely arbitrary, it's still a good time to reflect on the past year, and look toward the future. Of course, any day is a perfect day for doing so. Just...

 

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