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One Subject at a Time reintroduced in U.S. House and…

 

 

 

 

 

We have VERY good news to report on the Downsize DC Agenda. RETWEET

Rep. Mia Love has reintroduced the One Subject at a Time Act (H.R. 395).

The 115th Congressional session just started, and it lasts two years. This is the earliest any of our bills has ever […]

Healthcare proposal #1: Restore natural prices & make them visible

 

 

 

 

 

Things cost more when you can’t see their price. Retweet

Downsize DC is promoting 20 proposals designed to replace Obamacare with consumer controlled, free market medicine. A major effect of these proposals would be to make healthcare costs visible to patients. And that’s because restoring natural prices is the […]

Is Donald Trump a cancer? Or…

 

 

 

 

 

Send lawyers, guns, and money… The immigration taboo. RETWEET

Dear DC Downsizers,

If you have principles, a brain, and a heart then I ask you to please pay close attention because…

Downsize DC has been injured for standing up for principles. Now…

Maybe you don’t agree with one or […]

Special Session Produced Corporate Welfare Lite

 

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Special Session Produced Corporate Welfare Lite

As far as I know, light beer is still beer. It may be […]

Why so-called socialism is anti-social

 

 

 

 

 

An initiative of the Downsize DC Foundation

 

Political socialism is anti-social. Retweet

By Perry Willis

Socialism is a tricky word used by tricky people. For one thing, the word never seems to mean the same thing from one moment to the next. Originally…

Socialism meant that […]

Gut Trump’s “travel ban” by repealing the laws that authorized it

 

 

What does the Constitution say about Trump’s “travel ban?” Retweet

We have a NEW campaign to fight the Trump travel ban. The sample letter to Congress below explains the issue, but first a bit of housekeeping…

Our new website, that will use Congressional contact software from CQ-Roll Call (see the list at […]

Do left-statists own the word “society”

 

An initiative of the Downsize DC Foundation

Is only the Left pro-social? Is the free market anti-social? Or is it the other way around? Retweet

We have a new Mental Lever mini-article at the Zero Aggression Project: “Are the free market and society the same thing?”

Left-statists act like they own the […]

Can a state Attorney General unilaterally violate federaltax privacy laws?

 

More action needed in case where LBJ-appointed judge compared Cal AG’s actions to segregationists. RETWEET

We need to file two amicus briefs opposing illegal actions by the state Attorney General of both California and New York.

These officials have forbidden nonprofits from raising money in their states unless they first provide a complete, […]

The First Amendment is ILLEGAL during these 90 days

 

We’ve been defeating incumbent protection schemes. Here we go again. RETWEET

We’ve been chipping away at bad campaign finance regulations that go under the heading of “electioneering communications.” We’ve won several cases on this issue. Now we have a chance to kill these regulations permanently. This message will explain…

What “electioneering communications” is, […]

20 powerful ways to replace Obamacare

 

Trump is busy making plans for you. Do the same for him. #Obamacare Retweet

The Republicans have talked loud and long about replacing Obamacare. Now they must act.

But will their actions be good or bad? You must tell them what “good” looks like.

Additionally, you and I must also be prepared to […]

Preview our 20 proposals to REPLACE Obamacare

 

We think the politicians screwed up healthcare. We have 20 specific ways they can unscrew it. Retweet

Next week, we’ll start working to repeal Obamacare and replace it with something good. Here, as promised, is a preview of our proposals.

Proposal #1: Restore natural prices and make them visible to patients. This will […]

What we can get from Trump and the Republican Congress

 

The Trump transition team is planning their strategy. So are we. So should you. Retweet

Step one. Identify the main chance. What’s the most likely thing we could gain or lose? We think it’s this…

The Republicans are very likely to repeal Obamacare Their replacement may include free market reforms

We want to […]

A huge ‘head start’ for the One Subject at a Time Act

 

So what did Downsize DC accomplish in 2016? Our mission is simple…

We want to downsize initiated force by The State.

We do this in three ways…

Oppose legislation and regulation that moves in the wrong direction Support legislation that moves in the right direction Craft our own legislation to regulate politicians and […]

United Airlines and the Zero Aggression Principle

 

How libertarians (should) view the United Airlines story Retweet By Jim Babka (Find this article at Zero Aggression Project blog)

When passenger David Dao

was dragged off a United Airlines plane, it was a violation of the Zero Aggression Principle (sometimes called the non-aggression principle).

The Zero Aggression Principle (ZAP) says that it’s […]

Do you support our opposition to John Bolton for Assistant Secretary of State

 

Rand Paul is right. John Bolton should not be Asst. Sec of State. Retweet

In this message:

Why we’re changing our strategy about presidential appointments Our standard of judgment for supporting or opposing appointments The conditions under which we, as voluntaryist libertarians, support foreign intervention, the conditions under which we oppose it, and […]

Should the Nuclear Option be used to confirm Judge Gorsuch?

 

 

An initiative of the Downsize DC Foundation

 

Partisans think their ideologies should be imposed on others. Retweet

Of course, we already know that they’ve fallen prey to the Dictator Fallacy — their scheme will be implemented as if they were an all-powerful dictator.

They’ve also

forgotten that they […]

Should the U.S. Government employ journalists to propagandize you?

 

Did Obama & Congress just create a Ministry of Truth to generate fake news? Retweet

What if politicians could deem your favorite website “propaganda” and shut it down? What if politicians could “create truth” by using your taxes to buy journalists, non-profit groups, and public figures? Well…

Obama used an executive order to […]

“Marginalism” doesn’t knock down the pillars of statism

 

An initiative of the Downsize DC Foundation

Libertarian marginalism doesn’t lead to new libertarians. Retweet

A prominent libertarian scolded me. “I get it,” he said. “You and I are extreme libertarians. But most people will resist libertarianism if our proposals are too radical.”

Well, I wouldn’t call minding my own business and doing […]

We want to hear from our Veterans now

 

What verdict do veterans render to our three questions about U.S. wars? Retweet

By Jim Babka & Perry Willis

We’ve spent the last several days reviewing the history of U.S. wars and interventions. You can find those articles on our homepage. We also provide a list of them below our signature. Those articles […]

Was World War 2 a “good war?”

 

Politicians poorly planned WW2. The consequences were pernicious Retweet

By Perry Willis

To understand whether there was any positive value in U.S. wars and interventions we’ve thus far covered…

The War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Spanish-American War, and the Philippines War? How Teddy Roosevelt set in motion the bombing of Pearl […]

Radical Islam: Byproduct of U.S. policies dating back to Woodrow Wilson

 

An American, a Frenchman, and a Brit walk in and form ISIS. No joke. Retweet

By Perry Willis

We’ve been reviewing the wisdom of U.S. wars and interventions. So far we’ve covered…

Were early U.S. wars good or bad? Did Teddy Roosevelt co-found the Japanese empire? Did U.S. politicians choose the more evil […]

Did blundering U.S. politicians spark the rise of Nazi Germany?

 

Was Adolf Hitler Woodrow Wilson’s “love child?” Retweet

By Perry Willis

I’ve been writing a series of articles reviewing U.S. wars and interventions. Here’s what we’ve covered so far…

Were early U.S. wars good or bad? Did Teddy Roosevelt co-found the Japanese empire? Did U.S. politicians choose the more evil side in World […]

How U.S. politicians helped create the Soviet Union

 

Did U.S. policies play a role in creating the communist threat? Retweet

By Perry Willis

I’ve been writing a series of articles reviewing U.S. wars and interventions….

Were early U.S. wars good or bad? Did Teddy Roosevelt co-found the Japanese empire? Did U.S. politicians choose the more evil side in World War 1? […]

Why criminal law enforcement does not violate the Zero Aggression Principle

 

An initiative of the Downsize DC Foundation

Is sending a murderer to prison aggression? Retweet

By Perry Willis

The Zero Aggression Principle (the ZAP) is the key libertarian idea. It says…

“Don’t aggress against others, personally or politically.”

In other words, force should only be used for defensive purposes, including by institutions […]

Is the Zero Aggression Principle linguistic nonsense?

An initiative of the Downsize DC Foundation

Philosophy: The art of using words to undo all meaning. The Zero Aggression Principle case. Retweet

By Jim Babka

The Zero Aggression Principle (ZAP) — Don’t aggress against persons nor delegate aggression to others — is an imperfect rule.

But it’s not flawed in any […]