Whether they're on the left or the right, the advocates of the paternalistic state have it backward, writes Sheldon Richman: good conduct isn't a precondition of freedom; it is a consequence of freedom. As Richman explains, few authors have captured that point better than the author, individualist, and libertarian Albert Jay Nock in his classic 1924 essay "On Doing the Right Thing."
The former vice president's vision of an all-powerful government goes far beyond massive spending and tax hikes.
The Supreme Court weighs police shootings and unreasonable seizures in Torres v. Madrid.
Lawmakers are bribing citizens with a tiny tax break in exchange for the power to jack up income tax rates down the line.
The Hunter Biden story has exposed the media's selective skepticism.