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Author » Laurence M. Vance

Laurence M. Vance is a columnist and policy adviser for the Future of Freedom Foundation, an associated scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and a columnist, blogger, and book reviewer at LewRockwell.com. He is also the author of Social Insecurity and The War on Drugs Is a War on Freedom. His newest books are War, Christianity, and the State: Essays on the Follies of Christian Militarism and War, Empire, and the Military: Essays on the Follies of War and U.S. Foreign Policy. Visit his website: www.vancepublications.com. Send him e-mail.

Latest from Laurence M. Vance

Decriminalization Is Not Enough

According to recently released FBI crime data, there were 1,572,579 drug arrests in the United States last year. That’s an average of one drug arrest nearly every 20 seconds. The total number is up by about ...

How Not to Cut Welfare Spending

The U.S. federal budget is now in the neighborhood of $4 trillion. Just ten years ago it wasn’t even $3 trillion. It was “only” $2 trillion in 2002, and didn’t reach the trillion dollar mark until 1987. The greatest ...

The First Amendment Was Never Designed for the Workplace

Although he is no longer employed by Google, software engineer James Damore’s name will always be associated with that of his former employer. Google fired him on August 7 for writing a 10-page, 3,300-word memo (Google’s Ideological ...

Building a Republican America

The congressional show known as the budget process is taking place on the national stage. The show is a little late this year because of the inauguration of a new president. Normally, the president must submit his proposed budget for ...

Cows and Cannabis

Lynching is on the rise. No, it is not occurring in the Deep South. No, it is not being perpetrated by white men. And no, it is not being done because of the color of someone’s skin. Lynching is ...

Questions about Medicaid that Are Never Asked

One of the problems that Democrats had with the feeble (and now failed) Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare was that the Republican plans “cut” Medicaid spending. This is almost a mirror image of what happened in 2010 when ...

Why Planned Parenthood Should Be Defunded

For years now Republicans in Congress have expressed their intention to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood. Although they failed to accomplish either goal individually, they came up with the bright idea of introducing a bill that would jointly ...

Liquor Socialism

As long as America has been a nation, governments at all levels have sought to tax, regulate, control, and even prohibit the manufacture, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages. The most infamous example, of course, is the era of Prohibition. The ...

Discrimination Hypocrisy

Soon after Donald Trump won the presidential election in November, it was widely reported that a number of prominent fashion designers were refusing to work with his wife, Melania Trump, because they do not approve of her husband’s politics. In ...

Trump’s Democratic Budget

Although the Constitution doesn’t mention a federal budget, according to the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921, the president must annually submit a proposed federal budget to Congress for the next fiscal year by the first Monday in February. ...
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