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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

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. ...

An America First Foreign Policy

In his inaugural address, Donald Trump stated, “From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first.” Trump apparently first used his catchphrase in a ...

Who Should Conduct Background Checks?

Taxi companies are not happy about having to compete with ride-share services such as Uber and Lyft. Taxi companies and taxi drivers are collectively “resisting an industry that they say threatens their livelihoods and the ...

Conservatives and Foreign Aid

Conservatives maintain that they believe in the Constitution, limited government, private property, individual liberty, and the free market. Their actions when it comes to foreign aid show that they believe in none of those things. According to ForeignAssistance.gov ...

The Irrelevancy of Trump’s Cabinet Picks

President Trump has nominated the members of his cabinet and they have gone through the Senate confirmation process. Democrats, predictably, have been critical of many of his appointments. Conservatives, and some libertarians, have praised some of Trump’s appointments for ...

The Problem with Harris County’s Relaxing of Its Marijuana Laws

Although marijuana is still illegal on the federal level, twenty-eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for medical use and eight states have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Other states have decriminalized certain marijuana-possession offenses. There ...

Repealing Obamacare Is Not Enough

Republicare is dead; Obamacare yet lives. The Republican bill to replace Obamacare — the American Health Care Act (AHCA), better known as Republicare — was withdrawn after the House Republican leadership realized that they did not have enough ...

The Conservative Mantra

Conservative godfather Russell Kirk (1918–1994) wrote lengthy philosophical treatises on “the six canons of conservative thought” and “ten conservative principles.” Throughout his writings on conservatism he praised natural law, order, virtue, restraint, custom, convention, continuity, tradition, prudence, permanent things, ...

Republicare

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as the PPACA or Obamacare, was signed into law by Barack Obama on March 23, 2010, without a single Republican vote. It was fitting that Obamacare’s first requirement was a new ...

States’ Rights and the War on Drugs

On February 22, a joint letter was issued by the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Education rejecting the Obama administration’s position that federal nondiscrimination ...
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