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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

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 ...

The Seasonal Republican Welfare Program

The period from about the last week in February to the end of March is like a second Christmas season for some businesses. It is the time when millions of Americans receive their income tax refunds and suddenly have ...

Vouchers, Thy Name Is Welfare

Elisabeth “Betsy” DeVos — whose father-in-law is a co-founder of Amway, the multilevel marketing company, and whose brother is the founder of the notorious mercenary firm Blackwater — was confirmed by the U.S. Senate last week to be the ...

Let the States Decide

The federal minimum wage was instituted by the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. The rate was initially set at $0.25 an hour. By 1961, it had quadrupled to $1.00 an hour. The federal minimum has been at $7.25 ...

Cutting Government Waste Is Not Enough

It is no secret that agencies and programs of the federal government waste obscene amounts of the taxpayers’ money. Even members of Congress have pointed that out. Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) has just released his annual catalog of egregious government ...

Time to Smack Down the Small Business Administration

In 2012, Barack Obama elevated the administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) to a Cabinet-level position, where the office had been under Bill Clinton. The current administrator, Maria Contreras-Sweet, is unknown to the overwhelming majority of Americans, as ...

The United States, China, and Taiwan

There are 194 recognized countries in the world, all of which are member states of the United Nations (UN), except for Vatican City. There are also Palestine, Kosovo, and Taiwan. Palestine, which is recognized by 136 UN member states, is ...

Trump Sends Property Rights Up in Flames

Alongside of Catholicism and Protestantism, the primary religion in the United States is not Islam or Judaism but the American civic religion. The Pledge of Allegiance is the creed of this religion and the American flag is its chief ...

Laurence M. Vance: Time to End the War on Drugs

Go the podcast. Watch Future of Freedom Foundation policy adviser Laurence Vance presents his perspectives on why America needs to end the war on drugs. This presentation is part of FFF’s Drug War ...

The Absurdity of Laws against Prostitution

Aside from voting for candidates for federal, state, and local offices, residents of California recently had the option of voting on a most unusual measure on their election ballots. There were seventeen initiatives on the general election ballot in ...
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