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Back to the Queen?

I declared my independence of Britain in 1978, and since then have never heard anyone in these former colonies say that the American revolution was a big mistake... until this weekend.
Gary North makes that argument here, however. I can certainly agree that it has failed miserably to live up to its promise. I'll also agree that the founders never intended to create a free society, but merely one that they governed, instead of His Britannic Majesty. But Gary goes further, as you'll see.
He sometimes writes very well, sometimes IMHO rather poorly. In this case, he seems in conflict with Murray Rothbard, whose Conceived in Liberty may be a bit too uncritical of the founders.
But it's provocative and therefore worth a read.

This Bud's Not for You


This July 4th weekend most of us are hoisting a few jars, but today's Zero Government Blog suggests the brewer should not be Budweiser.
Why contribute to the profits of a firm that glorifies hired government hit-men?
Best wishes to all, and independence if you can find it.


were tossed into the pond last week, to make voters angry enough to take an interest in the coming election. These interminable conflicts keep folk from considering how much better off we'd all be without any government at all. Knots, Unraveled explores the details in today's Zero Government Blog.

Why Nine Died


Government and its media parrots have been busting guts to tell us last week's Charleston tragedy resulted from "hate" or "terrorism" or from a "lone wolf".
Today's Zero Government Blog fingers a larger culprit.

Extra Reasons Never to Vote

The sun hardly ever sets on the election season, but the media seem desperate this year to persuade the public that 2016 will be different, and important.
A Tale of Two Parties, out as today's ZGBlog, will make their job a little harder. Use it, perhaps, to show habitual voters why it's not a good idea.

Successive Secessions?


Some think that's the way to get rid of governments; break them up, and keep on doing so until only the family unit or individual remains to rule. No word yet on how, exactly.
I doubt it, and a far better way already exists, but freely agree that such a process won't hinder. So if the present threats to the agglomerations in Europe cause an EU breakup, it will help. Today's ZGBlog looks at a possible Brexit, in Liberating Europe, and outlines what life will be like when the whole job is done.

State Savagery Unmasked

Every war has its casualties and setbacks, and last week there was a shocker: Ross Ulbricht, the pioneer of confidential free markets, was placed in a government cage for the rest of his life.
He will be released only after government has imploded, for want of employees; so we now have another reason to avoid delay and cause that to happen. Government Bares Fangs tells the story.

One Myth Down, One to Go

The recent Irish referendum about same-sex marriage delivered a stunning rebuke to the long-dominant Roman Catholic Church there. The chat surrounding the event reveals confusion, though, about the source of rights. Today's Zero Government Blog explores the subject in Eire Goes Gay?

Feds Punish Victims. Again.

In this case it was bankers. Or was it? - was it not rather us, who were pilfered so as to prop up the bankers? For sure, it has not so far been the actual perps, who fiddled the currency exchange markets while their employers were hammered by the new Attorney General.
Today, Fiddling the Forex tries to unscramble the mess. Enjoy.

Climate Hysteria


One of the few beneficiaries of the CA government's failure to furnish its residents with enough water - despite enjoying an 800-mile coastline to the world's biggest ocean, ready to be desalinated - is the set of mythologists who would persuade us that the globe is warming.
Today's ZGBlog places a spoke or two in their wheels. Enjoy.

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