If You See Something, DO Something

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The Department of Homeland Security’s “If you see something, say something” campaign has become the unofficial slogan of post-9/11 America. It’s been the butt of jokes by libertarians since its launch, and DHS re-launched the effort with new videos earlier this year. This campaign is the epitome of Big Government “solutions.” It reinforces the idea that we should outsource responsibility to them, rather than looking out for ourselves. As libertarians, we understand that the price of individual liberty is the personal responsibility that comes with it. While this slogan is directed...
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How Did We Get Here?

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It’s 2016. We are 40 days from the Presidential election. So, how did we get here? As a country, we’ve abandoned hope, we’ve given in to fear, and we’re seemingly okay with it all. A long time ago, the ideals of the American Dream went away. They were replaced by people “knowing what’s better.” They promised to fix the ills of society by giving them the ability to plan what you and I do. As with any social change, it began with something small, limiting an act in the interest of “common sense,” or “safety,” or “the future.” Once empowered, they used fear to drive public opinion to ...
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