To the People

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or TO THE PEOPLE.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Bye Bye Cato

I've been concerned for some time that the Cato Institute is not just diluting libertarian positions but advocating unlibertarian ones. Roger Pilon's grotesquely unlibertarian op-ed in the Wall Street Journal in support of unchecked executive power, unlimited spying on U.S. citizens, and retroactive liability immunity for phone companies who violate the privacy of their customers is the last straw. I don't want to be accused of taking anything out of context, so read the whole thing here. My $100-a-year support for Cato ceases here. I urge others to stop giving. With friends of liberty like this who needs enemies? Seriously.

My (long) take on why the President has no more power than a manager at McDonald's here.