Monthly Archives: March 2010

Column on Obama v. Due Process

Due Process versus Desired Results Tibor R. Machan Human justice is directly concerned with process, indirectly with results. This appears to have escaped President Barack Obama, especially during the recent political battle over whether Obamacare may be implemented or is … Continue reading

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Column on What of Pre-Existing Conditions?

What Of Pre-exiting Conditions?  Tibor R. Machan Here is what some would consider a hard case: Someone very ill is attempting to purchase insurance but companies refuse to provide it because they have a pretty good idea that covering the illness will cost … Continue reading

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Column on Mandated Insurance

Mandated Insurance Tibor R. Machan Is the just signed federal health care legislation constitutional? Is it consistent with the principles of a free society? Is it what President Obama claims, consistent with the principles of this country? No. The bill … Continue reading

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Column on Political Crime

Political Crime Tibor R. Machan Despite all efforts to deny it, by philosophers, natural scientists, and psychologists, there is little doubt that human beings have free will. That is one way they are so different from the rest of the … Continue reading

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Column on Sad Time in America

Sad Times in America Tibor R. Machan Graig Furgeson, the late late-night host on CBS-TV, makes a little remark each weekday night to the effect, "It’s a great day for America." I don’t really get it, I confess, since if … Continue reading

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Column on Is the U. S. Self-Interested?

Is the U. S. Self-Interested? Tibor R. Machan It baffles me why so many people are apologetic about the U. S. having a self-interested foreign policy. When President Obama recently declared that the U. S. "is not a self-interested empire," … Continue reading

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Column on Democracy and Liberty

Democracy and Liberty Tibor R. Machan The point deserves to be made over and over: majorities have no just authority to trump individual rights! That old dependable standby of the lynch mob is a perfect illustration of this. Just because … Continue reading

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