Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Blogs I like

Regular readers already know about Rebellion and DumpDC. Here are some other blogs I like:

For those of you who like your libertarianism on the more personal family/neighborhood level, I would like to recommend a blogger who is new to me. Karen DeCoster, a resident of Detroit,  writes on such topics as distracted walking, the nutritional snow job being pulled on schools by Domino's Pizza*, Coca-Cola, and terrorist backpacks. She also is one of the workhorses in Lew Rockwell's stable. Lew Rockwell, a radio talk show host and founder of the Ludwig von Mises Institute (a libertarian economics think tank) publishes an extensive compendium of libertarian writing every day from a number of authors.

An Ohio writer I regularly follow is Wood County's Charlie Earl whose littlestuff-minoosha brings the big topics down to a human scale. I particularly like his curmudgeonly style, of which he is justly proud. His most recent posts deal with the bankruptcy of state governments. He was a state representative in the early 1980s, and brings that experience to bear in his political insights. Another Ohio-based blog that I check into occasionally is Repeal the Seventeenth Amendment, completely devoted to restoring the states' role in the federal government by returning to the election of U.S. Senators by the state legislatures.

If you want to follow the secession and nullification movements across the U.S. of A., you can get brief news summaries from Bill Miller's Secession and Nullification -- News and Information, and from the Tenth Amendment Center (which also provides model nullification legislation and extensive resources to learn about, and persuade others to support state sovereignty).

Links to other Ohio and libertarian blogs are available on my Links page. 

And if you are suffering from insomnia, and want a sure-fire sleep aid, there's my old blog (2005-2006) on theology and politics, The Middle Way. I suppose it's conceited of me to put it under "Blogs I like," but it was a learning experience that helped train me for the blog you are now reading.

* I'm sure Donato's in Columbus won't mind :)


Brian said...


Thanks for the plug. In recent years I have come to believe increasingly that succession is coming sooner than any repeal of the 17th. Hopefully America will come to its senses and repeal the big three, 16th and 17th Amendments and the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, before it’s too late. However, it’s doubtful the majority of states will take this on as I see a slow trickle of states leaving the Union as conditions worsen economically.

Again thanks for the plug.

Harold Thomas said...


You're probably right about secession taking place before the offensive acts of 1913 are repealed. While in my heart I am a secesh, my head says that we have to exhaust all other remedies before taking that step.

Two years of intensive effort on nullification, and the Feds' reaction thereto, will be sufficient to determine whether secession will be necessary.