No hypocrisy in using public utilities

I’ve noticed non-libertarians will frequently make the claim that liberty-lovers are hypocritical if they use things that are paid for with taxation. What an odd notion. As long as The State exists, and continues to fund things through coercive taxation, you and I will be paying for a lot of things we didn’t have any […]

Tolerating radicals cost of freedom

Freedom New Mexico If you are alive and reading this today and the world has not been shaken and burned to the ground, then we were right once again. We were 99.9 percent certain the rapture would not happen last week. That’s because we have amazing psychic powers that enable us to predict the future. […]

Workers sought for census taking

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Recruitment assistant Jack Mullins oversees test-takers for jobs with the U.S. Census Tuesday at the 21st Street Church of Christ. Mullins said another test is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A key element of the United States of America […]

Panel to consider zone system for developments

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican A measure before the House Taxation and Revenue Committee today would allow the creation of “infrastructure development zones” that could issue bonds and have the power of eminent domain. Each zone would have a board, and the boards would be able to impose special assessments and fees, […]

Bill would cap fees for locating property owners

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican A bill backed by the state Taxation and Revenue Department would limit how much people who locate the owners of unclaimed property held by the state can charge. The measure (HB 178) caps the fees for those finders at not more than 10 percent of the value of the […]

Ideals of freedom should be guide in search of goal

Freedom Newspapers The following statement was written in the 1960s by Freedom Communications, Inc. founder R.C. Hoiles, who died in 1970. Freedom is the parent company of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun in Tucumcari. This statement was recently found among his files: I have been asked to put in written […]

Taxation: Extortion by another name

By Tibor Machan: Syndicated Columnist For some, the issue of taxation appears moot. Like death, they believe, taxation is unavoidable. Many others would like us all to fall for this because then they would gain the upper hand about political economy. For those who don’t much like the free society and its economic system, free […]

Draft and taxes are unjust impositions

by Tibor Machan When I was a grad student at the University of California-Santa Barbara, the Vietnam crisis was in full force and many of us thought it was wrong for America to be there. No one was attacking us, and it isn’t the task of our military to rescue everyone around the globe. But […]

Realty transfer tax still double taxation

Gayla Brumfield The Blue Ribbon Tax Commission recommended a slate of tax increases to be considered in the special state legislative session held in October. While that session failed to generate a comprehensive tax reform package, it is likely these proposals will return again. One of the more troublesome suggestions made by the commission, and […]