Missouri Bars Reformed Criminals From Serving in Democratic Government

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Tyler Curtis | @tylercurtis42

Should you be prohibited from participating in a democratic government simply because you smoked pot? What about if you accessed someone else’s WiFi without permission? What if, as a teenager, you hit a few mailboxes with a baseball bat? 

In Missouri, criminals guilty of these, or any other felony crime, could become permanently unable to hold an elective office.

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State Senator Admits that Taxation Is Theft

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Tyler Curtis | @tylercurtis42

In a rare and stunning example of political honesty, a state senator admitted a common libertarian mantra on Friday: taxation is theft. Responding to an article on Elizabeth Warren’s proposed “wealth tax” written by American Enterprise Institute scholar Michael R. Strain, former Democratic Illinois state senator Daniel Biss candidly stated that taxation is essentially thievery. 

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