tank man

Anatomy of the State – The Documentary

Produced by the Libertarian Party of Hawaii, this short documentary features the first and second chapters of Murray N. Rothbard’s classic dissection of government.  (4:27 mins) “The State is that organization in society which attempts to maintain a monopoly of the use of force and violence in a given territorial area.  In particular, it is…

Jan Kuban

Foolish Things Salon – Jan Kuban

“It was a poor country.  My mother said she would cut an egg, to give half to me, and another half to my father,” said Jan Kuban at the Foolish Things Salon on February 9th, 2014, at the Schoolland Residence.  Jan’s father was an engineer at a steel factory in Warsaw, Poland when he was…

Hawaii Nature Conservatory

The Market for Open Spaces

By Joe Kent One day I was leaving a county council meeting on Maui, and I got in the elevator with a group of older ladies. I pretended to ignore them while I listened intently. “Can you believe it? We did it! We got the government to buy the land!” “Thank goodness,” another lady said,…

Drug War Question

What Would Happen if We Ended the Drug War?

By Ken Obenski, Big Island I now see the error of my ways.  I thought of the war on drugs as pointless and ineffective.  I now see it as perfect for what it is intended to do.  Look what would happen if we ended the war. We have built the world’s largest prison system; we have to keep…

marijuana graphic

Hawaii and Marijuana Reform 2014

By Tracy Ryan Marijuana is a topic of great interest in the legislature this year, but it may not be one of great progress for those of us who seek normalization of the laws.  A full 27 bills were entered into the session addressing issues surrounding medical marijuana.  The need for reforms in this area…