Jim Gillespie

Posts by Jim Gillespie
Former Libertarian Party vice-presidential candidate and currently a lobbyist for the Chinese State Educational and Vocational Company

A Fair Tax plan that's actually fair!

The U.S. tax system is broken. It's unfair, unjust, and immoral. It punishes success, and rewards failure. In the U.S., the most dynamic citizens - the so-called "1%" - bear most of the tax burden, despite not making as much use of public services. In fact, in 2008 the top 1% paid 35% of taxes!...

Would shame finally solve the problem of moochers?

The biggest domestic issue the U.S. faces isn't the trillions we owe to China, or the Obamacare disaster, or the abomination that is the tax on large sea-going vessels. In fact, the biggest domestic issue the U.S. faces is the problem of moochers: a small group of productive makers are supporting a...

A Modest Response to 24Ahead's Criticism

I've held my tongue too long about what 24AheadDotCom - aka 24Ahead.com - did to me. The time is now to reveal the truth. As some of you might know, approximately two weeks ago 24Ahead moved his site from one hosting company to another, after unanswered support requests and the site even being down...

Saudi princess Meshael Alayban railroaded in Obama's War on Economic Liberty

Meet Saudi princess Meshael Alayban (pictured). She's just the latest victim of the Obama administration's War on Economic Liberty. This real-life damsel-in-distress has been charged with "human trafficking" simply for being a job creator [1]. At her condo in Irvine, California, Alayban employed...

A Libertarian Christmas Carol

There's a sickness abroad in the land. I'm not referring to Bill O'Reilly's mythical "War on Christmas", but a war on what Christmas is all about. It's not about encouraging the entitlement mindset by mindlessly giving money away to the undeserving. It's not about "spreading the wealth around". It'...

Makers vs. Takers and the "Death Spiral States"

Over at my old stomping grounds of Forbes, William Baldwin has an excellent article called "Do You Live In A Death Spiral State?" (link): Eleven states make our list of danger spots for investors. They can look forward to a rising tax burden, deteriorating state finances and an exodus of employers...

Houston woman arrested over speed trap warning sign

This will not stand! First Obamacare, now comes the news that Natalie Plummer of Houston was arrested for warning drivers about a speed trap. She was biking back from Whole Foods when she saw police pulling drivers over at what appeared to her to be random. So, she biked back a few blocks and held...

What libertarian means, and doesn't mean

Many people have a false impression of libertarians, confusing us with libertines. In fact, the difference couldn't be more vast. We believe in peace, freedom, and liberty. They just want to "party". Certainly, we have many members that just want to "party", but that's a very small part of our...

Primate rights: the b*st*rds want to take my Robbie away!

The statist b*st*rds in the California legislature want to take my Robbie away! Those are the primate rights you won't hear about from those ******** at PETA: my right to keep my friend, Robbie the orangutan, in my house. Not as a pet, but as a cherished member of the family. Yes, I know: we're all...

North Korea: the new Mexico?

Could North Korea be the new Mexico? Let me explain. Mexico is the foundry of our massive economic explosion and the source of all of our recent economic gains. The hard work of millions of Mexicans keeps our economy afloat, lowers consumer prices, and increase incomes across the board. However,...