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Bevis Schock

Bevis Schock

I have long believed that we should instruct our politicians:

Ask not what programs you can enact to burnish your legacy -
Ask what programs you can repeal to set our people free.

The recent dust up over the extension of unemployment benefits has given me an idea.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: September 29, 2008 - Maybe the bumper sticker should read: "Honk if you think the drug war is stupid." Sure, the vast majority of voters believe the drug war is silly. It increases crime, costs a bunch and doesn't decrease the use of drugs. How dumb is that?

This post first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: August 10, 2008 - What is going on with "like-and-you-know-itis"?

In recent years, an enormous percentage of our populace has begun sprinkling each spoken sentence with several "likes" and "you know's." For example: "Like, my name, like, you know, is, like, Mike, you know?"

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Should the law continue to require all drivers to carry liability insurance?

I think this requirement is one of our silliest and most damaging. Let’s look at the issue from both sides: the side of a person who has assets to protect and who carries insurance, and the side of a working poor person who has enough money for a car to get to a job, but not enough money for insurance.