Subsidiarity, limited government and personal freedom

Subsidiarity is the principle that matters ought to be handled by the smallest, lowest or least centralized competent authority. The Oxford Dictionary defines subsidiarity as, “(In politics) the principle that a central authority should have a subsidiary function, performing only those tasks which cannot be performed at a more local level.” The Catechism of the Catholic…

Florida legislators say ‘no’ to ‘corporate welfare’

Florida legislators say ‘no’ to corporate welfare| Enterprise Florida Inc. (EFI) was recently forced to downsize, dramatically, after the Legislature rejected its bid for $250 million to attract companies to Florida, which some deemed “corporate welfare.”  Governor Rick Scott blamed the Legislature for EFI’s demise and ordered its board of directors to make $6 million…

Florida legislature passes civil asset forfeiture reforms

Both the Florida House and Senate voted unanimously for legislation that would implement several reforms in Florida’s civil asset forfeiture statutes. According to the Institute for Justice, “If police suspect that you’ve committed a crime, they can arrest you and put you on trial. At that trial, prosecutors must prove you’re guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. But if police…