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ACLU: Why the War on Drugs Is So Bad For Privacy

April 29th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 16 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Earlier this month Jay Stanley, ACLU Senior Policy Analyst, neatly summarized why the War on Drugs is so very destructive of privacy rights. It’s a powerful argument, and very useful to bring those on the left to join libertarians in opposing the Drug War and [...]

Walter Williams: Gun Control Nonsense

April 28th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 16 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) “Gun control advocates argue that stricter gun control laws would reduce murders. They ignore the fact that Brazil, Mexico and Russia have some of the strictest gun control laws but murder rates higher than ours. On the other hand, Switzerland and Israel [...]

New Poll: Millions of Voters Say They’re Libertarian

April 17th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 15 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) A new poll from YouGov brings exciting and unprecedented news for libertarians.  Asked “Would you describe yourself as a libertarian or not?” fully one in five of likely millennial (ages 18-29) voters said yes — thus self-describing themselves as libertarians. YouGov found that young [...]

A “Devil’s Dictionary” of Washingtonese

April 16th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 15 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Libertarian journalist James Bovard — author of a dozen outstanding and eye-opening books including Lost Rights, The Bush Betrayal, and most recently Attention Deficit Democracy — has done Americans yet another service. In an editorial for USA Today Bovard put together a short dictionary of “Washingtonese” — the slippery [...]

The Libertarian Vote: How Big Is It?

April 8th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 14 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Now that Rand Paul has officially announced he is seeking the presidency, attention is being focused on the libertarian voting bloc. Just how big is it? How many libertarian-minded voters are out there? The answer may surprise you. First, it’s important to [...]

New Poll: Voters in Three Key Swing States Solidly for Re-Legalization

April 7th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 14 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Since 1960 no candidate has won the presidential race without taking at least two of these three states: Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. And that makes a new Quinnipiac University poll on marijuana re-legalization so fascinating. The poll, released April 6, finds voters in all [...]

They Said It With Scott Eastwood, Ron Paul and More…

April 6th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 20, No. 14 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) CORPORATE WELFARE, A LOVE STORY:  “Michael Moore made a movie criticizing corporate welfare called ‘Capitalism: A Love Story’ and received $845,145 in corporate welfare from the Michigan Film Office.” — Michigan Capitol Confidential website, “The Irony of Michigan’s Film Incentive Program,” April 2, 2015. [...]

They Said It with John Boehner, Gary Johnson, and MORE

April 2nd, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 20, No. 13 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) U.S. COVERED UP GASSING OF AMERICAN TROOPS: “During and immediately after the first Gulf War, more than 200,000 of 700,000 U.S. troops sent to Iraq and Kuwait in January 1991 were exposed to nerve gas and other chemical agents. Though aware of this, [...]

Tax Freedom Day is Nearly Here — Or Is It?

April 2nd, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 13 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) “Tax Freedom Day” is the day when, according to the non-partisan Tax Foundation, the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year. To calculate this date, Tax Freedom Day takes all federal, state, and local [...]

Major New Bill to Legalize Marijuana for Medical Use Now in U.S. Senate and House

April 1st, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 13 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States — CARERS — Act is the most comprehensive medical marijuana bill ever introduced in Congress. It was introduced last month by Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and just last [...]

Libertarians Cheer New “Surveillance State Repeal Act”

March 25th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 12 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Two congressmen have introduced bold bipartisan legislation that will fully repeal the police-state 2001 U.S. PATRIOT Act and substantially roll back the U.S. surveillance state that has metastasized in recent years. The Surveillance State Repeal Act (H.R. 1466) was introduced on March 24 by [...]

Obama Is Wrong: Marijuana Re-Legalization Is No Joke

March 24th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 12 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) “Every so often, President Obama is confronted with young Americans who favor legalizing marijuana,” notes Conor Friedersdorf of the Atlantic magazine, in an enlightening short article entitled “Obama’s Critique of Young People Who Want Legal Marijuana.” “He typically treats their enthusiasm for the issue [...]

They Said It With Julie Borowski, Libertarian Girl and More…

March 23rd, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 20, No. 12 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) OUR BIGGEST PROBLEM: “Obama suggests voting should be made mandatory. Yeah, the problem with this country is that not enough uninformed people are voting.” — Facebook post from libertarian commentator Julie Borowski, March 19, 2015. GOV’T PRIORITIES: “There are 400,000 untested rape kits [...]

Rutherford Institute: We’re Living in “Every Dystopian Sci-Fi Film We’ve Ever Seen”

March 19th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 11 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Disturbing excerpts from “How DNA Is Turning Us Into a Nation of Suspects“ by Rutherford Institute president John W. Whitehead, with lots of startling links: “Every dystopian sci-fi film we’ve ever seen is suddenly converging into this present moment in a dangerous trifecta [...]

Gallup: Support for GOP, Democrats Hits New Low: Both Parties “Floundering,” Favored by Less Than 40%

March 18th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 11 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) A new Gallup poll shows America’s two largest and oldest political parties both falling to a new low in favor among the public. Only 37% of Americans now view the Republican Party favorably; only 39% view the Democratic Party favorably. This is a significant drop [...]

They Said It… With David Simpson, Matthew Fogg, and More!

March 17th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 20, No. 11 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) FORMER DEA AGENT SAYS DRUG WAR IS AIMED AT POOR BLACKS: “What I began to see is that the Drug War is totally about race. If we were locking up everybody, white and black, for doing the same drugs, they would have [...]

They Said It… With Ron Paul, Seth Meyers, and More

March 11th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 20, No. 10 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) DRUG PROSECUTORS RUIN LIVES: “Every time I opened a file [as a drug case prosecutor], I ruined a life. You can get over an addiction, but not a conviction. … The War on Drugs has failed in every respect and exacerbated every [...]

Libertarian Party Mocks Tepid GOP Tax Plan, Calls Instead for Ending the Hated Income Tax

March 11th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 10 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) The Libertarian Party has denounced the latest income tax reform proposal by “fiscal conservative” Senators Marco Rubio (R- FL) and Mike Lee (R-UT) as far too timid with little or no benefit to most taxpayers. Further, charges the Libertarian Party, the plan “leaves the federal tax burden [...]

Texas Legislator Writes Best Marijuana Re-Legalization Law… Ever

March 10th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 10 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) David Simpson, a Texas Republican state representative who describes himself as a “constitutional conservative,” has introduced what is surely the best and most libertarian marijuana re-legalization bill yet. His bill — introduced this month — would simply eliminate all references to marijuana [...]

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