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America’s Real Welfare Queens: Fortune 100 Companies

September 3rd, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 14 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Earlier this year Open the Books, a non-partisan watchdog group advocating transparency in public spending, issued a genuinely shocking report that added up all federal grants, loans, direct payments, and insurance subsidies going to private companies. Among its findings: corporate-welfare payments from the federal government to [...]

Are You on the Fed’s Terrorist Watchlist?

September 1st, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 14 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) You can be pulled into the NSA’s database, put on a terrorist watchlist, and receive discriminatory treatment from local, state, and national law enforcement agents — without warning or notice, and for something as innocent as a Facebook or Twitter post. So reports journalist Arjun [...]

VIDEO: Fire Sale on U.S. Military Tanks — Get One for Your Town Today!

August 30th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 14 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Millions of Americans were shocked to see protestors in Ferguson, Missouri met with a militarized police force decked out in Kevlar vests, helmets, and camouflage, armed with pistols, shotguns, automatic rifles, and tear gas, and riding in armored military vehicles. Though the [...]

Burger King: “Bye” to U.S. High Taxes

August 29th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 14 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) This popular meme floating around the web pretty much says it all: Statists: If you don’t like the laws, then leave! Burger King: K, bye. Statists: OMG NO, YOU CAN’T DO THAT, YOU UN-AMERICAN, TRAITOR, GREEDY PEOPLE! WE WANT TO STEAL MORE [...]

THEY SAID IT…

August 28th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 19, No. 14 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) AMERICANS MAD AT GOV’T, WANT LESS OF IT: “It is difficult to overstate the depth of the anger and alienation that a majority of all Americans feel toward the federal government. A June 30, 2014, Gallup poll found that Americans’ level of confidence [...]

Rand Paul, Others: Demilitarize the Police

August 20th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 13 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) “We Must Demilitarize the Police” is the title of a bold article by Sen. Rand Paul at TIME.com. Written as the troubles in riot-torn Ferguson, Missouri were escalating, Paul says: “The outrage in Ferguson is understandable — though there is never an excuse for rioting [...]

THEY SAID IT…

August 19th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 19, No. 13 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) LIBERTARIAN VICTORIES: “If fewer people are caged for inhaling the smoke of a plant, that’s a libertarian victory. If fewer people’s doors are kicked in late at night by police officers dressed in combat fatigues, that’s a libertarian victory. If more cancer patients [...]

But Can You Fire Him? Robert Higgs on “Public Servants”

August 18th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the President’s Corner section in Volume 19, No. 13 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Public “servants.” We pay their salaries, right? So they work for us, right? Well… no. The great libertarian writer Robert Higgs recently posted this imaginary dialogue at his always-enlightening Facebook page: Did you hire him? No. Can you fire him? No. Did you [...]

VIDEO: Remy’s Tips for Improving the TSA

August 15th, 2014 (No Comments)

The Transportation Molestation Administration — oops, we mean the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) — recently announced they were seeking suggestions from their victims — oops, we mean the public — for how to improve airport security lines. They even offered $15,000 in prizes for the best tips. And that inspired the great liberty-minded comedian Remy to offer [...]

“A Masterwork”: Rave Review for Libertarianism in One Lesson

August 14th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 13 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) David Bergland’s classic introduction to libertarianism, Libertarianism in One Lesson (published by the Advocates), has been given a rave review by longtime libertarian activist and writer Charlie Burris at LewRockwell.com. Burris begins by complimenting “the brilliant strategic insight of 1984 Libertarian Party presidential candidate [...]

New York Times: End the Federal War on Marijuana

August 5th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 12 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) In a major and historic breakthrough for libertarians and other advocates of marijuana re-legalization, the New York Times editorial board has called for ending the federal war on marijuana. Here are excerpts from the July 27 editorial, entitled “Repeal Prohibition, Again”: “It took 13 years [...]

Buckley for Senate

August 4th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 12 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) One of the most famous family names in American political history is once again on the ballot and in the national news. John Buckley — cousin of the renowned late conservative icon William F. Buckley and former U.S. Senator James L. Buckley [...]

VIDEO: Remy’s “What are the Chances? (An IRS Love Song)”

August 1st, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 12 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) A new video by the great liberty-minded comic Remy is always a cause for celebration. Here’s his latest: “What are the Chances? (An IRS Love Song)“. Remy, decked out handsomely in country music duds, croons a country-flavored ode to the IRS scandal [...]

But… Who Will Build the Roads?

July 31st, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 12 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Yeah, we’ve all heard that one ad nauseam. Now a British grandfather has pretty much settled it. From “Rolling in money: Man makes toll road to get around roadworks“, Yahoo! Finance UK and Ireland: “A grandfather sick of roadworks [road construction] near his home [...]

THEY SAID IT…

July 30th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 19, No. 12 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) RAND PAUL’S ADVICE TO SILICON VALLEY: “Don’t be depressed with how bad government is. Use your ingenuity, use your big head to think of solutions the marketplace can figure out, that the idiots and trolls in Washington will never come up [...]

They Said It…

July 16th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 11 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) RAND PAUL ON WHY WE SHOULD MINIMIZE GOV’T: “You want to minimize how much government we have because government frankly isn’t good at anything.” — Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) tweet, July 19, 2014. P.J. O’ROURKE ON LEGISLATING PERSONAL MORALITY:  “Imagine trying to make the Ten [...]

Best Libertarian Science Fiction/Fantasy of the Year Announced

July 15th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 11 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Want some great libertarian-oriented reading? The Libertarian Futurist Society has some new recommendations for you. For more than three decades, the Libertarian Futurist Society has given its coveted annual Prometheus Awards, which celebrate outstanding current and classic works of science fiction and fantasy that [...]

VIDEO: Reporters Openly Laugh at State Department Defense of Obama

July 14th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 11 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) “One horse-laugh is worth ten thousand syllogisms,” declared the great libertarian H.L. Mencken. So when mainstream reporters start snickering publicly at the president, that’s a very good sign. Enjoy, then, this very short (one minute 36 seconds) video clip from a State Department press [...]

SWAT Teams: We’re Above the Law

July 11th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 11 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) From a recent Washington Post column by libertarian Randy Balko, entitled “Massachusetts SWAT teams claim they’re private corporations, immune from open records laws”: “[A] number of SWAT teams in the Bay State are operated by what are called law enforcement councils, or LECs. These [...]

Marijuana Shockers Propel New Re-Legalization Effort

July 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 11 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) “The Uncovery” is a new online program by the American Civil Liberties Union designed to facilitate mass online activism in support of marijuana re-legalization. The Uncovery website lets users select facts about the failures of marijuana prohibition, both national and state by state, and [...]

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