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TIME Magazine: The War on Drugs Is a Real War

July 6th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 10 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) From “This Is Why Your Local Police Department Might Have a Tank,” TIME Magazine, June 24: “Forget Officer Friendly. A new report finds that local police departments are becoming excessively militarized, equipped with weapons, uniforms and even vehicles formerly used by the U.S. [...]

VIDEO: Remy’s “God Bless the USA (Veterans Affairs Scandal Edition)”

July 6th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 10 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) If the VA hospital scandal has you outraged, you’re gonna love this smart and savage satire by the great pro-liberty comedian Remy. Remy reworks the 1984 Lee Greenwood radio hit “God Bless the USA”… for today’s Veterans Affairs administrators. Your jaw is [...]

Gallup: Almost No One Has Confidence in Congress

July 5th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 10 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Only seven percent of Americans say they have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in Congress, according to a new Gallup poll. About one-third of Americans report having “some” confidence, while half have “very little,” and another 7% volunteer that they [...]

Cost of Government Day: July 6

July 3rd, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 10 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) While Americans celebrated Independence Day on July 4, we are far from being able to celebrate fiscal independence. Indeed, according to Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), this year Cost of Government Day fell on… July 6. Ouch! Cost of Government Day — calculated each year by ATR — marks the point during the [...]

They Said It…

March 14th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It… section in Volume 19, No. 5 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) NSA HEAD PREDICTS LEGISLATION TO RESTRICT FIRST AMENDMENT: “I think we are going to make headway over the next few weeks on media leaks. I am an optimist. I think if we make the right steps on the media leaks legislation, then [...]

Libertarian Party: Stay Out of Ukraine — and Everywhere Else

March 13th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 5 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) While the Republicans and Democrats argue about where the U.S. military should intervene next, and how many more billions of tax dollars to spend doing so, the Libertarian Party is singing a very different song. “Libertarians are lining up to run for [...]

Video: Hilarious Remy Take on “Working 9 to 5″

March 12th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 5 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) The great liberty-minded comedian Remy sings about working “9 to… hey, wait a minute!” See how Obamacare shakes up Remy’s employment situation. And he’s not the only one… Watch it, laugh, then share with friends. PS: Lyrics, with helpful info links, are at the [...]

MintPress: Young Libertarians and Progressives Redefining American Politics

March 11th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 5 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) “Libertarians, Progressives Poised to Redefine American Politics” is the title of a Feb. 25, 2014 article by Frederick Reese at MintPress News, a new independent online journalism site. “With an historically high 42 percent of Americans identifying themselves as independents as of January, the [...]

Libertarian Landslide: Rand Paul Wins Big (Again) at CPAC

March 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 5 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) “CPAC Shifts to the Libertarians” — Daily Beast headline.  “A Rand Paul Rout in CPAC Straw Poll” — Politico Magazine headline. The headlines tell the story — and an exciting story it is. The Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) is the nation’s largest annual gathering of conservative [...]

THEY SAID IT…

February 28th, 2014 (No Comments)

JAY LENO’S LAST STAB AT OBAMACARE: “And the worst thing about losing this job, I’m no longer covered by NBC. I have to sign up for Obamacare!” — Jay Leno on his last day as host of The Tonight Show, Feb. 6, 2014. RAND PAUL TAKES ON NSA: “The Fourth Amendment states that warrants issued must be [...]

Campaign for Liberty: National ID Is Back

February 28th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 4 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Bad ideas never seem to go away. The Republican House leadership has unveiled brand-new “Immigration Reform Principles” — and the pro-liberty organization Campaign for Liberty reports this proposal resurrects once again the foul idea of a national ID. In a section entitled “Employment Verification and Workplace [...]

Video: Coffeecare —The Affordable Coffee Act

February 27th, 2014 (No Comments)

You know how you buy a cup of coffee. You just go into the store, ask for what you want, and pay. End of story. But… What if we had to buy our coffee like the government is now forcing us to buy health insurance? What if, like Obamacare, we had… Coffeecare? This scathing and [...]

FREE Libertarian E-Book: The Morality of Capitalism

February 25th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 4 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) In recent issues we’ve reviewed and recommended two outstanding free e-books available through Students For Liberty (SFL): After the Welfare State and Why Liberty. Now we’re pleased to suggest one more great SFL title to add to your ebook library. The Morality of Capitalism: What [...]

Campaign Expert: A Libertarian President — Sooner Than You Think

February 24th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 4 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Good news! Libertarianism is spreading fast, especially among the young. As a result, we may see a libertarian president — a lot sooner than we might think. That’s the startling but fact-based opinion of highly-respected Democratic presidential campaign expert Joe Trippi. Trippi has [...]

They Said It

February 15th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 19, No. 3 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) LIBERTARIANS, REPEAT AFTER ME: “Libertarians, repeat after me. The goal is human liberty. The dream is human liberty. The ideal is human liberty. The end is human liberty. Therefore the subject is human liberty. And what does liberty encompass? All things wonderful, productive, [...]

GOP Denounces NSA Spying as Unconstitutional; Calls for Repeal, Investigation

February 13th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 3 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Hey: the Republican Party National Committee has gone all Edward Snowden on us. In what TIME magazine calls “the latest indication of a growing libertarian wing of the GOP,” the Republican National Committee (RNC) passed a Resolution on January 24 calling for Republicans in [...]

VIDEO: Get Rid of the U.S. Department of Un-Education

February 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 3 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) “The Department of Education should be closed and its programs terminated,”says the Cato Institute. “Federal intervention into the nation’s schools has consumed great deals of taxpayer money and created large bureaucracies to administer the funding and regulations. It has produced little, if any, [...]

Libertarian Party Response to 2014 State of the Union Address: “Americans’ Rights Violated Like Never Before”

February 9th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 3 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Perhaps you heard President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address and the GOP responses.The Libertarian Party responded as well, lambasting the Big Government policies of both parties and offering a pro-liberty alternative in a hard-hitting statement from Executive Director Wes Benedict. Naturally the mass [...]

Ex-TSA Agent: “We Laughed at, and Abused, American Citizens”

February 9th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 3 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) “Dear America, I Saw You Naked. And Yes, We Were Laughing.” That’s the title of a damning expose of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in Politico Magazine, subtitled “Confessions of an ex-TSA Agent” and written by former Transportation Security Officer Jason Harrington. [...]

They Said It…

January 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

SECRETIVE US SPECIAL OP FORCES DEPLOYED WORLDWIDE: “A review of open-source information reveals that in 2012 and 2013, US Special Operations forces (SOF) were likely deployed to — or training, advising or operating with the personnel of — more than 100 foreign countries. And that’s probably an undercount. In 2011, then-SOCOM spokesman Colonel Tim Nye told TomDispatch [...]

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