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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 [...]

Pew Poll: Young Republicans and Democrats Overwhelmingly Support Re-Legalizing Marijuana

March 4th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 9 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) A new Pew poll shows a solid majority of Americans — 52% — continues to support re-legalizing marijuana. The poll also shows a major split between older “Reefer Madness”-thinking Republicans and more libertarian-inclined GOP Millennials (those born between 1981 and 1996). Young Americans support re-legalization [...]

Four Great FREE EBOOKS on Liberty

March 3rd, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 9 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Students For Liberty (SFL), in partnership with the Atlas Network, has published four outstanding libertarian books — great reading for student and non-student libertarians alike. And you can download them for FREE as e-books or PDFs, or purchase paperback copies. (Note: if you’re not a student, [...]

They Said It… With Pat Buchanan, Gustavo Arellano, and MORE

March 1st, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 20, No. 9 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) DC POLICE CHIEF “EMBRACES” LEGAL MARIJUANA: “All those [marijuana] arrests do is make people hate us. … Marijuana smokers are not going to attack and kill a cop. They just want to get a bag of chips and relax. Alcohol is a much [...]

Why Did Our Ancestors Approve the Constitution?

February 26th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 8 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Here’s a provocative thought experiment from Jacob G. Hornberger, president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. In a recent article “Why Did Our Ancestors Approve the Constitution?“ Hornberger poses this question: “Suppose our American ancestors in 1787 had been told that the proposed [...]

They Said It… With John Kerry and Rand Paul

February 23rd, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 20, No. 8 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) LIBERTARIANS HELP WIN LEGAL POT IN ALASKA: “Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America’s wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings. Making Alaska the third state to legalize [...]

Vince Vaughn: I’m a Libertarian

February 19th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 7 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Vince Vaughn is one of the world’s most successful actors, screenwriters and producers. Since his breakthrough in the acclaimed 1993 independent comedy Swingers he’s become famous for his roles in some of the most popular comedies of the past decade, including The [...]

They Said It… With Vicente Fox, Grover Norquist and More

February 18th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 20, No. 7 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) LEGALIZE DRUGS WORLDWIDE, SAYS FORMER MEXICAN PRESIDENT: “What the hell is going on with Mexico? Those kids, like you … were not born criminals.… And yet they die, and yet they [are] killed … on this so-called War on Drugs. … [...]

Report: U.S. Losing Freedom of the Press

February 17th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 7 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Each year the respected international organization Reporters Without Borders issues a World Press Freedom Index that explores and ranks freedom of the press in the countries of the world. According to the organization, the Index reflects “the degree of freedom that journalists, news organizations and [...]

Libertarian Chinese Immigrant Opens Eyes on Gun Control

February 10th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 6 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Lily Tang Williams immigrated to the United States when she was 24 to escape communist rule in China. Having grown up under Mao Zedong’s tyrannical communist regime, she doesn’t take her rights for granted — including the right to keep and bear arms. Today [...]

The Coming Government Debt Explosion — and How to Deal with It

February 9th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 6 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) The U.S. ship of state is sailing full steam ahead — straight toward a massive debt iceberg.  Here are some genuinely shocking figures from “Medicare and Social Security Tabs Coming Due,” an article by Michael Tanner, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, in [...]

They Said It… With John Stossel, David Boaz, and More

February 8th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 20, No. 6 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) THE FIRST AND ONLY: “BREAKING: Brian Williams becomes first person in human history to suffer professional consequences for lying about the Iraq War.” — tweet from Ian Millhiser of ThinkProgress, February 10, 2015. GOP VS. MEDICAL FREEDOM: “House Republicans have voted yet again to repeal Obamacare. … [...]

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