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They Said It…

October 23rd, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It… section in Volume 18, No. 19 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) GUESS HOW TO END MOST VIOLENCE CRIME IN CHICAGO: “Most of Chicago’s violent crime comes from gangs trying to maintain control of drug-selling territories.” – Jack Riley, head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for a five-state region that includes Illinois, quoted in [...]

Gallup Polls: Trust in Federal Government Hits All-Time Low

October 23rd, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 18, No. 19 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) “Americans’ trust and confidence in the federal government’s ability to solve problems internationally as well as domestically has fallen to historic lows this year.” So reports Gallup, summarizing the results of an early September poll. Gallup has been tracking this question since 1973. Their [...]

FBI: Marijuana Arrests at Near-Record Levels; Rate of Unsolved Violent Crimes Rises

October 22nd, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 18, No. 19 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Polls show a majority of Americans favor re-legalization of marijuana. Two states have re-legalized marijuana, 16 states have decriminalized it (i.e., no prison time or criminal record for first-time possession of a small amount for personal use), and 20 states have re-legalized marijuana for medical use. Despite all [...]

Rand Paul: Repeal Mandatory Minimum Sentencing, Defend Black Voting Rights

October 21st, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 18, No. 19 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) “If I told you that one out of three African-American males is prohibited by law from voting, you might think I was talking about Jim Crow 50 years ago. “One out of three African-American males are forbidden from voting because of the [...]

Video: Libertarians Take on Federal Asset Forfeiture in Outrageous Case

October 15th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 18, No. 19 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Warning: If you have high blood pressure, maybe you shouldn’t watch this short (1:45) video about the latest case of the libertarian Institute for Justice.For more than 30 years, Terry Dehko has successfully run a grocery store in the Detroit suburb [...]

They Said It…

October 15th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It… section in Volume 18, No. 18 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) LENO ON THE LAST TIME CONGRESS DECLARED WAR: “President Obama is asking Congress to support a military strike in Syria. If they approve, it will be the first time Congress has officially declared war since Obamacare.” –Jay Leno, Sept. 4, 2013. WEAPONS OF [...]

Sen. John McCain: Re-Legalize Marijuana (Maybe) and Rethink the War on Drugs

October 15th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 18, No. 18 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) You know that America’s disastrous War on Drugs is on shaky legs when even an arch-conservative like Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) questions its effectiveness and gives a friendly nod to re-legalizing marijuana. Speaking at a town hall meeting in Tucson, Arizona on [...]

Video: This Is the Libertarian Moment

September 30th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 18, No. 18 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) “It’s not really about Republican versus Democrat anymore. This is our [libertarian] moment. This is our chance to redefine the conversation.” So says Matt Kibbe, president and CEO of FreedomWorks in this provocative 4-minute video from Reason TV. Kibbe says that a growing liberty [...]

Surprising Facts About Private Schools

September 27th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 18, No. 18 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Private schools are good for families, good for kids and good for America,says the Council for American Private Education (CAPE), an organization that champions American private K-12 education. But you may be surprised at just how effective and beneficial America’s private schools are. [...]

New Poll Finds “Libertarian Renaissance in America”

September 26th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 18, No. 18 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) A new poll indicates America is smack dab in the midst of “a libertarian renaissance in 2013.” So reports the highly-regarded website POLITICO. The poll finds that fully “78 percent of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents self-identify as fiscally conservative and socially moderate.” Further: “Told [...]

Congress Denied Basic Information on Spy Programs They Supposedly Oversee

September 22nd, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Liberator Online, Volume 18, No. 17. Subscribe today!) As new and ever more shocking revelations about the government’s massive surveillance programs continue to surface, President Obama and other defenders of the programs insist that Congress is aware of these programs, continually kept informed about them, and supervises them. As President Obama said in June: “These [...]

VIDEO: U.S. Taxpayers Pay Billions — to Subsidize the Military of Wealthy Foreign Nations

September 20th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Liberator Online, Volume 18, No. 17. Subscribe today!) It’s just one minute long, but this Cato Institute video offers powerful intellectual ammunition for those wanting to lower taxes and reduce U.S. involvement abroad. Beleaguered American taxpayers are being forced to pay to subsidize the militaries of wealthy allied nations that can (and should) defend themselves — while [...]

Best Libertarian Science Fiction of the Year Announced

September 18th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Liberator Online, Volume 18, No. 17. Subscribe today!) Want some great reading? The Libertarian Futurist Society has some recommendations for you. Each year the Libertarian Futurist Society gives its coveted Prometheus Awards for the best current and classic science fiction and speculative fiction that explores libertarian themes. This year Cory Doctorow won the award for Best [...]

Cost of Government Day: You Worked More Than Half This Year for Government

September 17th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Liberator Online, Volume 18, No. 17. Subscribe today!) Did you notice? Sometime in mid-July, you stopped working for the government — and were finally allowed to start keeping the money you earn. Each year the Cost of Government Center, in partnership with Americans for Tax Reform Foundation, calculates Cost of Government Day. Cost of Government Day is [...]

They Said It…

September 16th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Liberator Online, Volume 18, No. 17. Subscribe today!) YOUR CELL PHONE NOW WORKS FOR THE FBI: ”The FBI is able to remotely activate microphones on phones running Android software. They can now record conversations in this way. They can do the same with microphones in laptops. They can get to you in a lot of [...]

Congress Denied Basic Information on Spy Programs They Supposedly Oversee

August 22nd, 2013 (No Comments)

(From Intellectual Ammunition by James Harris, from the Liberator Online Volume 18, No. 15. Subscribe here!) As new and ever more shocking revelations about the government’s massive surveillance programs continue to surface, President Obama and other defenders of the programs insist that Congress is aware of these programs, continually kept informed about them, and supervises them. [...]

VIDEO: U.S. Taxpayers Pay Billions — to Subsidize the Military of Wealthy Foreign Nations

August 20th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From Intellectual Ammunition by James Harris, from the Liberator Online Volume 18, No. 15. Subscribe here!) It’s just one minute long, but this Cato Institute video offers powerful intellectual ammunition for those wanting to lower taxes and reduce U.S. involvement abroad. Beleaguered American taxpayers are being forced to pay to subsidize the militaries of wealthy allied nations that [...]

Best Libertarian Science Fiction of the Year Announced

August 20th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From Intellectual Ammunition by James Harris, from the Liberator Online Volume 18, No. 15. Subscribe here!) Want some great reading? The Libertarian Futurist Society has some recommendations for you. Each year the Libertarian Futurist Society gives its coveted Prometheus Awards for the best current and classic science fiction and speculative fiction that explores libertarian themes. This [...]

Cost of Government Day: You Worked More Than Half This Year for Gov’t

August 19th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From Intellectual Ammunition by James Harris, from the Liberator Online Volume 18, No. 15. Subscribe here!) Did you notice? Sometime in mid-July, you stopped working for the government — and were finally allowed to start keeping the money you earn. Each year the Cost of Government Center, in partnership with Americans for Tax Reform Foundation, calculates Cost of [...]

They Said It…

August 14th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From They Said It.. by James Harris, from the Liberator Online Volume 18, No. 15. Subscribe here!) YOUR CELL PHONE NOW WORKS FOR THE FBI: “The FBI is able to remotely activate microphones on phones running Android software. They can now record conversations in this way. They can do the same with microphones in laptops. They can [...]

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