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The Great Libertarian Idea in President Obama’s 2015 Budget

February 4th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 5 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!)  Surprise! There’s at least one great — and solidly libertarian — idea in President Barac Obama’s 2015 budget: cutting back the plague of occupational licensing. In an item entitled “Reducing Unnecessary Occupational Licensing Requirements” Obama announces plans to “reduce occupational licensing barriers [...]

Government Regulation to Cost Americans $1.882 Trillion This Year

February 3rd, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 5 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) A new report by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) estimates that government regulation will cost the American economy a staggering $1.882 trillion in 2015. This is larger than the entire GDP of all but 11 countries in the entire world — including [...]

They Said it… With Rand Paul, Loretta Lynch, and More

February 2nd, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 20, No. 5 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) UNKNOWN MAN TO HEAD SECRET AGENCY: “The Central Intelligence Agency has selected a new top spy… He remains undercover and is known within the agency as ‘Spider’… His new role will be director of the National Clandestine Service, a position that effectively [...]

They Said It… With Nick Gillespie, Jonah Goldberg, and More

January 28th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 20, No. 4 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) BIG CHANGES AHEAD: “Whether you believe the ‘libertarian moment has finally arrived‘ or not, there’s no question that 2014 was a watershed for the decentralization of all sorts of cultural, economic, and political power. Thanks to technology that empowers individuals (think Twitter, [...]

Government Recording Your Driving Habits, Tracking Your Phone Calls, and Looking Through the Walls of Your House

January 27th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 4 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) The federal government is gathering information about your driving habits — when, where and why you drive.  That’s the latest in a seemingly endless flood of revelations about secret, sinister, invasive government spy programs conducted against innocent American citizens, often without court [...]

Uber Revolution Shows How “Competition Breeds Competence”

January 26th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 4 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) The reaction of taxi companies to the sudden new competition from Uber and Lyft is revolutionizing the stuck-in-its-ways taxi industry — and it offers an excellent demonstration of how strong competition enormously benefits consumers, says economist Mark Perry at his blog Carpe Diem. Writes [...]

Libertarian Party Response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address: Why Not Peace, Liberty and Abundance for All?

January 21st, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 3 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Immediately after President Obama’s State of the Union address and the Republican response, America’s third-largest political party, the Libertarian Party, weighed in with their take, offering a ringing pro-liberty alternative to the Big Government agendas of the two older parties. The mass [...]

Food Stamps Shocker

January 20th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 3 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here! Some startling numbers on the recent explosive growth of the food stamp program (aka SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), from journalist Ali Meyer of CNSNews.com: The number of Americans receiving food stamps has topped 46,000,000 for 38 straight months, according to the Department [...]

They Said It… With Patrick Cockburn, Jimmy Kimmel, and More

January 19th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 20, No. 3 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) THE THREE BRANCHES OF GOV’T: “The Arizona government will now force all students in government schools to pass a government civics test. One proponent complained that students couldn’t name the 3 branches of government, which is shocking because it’s so obvious: CIA, Pentagon, NSA.” [...]

Obama: U.S. Currently Fighting Wars in 14 Countries

January 14th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 2 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) The War Powers Resolution requires the President to report twice a year to Congress on U.S. military operations being conducted overseas without a congressional declaration of war. President Obama filed his latest such report on December 11. The report went virtually unmentioned in the mainstream [...]

Marijuana Re-Legalization: Its Effects on Teens

January 13th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 2 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) One of the most often-heard arguments against marijuana re-legalization is fear it will encourage marijuana use by teens. However, reports Paul Armentano, Deputy Director of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), several recent significant studies indicate that hasn’t been the case [...]

They Said It… With Lew Rockwell, Bruce Fein, And More

January 12th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 20, No. 2 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) THE ENDLESS WAR: “The [Afghanistan] war thus far has lasted as long as U.S. participation in World War II plus U.S. participation in World War I, plus the Korean War, plus the Spanish-American War, plus the full length of the U.S. war in [...]

New York Times: Should We Abolish the CIA?

January 7th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 1 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) It’s exciting news when a bold libertarian idea moves into the mainstream. We’ve seen this again and again in recent years. Now the New York Times — the very definition of mainstream, Establishment opinion — has asked a critical and timely question in the [...]

Polls Show Growing Support for Non-Interventionist Foreign Policy

January 6th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 20, No. 1 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) David Boaz of the Cato Institute points out at the Huffington Post that support for a non-interventionist, or at least far less interventionist, foreign policy is growing rapidly in America. Refuting pundits who charge that such ideas have little popular support, Boaz cites some [...]

They Said It… With Doug Bandow, Judge Andrew Napolitano And More

January 5th, 2015 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 20, No. 1 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) THE DRUG WAR GULAG: “The U.S. rate of incarceration, with nearly one of every 100 adults in prison or jail, is five to 10 times higher than the rates in Western Europe and other democracies… America puts people in prison for crimes [...]

Achieve Your New Year’s Goals — John Tierney and Roy Baumeister on Willpower (Video)

December 29th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Libertarian’s New Year’s Resolutions section in Volume 19, No. 27 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) If you’re serious about achieving success with your New Year’s resolutions, here is some hardcore information on how to do that, by two of the leading experts in the field (at least one of whom is a libertarian). “Self-Control is the Key [...]

VIDEO: Congress Makes Christmas Come Early: Did Uncle Santa Bring YOU a Gift?

December 23rd, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Libertarian Christmas Video Bonanza section in Volume 19, No. 26 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) The $1.1 trillion budget just passed by Congress sure bought lots of gifts and presents for everyone. Everyone, that is, who’s connected to the feds. The rest of us have to pay… while Congress plays Santa to its cronies and [...]

VIDEO: Talking Ron Paul Christmas Ornament — at Macy’s

December 22nd, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Libertarian Christmas Video Bonanza section in Volume 19, No. 26 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Understand, we’re not endorsing this. But our jaws drop every time we see it. Mark Dice gives us a wonderful Christmas example of the over-the-top devotion of Ron Paul’s famously fanatical supporters!

VIDEO: Grandma Got Indefinitely Detained

December 21st, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Libertarian Christmas Video Bonanza section in Volume 19, No. 26 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Yikes! In seasons past, Grandma only had to worry about getting run over by a reindeer. But these days… Grandma got indefinitely detained now coming home to visit Christmas Eve You could say she had a right to counsel but [...]

They Said It… Glenn Greenwald, Jimmy Fallon And More!

December 19th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 19, No. 25 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) THANKS: “Gas Prices: From $3.68 to $2.53 per gallon in 6 months, Thank You Big Oil, Price Manipulators and Greedy Speculators!” — tweet from economist Mark J. Perry, Dec. 15, 2014. WE HAVE A WINNER: “The undisputed winner in this year’s ‘Worst Idea at [...]

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