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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. … [...]

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 [...]

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