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Best Libertarian Science Fiction/Fantasy of the Year Announced

July 15th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 11 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Want some great libertarian-oriented reading? The Libertarian Futurist Society has some new recommendations for you. For more than three decades, the Libertarian Futurist Society has given its coveted annual Prometheus Awards, which celebrate outstanding current and classic works of science fiction and fantasy that [...]

VIDEO: Reporters Openly Laugh at State Department Defense of Obama

July 14th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 11 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) “One horse-laugh is worth ten thousand syllogisms,” declared the great libertarian H.L. Mencken. So when mainstream reporters start snickering publicly at the president, that’s a very good sign. Enjoy, then, this very short (one minute 36 seconds) video clip from a State Department press [...]

SWAT Teams: We’re Above the Law

July 11th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 11 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) From a recent Washington Post column by libertarian Randy Balko, entitled “Massachusetts SWAT teams claim they’re private corporations, immune from open records laws”: “[A] number of SWAT teams in the Bay State are operated by what are called law enforcement councils, or LECs. These [...]

Marijuana Shockers Propel New Re-Legalization Effort

July 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 11 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) “The Uncovery” is a new online program by the American Civil Liberties Union designed to facilitate mass online activism in support of marijuana re-legalization. The Uncovery website lets users select facts about the failures of marijuana prohibition, both national and state by state, and [...]

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 [...]

Harvard Study: Young Americans Want Far Less Interventionist Foreign Policy

May 27th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 9 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Young Americans want a far less interventionist foreign policy, and they don’t trust the United Nations or the federal government in general. And they have strong libertarian leanings on other key issues. That’s according to the latest Harvard Public Opinion Project, a highly-respected national [...]

Hey, Media: “Isolationist” Is an Insult and a Lie

May 26th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 9 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) “When tea party or libertarian Republicans oppose U.S. military intervention or aid in Ukraine, Syria or any other hot spot, they are regularly labeled ‘isolationist’ by mainstream media outlets. The same term is now commonly used to describe the growing number of [...]

Great News! The World Is Getting Better: HumanProgress.org

May 24th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 9 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) There is a large and growing body of evidence showing dramatic and remarkable improvements in human well-being in recent decades, especially in the developing world. Unfortunately, this evidence is little-known and often overlooked. Bad news and predictions of doom and gloom are [...]

THEY SAID IT…

May 23rd, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 19, No. 9 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) IN OPPOSITION: “I rise today to oppose the nomination of anyone who would argue that the president has the power to kill American citizens not involved in combat. I rise today to say that there is no legal precedent for killing American citizens [...]

They Said It

April 30th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 19, No. 8 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) DEMOCRATS TO VOTE AGAINST FIRST AMENDMENT: “The First Amendment is sacred, but the First Amendment is not absolute. By making it absolute, you make it less sacred to most Americans. We have to bring some balance to our political system.” — Sen.Chuck [...]

The Piketty Challenge to Capitalism

April 28th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 8 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Seems like everybody is talking about French left-wing economist Thomas Piketty’s new book Capital in the Twenty-First Century. It rocketed to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. Lefty pundit Paul Krugman hails it as “the most important economics book [...]

New Poll: Americans Want A More Libertarian Foreign Policy

April 26th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 8 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Nearly half of the public, and a strong plurality, say the United States government should intervene less in the internal affairs of other nations, as libertarians have long urged. That’s the finding of a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll conducted April 23 to 27 [...]

Online Liberty Campaign: “Reset The Net” on June 5, 2014

April 24th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 8 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Sick of government surveillance spoiling the freedom and fun of the Internet? You’re not alone. And now there’s something you can do about it. On June 5th, 2014 — the anniversary of the first NSA surveillance story revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden — a worldwide [...]

They Said It…

April 12th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It… section in Volume 19, No. 7 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) THE MOST LIBERTARIAN GENERATION EVER:  “Today’s youth is the most libertarian generation that has ever existed. Today’s youth have grown up socially tolerant, but at the same time skeptical of government intervention in the economy. And we’re fed up with excessive [...]

TV and Film Star Rob Lowe: Is He a Libertarian?

April 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 7 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Renowned TV and film star Rob Lowe is promoting his new autobiography Love Life. And he’s been making some very libertarian-ish statements along the way. In an interview with the New York Times, he described his politics this way: “My thing is personal freedoms, freedoms [...]

VIDEO: It’s Almost Illegal to Start a Business in the U.S.A.

April 8th, 2014 (No Comments)

Believe it or not, in what was once the land of the free, fully one in three Americans must seek and win a government-issued license before they can start a business. No wonder unemployment’s so high! This funny — and horrifying — animated cartoon from the libertarian Institute for Justice (IJ) brings this important issue to life. Watch prospective entrepreneur Chuck [...]

Libertarian Party Voter Registration Increases 11% As Republicans, Democrats Wane

April 6th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 7 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Voter registration in the Republican and Democratic parties has decreased significantly in recent years. However, according to American’s leading ballot access expert Richard Winger, Libertarian Party voter registration in the U.S. is growing — by a whopping 11.4% since late 2012. According [...]

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