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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 [...]

Worse and Worse: 101 Years of the Federal Income Tax

April 4th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 7 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) “The American income tax is perhaps the most dramatic example of how government grows at the expense of liberty,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), last week. “Slowly. Constantly. Inexorably.” Indeed, the 101-year history of the federal income tax has [...]

They Said It…

March 27th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 6 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) FACES TO VOICES: “President Obama now is meeting with the G-7 leaders… it must be fun for him to put faces to the voices he hears on the wiretaps.” — David Letterman, March 24, 2014. PERVERSE INCENTIVES: “The War on Drugs creates perverse incentives. When the [...]

Mises Institute: Free Downloadable Libertarian Library

March 26th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 6 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) The Ludwig von Mises Institute has created one of the great online libertarian treasures. It has made hundreds of classic libertarian books available online — for free. If you have an e-reader, or don’t mind reading on your computer, then an intellectual feast awaits you. [...]

VIDEO: “Isn’t it Ironic”: Remy Rips Feinstein on Spying

March 24th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 6 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Okay, admit it: you had to laugh when Senator Diane Feinstein — long one of the Senate’s biggest defenders of NSA spying — was suddenly filled with outrage when she found out that SHE, too, was being spied on. Hey! That’s going too far! The irony [...]

“House of Cards” Is Alive and Real in Maryland

March 23rd, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 6 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) And you thought Netflix’s “House of Cards” was just fiction. Reports the Washington Post: “A few weeks before Season 2 of ‘House of Cards’ debuted online, the show’s production company sent Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley a letter with this warning: Give us millions more dollars in [...]

Rand Paul: Who is Running the Government?

March 21st, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 6 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Even U.S. senators are scared of the run-amok NSA, said Rand Paul on March 19 at the University of California at Berkeley. Paul, currently running at the front of the pack of GOP presidential hopefuls, won applause and standing ovations for his [...]

They Said It…

March 14th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It… section in Volume 19, No. 5 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) NSA HEAD PREDICTS LEGISLATION TO RESTRICT FIRST AMENDMENT: “I think we are going to make headway over the next few weeks on media leaks. I am an optimist. I think if we make the right steps on the media leaks legislation, then [...]

Libertarian Party: Stay Out of Ukraine — and Everywhere Else

March 13th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 5 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) While the Republicans and Democrats argue about where the U.S. military should intervene next, and how many more billions of tax dollars to spend doing so, the Libertarian Party is singing a very different song. “Libertarians are lining up to run for [...]

Video: Hilarious Remy Take on “Working 9 to 5″

March 12th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 5 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) The great liberty-minded comedian Remy sings about working “9 to… hey, wait a minute!” See how Obamacare shakes up Remy’s employment situation. And he’s not the only one… Watch it, laugh, then share with friends. PS: Lyrics, with helpful info links, are at the [...]

MintPress: Young Libertarians and Progressives Redefining American Politics

March 11th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 5 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) “Libertarians, Progressives Poised to Redefine American Politics” is the title of a Feb. 25, 2014 article by Frederick Reese at MintPress News, a new independent online journalism site. “With an historically high 42 percent of Americans identifying themselves as independents as of January, the [...]

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