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Record High: 58% of Americans Say Re-Legalize Marijuana

November 11th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 18, No. 21 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) A historic new Gallup poll shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans now want to re-legalize marijuana. Fully 58% of voting-age Americans support re-legalizing marijuana — up fully 10% in just one year. Only 39% are opposed. In recent issues we have reported on [...]

They Said It…

November 4th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From Volume 18, No. 20 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) NEEDLING US: “You need the haystack to find the needle.” – Gen. Keith B. Alexander, National Security Agency (NSA) director, quoted in the Oct. 14 Washington Post, defending the NSA’s collection of nearly all U.S. call records and the harvesting of hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal emails, [...]

Identifying and Going After the Real Problem: Big Gov’t

November 1st, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 18, No. 20 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Here’s some sound advice from conservative commentator Erick Erickson that libertarians would do well to heed. Erickson is writing about the recent IRS scandals and how Republicans should react. But his words apply to all of the recent scandals, including the NSA spyings, [...]

Video: Startling Growth in Self-Identifying Libertarians

October 31st, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 18, No. 20 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) “We’ve noticed in the last fifteen months an uptick in the number of people who are actually self-identifying as libertarian,” says FreedomWorks’ David Kirby, who has been researching this issue for many years along with the Cato Institute’s David Boaz. In fact, [...]

Nick Gillespie: Where to Cut the Federal Budget

October 29th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 18, No. 20 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) “What Federal Spending Are We Better Off Without?” was the shutdown-inspired subject of a New York Times debate on October 8. What libertarian wouldn’t like to have a chance to wield that meat cleaver? Nick Gillespie of Reason pointed out there were plenty of [...]

Gallup Poll: Voter Support for a Third Party Hits All-Time High

October 28th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 18, No. 20 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Government failure is piling on government failure. NSA wiretapping, Obamacare, a stagnant economy, endless and inexplicable wars… In response, a whopping 60% of Americans now say the Republicrat and Demopublican parties do such a poor job of representing the American people that [...]

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 [...]

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