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Silicon Valley Innovators: Gov’t Is Biggest Barrier to U.S. Innovation

November 20th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 21 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) What’s the worst drag on American technical innovation? According to some of the most creative and successful people in America, it’s… government. In a new “Silicon Valley Insiders Poll,” The Atlantic asked 50 “Silicon Valley Insiders” — described as leading “executives, innovators, and thinkers” [...]

Rand Paul: “I’ll Do Everything to End the War on Drugs”

November 19th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 21 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) On his HBO show last Friday (Nov. 14), Bill Maher asked Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) about remarks he made in 2000 concerning the War on Drugs: BILL MAHER: “You said in 2000, ‘The War on Drugs is an abysmal failure and a waste of money.’ Are [...]

They Said It… With Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, Jonathan Gruber, and More

November 18th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 19, No. 21 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) RE-LEGALIZE MARIJUANA, SAYS GOP CONGRESSMAN: “The fundamental principles are individual liberty, which Republicans have always talked about; limited government, which Republicans have always talked about; the doctor-patient relationship, which, of course, we have been stressing a lot about lately; and of [...]

The Greatest Achievement in Human History?

November 13th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 20 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Despite the best efforts of government to restrict or sometimes even outlaw free markets, free enterprise has brought us perhaps the greatest achievement in history: the largest and fastest reduction in worldwide poverty ever. This good news comes from economist Douglas A. [...]

New FBI Report: Savage U.S. Marijuana War Continues, Despite Majority Support for Re-Legalization

November 12th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 20 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) A solid majority of Americans now favor re-legalizing marijuana. Many states have eased laws persecuting marijuana smokers, and four states and the District of Columbia have even re-legalized it. Yet governments at all levels continue to wage a costly, pointless, and ferocious war [...]

They Said It… With Judge Napolitano, Seth Meyers, and More

November 11th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 19, No. 20 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) OBAMA’S ILLEGAL WAR: “The war against the Islamic State is now illegal. The War Powers Resolution of 1973 gave President Obama 60 days to gain consent from Congress and required him to end ‘hostilities’ within 30 days if he failed to do [...]

Your Tax Dollars Paid for Swedish Massages for Rabbits

November 5th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 19 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Politicians are warning us that the government is broke. It’s time for higher taxes and belt-tightening. Citizens need to pay more and expect less. But still, our leaders heroically scraped together funding for the most important, the most fundamental, the most essential [...]

FDA Bureaucrats Kill 150,000 Americans

November 4th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 19 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Never mind Ebola, terrorists and school shootings.  What Americans should fear is… the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). The FDA’s failure to approve life-saving drugs in a timely fashion is killing thousands, even tens of thousands, of Americans every year, critics [...]

They Said It… With Ron Paul, The Libertarian Party and More

November 3rd, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 19, No. 19 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) UBER BRINGS WEALTH TO THE MASSES: “Once, only the privileged few, the studio bosses and pampered starlets, could afford to have a chauffeur and a waiting car to transport them around sprawling Los Angeles. Now anyone with a credit card can enjoy [...]

Libertarian Candidates Pledge: End the Failed and Immoral War on Drugs

October 29th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 18 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Scores of Libertarian Party candidates for federal office have pledged to downsize the bloated federal government — in these big and specific ways: Eliminate the federal income tax Abolish the NSA Cut military spending by 60% End the War on Drugs We’re exploring each [...]

VIDEO: “Obama’s Taylor Swift Strategy: Shake It Off (Remy Remix)”

October 28th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 18 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) A new video by the liberty-minded comedian Remy is always a cause for celebration. In this one Remy rewrites the Taylor Swift hit “Shake It Off,” turning it into a kind of Obama administration manifesto. So true that’s it’s downright scary. Also, [...]

New York Magazine: “A New Generation of Libertarians”

October 27th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 18 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Are cutting-edge companies like Uber and Airbnb creating a new generation of libertarians? Consider this fascinating snippet from New York Magazine’s interview with legendary Silicon Valley entrepreneur-provocateur (and self-described “McGovern libertarian”) Marc Andreessen, in their October 20, 2014 issue. New York Magazine: Politicians like Rand [...]

They Said It… With Hillary Clinton, Pat Buchanan, and More

October 26th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 19, No. 18 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) HILLARY:  “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.” — Hillary Clinton, speaking at a political rally in Massachusetts, Oct 24, 2014. (Clinton supporters claim she is quoted out of context; you can find their argument here.) INSANITY: “We borrow [...]

Abolish NSA, Exonerate Snowden, Stop Illegal Spying: Libertarian Candidates Pledge

October 21st, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 17 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Scores of Libertarian Party candidates for federal office have pledged to downsize the bloated federal government  — in these big and specific ways: * Eliminate the federal income tax * End the War on Drugs * Abolish the NSA * Cut military spending by 60% [...]

VIDEOS: The 5 Best — and 5 Worst — Libertarian TV Shows Ever

October 20th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 17 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Reason’s Nick Gillespie recently went out on a limb and picked the 5 best libertarian-themed TV shows ever. And then, while arguments were still raging — how could you leave off Yes Minister, Firefly, and Green Acres, you @#%%^^^!!! — Gillespie crept further [...]

Major Study: U.S. and World Economic Liberty is Fading

October 17th, 2014 (No Comments)

Economic liberty — essential for human progress and well-being — has dropped significantly worldwide. And the United States — once the very symbol of economic freedom — has fallen behind many other countries in this crucial area. That’s the disturbing finding of the 18th annual Economic Freedom of the World Annual Report, a highly-regarded measuring of economic [...]

They Said It… From John Stossel, Judge Napolitano And More

October 15th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It… section in Volume 19, No. 17 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) BAN THE BANNERS: “I wonder just how many things social conservatives would outlaw if they thought the public would accept the bans. [Tony Perkins, president of the conservative Family Research Council] doesn’t approve of gambling, gay marriage, plural marriage, sex work or making [...]

Grover Norquist: The Future Looks Libertarian

October 8th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 16 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) One of America’s most influential Republican leaders says that libertarians are winning big victories, creating new coalitions, and seem to be the wave of the future. Grover Norquist is the founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). His article “Beyond Rand Paul: [...]

They Said It… Leon Panetta, Dennis Kucinich, and More!

October 7th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 19, No. 16 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) TAX KARMA: “I’m at the breaking point. It’s not because I don’t like paying taxes. I have voted for every park, every library, all the school improvements, for light rail, for anything that will make this city better. But now I can’t [...]

Cut Military Spending by 60%: Libertarian Candidates Pledge

October 6th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 16 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) As we noted last issue, scores of Libertarian Party candidates for federal office have pledged to downsize the bloated federal government — in four big and specific ways: Eliminate the federal income tax End the War on Drugs Abolish the NSA Cut military spending [...]

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