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Libertarian Party Response to 2014 State of the Union Address: “Americans’ Rights Violated Like Never Before”

February 9th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 3 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Perhaps you heard President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address and the GOP responses.The Libertarian Party responded as well, lambasting the Big Government policies of both parties and offering a pro-liberty alternative in a hard-hitting statement from Executive Director Wes Benedict. Naturally the mass [...]

Ex-TSA Agent: “We Laughed at, and Abused, American Citizens”

February 9th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 3 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) “Dear America, I Saw You Naked. And Yes, We Were Laughing.” That’s the title of a damning expose of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in Politico Magazine, subtitled “Confessions of an ex-TSA Agent” and written by former Transportation Security Officer Jason Harrington. [...]

They Said It…

January 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

SECRETIVE US SPECIAL OP FORCES DEPLOYED WORLDWIDE: “A review of open-source information reveals that in 2012 and 2013, US Special Operations forces (SOF) were likely deployed to — or training, advising or operating with the personnel of — more than 100 foreign countries. And that’s probably an undercount. In 2011, then-SOCOM spokesman Colonel Tim Nye told TomDispatch [...]

Washington Post: Year 2013 Proved “Paranoids” Were… Right

January 8th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 1 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) “2013 is the year that proved your ‘paranoid’ friend right.” That’s the title of a funny, but alarming, end-of-year column by Washington Post technology policy reporter Andrea Peterson. “Most people involved in the tech scene have at least one friend who has been warning everyone [...]

VIDEO: 2014 — The Most Libertarian Year Ever?

January 7th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 1 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Here’s a great way to start 2014: Indulge in a healthy dose of realistic libertarianism optimism! In this short (two minutes) video, Reason TV’s Nick Gillespie gives three solid reasons why 2014 might well be the most libertarian year ever. The best thing is, [...]

Gallup Poll: Nearly 3 in 4 Americans Say “Big Government Is Our Greatest Threat”

January 7th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 1 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) For nearly 50 years Gallup has polled the American public on this question: “In your opinion, which of the following will be the biggest threat to the country in the future — big business, big labor, or big government?” In mid-December Gallup announced this [...]

Rand Paul and Sen. Cory Booker: We’re Taking On the Drug War in 2014

January 7th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 1 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Talk about New Year’s resolutions. Liberal Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Liberty) have publicly vowed, via Twitter, to work together to take on the failed War on Drugs in 2014. The idea of a partnership between the two on [...]

How the Government Stole Christmas

January 6th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 18, No. 24 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Forget the Grinch — it’s the government that’s stealing Christmas. So reports Americans for Tax Reform, a non-profit group that works for lower taxes and smaller government. (The following article is based on their 2011 report.) The holidays are supposed to be a season for giving [...]

Videos: Christmas Edition

January 5th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 18, No. 24 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) “I Saw Daddy Pat Down Santa Claus” (A Very TSA Christmas Song)  Hilarious! See what happens when the holiday season’s most frequent flier meets… the TSA! “I Saw Daddy Pat Down Santa Claus” is written and performed by the renowned comedian Remy, produced [...]

They Said It…

January 4th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From Volume 18, No. 24 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) CHRISTMAS AND DEFICITS:  “Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it.” — Richard Lamm, former Governor of Colorado. IS SANTA CLAUS A DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN, OR… “If [...]

They Said It…

December 23rd, 2013 (No Comments)

(From Volume 18, No. 23 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) DOUBLE TROUBLE: “The federal budget has doubled in size in 12 years, from $1.9 trillion in 2001 to $3.8 trillion this year.” — David Eldridge, Washington Times reporter, “Rep. Nancy Pelosi: Nothing left to cut in budget…” Washington Times, Sept. 22, 2013. CALLING MR. ORWELL: “…incorrect promise…” — New York Timesdescription of [...]

FREE Libertarian E-Book: Why Liberty

December 20th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 18, No. 23 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!)  Last issue we reviewed an outstanding free ebook from Students For Liberty (SFL), After the Welfare State. Now we’re pleased to suggest another SFL title to add to your ebook library. Why Liberty is a highly readable book edited by distinguished libertarian scholar [...]

Video: Hilarious Remy Lampoon of Obama’s Broken Healthcare Promises

December 19th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 18, No. 23 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) The great pro-liberty comedian Remy is back! Welcome to Remy’s “If You Like Your Plan You Can Keep It: The Rap.” In this Reason TV video Remy takes on Obama’s infamous “you will be able to keep your health care plan” bogus promise. The [...]

Study: American Writers Self-Censoring Due to Fear of Gov’t Reprisal

December 18th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 18, No. 23 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Fully 16% of American professional writers in a recent survey say they have avoided writing or speaking on a political topic or other controversial topic because they fear it will provoke government surveillance. An additional 11% have seriously considered doing so. The survey was conducted [...]

Survey: Americans Embracing Libertarian Non-Interventionist Foreign Policy

December 17th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 18, No. 23 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Record numbers of Americans are embracing a libertarian, non-interventionist, Ron Paul-style foreign policy. That’s the startling, but very welcome, finding of a new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center in conjunction with the Council on Foreign Relations. Fully 52% of Americans — a [...]

They Said It…

December 2nd, 2013 (No Comments)

(From Volume 18, No. 22 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) THIEVES: ”If any American did privately what Congress does publicly, he’d be condemned as an ordinary thief. Taking what belongs to one American to give to another is theft, and the receiver is a recipient of stolen property.” — economist Walter Williams, “Is There a Way Out?”, syndicated column [...]

FREE E-Book: After the Welfare State

November 29th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 18, No. 22 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) “Young people today are being robbed. Of their rights. Of their freedom. Of their dignity. Of their futures. Theculprits? My generation and our predecessors, who either created or failed to stop the world-straddling engine of theft, degradation, manipulation, and social control we [...]

Videos: The Five Winners of the First-Ever Reason Liberty Video Prize

November 28th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 18, No. 22 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Here are five fantastic — and now award-winning — liberty videos. On November 6, 2013 the libertarian Reason Foundation announced the winners of the first-ever Reason Video Prize, which “honors short-form video, film, and moving pictures that explore, investigate, and enrich our appreciation of libertarian [...]

Anal Probes at a Traffic Stop: Why the War on Drugs Must End

November 26th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 18, No. 22 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) “David Eckert was pulling out of a Walmart parking lot when police officers pulled him over for failing to stop at a parking lot stop sign. Police ordered Eckert to step out of his vehicle, and that’s when he committed the highly [...]

More Evidence: Libertarians Growing Rapidly in Numbers and Influence

November 22nd, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 18, No. 22 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Last issue we brought news of an amazing survey by FreedomWorks that found libertarianism rising rapidly, especially among the young. Here’s more great news along those lines. First, a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute — a nonpartisan group that studies religion, values, [...]

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