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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, [...]

THEY SAID IT…

November 15th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From Volume 18, No. 21 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) GOP “VS” OBAMACARE: “It is not an exaggeration to say the GOP establishment is more sympathetic to Obama’s case for the centralized welfare state than to the Tea Party’s case for limited government and individual liberty. … Remember, Republicans are the guys who gave us a new Medicare [...]

Liberty Resource: 2013 Edition of FREE Gun Rights E-Book

November 14th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 18, No. 21 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Gun Facts by libertarian writer Guy Smith is a free ebook, updated in 2013. Smith says his book is devoted to “debunking gun control myths and providing citable evidence.” Gun Facts has been downloaded into more than 165 countries with well over a million direct [...]

VIDEO: The NSA Has “The Whole World in Its Hands”

November 13th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 18, No. 21 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Every day more NSA bombshells hit the news. And no one seems able to stop them. So it’s time to bring out the big guns: calling the Kinsey Sicks! Yes, the Kinsey Sicks — stars of music, film, and Las Vegas and [...]

Report: U.S. Economic Freedom Fading; U.S. Falls to 17th Place

November 12th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 18, No. 21 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) That’s the disturbing finding of the 2013 Economic Freedom of the World Annual Report, a highly-regarded study of economic freedom around the world. The annual study is prepared by the Economic Freedom Network, a group of independent research and educational institutes in nearly 90 [...]

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 [...]

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