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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 [...]

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 [...]

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