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Archive for March, 2006

Illegal Immigrants, Resident Aliens & Undocumented Workers

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Whew. I’ve been out of touch for a few weeks, but this subject of illegals in our country has really heated up. Whatever term you choose to use, at least one word is inaccurate – *illegal* negates *immigrant*, *alien* negates *resident* and the term *undocumented* is just plain wrong. (H/T to Michelle Malkin). As an […]

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Blue Laws and Anti-Smoking Laws

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

Over at The Unrepentant Individual, I’ve long pilloried blue laws. As a Beer Advocate, the fact that I’ve moved to a state where it is illegal to purchase alcohol on Sundays irks me. Granted, I think far enough ahead that it doesn’t worry me, but the idea that the state determines what days alcohol should […]

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I thank the FEC for FREEING us!

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

FEC Frees All Web Political Communication Except Paid Ads Eric chastised me about the title to this post, where I improperly used language and claimed the government had rights. As such, I need to point out this gaffe before even addressing the meat of this article. The FEC did not give us Freedom. They only […]

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Carnival Of Liberty XXXVIII

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

The 38th edition of the Carnival of Liberty is up at Searchlight Crusade. As usual, Dan has done an excellent job of hosting this week, so be sure to check it out. I will be hosting the Carnival of Liberty at Below The Beltway next week, so be sure to get those submissions in. If […]

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Welcome To The 21st Century Kansas

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

This story in the Kansas City Star should give everyone cause for celebration: After years of failed efforts, vetoes and political wrangling, Kansas will join most of the nation in allowing concealed weapons permits, starting this year. The Kansas House voted Thursday to override Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ veto of a concealed weapons bill, following a […]

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Yes Virginia, I Really AM a Radical

Friday, March 24th, 2006

[Note: I originally wrote this entry back in June 2005, when the original Supreme Court nomination debates were occurring. I was advocating for Janice Rogers Brown, who was considered a “radical extremist” by the left-wingers. I was reminded of this post reading Chris’ bio today, and thought I might cross-post it here. Enjoy.] When I […]

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There Maybe Hope For Them Yet

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

From a recent Jonah Goldberg column in NRO: A bunch of readers wanted to know what I meant when I said that my views on “libertarianism” have “evolved” since my earlier, full-throated, attacks. Well, for starters, I no longer make jokes like: “Q: What’s the hardest part about being a libertarian? A: Telling your parents […]

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Carnival Of Liberty XXXVII

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

Carnival of Liberty # 37 is up at Forward Biased. Go check it out. Next week’s Carnival of Liberty will be hosted by Dan Melson at Searchlight Crusade. If you’d like to host a Carnival yourself, the latest schedule and list of open dates can be found here. Technorati Tags: Carnival of Liberty , Life […]

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Thinking About Gun Laws

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

I’ve been doing some more thinking about gun laws. In the course of that, by sheer luck apparently, I was sent a quote that makes an interesting counterpoint to the usual Classic Liberal theory about the right to keep and bear arms. If you don’t believe all us pro-gun nuts about the reason why people […]

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Religious Liberty On Trial

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

The name Abdul Rahman has made its way around the blogospher in the past several days. Who is Abdul Rahman, he is an Afghan who is under threat of a death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity. I first wrote about Rahman on Sunday, and again last night. His story has also been picked […]

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Gay Marriage, Polygamy, And Individual Liberty

Friday, March 17th, 2006

There are several pieces out today on the issue of whether the arguments being advanced in favor of gay marriage will, over time, be used by those who practice polygamy as support for the argument that their relationships should be legalized. First, Charles Krauthammer writes on the issue and argues that the answer is emphatically […]

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Online Freedom of Speech Act — Delayed?

Friday, March 17th, 2006

I posted about how important of a vote this was on Wednesday, in anticipation of it happening yesterday. Looks like the vote didn’t happen, and the House isn’t in session today. According to the schedule, this should be the first order of business on Monday. Now, there are two possible explanations. It looks as though […]

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A Tale of Two Bills

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

Using the near-impossibility that any bill entitled “ethics reform” will be rebuked, House members have proposed campaign finance restrictions be rolled into ethics reform: House Republicans launched an election-year drive Wednesday to rein in political groups that operate with looser restraints than candidates and their parties, an attempt to blunt the activities of liberals such […]

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Libertarians For Tyranny

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

I was reading Cato Institute fellow Tom Palmer’s blog yesterday and he had a roundup of posts from so-called “libertarian” bloggers who were mourning the death of Serbia’s former genocidial dictator Slobodan Milosevic. The first disgusting blog entry was from Lew blogger Daniel McAdams who wrote: Today’s apparent death of former Serbian president, Slobodan […]

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Carnival of Liberty XXXVI

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Carnival of Liberty XXXVI is up at The Unrepentant Individual. It looks like, as we’ve come to expect, there are lots of things to read. Some that we will agree with and some that we won’t. Drop by and take a look!

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What Progressives Really Think

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

DADAHEAD recently wrote about trade, in the context of the upcoming election(s). [T]he majority of Democratic office holders are not steroids online really populists or progressives; they're welfare-state capitalists, and their allegiance to big business is as axiomatic as any Republican's. In response, Neil wrote the following: Personally, I'm happy to identify as a welfare […]

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Monday, March 13th, 2006

I read Rocket Jones regularly. His zombie pics are a hoot, I love reading about his rocketry and we share a love of science, space exploration and rocket ships. When Ted recently posted a political entry, I pretty much blew coffee through my nose laughing. Not only that, he gave me some insight into the […]

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Here’s Why

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

Here’s why so many of us don’t trust the government. It’s not just about their ability to be efficient. It’s not just about the morality of taking my wealth at gunpoint and using it for something I wouldn’t agree with if I had any choice. It’s about, as has been pointed out here and here, […]

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They Came At Us In The Same Old Way ….

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

I noticed a link to The Liberty Papers from a blog that I hadn’t seen in a quite a while, Le Revue Gauche. Eugene, for those who’ve never been to his blog, is “an unabashed libertarian communist”. For those faithful readers who find this combination of words a bit suprising, it’s important to understand that […]

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Responding to: you know Who

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

Recently a commenter known as: Who reacted to (and again on generic levitra canadian healthcare his own blog …I guess I’m “another journal”, referenced in the title, although he neither mentioned my name not provided a link to my blog). You once wrote: “As an individualist, I support the freedom of another to self destruct, […]

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