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Archive for July, 2008

Bedbugs?! Call Me When You’ll Fight Mosquitoes

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Really?! No issue is too small for your Congress to handle. But seriously, judging from the comments so far on H.R. 6068, the Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite Act of 2008, people think bedbugs are a problem that Congress should address and that the federal government can help solve. The bill would create a [...]

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Quote Of The Day: Putting The Country First

Monday, July 7th, 2008

For anyone advocating that a libertarian-leaning person vote for John McCain, ask yourself a question… Patriotism is deeper than its symbolic expressions, than sentiments about place and kinship that move us to hold our hands over our hearts during the national anthem. It is putting the country first, before party or personal ambition, before anything. [...]

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Recycling Bad Ideas: Bringing Back 55

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

Senator Warner has a brilliant idea how to reduce gas prices; force Americans to consume less at gun point: Sen. John Warner, R-Va., asked Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman to look into what speed limit would provide optimum gasoline efficiency given current technology. He said he wants to know if the administration might support efforts in [...]

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But I thought Medical Marijuana Was a Hoax?

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

The left hand says Existing Legal Drugs Provide Superior Treatment for Serious Medical Conditions The FDA has approved safe and effective medication for the treatment of glaucoma, nausea, wasting syndrome, cancer, and multiple sclerosis. Marinol, the synthetic form of THC (the psychoactive ingredient contained in marijuana), is already legally available for prescription by physicians whose [...]

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Above The Law

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

As many of you (especially those here in California) are aware, there is a new law, effective yesterday (July 1) requiring handsfree devices for anyone using a cellphone while driving. I could offer plenty of libertarian arguments against this regulation, and I’m sure we could all have a long debate about ownership of the roads [...]

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Somehow, I just feel like this is appropriate right now

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

“Comrade Members, like fire and fusion, government is a dangerous servant and a terrible master. You now have freedom—if you can keep it. But do remember that you can lose this freedom more quickly to yourselves than to any other tyrant. Move slowly, be hesitant, puzzle out the consequences of every word. I would not [...]

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Do we really need a leader?

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

The always thought provoking J.D. Tucille of ‘The Disloyal Opposition’ answers this question with an emphatic , No! Both major presidential candidates have made it quite clear that — policy differences aside — they’re running to be national leader and they want to be assessed on their readiness to take the nation’s helm. That’s a [...]

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