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Archive for August, 2008

Quote Of The Day – National Greatness Conservatism

Friday, August 8th, 2008

From NYT: “We are fast becoming a nation of alienating individualists, unwilling to put the unifying values of patriotism ahead of our narrow self-interests,” Mr. McCain warned in a speech during his 2000 presidential campaign. He added that “cynicism threatens to become a ceiling on our greatness.” The only people “alienated” by my individualism, as […]

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Open Thread — A Free-Market Solution To Spam

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

If the myriad of emails coming into my inbox every day are representative of reality, there are many reputable universities willing to offer an easy path to a degree, many “nice girls” would love to share their pictures with me, Africa is full of rich orphans looking for an escape (along with a nice reward […]

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LEAP’s First Billboard Advertisement in Omaha

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) has posted its first billboard message in Omaha, Nebraska. To me this is the “right” message we libertarians should be spreading regarding the war on (some) drugs. LEAP’s homepage has a very interesting statistic from a recent Zogby Poll. The question: “If hard drugs such as heroin or cocaine were […]

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Federal Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana Use Introduced

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

Reported by Norml: Members of Congress called on lawmakers to enact legislation that would limit the government’s authority to arrest and prosecute adults who possess marijuana for their own personal use. The federal government should “not lock people up or use scarce federal resources to arrest people for using or possessing … marijuana,” Rep. Barney […]

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To A Politician, Vocalizing Opposition To His Policy Is Lying

Friday, August 1st, 2008

From Paul Jacob, always a fan of citizen initiatives and ballot measures*: Lying is objectionable, of course. But only certain kinds of lies — perjury, or lies used to steal from someone — should be punished by force of law. Some people, however, are forever seeking new ways to harass other people. Especially, it seems, […]

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