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Archive for April, 2009

Quincy’s Open Letter Picked Up By Newsblaze

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Quincy’s open letter to Jan Schakowsky, the dear lady who called tea party protestors “despicable” and “shameful” has been picked up on NewsBlaze. Check it out here. Congrats!

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back On Gun Rights

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

One of the many issues left unresolved by last year’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller was the question of whether or not the Court’s holding, and the Second Amendment in general, would apply to the states. Back in 1886, in the case Presser v. Illinois, the Supreme Court specifically held that the Second […]

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Medical Ethicist Suggests Senile “Have A Duty To Die”

Monday, April 20th, 2009

This is what medical ethics has come to in Britain: Medical ethics expert Baroness Warnock, 84, said senility sufferers were a burden to their families and doctors. And she said there was nothing wrong with them feeling they had a “duty” to opt for euthanasia for the sake of others. She said: “If you are […]

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Buy This Book — Your Stomach Will Thank You

Monday, April 20th, 2009

All, Co-blogger Chris just announced a new cookbook that he and his wife are putting together, heavily based upon a number of recipes that he’s posted on his blog. I still haven’t managed to go and enjoy any of said cooking on my trips into the Phoenix area, but I can say that based on […]

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The Constitution really DOES mean what is says

Monday, April 20th, 2009

This morning, the 9th circuit court of appeals confirmed that the 2nd amendment is indeed incorporated against the states under the selective incorporation doctrine, in the case Nordyke Vs. King. This means that the 2nd amendment has a lawful status equivalent to that of the first, fourth, fifth, and other amendments which explicitly protect our […]

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Today’s Winners and Losers

Monday, April 20th, 2009

With the exception of “pure” libertarians, everyone gets it right sometimes and everyone gets it wrong sometimes. Lately, I’ve been praising Robert Stacy McCain while being a mildly critical of Andrew Sullivan regarding Tea Parties.  Today, Sullivan makes up for it by bringing our attention to a post made by McCain regarding waterboarding.  McCain writes: […]

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Dissent is not unhealthy, it’s patriotic

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Dissent is “unhealthy”: A top adviser to President Barack Obama takes a dim view of last week’s anti-tax “tea parties,” promoted by organizers in the spirit of the Boston Tea Party. “The thing that bewilders me is this president just cut taxes for 95 percent of the American people. So I think the tea bags […]

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An Open Letter To Jan Schakowsky

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Dear Representative Schakowsky – I’m a taxpayer.  The Tea Partiers are also taxpayers.  We are the people who make the enterprise of government possible. People in government would object to that statement.  They would say that the US Government has multiple revenue streams:  the income tax, other federal taxes, the Social Security Trust Fund, other […]

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Gov. Rick Perry’s Tenth Amendment Stance: Principle or Political Pandering?

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. – Amendment X – Powers of the States and People. Ratified 12/15/1791. Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) in his support of HCR 50, a resolution reaffirming Texas’ […]

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Simon Says: Don’t Teabag Me, Bro!

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

The left wants to make our protests seem small, “Opposed to taxes and government?! The gall!” And they stand idly by, With envious eyes, While Obama teabags us all. >;-D

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Weekend Open Thread: Tea Parties As Pent-Up Hostility?

Friday, April 17th, 2009

As said before, much “ink” has been spilled on these “pages” to discuss the libertarian response to the tea parties. Several of us have suggested that while we’re happy the partiers have regained their allegiance to small government and fiscal conservatives, we’ve thought it a bit strange that these folks seem to come out of […]

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You might be a right-wing extremist if…

Friday, April 17th, 2009

…via the Lady Godiva of the Tax Day Tea Party and the big pimp daddy of blogwhoredom, I’ve posted video of the speech Robert Stacy McCain delivered at the Birmingham/Shelby Country Tea Party in Alabama. Additionally, I should take this time to do a little blogwhoring of my own.  As I’ve noticed that site traffic […]

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A very special thank you note…

Friday, April 17th, 2009

…for this week’s links, visits and media The Liberty Papers would like to issue a very warm welcome to our fellow travelers visiting from the following websites.  We’d also like to express our appreciation to these sites for linking to us.  Here’s (below the fold) a list of recent links (and I apologize, in advance, […]

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Two Quotes of the Day

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Sometime one has to get up early to get the quote-of-the-day post on this site.  Not being a morning person, I simply waited until after midnight.  Blogging is more fun while sucking down a beer than drinking the first cup of morning coffee, anyway.  Since I rarely provide the QOTD here, I thought it was […]

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Trying to teach newbie fiscally conservative Republicans a few speaking points

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

The Hill reports: Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) blasted “tea party” protests yesterday, labeling the activities “despicable” and shameful.” “The ‘tea parties’ being held today by groups of right-wing activists, and fueled by FOX News Channel, are an effort to mislead the public about the Obama economic plan that cuts taxes for 95 percent of Americans […]

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Oh noes…

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

I’m a certified “rightwing extremist“: Make your own here.

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Keeping What What We Make Away From the Tax-man

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

The furor over the Tea Party movement has been quite exciting.  While I love watching government officials and their sycophantic propagandists energetically denounce people for daring to suggest that people should be permitted to keep their earnings,  I, like others, think the protests – in and of themselves – are insufficient to meaningfully change the […]

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Quote Of The Day

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

CEO of a Danish wind energy company being very uncouth: Ditlev Engel, president and chief executive of the Danish wind-energy company Vestas, said anecdotal evidence about birds being caught in turbine blades and other environmental horror stories do not usually hold up under scrutiny. “Do people think it’s better all those birds are breathing CO2? […]

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Rush Limbaugh and Fox News too damned cheap to pay for their own bandwidth

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Being as they obviously can’t afford to serve their own Internet files, both Rush Limbaugh and Fox News have been hotlinking the now-infamous Department of Homeland Security report this site recently released. Since the report was published, we’ve experienced a tremendous burst of traffic, and been working overtime (special kudos to Brad) merely to keep […]

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A Tea-Party Postscript

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

According to Nate Silver’s estimate, something approaching a quarter million people took part in the tea party protests that took place around the country yesterday. That seems like a large number, and maybe even the start of something big, right ? Ross Douthat thinks not, and doubts that they’ll have any more impact on the […]

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