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Archive for January, 2011

The Dearth Of Reason

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out… without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable. -H.L. Mencken I’ve long been of the opinion that a critical flaw in […]

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The State of the Union: the Liberty Movement Responds

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Executive Director of the Libertarian Party Wes Benedict: President Obama says he wants a freeze in non-security, discretionary spending. In the unlikely event that happens, it won’t really matter, because to make a real dent in the deficit, it’s necessary to cut spending on the military and entitlements. The president promised big government in the […]

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Now this is a call to violence

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Even with all the crowing from the authoritarian left about violent rhetoric, I have yet to see a call to violence as clear as this one from leftist Sociologist Frances Fox Piven: So where are the angry crowds, the demonstrations, sit-ins and unruly mobs? [...] Second, before people can mobilize for collective action, they have […]

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Use “YouCut” to Encourage Fiscal Sanity and Restore Liberty

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has set up a website called YouCut to solicit ideas from regular people for suggestions on specific programs and policies that should be cut or eliminated. From the website: YouCut – a first-of-its-kind project – is designed to defeat the permissive culture of runaway spending in Congress. It allows you […]

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Quote of the Day: Why We Should be Skeptical About the Tea Party’s Commitment to Liberty Edition

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Alex Pareene writing for Salon.com in an article entitled: Tea Partyers don’t actually care about “liberty” : [V]arious New Mexico Tea Partyers booed one of the movement’s superstars [Former New Mexico Governor and potential 2012 presidential candidate Gary Johnson] for daring to suggest that a wasteful and — let’s just say it –tyrannical government campaign […]

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R.I.P. Royal Marshall

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Long time producer of The Neal Boortz Show, Royal Marshall died this past Saturday at the age of 43. From Nealz Nuze: From Neal: There are no words available to express my personal sense of loss at the passing of Royal Marshall. It’s no stretch to say that I loved that man like he was […]

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Quote Of The Day

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

The “Wild Bird” estate off Hwy 1 near Big Sur, CA. Owings built ”Wild Bird” as a permanent home at Big Sur in 1958. In the early 1960s, he and his wife joined neighbors in organizing to limit development along the scenic highway of California Route 1. This small step into the world of political […]

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Gov. Pat Quinn to Decide Fate of the Death Penalty in Illinois

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Both houses of the Illinois legislature passed a bill which would end the death penalty in the state. However, Gov. Pat Quinn (D) has reportedly stated he wants to “reflect” on the issue before deciding whether or not he will sign the bill into law. (Reuters) – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said on Wednesday he […]

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Why Public Sector Unions Are Worse Than Private Sector Unions

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Kevin Drum, as usual, gets it wrong on public sector unions: Public sector unions are a lot like that: conservatives don’t like them in the first place, and crippling them would also seriously cut into a major funding source for the Democratic Party. It’s another twofer. And as Surowiecki notes, they’re a ripe target right […]

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Back to First Principles: An Excellent Primer on the Rights of Life, Liberty, and Property

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

In beginning the 112th Congress, House members took turns reading the Constitution aloud to a nearly empty chamber. While I in some ways appreciate members at least uttering the words, I believe that the members would have been better served not by merely reciting the words but by studying the philosophical roots of the Constitution, […]

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No Apologies for “Heated Political Rhetoric” Here

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Like many Americans following Saturday’s senseless murders and attempted murders in Tucson, AZ I am very angry. In fact, I probably haven’t felt so angry following a national tragedy/attack since September 11, 2001. I must acknowledge, however; that most of my anger is directed at Left wing pundits and politicians who have decided to turn […]

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