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Archive for May, 2011

Gov. Johnson Takes on Hannity

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary “Veto” Johnson made a recent appearance on Hannity last week (see video below). I have to say I was pleasantly surprised both with how Sean Hannity conducted the interview and how Gov. Johnson responded. I haven’t really watched Hannity since before the “& Colmes” was dropped a few years ago; […]

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Ad Populum

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

“I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!” – Barry Goldwater Ron Paul’s supporters and detractors would probably agree that many of his positions are out of the main stream of modern political […]

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Quote Of The Day

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Very, very important: When I hear communitarians like Etzioni describe the libertarian view of individualism, I wonder if they’ve ever read any libertarian writing other than a Classic Comics edition of Ayn Rand. … There’s no conflict between individualism and community. There’s a conflict between voluntary association and coerced association. And communitarians dance around that […]

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Gary Johnson to President Obama: “Time’s Up in Libya”

Friday, May 20th, 2011

The “limited kinetic action” (don’t call it military force or war!) in Libya has reached the 60 day mark; the statutory time limit a president can use military force without congressional approval according to the War Powers Act of 1973. There doesn’t seem to be a whole lot about the goings on in Libya in […]

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Hugh Hewitt: RNC Should “Exile” Herman Cain, Gary Johnson, and Ron Paul from Future Debates

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

In reading Doug Mataconis’ recent post about pundits on the Right ignoring the presence of Ron Paul and Gary Johnson in the first presidential debate of the 2012 campaign and my subsequent listening and reading of many of the same pundits who have since mocked Ron Paul for daring to say such things as the […]

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Disturbed Offers New Single Download to Support ‘West Memphis 3’

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

The heavy metal band Disturbed has stepped up in a big way to not only educate their fans of the miscarriage of justice that occurred in West Memphis, Arkansas in a new song entitled “3”, but also to give their fans an opportunity to help. Their new single is available for download only for $.99 […]

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Quote Of The Day

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

From a friend of Billy Beck, relayed on Facebook: “Oil hearings: Government taxes account for 15% of gas price, company profits only 5%. Follow the dots: The government has 3x the incentive to keep prices high and engage in gouging and restrict further supply as the companies do.” Wrong. Well, 90% wrong. The bulk of […]

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Quote Of The Day

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Don Boudreaux from Cafe Hayek: So it dawned on me. Infomercials are the closest phenomenon that the private-sector offers to politics. Fraudulent clowns, skilled at lying, promise gullible audiences something for nothing. The difference, of course – and it makes all the difference – is that no one is forced to buy (either figuratively or […]

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Republicans Continue Dissing Libertarians, Then Want Us To Vote For Them

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Brian Doherty notes that The Washington Examiner’s Byron York seems to have had a pair of ideological blinders on when he watched last night’s Republican debate: Byron York, in the game of reporting about right-wing and Republican politics for a very long time, delivers a bravura performance of ignoring what’s in front of his own […]

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Counterpoint: Democracy Doesn’t Mean Collective Responsibility

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

This is part of The Liberty Papers’ continued Point/Counterpoint feature. Specifically, this Counterpoint is the response to Jeff Molby’s post yesterday suggesting moral equivalency between Arabs cheering in the streets after 9/11 and Americans cheering Sunday night at the killing of Osama bin Laden. ———————————————— A lot of what Jeff said yesterday made sense. We […]

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Point: You Cheering In The Streets Is No Different Than When They Do It

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

The following is a continuation of The Liberty Papers’ “Point/Counterpoint” series. In this feature, two contributors (or, as in this case, a contributor and a guest) of semi-like mind debate a specific point of view. Today’s Point is provided by regular reader and commenter Jeff Molby, who wrote in response to a friend and offered […]

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What A Day!

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Well, the son of a bitch is dead. And I’m extremely happy for it. A lot of time is going to be spent on the psychology of this one. I don’t recall anywhere near this level of joy (in myself or in Americans generally) when Saddam was captured & executed. Nor even when Khalid Sheikh […]

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