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Archive for February, 2013

Hey Ann, the War on (Some) Drugs is a Welfare Program

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

According to Ann Coulter, libertarians are “pussies” for wanting to end the war on (some) drugs and for agreeing with the Left on certain social issues such as gay marriage. Coulter was a guest on Stossel at the Students for Liberty Conference. Coulter elaborated: We’re living in a country that is 70-percent socailist, the government […]

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The Truth About Pentagon Spending With Sequestration (Or Hey Look, the Cold War is Over)

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Cato Institute has just released a report along with an infographic (below) which illustrates what sort of impact we can expect on Pentagon spending if the sequester takes place. John McCain, supporters of the military industrial complex, and the more hawkish elements of the GOP are doing their best to scaremonger to stop the sequestration […]

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Recovered from the Memory Hole: When Obama Supported the Sequester

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

President Obama is really insulting the intelligence* of the American people acting as if he had nothing to do with the sequester he signed. In the SOTU he said congress “passed” the sequester. But as anyone who is old enough to remember School House Rock: “I’m Just A Bill” can attest, a bill doesn’t become […]

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Strange Logic About Violence in the Colorado Legislature

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

While I have my doubts about some of the more asinine gun control measures passing at the federal level, here in Colorado things aren’t looking so good for gun owners. Among the measures that stand a good chance of passing both houses of the legislature is banning concealed carry permit holders from bringing guns on […]

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Top 10 Libertarian Pickup Lines

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Some much needed levity from “Libertarian Girl” in the spirit of Valentine’s Day. Top 10 Libertarian Pickup Lines 10. “I’d like to indefinitely detain you.” 9. “I only practice the non-aggression principle outside the bedroom.” 8. “Wanna Lysander Spoon?” 7. “I want the government out of my bedroom, but you in it.” 6. “I’m an […]

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Congress: Replace 1 Year Of Modest Cuts With 10 Years Of Miniscule Cuts And We’ll Call It Even

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

This is absurd. Brad Plumer at WaPo recounts the 4 plans in play to stop the sequester. And it’s astounding. It’s made ever more clear to me that nobody in Washington is serious about cutting spending. Right now we’re 15 days away from the implementation of $85.3B in 2013 spending cuts. Oh, for the record, […]

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Dr. Ben Carson Speaks Truth to Power

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Until yesterday, if someone asked me what I thought about Dr. Ben Cason, I would have had no idea who you were talking about. After listening to his speech (below) from the National Prayer Breakfast from a few days ago with President Obama just a few feet away, I thought this speech was too good […]

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Quote Of The Day

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

I finally finished reading Hitch-22, and this passage near the very end really caught my eye: It is not only true that the test of knowledge is an acute and cultivated awareness of how little one knows (as Socrates knew so well), it is true that the unbounded areas and fields of one’s ignorance are […]

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Are You or Someone You Know a Victim of the Drone Mentality?

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

In light of the recent white paper release by the DOJ concerning the Obama administration’s drone policy, I thought it would be apropos to repost a post I wrote back in November 2011 entitled: Are You or Someone You Know a Victim of the Drone Mentality? I think it’s very telling how little interest there […]

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A Must Watch Rant About How to Stop Mass Shootings

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

By now most of you have probably listened to the testimony before congress of Bill Stevens – father of a girl who was at Sandy Hook Elementary the day of the shooting. Despite the grave danger his daughter was in that day, Stevens recognizes the importance of the right to bear arms and correctly places […]

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