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Archive for June, 2013

The Constitutional History Lessons You Didn’t Learn in School

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

More often than not, history is written by the winners and taught by individuals who love big government. Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom has been providing a refreshing non-P.C. presentation of history that is rarely brought up. Very little of what we call history either is “settled” without controversy or without lingering questions. • What is [...]

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Your Ox Will Eventually Be Gored

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

It seems logical that every American, regardless of political affiliation/philosophy, race, religion or creed, would be concerned about the revelations concerning domestic spying on the part of the NSA. If the Obama administration can spy on and mistreat the Tea Party and other right wing causes, the next Republican administration could spy on and mistreat [...]

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Quote Of The Day

Monday, June 24th, 2013

From the always-quotable Popehat, on the charges facing Snowden: Note that the second and third charges both require the feds to prove that Snowden’s release of information to the press was harmful to the United States. This puts our government in the position of attempting to prove that it is harmful to release accurate information [...]

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Quote of the Day: “Highest Honor” Edition

Monday, June 17th, 2013

“Being called a traitor by Dick Cheney is the highest honor you can give an American…” – Edward Snowden in response to Cheney and others calling him a traitor for his NSA leaking.

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Your Secrets Are Not Safe with the Government

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

During a recent show, Chris Hayes, host of All In with Chris Hayes, made some very important points worthy of sharing here about government secrecy and the government’s inability to keep secrets: As of the end of 2011, there were 1.4 million people with top secret security clearance […] just one of the 1.4 million [...]

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Fusionism And The “Coalition Government”

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Doug today had a very good post on the concept of Libertarian/Conservative Fusionism. Suffice to say that I agree with him on the basic points, but had another take that is just too much to put into comments. It seems that the Conservative groups understand that they’re not a majority on their own, but that [...]

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The Intellectual Absurdity Of Libertarian-Conservative Fusionism

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

The libertarian movement finds itself immersed once again in a debate over strategy and where, exactly libertarianism fits in to the American political milieu. Specifically, I’m referring to the ongoing debate about “fusionism” that is perhaps best typified by the May 2013 exchange of essays over at Cato Unbound, which I recommend that everyone who is concerned [...]

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Quote of the Day

Friday, June 7th, 2013

And yet another Ayn Rand quote (from Atlas Shrugged): For centuries, the battle of morality was fought between those who claimed that your life belongs to God and those who claimed that it belongs to your neighbors – between those who preached that the good is self-sacrifice for the sake of ghosts in heaven and [...]

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Quote Of The Day

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Warren from Coyote Blog, on Atlas Shrugged Part II: The one failure of both movies is that, perhaps in my own unique interpretation of Atlas Shrugged, I have always viewed the world at large, and its pain and downfall, as the real protagonist of the book. We won’t get into the well-discussed flatness of Rand’s [...]

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Free Market Organs: The Case for Capitalism in the Organ Transplant System

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

A 10-year old Pennsylvania girl by the name of Sarah Murnaghan could die within a few weeks if she doesn’t receive a lung transplant soon. There’s currently a petition on Change.org directed at HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to alter the current policy so that Sarah is made a higher priority on the donor list because [...]

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