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Why We Don’t Want Cooler Heads to Prevail

Monday, February 6th, 2006

There appears to be a consensus building among the mainstream in the US and Western Europe that “cooler heads” need to prevail and the confrontation between Muslim extremists and the West over the cartoons published by the Jyllands-Posten needs to be brought under control. If the folks who think cooler heads need to prevail mean […]

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Anarchist’s Unite!

Monday, February 6th, 2006

Once upon a time, when I was in the midst of creating the Life, Liberty and Property community, I considered calling it Anarchists Unite! as a joke. Other folks convinced me that I would turn people off with that name for the community, people who wouldn’t get the joke, so I didn’t use that name. […]

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And Apparently …

Sunday, February 5th, 2006

Even Muslims don’t obey the proscription on portraying Mohammed visually. See the evidence in this Zombie Time archive. Cool, we now have hypocrites attacking hypocrites, for their mutual hypocrisy.

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Round-up of Cartoon Craziness

Sunday, February 5th, 2006

Hold The Mayo makes some good points in Cartoon Critics about the reality of what we will find in Middle Eastern cultures. What we definitely won’t find is a secular, liberal society that tolerates those who are different and encourages diversity. Instead, we find the medieval society that the West left behind during The Enlightenment. […]

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Over the Top

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

No, not the WWI command given to soldiers when they left the trenches to charge into the machine guns. I’m talking about the reaction of Muslims to the cartoons published by a Danish newspaper last September. As I’ve discussed earlier, the reactions of violence and anger have proved the point of the cartoons that portray […]

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U.S. Government Surrenders

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

Well, the country that supposedly champions life, liberty and property has surrendered. Or, at least, our government has tucked its tail and run. They remind me of Sir Robin-the-not-quite-so-brave-as-Sir-Launcelot in Monty Python and the Holy Grail: “…when danger reared its ugly head he bravely turned his tail and fled…” From this Reuters story we find […]

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Too Damn Bad

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

Now, I’m starting to get mad. I’m sick and tired of people telling me I have to keep my mouth shut and not say something because other people might be offended. From Reuters: “Freedom of satire that offends the feelings of others becomes an abuse, and here we are talking about nothing less than the […]

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The Danish/Norwegian Cartoon Craziness

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

I had planned on writing a big post on this topic. But, I’m not quite motivated to write it yet. But I’m still thinking about it. And wondering how anyone can not see the violent and oppressive nature of the Middle Eastern culture. Sure, the cartoons weren’t all that nice and would make you upset, […]

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The President Shall ….

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

“[The President] shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” —Article II, Sec. 3, U.S. Constitution Nice to see that the President has read that portion of the Constitution. Even if he fails […]

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Monday, January 30th, 2006

“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” — P. J. O’Rourke “The blame for [the national debt] lies with the Congress and the President, with Democrats and Republicans alike, most all of whom have been unwilling to make the hard choices or to explain […]

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What The Censors Want To Achieve

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

Re-posting from The Liberty Belles, we have these two Google searches. The first is a US Google search for “Tiananmen” and the second is a PRC Google search for “Tiananmen”. US Google search People’s Republic of China Google search In the long run this is not going to work for the PRC and it’s going […]

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Looking Around the Blogosphere

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

Brian Doss, at Catallarchy, has a great discussion on Treaties, Sovereignty and Binding Legal Authority. Apparently, there was an earlier discussion that brought up the idea that the US had ceded some of its sovereignty to the United Nations and could not declare war, in all cases, without UN authorization. Brian does an excellent job […]

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Upgrading to WordPress 2.0

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

Okey dokey folks, I’m upgrading The Liberty Papers to WordPress 2.0 this morning. At some point the site is going to go down. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that it comes back up. :-) Update: All done. And amazingly easy. Here’s what I did: Backed up the database using PHPMyAdmin Backed up The Liberty […]

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I Think They Skipped This Day In School

Friday, January 27th, 2006

They being Congress Critters. Or, they just don’t read anymore. That might be the problem, since many of them are products of our wonderful public education system. Next time your Congress Critter votes for pork spending, send them this quote and ask them if the Constitution got amended. “The true test is, whether the object […]

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Think About It

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Think about the quote below and be honest about it. We call it “social justice” to take money or property from one person and give it to another through the use of the state’s monopoloy on coercive force. But, it is only justice for the person who benefits, not for the person who has the […]

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Responding to a Reader

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

Stephen, of On Beyond left a comment for me on Elitists and a Society of Fear over on Eric’s Grumbles. In the comments on that post, Stephen holds forth with a few things that I don’t agree with, so I responded with my own comment.

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Elitists and a Society of Fear

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

This is yet another case of elites who believe they know what is best for you and I. These folks are no different from the men who ran the Soviet Union. They have, in fact, through their arrogance and elitism, condemned hundreds of thousands, even millions, to death, starvation and privation.

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Thinking About Teen Drinking

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

One of the sub-sets of the War On Drugs™ is the continuing, and pretty well fruitless, effort to prevent people under the age of 21 from drinking. Brad, the Unrepentant Individual, points out yet another episode in this continuing and puritanical folly in Alabama. If the bill becomes law, people could drink draft beer only […]

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The Reactions

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006

Earlier this month, I talked about CATO Unbound and their topic for this month: Internet Liberation: Alive or Dead?. In fact, I posted an entry titled Thoughts on Technology and Liberty just a day before CATO announced their topic, which I discussed in This Should Be Fun. Now the discussion is in full swing over at CATO.

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Carnival of Liberty XXVIII

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006

Carnival of Liberty XXVIII is up over at Below the Beltway. Stop by and check it out!

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