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5 Thoughts On Ferguson And Mike Brown

Friday, November 28th, 2014

As the country has watched the events unfold in Ferguson over the past week, we have been horrified by the rioting and the wanton destruction of property in the wake of the grand jury’s decision to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on criminal charges for the shooting of Michael Brown. Tempers have been […]

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We Didn’t Go Anywhere, We Just Had Some Issues

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

We’re back. We migrated our to our new hosting service at GoDaddy and we had do it manually. As a result, had a hard-time getting our old posts to show up on the site. Thanks to the wonderful tech support at GoDaddy, we finally got it back up today. Over the next couple of days, […]

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Will The GOP Congress Return To Bush-Era Foreign Policy Interventionism?

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

With the election of the new Republican Congress in last week’s midterms, there are some questions about what policy directions the new Congress will try to take. Much of this is because the GOP didn’t really run on anything except “Obama sucks.” The Republican Party has been debating foreign policy with less interventionist Republicans like […]

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So Why Are Car Insurance Rates High In Louisiana? A TLPer Has Some Answers….

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

I wrote a blog post for the R Street Institute based in Washington D.C. that tried to explain why Louisiana consistently has some of the highest car insurance rates in the country. The reason is simple actually, because of Louisiana’s bad decisions. As a Louisiana resident, I paraphrase Jimmy McMillan when I say “car insurance […]

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Which Party Are Libertarian Party Candidates Drawing From? You’ll Be Surprised To Know Which One It Is

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Conventional wisdom holds that Libertarian Party candidates draw votes away from Republican candidates. However, some exit polling from Tuesday’s midterms shows that wisdom may not be true. Reason‘s Brian Doherty looked at the exit polling in North Carolina and Virginia and found that it’s not necessarily true. It isn’t common for Democrats to accuse Libertarians […]

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TLP Round Table — The Abortion Issue

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Here at The Liberty Papers, we don’t like to shy away from controversial issues. So we’re going to talk about abortion this week. As you can expect, there are a wide variety of stances on this issue, just like the country at large. Some contributors refused to participate because they were personally uncomfortable with the topic. […]

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What Does Last Night’s Big Win For The GOP Mean?

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

The GOP gave Democrats a major ass-whipping across the country. As for writing, the GOP took the majority in the U.S. Senate and gained 7 seats, with a likely gain in Alaska and Louisiana going to a December runoff where the GOP is favored. The GOP also won 14 seats in the House as of […]

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Why Legislating Morality Is A Good Thing

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

One of the phrases that irritates me about politics is when the phrase “we shouldn’t legislate morality” is uttered. Usually, that person does mean well (ie. supporting a separation of church and state), but it doesn’t diminish the fact that the phrase itself is ignorant. I would argue that a free liberal society must legislate […]

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Yes, There Are Reasons Why Libertarians Should Vote Democratic

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

It’s no secret that there are very few issues that Democrats and libertarians can align on. The modern Democratic party is awful once they have a position of power. The Democratic party is reflexively hostile to free enterprise, embraces crony capitalism, has a strong nanny state component, is awful on civil liberties, have proven themselves […]

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Yes, Space Tourism Is Worth Dying For

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who […]

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Your Halloween Costume Fails Compared To This Cute Mini-Rand Paul

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Here we have a little kid dressing up as Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, complete with mini-suit, the hair, and a Rand Paul for President button. All I have to say is “awwwwwwwwwwww”

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TLP Roundtable — Should We Require The Labeling Of GMOs?

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Welcome to the first of a new weekly feature here at The Liberty Papers, the TLP Roundtable where the contributors give their opinions on a topic that’s generating a lot of discussion. This week’s topic is mandatory GMO labeling. Colorado and Oregon have ballot measures on Tuesday asking the voters of their states whether or […]

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Why FIRE Is Wrong To Criticize Utah State For Anti #GamerGate Speaker’s Cancellation

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Let me get this out of the way before we get started. For the most part, I like the work that FIRE does on free speech issues on university campuses. Universities are meant to be a place where ideas can be expressed freely, and all too often that’s no longer the case for many reasons. […]

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Here’s A Crowdfunding Idea, A Volunteer Brigade To Fight ISIS

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Crowdfunding through sites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe has made everything from business startups to trips a reality for many that otherwise would not have been. The beauty of crowdfunding campaigns is that it provides a way for people to leverage their social media networks and real life friends to collect and pool together small contributions […]

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The Unlikely Billboard, Your Laptop

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Everyone has been putting bumper stickers on cars for as long as bumper stickers have been around. Have you thought about putting bumper stickers on your laptop? That’s what I’ve done. It works for me because I take my laptop out and about. I love to work in coffee shops and other places to get […]

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Could The Fuel Of The Future Come From Whisky?

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

A Scottish company says it can make biofuel from the waste of Scotch whisky production.

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Watch Out For The Lever-Action Full Auto Double Barrel AR-15

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Here’s a picture from the folks at Satirical Analysis, whose Facebook page you should like, along with our page, that sums up the American media’s stupidity in the gun control debate. Of course, the Ottawa shooter was using a common lever-action hunting rifle, but they’ve also been nicknamed the “cowboy assault rifle” because they have […]

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Here’s A 10 Year Old Girl That Can Shoot Better Than You

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Meet Shyanne Roberts, a 10 year old girl from New Jersey. However, while most girls her age play soccer or softball, she shoots competitively. As you can see, she can handle an AR-15 and a Glock semi-automatic handgun. I’m sure she can already shoot better than most of our readers and contributors. It just goes to […]

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How Not To Engage Non-Libertarians In A Political Discussion

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

There’s a video being shared by some libertarians that shows a libertarian activist, who identifies an affiliation with Students for Liberty, asking a progressive activist about his policies and ideology. After about a minute or so, the libertarian brings up that the progressive ideology requires a state and violence to implement it. The progressive then got angry […]

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Today’s Dumb Tweet Of The Day — 10/22/2014

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Today’s winner is Bryan Fischer, the so-called “Christian” radio talk show host who tweeted this bit of stupidity. Christian is the new black, Big Gay is the new KKK. — Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) October 22, 2014   This makes sense, as soon as gays do things such as lynching Christians or vandalizing their property. Although […]

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