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The Other Bad Healthcare “Reform” Bill

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

The Senate Finance Committee is finishing up work this week on a “compromise” Obamacare bill that’s being billed as better than pure Obamacare because it doesn’t include “death panels”, a public option, and free healthcare for illegal aliens. The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said Monday that he will propose an overhaul of the […]

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Obama Makes Highways More Dangerous

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Barack Obama’s recent dictatorial decision to once again break his campaign promise on raising taxes byraising tariffs on Chinese made tires in order to payback political allies in organized labor is already having some consequences. First of all, Obama has probably ignited a new trade tensions that may cause a trade war between the US […]

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Obama Raises Taxes Without Vote of Congress

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

“I can make a firm pledge….no family making less than $250,000 will see any form of tax increase…..not any of your taxes”-Barack Obama, September 12, 2008 Once again, President Obama has lied to the country. After raising cigarette taxes earlier this year, Obama just ordered another tax increase. This time, he raised every American’s taxes […]

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Point: The Tea Parties Are Ultimately Bad For Liberty

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

This post is the opening salvo of a feature we occasionally offer here at The Liberty Papers called “Point-Counterpoint”. In this feature, Kevin is arguing the Point that Tea Parties are ultimately damaging to the libertarian movement. Tomorrow, Brad will respond to this argument with his Counterpoint (response here). The so-called Tea Party movement has […]

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Some Thoughts About the Iranian Demonstrations

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Christopher Hitchens has a must read article about the Iranian “elections” that saw the “reelection” of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as “President”. Iran and its citizens are considered by the Shiite theocracy to be the private property of the anointed mullahs. This totalitarian idea was originally based on a piece of religious quackery promulgated by the late […]

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Governments Collapsing In Tough Economy

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

In the Wall Street Journal today, an article is published that details how cities are disincorporating as a result of the declining economy. Cities are dissolving themselves in order to escape city union contracts, among other things. As the recession batters city budgets around the U.S., some municipalities are considering the once-unthinkable option of dissolving […]

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The District of Corruption Owns Your Driveway

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

In Washington, DC aka the District of Corruption, the friendly local meter maids are now issuing parking tickets, on your driveway. Beverly Anderson is mad as hell. She just started to get tickets for parking in her own driveway. That’s right. The District of Columbia is ticketing people who park their cars in their own […]

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Even David Duke Has The Right To Free Speech

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Friday in the Czech Republic, Czech police detained a foreigner on suspicion of Thoughtcrime. The foreigner in question is former KKK leader David Duke who was arrested and later deported for the Thoughtcrime offense of denying the Holocaust. Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke was detained by police in the Czech Republic on Friday […]

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Where Did The Anti-War Movement Go?

Friday, April 24th, 2009

In the American Conservative, Antiwar.com editor Justin Raitmando (whom I often disagree with) has a piece detailing some more leftist hypocrisy concerning their Messiah and his plans to expand the Afghan War The antiwar rally at the University of Iowa was sparsely attended. The below 30 degree weather might have had something to do with […]

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There Is No Stopping Obama

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Nine days ago, there was a special election in upstate New York’s 20th Congressional District. This election was billed as the first test for the Obamessiah’s agenda of radically remaking the United States. Unfortunately, his backed candidate appears to have won. There are still about 600 absentee votes left to be counted and Republican Jim […]

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Obamessiah Pisses Away More of Your Money

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

In news that shocks absolutely no one, the Obamessiah found yet another way to piss away some more American taxpayer dollars, this time on a “national service” bill. President Obama on Tuesday signed a bill authorizing a major expansion of funding to federal community-service programs, marking a rare example of Washington bipartisanship. The legislation reauthorizes […]

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United Nations Opposes Freedom of Religion

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Some group calling itself the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a resolution yesterday opposing what they see as the leading human rights issue of our time. You’re probably thinking, maybe they’re now addressing the situation in Darfur, or perhaps they’re talking about Communist China’s treatment of Tibetians. Perhaps there maybe a resolution about Cuba’s […]

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Name That Socialist

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Today, a news story came out where a company planned on purchasing chicken processing plants and the government was going to match the private company’s bid dollar for dollar. This plan is proposed under the guise of saving jobs. Now let me give you a hint who this socialist leader is; he’s a national leader. […]

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Resist The Stimulus

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Now that the members of the United States Congress have ignored the American people and are set to steal and borrow around $800 billion for a “stimulus” package which benefits left-wing special interests, political machines on the state and local level, and other vote buying programs in general; those of us who actually believe in […]

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The Latest Stimu-pork Earmark

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Louisiana Looter, I mean Senator, Mary Landrieu has asked for nearly a doubling of the Army Corps of Engineers budget for more “flood control projects” (ie. pork barrel spending). The earmark is not intended to create any jobs immediately, but instead to repay Louisiana’s political bosses for helping her get reelected last year. Louisiana’s “conservative” […]

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Obama’s Terrible Stimulus

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

During the recent presidential election, I found myself unfortunately defending Barack Obama from charges that were absurdely false (ex. Obama’s a foreigner, Obama’s a Muslim, Obama’s a terrorist) than demonstrating how absolutely terrible an Obama presidency would be for country and for individual liberty. Fortunately, Obama is demonstrating through his policy proposals how dangerous he […]

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2008 Guide To Government Waste

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn has published a guide giving a snapshot of the most wasteful programs enacted by the Federal government this year. The programs highlighted total a little over $1.3 billion (which is small potatoes in a year where the budget deficit is hovering around $1 trillion). Some of the programs highlighted are: National […]

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Open Thread: Who’s Worse For President

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Which Presidential candidate is worse for liberty, John McCain or Barack Obama?

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Hillary Supports Stealing Your Money If You Don’t Buy Health Insurance

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

The former Democrat front runner, Hillary Rodham Clinton in her quest to become national mommy president says that she will steal your money if you don’t health insurance: Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday she might be willing to garnish the wages of workers who refuse to buy health insurance to achieve coverage for all […]

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Nevada and South Carolina Wrap-Up

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

Well, on the Republican side Mitt Romney won Nevada (uncontested) and John McCain won South Carolina. The Republican race finally narrows with departure of Duncan Hunter and the probable departure of Fred Thompson after his third place finish in South Carolina. Now for the rest: John McCain: He has the momentum going into Florida. Basically, […]

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