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Your Tax Dollars at Work: Welfare for (Wealthy) Allies Edition

Monday, April 15th, 2013

There’s a type of welfare that many conservatives don’t seem to be as concerned about. We hear a great deal about welfare benefits for the poor and some about green energy subsidies but subsidizing the defense for wealthy allies gets very little attention from these critics (though in fairness, the chorus against tax payer dollars […]

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Margaret Thatcher Defends her Record and Capitalism Itself

Monday, April 8th, 2013

In marking the passing of one of the staunchest defenders of capitalism who held high office, I thought it would be appropriate to post this video of Margaret Thatcher in which she defended her record against her Labour Party critics. In this video, her political opponents thought the income gap grew too much under her […]

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Quote of the Day: Teach the Children Well Edition

Friday, April 5th, 2013

J.D. Tuccillle over at Reason has an excellent article entitled: “Why I’m Teaching My Son To Break the Law.” Tuccille explains that when the law runs contrary to one’s conscience, s/he should disobey said law (the primary example used in the article was when in 1858 residents in Oberlin and Wellington, Ohio prevented the police […]

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Gay Marriage, Religious Rights, and Freedom of Association

Friday, March 29th, 2013

(Re-post: originally posted November 23, 2008) California’s Proposition 8, the ballot measure aiming to outlaw same sex marriage, passed on a very close vote. Prop 8’s supporters* pushed a campaign of fear, misinformation, and a complete distortion of the meaning of individual liberty. This campaign commercial is typical of the intolerance and hysteria being promoted […]

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Fossil Fuels Are Making the Planet…Greener?

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

When it comes to many of the issues concerning the environment, particularly global warming I’m very much in the “I don’t know” camp (though if I must pick a side, I’m skeptical about the phenomenon of anthropological global warming). Why don’t I know, after all, this is “settled science” right? I don’t know because, sadly, […]

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Quote of the Day: Pye r Squared Edition

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Former Liberty Papers contributor and Editor-in-Chief of United Liberty Jason Pye has been making the rounds lately speaking at FreedomWorks’ Spring Break College Summit in Washington D.C. and interviewing leaders in the liberty movement such as Cato’s David Boaz, Sen. Mike Lee, and Igor Birman. Here’s just an excerpt from his recent speech entitled: “Standing […]

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136 Companies Band Together to Close “Police Loophole”

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Just about everyone has heard of the “gun show loophole” by now but there’s another gun loophole that some of the gun manufacturers themselves with to close: the police loophole. What exactly is the police loophole? According to thepoliceloophole.com, this is the site’s definition: There are some states, counties, cities, and municipalities in our great […]

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‘Super Epic’ Tweet of the Day

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

There’s some really great tweets about Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster. So far, this is my favorite: ACLU, CodePink & a Tea Party senator all on the same page. We’re an Elizabeth Warren rain dance away from this being SUPER EPIC. #filibuster — SFK (@stephenkruiser) March 6, 2013

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A Few Personal Observations From a Contentious Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

This past Saturday, I decided to meet up with Colorado Libertarian Party members to take part in a town hall meeting at the Smoky Hill Library in Centennial, Colorado. Several members of the state legislature hosted the event: Sen. Nancy Todd (D-Sen. Dist. 28), John Buckner (D-House Dist. 40), and Su Ryden (D-House Dist. 36). […]

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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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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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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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Maybe its Immigration Policy That is the Problem?

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Immigration, especially of the illegal variety, is one of those important issues that is difficult to have a rational discussion about. The discussion quickly devolves into the need to “secure” the border with a wall or fence…at least on the Southern border (the Northern border is more porous but I don’t recall the last time […]

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Recovered from the Memory Hole: Inaugural Rhetoric vs. Reality

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Expect more of the same.

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Quote of the Day: MLK Day Edition

Monday, January 21st, 2013

(Re-post) Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech is unquestionably one of the most famous speeches in American history. In listening to the speech today, I found the following passages that aren’t as often quoted to be some of the most powerful lines in the speech. In a sense we have come to […]

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