Thoughts, essays, and writings on Liberty. Written by the heirs of Patrick Henry.

Author Archive

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 […]

Continue reading 136 Companies Band Together to Close “Police Loophole”

‘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

Continue reading ‘Super Epic’ Tweet of the Day

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). […]

Continue reading A Few Personal Observations From a Contentious Town Hall Meeting

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 […]

Continue reading Hey Ann, the War on (Some) Drugs is a Welfare Program

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 […]

Continue reading The Truth About Pentagon Spending With Sequestration (Or Hey Look, the Cold War is Over)

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 […]

Continue reading Recovered from the Memory Hole: When Obama Supported the Sequester

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 […]

Continue reading Strange Logic About Violence in the Colorado Legislature

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 […]

Continue reading Top 10 Libertarian Pickup Lines

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 […]

Continue reading Dr. Ben Carson Speaks Truth to Power

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 […]

Continue reading Are You or Someone You Know a Victim of the Drone Mentality?

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 […]

Continue reading A Must Watch Rant About How to Stop Mass Shootings

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 […]

Continue reading Maybe its Immigration Policy That is the Problem?

Recovered from the Memory Hole: Inaugural Rhetoric vs. Reality

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Expect more of the same.

Continue reading Recovered from the Memory Hole: Inaugural Rhetoric vs. Reality

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 […]

Continue reading Quote of the Day: MLK Day Edition

“Common Sense” Legislation to Curb Gun Violence?

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Like most people who value individual liberty, I listened to President Obama’s speech about reducing gun violence with a great deal of trepidation. He presented several ideas such as limiting the size of magazines to 10 rounds, banning “military-style assault weapons” (i.e. any gun that looks scary to progressives who know almost nothing about firearms), […]

Continue reading “Common Sense” Legislation to Curb Gun Violence?

The Mind of an Anti-Gun Loon

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

I’m a defender of the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms but let’s face it: there are some loony gun owners on our side. The anti-gun media loves to try to hold these people up as typical supporters of the 2nd Amendment, the castle and stand your ground doctrines. If they cannot find the loon […]

Continue reading The Mind of an Anti-Gun Loon

“That’s a Violation of My Privacy!”

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

In Little Canada, MN the police are trying to argue that Andrew Henderson violated HIPPA (federal healthcare privacy law) when he recorded a police interaction with a third party which required an ambulance. His camera was confiscated, the file was deleted (according to Henderson), and is being charged with “disorderly conduct” and “obstruction of the […]

Continue reading “That’s a Violation of My Privacy!”

The Right to Bear Arms Highest Ranked Topic at The Liberty Papers

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Every now and then I take a look at the sitemeter for The Liberty Papers to get some idea of how many people are actually reading and what they are reading. When I went to the pages ranked by entry and exit, I couldn’t help but notice how many pages were being viewed concerning the […]

Continue reading The Right to Bear Arms Highest Ranked Topic at The Liberty Papers

Profile in Courage: Malala Yousafzai

Friday, January 4th, 2013

It’s one thing to advocate for the cause of human liberty on a blog such as this in a country that is still relatively free; it’s quite another when doing so is against the policy of the government you live under could cost you your very life. If you haven’t heard about the brave 15 […]

Continue reading Profile in Courage: Malala Yousafzai

More Than One Class of Parasite

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

The welfare state is a problem in America, there’s no question about it. When you have a country were nearly 49 million people are dependent on food stamps as of this writing, that is a problem. We libertarians as well as conservatives lament the growing welfare state because of what it is doing to the […]

Continue reading More Than One Class of Parasite
Powered by: WordPress • Template by: Eric • Banner #1, #3, #4 by Stephen Macklin • Banner #2 by Mark RaynerXML