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Former Liberty Papers Contributor Jason Pye to be a Panelist in Cato Discussion

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Former Liberty Papers contributor and current editor at United Liberty Jason Pye is going to do something I have only dreamed of doing: being a panelist in a Cato Institute discussion. If you want to know more and possibly attend this event, here’s a link to Jason’s post at United Liberty. As for me, I [...]

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I, Pencil: The Movie

Monday, November 19th, 2012

The Competitive Enterprise Institute is working on a film series based on Leonard E. Read’s 1958 essay entitled: I, Pencil in which the author makes the claim “[N]ot a single person on the face of this earth knows how to make me [a pencil].” The video below is their animated adaptation of the essay (I, [...]

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The Modern Republican Party is a Special Kind of Suck (Part 3 of 3)

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Part 2 Did Voters Reject Capitalism? Some on the Right have said that the 2012 election was a rejection of Capitalism. I’m not entirely sure I agree. Yes, there seems to be a large percentage of the electorate who want money to be taken away from the top 1 or 2% and redistributed to the [...]

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The Modern Republican Party is a Special Kind of Suck (Part 2 of 3)

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Part 1 Confusing Economic Policy of Suck I’m sure there are many other areas where Romney went wrong but I think most of the rest of this special kind of suck is courtesy of other Republicans. During the Republican primary, the “anyone but Romney” crowd was so desperate to eliminate Romney that they resorted to [...]

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The Modern Republican Party is a Special Kind of Suck (Part 1 of 3)

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Barack Obama’s Record of Suck Four years ago, Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States. He promised hope n’ change from the failed policies of George W. Bush. His policies were going to lower the debt, reduce unemployment to around 5%, become the “most transparent administration in U.S. history,” close Guantanamo [...]

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

“Government is a broker in pillage, and every election is a sort of advance auction in stolen goods.” – H.L. Mencken I don’t know about you but I’m very eager for this Auction Day to be over with.

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The Innocence Project Marks 300th Exoneration; Provides Statistics About the 300

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Back in the spring of 2011, some of you may recall our fundraising efforts to raise $500 for The Innocence Project. Our Liberty Papers readers and writers surpassed that donating $570 of the $20,000 The Innocence Project’s overall goal for that period. Though our fundraising effort is over for the time being, you can always [...]

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Atlas Shrugged Part II in Theaters This Weekend

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Atlas Shrugged Part II is opening this weekend. Want to check it out? Follow this link to find a theater near you. And now, the official Atlas Shrugged Part II trailer:

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Quote of the Day: Small Things Edition

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

[I]f you don’t have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare voters. If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things. And you know what? It’s worked before, because it feeds into the [...]

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In the U.S. State Department’s De-listing of MEK as a Terrorist Group, the “War on Terror” Loses All Meaning*

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

“In this world, there are good causes and bad causes, and we may disagree on where that line is drawn. Yet, there is no such thing as a good terrorist. No national aspiration, no remembered wrong can ever justify the deliberate murder of the innocent. Any government that rejects this principle, trying to pick and [...]

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Rand Paul on Why Foreign Aid Should be Cut to Libya, Egypt, and Pakistan

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 Rand Paul’s S.3576, a bill that would have “provide[d] limitations on United States assistance” (i.e. placed conditions on aid to Libya, Egypt, and Pakistan) was soundly defeated by a 81-10 vote. On the day before the vote, Paul gave an hour long speech (truncated, 10 minute version in the video [...]

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Resistance is Not Always Futile

Friday, September 21st, 2012

There’s no question that the 2012 campaign has been full of disappointments for those of us who want less government, more liberty, and more prosperity in our lives. Very clearly, the game is rigged in large part due to the establishment media, powerful special interest groups, and the political parties themselves. It’s very easy to [...]

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Innocence of Jackbooted Thugs

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Today may be Constitution Day but given the repeated assaults on this document and those who take their liberties seriously, today doesn’t seem like much of an occasion to be celebrating. Over at The New York Post, Andrea Peyser refers to the treatment of the no longer obscure film maker Nakoula Basseley by the very [...]

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Are the Striking Teachers’ Demands in Chicago Reasonable? You Tell Me

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

The teacher strike in Chicago has entered its third day. This is one of the few facts the MSM is reporting along with the fact that the city and the union are far from reaching an agreement. What is missing from much of the coverage is what are their demands? Sure, the MSM reports that [...]

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9/11 Open Thread

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

As everyone is fully aware, today marks the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Due to this passage of time, I’m somewhat conflicted about whether today should be strictly about remembering the victims and celebrating the heroism of the first responders (as well as how ordinary Americans came together donating their time, money, blood, and [...]

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Delegates at the Democratic Convention: “We all belong to the government”

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

During the 2008 campaign I wrote a post about the real reason why Barack Obama would be dangerous for our country. These reasons had nothing to do with a long-form birth certificate or that he was some sort of Muslim Manchurian candidate intent on destroying our country from the inside. Now that Obama has an [...]

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Ron Paul Will Never Be President But He HAS Made a Difference

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Those who support the establishment of the Republican Party tend to be irritated that Ron Paul’s supporters kept trying to put his name up for nomination against Mitt Romney at the convention in Tampa even though Paul had no realistic chance of winning. Even very early in the campaign, establishment whores such as Hugh Hewitt [...]

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Gov. Gary Johnson Speaks at Paul-Fest to Woo Disaffected Ron Paul Supporters

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Over the weekend, former New Mexico governor and current Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson spoke to a mostly supportive crowd at Paul-Fest. Johnson praised Rep. Ron Paul for everything he had done for the liberty movement and pointed out their many areas of agreement as he asked for Paul’s supporters to vote for the Libertarian [...]

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Anti-Choice* Extremism in Conservative Movement Lends Credence to the Left’s “War on Women” Mantra

Monday, August 20th, 2012

One of the ways the Obama campaign and Democrats in general have been deflecting attention away from the poor performance of the economy has been to change the subject to social issues. Democrats know that independent women are reluctant to support Republicans because of this perception that Republicans do not care about the concerns of [...]

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Quote of the Day: Modern Day Witch Hunts Edition

Friday, August 17th, 2012

If you haven’t been over to The Agitator recently to read what Radley Balko’s guest bloggers have been writing in his absence over the last several weeks, you are missing some grade A quality posts. This post from William Anderson “Costs and Benefits of Modern ‘Sex Crime’ Witch Hunts” is the creme de la creme. [...]

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