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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Part of the Clackmas Town Center Shooting Story You Probably Missed

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

As usual, before many facts were known, before the victims were removed from Sandy Hook Elementary, and probably before the bodies were even cold, people on the Left and the MSM (but I repeat myself) were already calling for more gun control laws. It’s this so-called “gun culture” that is causing this death and destruction […]

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Open Thread Question: Did FDR Know the Pearl Harbor Attack Was Coming?

Friday, December 7th, 2012

I’m not normally one who takes conspiracy theories seriously but I have a very open mind about the question: what did FDR know about the Pearl Harbor attack and when did he know it? When people I respect like Judge Andrew Napolitano say he believes that FDR “knew goddamn well” the Japanese were going to […]

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Your Incredibly Stupid Progressive Economic Propaganda for the Day

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

There is so much economic ignorance/stupidity in this video (below), I wouldn’t even know where to begin. John Maynard Keynes himself would probably be embarrassed by this video courtesy of the California* Federation of Teachers and narrated by the great economist of our time Ed Asner. I don’t have much else to say about this […]

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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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