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

July 6, 2009

A few thoughts about last weekend’s Tea Parties

While I’ve not had enough time to take a comprehensive look at Tea Parties held around the nation on or around Independence Day, here are some quick observations from this full-time Tea Party enthusiast and part-time skeptic. First of all, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) was booed when he spoke in Austin, Texas.  The key reason [...]

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July 4, 2009

Independence 1776. Independence 201x?

From the time of 1765 forward, the American people, in fits and starts, began moving closer and closer to breaking ties with Britain and declaring independence. They grew increasingly angry at being dragged into [or paying for] the wars of the Crown. The King had largely held a hands-off approach with the colonies, who largely [...]

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June 26, 2009

If Government Ran Healthcare…

First a little humor in this Sprint Spoof from Now Dr. Ron Paul’s prescription for reforming healthcare in America

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June 20, 2009

Symbolic Victories Are Often Real Losses

Judging from his statements and the note he left in his car, James von Brunn walked into the Holocaust Museum believing that he was about to strike a blow against Jewish world hegemony and Federal gun-control.  Even by his twisted standards, his actions were counterproductive. His plan was to massacre people visiting and working at [...]

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June 12, 2009

Charles Lynch Sentenced to 1 Year and 1 Day in Prison

Read the news story here and reason‘s coverage here. The video below is Lynch’s response: While I’m not happy that Mr. Lynch is doing time for legally dispensing marijuana under California’s compassionate use law, he certainly could have received a much harsher sentence (up to 100 years). U.S. District Judge George Wu should be commended [...]

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June 9, 2009

Senator Feingold wants your input on health care

Senator Feingold is half of the team which brought us McCain-Feingold. His “Citizen Brief on Health Care” wants your input. It asks: How does the state of our current system affect you and your family? What reforms do you think are necessary to fix our health care crisis? Do you support the creation of a [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 4:16 pm || Permalink || Comments (4) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Activism
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June 4, 2009

Republican Senators busted trying to water down the “Audit the Fed” bill

The Senate version of The Federal Reserve Transparency Act (HR1207) is being watered down.  Not by Democrats, but by two ranking Republicans. The Huffington Post reports: Thanks to an overlooked document posted on the website of Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, the top ranking Republican on the Finance Committee, voters can virtually watch the water [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 9:45 pm || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Activism
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May 21, 2009

Help put Freedom Watch on Fox News Channel

While I rarely simply cut-and-paste an entire campaign or party e-mail to a blog post, this one deserves to be an exception to the rule: Help put a libertarian news program on the Fox News Channel! Dear Libertarian activists, Thank you so much! Because of your support, the show “Freedom Watch” is finally being considered [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 7:26 am || Permalink || Comments (3) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Activism,Media
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May 20, 2009

Don’t Apologize For Funny

Comedy is hard. Really, really hard. Funny requires stepping outside the box — saying something a bit unexpected. There are a lot of ways to screw it up, and often what sounds funny in your head is not so funny when a listener hears it. There’s a reason why many actors say that comedy acting [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 10:59 am || Permalink || Comments (9) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Activism,Humor,Media,Taxation
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May 19, 2009

One Proper Way To Confront a Government Official

On this website, we have a category called “Dumbasses & Authoritarians” that is a grab bag of stories about really dumb or vicious government officials. Typically, the posts that are assigned to that category detail some government official who is making everything worse via his actions. No, not every post gets assigned to that category, [...]

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May 12, 2009

The Limits of Campaign Finance Law Abridgement of the First Amendment Tested in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission

During the 2008 presidential campaign, an organization called Citizens United produced an anti-Hillary documentary called “Hillary: the Movie.” The movie was available on pay-per-view cable channels until the FEC pulled the plug claiming that the broadcast violated campaign finance law. The case, Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission, is now being considered by the Supreme [...]

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May 4, 2009

Please help Alabamians tweet the hops free

This is a request for a moment of online activism from folks in the freedom movement to help us Free the Hops. Right now, a bill to allow for the legal purchase and consumption of gourmet beers is being held up by one Bible-thumpin’ State Senator in Alabama.  He’s bragging about his filibuster of the [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 2:18 pm || Permalink || Comments (8) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Activism,Dumbasses and Authoritarians
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May 1, 2009

And the Republican Party still can’t figure out why they keep losing elections…

For some time, the national libertarian community has been paying attention to the Free the Hops movement in Alabama.  A brief overview provides: Of the Top 100 beers of the World at, a renowned beer review site, 98 cannot be sold in this state. Why is our choice so limited? Currently, Alabama is one [...]

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April 30, 2009

A new libertarian line-of-attack when debating medical marijuana issues with Republicans

For years, activists have been trying to pass federal legislation which prevents the feds from arresting patients (or doctors, growing clubs, etc.) when they’ve been prescribed medicinal marijuana by a physician in the states where such prescriptions are allowed by law.  Libertarians have often made valid points about Republican hypocrisy regarding federalism when it comes [...]

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Disharmony @ #tcot, freedom @ #tlot

Despite all of the hullabaloo over #tcot (Top Conservatives on Twitter), there seems to a be a bit of a scrap brewing between TCOT co-founders Rob Neppell and Michael Patrick Leahy.  To date, the argument sounds more like a quarrel between gay lovers than one between some of the God-fearing, pro-torture fag-bashing Republicans who frequently [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 3:42 pm || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Activism,Media,Technology,The Contributors
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April 29, 2009

Let’s Talk, Barack.

So Barack Obama has a few snide remarks for the tea partiers: Asked about fiscal discipline and entitlements reform, Obama seemed to be repressing a smile as he jabbed critics of his spending plans. “Those of you who are watching certain news channels on which I’m not very popular, and you see folks waving tea [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 10:00 pm || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Activism,Fiscal Policy,Politics,The Welfare State
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April 24, 2009

Bragging about a shining star and a very dear friend

I’ve heard Wayne Allyn Root described as “the Energizer Bunny on speed.”  While our styles are significantly different, I’ve been told that I outperform Root.  I’m not trying to compete with Root, but to make another point.  There is one person in the liberty movement I know who has the energy and results of Root [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 9:42 pm || Permalink || Comments (12) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Activism
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April 21, 2009

A sincere warning to big-government Republicans politicians

Last night, I published an article at The Next Right aimed at Republicans currently holding public office. Afterwards, I recalled that it wasn’t all that long ago that many elected Republicans thought the Internets are a long series of tubes. Lately, it seems that some Republican office holders have learned to tweet, but I’m not [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 8:14 pm || Permalink || Comments (2) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Activism,Republicans
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Quincy’s Open Letter Picked Up By Newsblaze

Quincy’s open letter to Jan Schakowsky, the dear lady who called tea party protestors “despicable” and “shameful” has been picked up on NewsBlaze. Check it out here. Congrats!

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 7:45 am || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Activism,The Contributors
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April 19, 2009

An Open Letter To Jan Schakowsky

Dear Representative Schakowsky – I’m a taxpayer.  The Tea Partiers are also taxpayers.  We are the people who make the enterprise of government possible. People in government would object to that statement.  They would say that the US Government has multiple revenue streams:  the income tax, other federal taxes, the Social Security Trust Fund, other [...]

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