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

March 16, 2007

Stockholm Syndrome With Government?

Over in a comment at Catallarchy, I came across this from Constant: To give an example, I am not personally bothered by taxation. I don’t get an adrenaline rush (in a bad way) from taxation, but I do get a bad adrenaline rush from being mugged. My feelings about taxation that I feel each year […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 8:37 pm || Permalink || Comments (3) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Blog Discussions,Theory and Ideas
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February 28, 2007

Is Islamofascism a Legitimate Threat to Liberty?

In my recent post about Michael Charles Smith, I received a response from a reader by the name of Carl Deen regarding my support for the war against terror Islamofascism (Not the war on terror. Terrorism is the method the Islamofascist uses to accomplish his political-religious goals). I think his challenge is worth a post […]

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February 24, 2007

How To Not Explain Things To Libertarians

Chris Clarke, at Pandagon, has written a long article about How To Explain Things To Libertarians. As you might expect, as he leads into all of this, he gets some things wrong. The things he gets wrong are the traditional propaganda of the left related to why we need social democracy. For example: If those […]

Posted By: Adam Selene @ 3:19 pm || Permalink || Comments (23) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Blog Discussions,Theory and Ideas
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February 22, 2007

Meet Michael Charles Smith

If the 2008 presidential campaign wasn’t about electing the first woman, African American, Hispanic, or Mormon president but rather about ideas, candidates like Ron Paul might have a fighting chance to be the next president. For the purposes of this post, I’ll pretend that this race is about ideas. Ron Paul seems to be a […]

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February 15, 2007

The Present And Future Of The Blogosphere

A few days ago, I reposted The Future Of Liberty, in order to set the stage for a post on the American’s article on Milton Friedman & blogging. Yesterday, though, Doug jumped in between steps A and B with his own post… But I think there’s more that can be said. A lot of people […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 10:57 pm || Permalink || Comments (3) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Blog Discussions,Technology,Theory and Ideas
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Health Care @ Coyote Blog

Over at Coyote Blog, Warren takes WaPo columnist Steven Pearlman to task for an article on health care. It’s far too extensive to summarize, but I highly recommend taking a look. An excerpt: But let’s get into all that money-grubbing. Mr. Pearlstein reads the study as saying the problem is all that profit. Because we […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 8:32 pm || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Blog Discussions,Government Regulation,Healthcare
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February 14, 2007

The Blogosphere As A Spontaneous Order

American Magazine has an interesting article arguing that the blogosphere is the perfect example of a spontaneous order in action: Left to the free market of ideas and instant reader feedback, good writing, quality and reliability in blogging secures a readership and reputation solely on merit. The analogy to “democracy” may be clichéd but the […]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 1:47 pm || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Blog Discussions
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February 13, 2007

The Future Of Liberty

I wrote this post back in January 2006 at The Unrepentant Individual. I’ve got a post I want to write in a day or two about blogging in general, but this post will lay the groundwork. —————————————————————— Since the American Revolution, and particularly in the past 100 years, we’ve seen a ceaseless growth of the […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 9:50 pm || Permalink || Comments (4) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Blog Discussions,Individual Rights,Technology,Theory and Ideas
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Edwards & His “Blogger Problem”

Barely a week ago, John Edwards hired Amanda Marcotte to be one of the head bloggers on his campaign. As is expected whenever something of this magnitude occurs, people started looking into her past writings. I— and quite a lot of other people— pointed out that she’s a bit unhinged, caustic, and was at best […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 10:44 am || Permalink || Comments (25) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Blog Discussions,Election '08,Politics
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February 2, 2007

John Edwards Has A New Blogger On Staff

Hit & Run is reporting on John Edwards’ new blogger, Amanda Marcotte. Some of you remember Amanda as the raving feminist* from Pandagon. Well, it seems that one of the earliest things Amanda has done after the announcement of her new position is to go back and delete a post where she jumped to conclusions […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 10:01 pm || Permalink || Comments (6) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Blog Discussions,Politics
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January 28, 2007

Old Media vs. New Media

(Cross posted here at Fearless Philosophy for Free Minds) A rather interesting comment was posted in response to a minor point I made about the new media vs. the old media in a post I wrote entitled The Scales of Justice Need Rebalancing. I thought the comment raised some interesting questions that deserved to be […]

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January 13, 2007

New Libertarian Social News Site

Many of you are familiar with Digg.com, a news aggregator site where the actions of the community of readers propel “worthy” stories ahead of the rest. Essentially, they’re designed to separate the wheat from the chaff. Unfortunately, Digg has some inherent biases and a herd mentality that usually forces smaller blogs and news items, despite […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 7:03 am || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Blog Discussions,Look About,Technology
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January 1, 2007

Why Is It?

Why is it that most dogmatic conservative and libertarian blogs don’t provide trackbacks or comments? If they did then Anthony Gregory, Thomas Woods (of Lew Rockwell Blog) and Kevin might be able to have a constructive dialog. Instead, we have this. Such posts make people feel better, superior even. They probably get appreciative head nods […]

Posted By: Adam Selene @ 5:04 pm || Permalink || Comments (11) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Blog Discussions
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December 19, 2006

The Tyranny Of The Majority

As both Adam and Brad have noted, I stirred up quite a little hornet’s nest with my post earlier today addressing a liberal leftist who didn’t really seem to understand (or respect) libertarian thought. I had hoped, perhaps naively, that it would result in a serious debate and exchange of ideas. Instead, in my absence […]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 8:14 pm || Permalink || Comments (7) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Blog Discussions,Individual Rights,Theory and Ideas
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I Thought About It

I thought about responding to the Maha Blog after this post and comment thread. In the course of the thread, Maha decided to censor two Liberty Papers contributors, including myself and Brad. She also removed a comment from “Mycroft Holmes” without comment at all when he had the temerity to point out that she had […]

Posted By: Adam Selene @ 5:39 pm || Permalink || Comments (18) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Blog Discussions
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December 12, 2006

America Goes Commie — What Do You Do?

Over at Catallarchy, Jonathan Wilde asks a very interesting question: At some point in the future, the majority of US voters come to believe passionately in communism. As the presidential election approaches, all polling data points to a probable win by the communist party candidate. And I don’t mean ‘communist’ like Barack Obama or George […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 5:17 pm || Permalink || Comments (8) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Blog Discussions,Individual Rights,Theory and Ideas
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December 10, 2006

Responding to Walter

So, we have a reader, Walter, who advocates going toe to toe with the Chinese over Taiwan. In response to a single comment by me, he posts a couple hundred words tackling me and his perception of what I advocate or believe. Below the fold, I tackle his comments. I’m sure they won’t make much […]

Posted By: Adam Selene @ 10:04 am || Permalink || Comments (8) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Blog Discussions,Politics
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October 13, 2006

I Can’t Believe I’m Saying This

But, I actually like something that Markos Zuniga Moulitsas a.k.a “Daily Kos” has written: The Case for the Libertarian Democrat In this article, Kos attempts to describe why he thinks there is a more natural alliance between those with libertarian principles, and the Democratic party; as well as why the Republican party has been losing […]

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July 2, 2006

Brad’s Smoking and Bare-Knuckle Boxing Emporium!

If you’ve been keeping up with things, you’ll have noticed that smoking bans have become the new (old) debate. Columnist Bill Fergusen explains why a libertarian can support such bans: That’s why this libertarian supports efforts to restrict smoking in public places not clearly designated as smoking zones. Smokers should have the right to smoke, […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 5:32 pm || Permalink || Comments (15) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Blog Discussions,Individual Rights
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May 30, 2006

Carnival Of Liberty XLVII

Carnival of Liberty 47 is up at New World Man. Go check it out.

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 2:31 am || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Blog Discussions
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