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

August 7, 2009

When You Ask AARP Members to Voice Their Opinions About Healthcare…

…you better be prepared to hear opinions which don’t necessarily support the Democrats proposed government takeover of healthcare. The speaker at this meeting (in the video below) made the mistake of saying “I think we can all agree…”. From there, the AARP members took over. Really brings a smile to your face huh? Hat Tip: […]

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July 29, 2009

Obama, Gates, Crowley, and the Troubling Controversy that Seemingly Won’t Go Away

Up to now I have purposely avoided this whole disorderly conduct arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr. for a number of reasons. First reason being that compared to the other cases I’ve written about here and elsewhere, this is a very minor case of police misconduct. I have yet to read or hear any reports […]

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July 19, 2009

Ain’t Nobody’s Business If You Do

THIS BOOK IS BASED on a single idea: You should be allowed to do whatever you want with your own person and property, as long as you don’t physically harm the person or property of a nonconsenting other. Thus begins a book that everyone interested in politics should read; Ain’t Nobody’s Business If You Do: The […]

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July 1, 2009

Common Ground for the Left and the Right on the Bill of Rights

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June 23, 2009

Trust, blogs, and the FTC?

So, the FTC is coming after bloggers who make money and don’t adequately disclose it: New guidelines, expected to be approved late this summer with possible modifications, would clarify that the agency can go after bloggers – as well as the companies that compensate them – for any false claims or failure to disclose conflicts […]

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June 21, 2009

This is Government

According to the Iranian government, the person dying below was a terrorist. No doubt all the people walking around her in apparent unconcern for there were fellow terrorists, and the people she was terrorizing were outside camera range. She is being called Neda. The person who uploaded the video to Youtube claims that he was […]

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June 19, 2009

I Don’t Ask Congress To Applaud Iranian Protesters, But I’ll Do It Myself

Congress has voted to condemn the actions of the Iranian government, and as Reason points out, Ron Paul in typical contrarian fashion is the sole “no” vote: I rise in reluctant opposition to H Res 560, which condemns the Iranian government for its recent actions during the unrest in that country. While I never condone […]

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June 16, 2009

Obama’s disdain for free speech

According to Drudge, President Obama plans to take a bigger step closer to totalitarianism regarding the separation of the media and the state. On the night of June 24, the media and government become one, when ABC turns its programming over to President Obama and White House officials to push government run health care — […]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 8:26 am || Permalink || Comments (3) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Constitution,Free Speech,Freedom of the press
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May 29, 2009

Liberty Rock Friday: Hook in Mouth by Megadeth

Megadeth Hook in Mouth So Far, So Good, So What! (1988) Music by D. Mustaine/D. Ellefson, Lyrics by D. Mustaine) A cockroach in the concrete, courthouse tan and beady eyes. A slouch with fallen arches, purging truths into great lies. A little man with a big eraser, changing history Procedures that hes programmed to, all […]

Posted By: Stephen Littau @ 10:27 am || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Culture,Free Speech,Freedom,Liberty Rock
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May 14, 2009

Carrie Prejean Is Wrong About Her Rights

During the press conference the other day where Donald Trump announced that Carrie Prejean would not lose her title as Miss California, the new heroine of social conservatives everywhere had this to say: “I exercised my freedom of speech and I was punished for doing so,” an emotional Prejean said at a news conference. “This […]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 5:00 am || Permalink || Comments (22) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Constitution,Free Speech,Individual Rights
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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 3, 2009

Something for the left to think about regarding hate crime laws

As a libertarian, I find Republican Congresswoman Virginia Foxx’s comment that Matthew Shepard’s death was a “a hoax that continues to be used as an excuse for passing these bills” as reprehensible as anyone on the left ever could.  Although she’s now apologized for the remark, she’s yet another good example of why the Republican […]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 5:47 pm || Permalink || Comments (12) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Civil Liberties,Free Speech,Freedom of Association,Individual Rights
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April 26, 2009

Even David Duke Has The Right To Free Speech

Friday in the Czech Republic, Czech police detained a foreigner on suspicion of Thoughtcrime. The foreigner in question is former KKK leader David Duke who was arrested and later deported for the Thoughtcrime offense of denying the Holocaust. Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke was detained by police in the Czech Republic on Friday […]

Posted By: Kevin Boyd @ 4:53 pm || Permalink || Comments (3) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Foreign Affairs,Free Speech,Freedom,Political Correctness
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April 15, 2009

DHS Responds To Uproar Over Report On “Right Wing Extremism”

In light of the uproar that we’ve seen over the report that Stephen Gordon brought into the public light earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security has issued this press release: Release Date: April 15, 2009 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Contact: 202-282-8010 The primary mission of this department is to […]

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Hey IRS & DHS, Suck On This!

I’m not going to make it to any Tea Parties today, because frankly I think my personal time is far better spent earning money at my job than engaging in a bit of populism that will likely be forgotten and ignored by the mainstream media — at least those portions of the MSM that don’t […]

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April 4, 2009

$1.00

This is the amount a jury awarded the America hating professor, Ward Churchill in his civil rights lawsuit against The University of Colorado. Despite charges of academic misconduct “deliberate and repeated plagiarism, falsification, and fabrication” Churchill and his legal team turned his dismissal from CU into a First Amendment free speech issue. Maybe I don’t […]

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April 2, 2009

St. Louis TSA Detains Man For Carrying Cash & Ron Paul Stickers

A truly disturbing story: H/T: Crystal Clear Conservative

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March 31, 2009

When Did Maricopa County Become Red Square?

This seems even excessive for the Toughest Most Authoritarian Sheriff in America, Joe Arpaio: Sheriff’s deputies and county Protective Service officers arrested two men and two women in the middle of the [County Board of Supervisors] meeting when they stood and applauded a speaker who criticized Arpaio. Joel Nelson, Jason Odhner, Monica Sanschafer and Kristy […]

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March 28, 2009

United Nations Opposes Freedom of Religion

Some group calling itself the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a resolution yesterday opposing what they see as the leading human rights issue of our time. You’re probably thinking, maybe they’re now addressing the situation in Darfur, or perhaps they’re talking about Communist China’s treatment of Tibetians. Perhaps there maybe a resolution about Cuba’s […]

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March 27, 2009

The Liberty Papers Welcomes Fellow “Militia Members” and Enemies of the State

Are you an enemy of the state? Chances are if you are reading The Liberty Papers, you are! According to a new report from the Missouri Information Analysis Center, “The Modern Militia Movement” authored by Governor Nixon and Attorney General Koster, signs that you may be a domestic terrorist or militia member include: – You […]

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