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

May 4, 2010

This Day in History: 40th Anniversary of the Kent State Massacre

From the Progressive/Left-wing DemocracyNow.org’s coverage: Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Kent State Shootings. On May 4th, 1970, National Guardsmen opened fire on hundreds of unarmed students at an antiwar rally at Kent State University in Ohio. The guardsmen fired off at least 67 shots in roughly 13 seconds. Four students were killed and [...]

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November 11, 2009

Thoughts On Veterans Day

As we mark Veterans Day here in the United States, it is worth remembering that, for the rest of the Western world, today marks the end of what may very well be the most pointless war in human history The war in which millions of educated and working class men sacrificed their lives to fight [...]

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July 23, 2008

Want to Serve Your Country? Well, What’s Stopping You!

Time has an ongoing series which advocates the need for “voluntary” national service. In the magazine’s latest article by Managing Editor Richard Stengel, the author praises both John McCain and Barack Obama for their urging of Americans to “serve interests greater than self.” It is a unique moment for the idea of national service. You [...]

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October 19, 2007

The Philosophy of Life, Liberty, and Property Explained

Hat Tip: Cato on Campus

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September 8, 2007

Is non-interventionism immoral?

“The noblest fate that a man can endure is to place his own mortal body between his loved home and the war’s desolation.” Robert Heinlein Starship Troopers For as long as I can remember, people interested in politics have been debating various crises where the main question was whether or not the U.S. military should [...]

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August 10, 2007

The Media Floats The Draft Balloon

Today, on NPR, “War Czar” Lt. Gen. Lute was asked about whether he wants to see a return to government slavery, also known as conscription or “the draft”. Here’s his answer: I think it makes sense to certainly consider it, and I can tell you, this has always been an option on the table, but [...]

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March 31, 2007

Murtha And A Citizen — Legislature?

As Kevin pointed out, Jack Murtha is calling for a new draft. Of course, the military brass don’t want a draft, and every military member I’ve spoken to who has served in the conscript and the volunteer army doesn’t want conscription. But if Murtha is so enamored of citizen service, why don’t we replace our [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 9:41 am || Permalink || Comments (10) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Draft,Politics,Theory and Ideas
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March 30, 2007

John Murtha Calls For A Draft

Not this shit again. Another liberal Democrat calls for slavery.

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