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

September 12, 2009

Obama Raises Taxes Without Vote of Congress

“I can make a firm pledge….no family making less than $250,000 will see any form of tax increase…..not any of your taxes”-Barack Obama, September 12, 2008 Once again, President Obama has lied to the country. After raising cigarette taxes earlier this year, Obama just ordered another tax increase. This time, he raised every American’s taxes […]

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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 7, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI Would Make Marx Proud

Pope Benedict XVI has decided to wade into territory which he has no understanding or expertise: the global economy. The New York Times reports that the pope is now calling for a “New World Economic Order”* VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday called for a radical rethinking of the global economy, criticizing a […]

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May 18, 2009

Open Thread Question of the Day: To Whom or What Do You Pledge Your Allegiance?

I was listening to the local talk show host on my way to work this morning and the topic was the ongoing saga surrounding the auto makers. This particular talk show host is a very pro-union “buy American” (and therefore anti-free trade) kind of guy in the mold of Lou Dobbs. As I pulled into […]

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May 1, 2009

Chrysler Bankruptcy: What Are The Workers Owed?

The news of the day is that Chrysler’s creditors have rejected the government’s pittance offering for what they’re owed in the prepackaged bankruptcy, and Obama is pissed. After all, he’s put together what he thinks to be a fair and equitable solution, and those unpatriotic assholes unfeeling greedy bastards creditors dared to defy him. I […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 11:06 am || Permalink || Comments (7) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Credit Crisis,Economics,Government Regulation,Politics,Unions
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April 5, 2009

The Trouble With Boston

The parent company of the Boston Globe newspaper, the New York Times; has threatened to shut the Globe down if they cannot get at least $20 million in savings out of the paper for next year. [The story] quoted an unnamed person saying that in the meeting, management said that without the concessions, The Globe […]

Posted By: Chris Byrne @ 12:55 pm || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Economics,Look About,Politics,Unions
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March 10, 2009

E-mail to GM President: “It’s time to pay for your [own] sins, Detroit”

My apologies to those who have already read this, but for those who haven’t this is just too good not to share. Since December 2008, the Knox e-mail to GM has been making its way to inboxes all over the world; I learned of it only yesterday when listening to Neal Boortz yesterday. Within an […]

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March 5, 2009

Congress Transparently Shilling For Unions

The desire of the NEA to kill the DC Voucher program is well-covered, including by my co-contributor Doug here. Now it seems that Congress has snuck in a provision for the Teamsters, to restrict Mexican truckers: Buried in the $410 billion catch-all appropriations bill now before the U.S. Senate is a provision that would end […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 9:29 am || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Free Trade,Government Ethics,Government Regulation,Government Transparency,Politics,Unions
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December 7, 2008

Why Nationalization Damages Liberty and Prosperity

Many progressives are looking forward to increased government oversight over the auto industry. They see this as a chance to influence the types of vehicles that are produced and to dictate that production be turned to socially beneficial uses, including the manufacture of green cars that auto manufacturers are not manufacturing. These vehicles are not […]

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November 12, 2008

Barack Obama’s Really Bad Plans For The Auto Industry

President-Elect Obama has already signaled his support for a Federal bailout for the automobile industry, but that only seems to be the beginning of what seems to be a plan to involve the Federal Government in the automobile industry to an unprecedented extent. For example, he seems to like the idea of appointing a single […]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 7:18 pm || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Credit Crisis,Economics,Politics,Socialism,Theory and Ideas,Unions
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November 3, 2008

Third Party Debate

The City Club of Cleveland extended an invitation to the top six presidential candidates*. Of the six candidates, Libertarian Party candidate Bob Barr, Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin, and independent candidate Ralph Nader participated; Democrat Barack Obama, Republican John McCain, and Green Party candidate Cynthia McKinney were no-shows. Unlike the debates we have already seen […]

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October 17, 2008

Joe The Plumber And Professional Licensing Laws

After Joe Wurzelbacher became the star of the Wednesday night’s debate, the media started looking in to his background and it didn’t take long for someone to discovery that Joe the Plumber doesn’t have a plumber’s license. Now, Wurzelbacher admits that and say that, because he works for someone who has a license, he isn’t […]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 4:59 am || Permalink || Comments (15) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Economics,Government Regulation,Individual Rights,Monopolies,Unions
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October 4, 2008

Why Libertarians Should Vote: Threats to Liberty from the Left and the Right on the Colorado Ballot (Part 2 of 3)

Cont’d from Part 1 What motivates these very nice people to be such tyrants? Some will vote in ignorance of the issue* and others out of a sense of ‘social justice.’ Very few will intentionally vote to take liberty or property from a fellow citizen; most will vote to do so out of a well […]

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September 12, 2008

In fact, let me say unequivocally, I’m OK with more people dying, so long as we have more freedom; be it with drugs, or guns, or sex, or anything else. Are there limits? Of course there are; at the very least, my fist is limited by your nose… but doing immoral, unethical, and unconstitutional things […]

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September 2, 2008

Ron Paul’s Speech at the “Rally for the Republic”

Ron Paul spoke in front of a crowd of approximately 10,000 at the “Rally for the Republic” (AKA the “Ron Paul Convention”) across the river from the Republican National Convention. Below are the first 3 parts of his speech, the full text of the speech can be read here. Other speakers on the last day […]

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August 12, 2008

A Tale of Two Drug Raids

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. For those who wore the badge, they could do no wrong. For the “badge-nots,” they could do no right. I only wish this was a work of fiction but it is not. When it comes to drug raids (often no-knock raids), suspects (whether […]

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June 24, 2008

Thanks Union Bosses!

I have to say, I love these commercials from unionfacts.com. And And And here is Ted Kennedy’s well reasoned response:

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