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

November 4, 2008

A Lone Silver Lining

Today is, truly, a historic day. I’m not an old man, but when I was born 30 years ago the idea of electing a black president was something that might be discussed in polite circles, but was not reality. Today that has changed. Perhaps I’ve become more sentimental as I’ve aged, or perhaps it’s that […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 9:57 pm || Permalink || Comments (25) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Election '08,History,Political Correctness
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Hulk MAD! Hulk VOTE!

Voting is now analogized to Popeye eating his spinach: The final presidential debate concluded with some stirring words, though not from either candidate. Moderator and CBS newsman Bob Schieffer said, “I will leave you tonight with what my mother always said — go vote now. It will make you feel big and strong.“ Cue the […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 10:37 am || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Democracy,Election '08,Politics
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November 3, 2008

It’s Almost Over…

Just one more day, and the government can go back to screwing us quietly instead of auditioning for the job of screwing us.

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 11:20 pm || Permalink || Comments (2) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Election '08
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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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Quote Of The Day

From Doug Stanhope: The most important thing is to vote locally and know what you’re voting for – and if race or sex are your first reason, you should be denied a ballot because you are an ape who should be banished to voting online for upstart variety show websites. If you dont know exactly […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 10:26 am || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Democracy,Election '08,Quote of the Day
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October 31, 2008

Tarran Votes 2008

In less than a week it will be over; a year and a half of maneuvering, jockeying, speechifying, electioneering and speculating will thankfully draw to a close, and the U.S., which once was a sort of free republic, will crown a new king, who promises to reward the innocent and punish the guilty. In less […]

Posted By: tarran @ 2:18 pm || Permalink || Comments (4) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Election '08
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October 26, 2008

Social Security: The Betrayal Between Generations

If you think the “bailout from hell” is going to be painful to taxpayers, wait until the bill comes due for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. According to Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher, the unfunded liability for Social Security and Medicare sits at an incredible $99.2 trillion. This figure does not account for the myriad […]

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October 25, 2008

Best Biden Interview Ever

Found via Michelle Malkin UPDATE: The campaign retaliates by denying the TV station access for the rest of the campaign. WFTV-Channel 9’s Barbara West conducted a satellite interview with Sen. Joe Biden on Thursday. A friend says it’s some of the best entertainment he’s seen recently. What do you think? West wondered about Sen. Barack […]

Posted By: Chris Byrne @ 8:00 pm || Permalink || Comments (7) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Democrats,Economics,Election '08,Politics,Socialism,The Welfare State
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October 23, 2008

The Coming Constitutional Crisis

The following motion was filed in US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on October 22nd, and entered earlier today. This is an amended filing from the earlier motions (as is clear from the text); based on the state of the case as of the 22nd. Earlier, the Obama campaign filed a motion […]

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Don’t Forget to Study Before the Final!

I just received my mail-in ballot a week or so ago. The ballot, with multiple choices with arrows to be filled out next to each choice, reminds me of taking standardized tests back in the day. Some tests were easier than others but I knew that if I did not study, one of two things […]

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October 22, 2008

Gunblogger conference call with Missouri Governor Matt Blunt

Earlier today, I participated in a conference call with Missouri governor Matt Blunt, on the subject of gun rights, John McCain, and Barack Obama. You may recall that recently, the Obama campaign worked directly with democratic party elected officials in the state of Missouri; engaging prosecutors and county sheriffs, to intimidate local media outlets, and […]

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October 20, 2008

Ha Ha Only Serious

This has to be John McCains Best Speech Ever Seriously, McCain delivers what is certainly the best speech he’s ever given… and it’s a comedy routine. Part 1: And part 2:

Posted By: Chris Byrne @ 4:23 pm || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Election '08,Humor,Politics
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Why I’m Voting For Bob Barr, And Why You Should Too

In a likelihood, two weeks and one day from now, I will be standing outside of my local polling place in Western Prince William County, Virginia waiting for the doors to open so I can cast my ballot in the 2008 election. Unless the polls and electoral college projections that we’re seeing right now are […]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 2:45 am || Permalink || Comments (5) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Election '08,Politics
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October 15, 2008

Intrade — Make Money On Barr’08

Last night, I posted about the wild swings seen on the Intrade prediction market for President; wilder than anything I saw in ’04. I wanted to see how a true “long shot” was looking, so I started looking up contracts on Barr. Barr has several contracts based on his percentage in the popular vote, and […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 9:41 am || Permalink || Comments (2) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Election '08,Libertarians,Politics
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October 14, 2008

Intrade Update — Wild Left Hook

Before the conventions, the election was looking pretty decently to be in Obama’s hands according to Intrade, with him predicted about 60% likely to win (which was higher than Bush was predicted in 2004). After the conventions, though, I remarked how shocked I was to see the numbers come to a dead heat. Comparing my […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 10:15 pm || Permalink || Comments (18) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Election '08,Politics
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October 10, 2008

Hockey Moms For Truth

Some much needed humor for a Friday. Enjoy!

Posted By: Stephen Littau @ 10:49 am || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Election '08,Humor
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Vote for ‘N.O.T.A.’

Comrades, once a year, sometimes more, we are confronted with the question of whom to vote for. Millions of man-hours are consumed every two years in debating and discussing who is standing for elected office, the pros and cons of their policies and their past performance. Billions of dollars are spent promoting or defaming candidates. […]

Posted By: tarran @ 7:05 am || Permalink || Comments (3) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Democracy,Election '08,Politics
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October 8, 2008

Why Libertarians Should Vote: Restoring Liberty via the Ballot Box (Part 3 of 3)

I am not a fan of direct democracy. As I pointed out in part 2 of this series, the Colorado ballot has a number of anti-liberty ballot measures from the Left and the Right. The Colorado ballot is a classic example of how democracy can be reduced to tyrannical of mob rule. Having said that, […]

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October 7, 2008

The Credit Crisis: A Bipartisan “Achievement”

First, President Bush in 2002 pushes for increased home “ownership” regardless of creditworthiness. Second, despite what Nancy Pelosi says, the Democrats most certainly did their part to help President Bush succeed in his “ownership society.” These Democrats who scream that this credit crisis is a result of lax regulations didn’t much appreciate the regulators when […]

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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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