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

June 27, 2009

Public Schools and the Public Option

Imagine a private school where students sat in a math class for weeks misbehaving and learning nothing. Imagine that school gets on TV news because the administrators suspended the young lady who blew the whistle by taking a cell phone video and giving it to her mom who confronted them. Do you think that school […]

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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 17, 2009

It’s Time to Impeach Obama

It’s time to impeach Obama; indict him, and his entire administration, for fraud, coercion, extortion, influence peddling, and grand theft under the color of law, amongst hundreds of other charges. It is not simply the auto issue; but that is currently the most visible. This is no hyperbole. I am not simply spouting off. I […]

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June 12, 2009

Liberty Rock Friday: Freewill by Rush

Rush “Freewill” Permanent Waves (1980) Words by Neil Peart, music by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson There are those who think that life Has nothing left to chance With a host of holy horrors To direct our aimless dance A planet of playthings We dance on the strings Of powers we cannot perceive The stars […]

Posted By: Stephen Littau @ 9:56 am || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Culture,Freedom,Liberty,Liberty Rock,Theory and Ideas
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June 2, 2009

Menu Planning With CSPI

It must be getting close to lunchtime… I want to go eat ALL OF THIS! Take Applebee’s Quesadilla Burger. Heaven knows, it’s tough to put a new spin on burgers. And quesadillas—two largetortillas stuffed with cheese—have made it big on appetizer menus. Mix them together and you’ve got the Quesadilla Burger—a beef patty plus cheddar […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 10:19 am || Permalink || Comments (4) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Freedom,The Nanny State
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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 18, 2009

Why Collectivism “works”, but doesn’t work.

Generally speaking, when talking with a relatively reasonable and intelligent leftists about politics, economics (which are the same thing to them), econometrics, and social philosophy (again, they can’t be separated in leftist theology); the “question” will arise “If socialism is so bad, why does it work in families, and villages? It works there, so it […]

Posted By: Chris Byrne @ 3:39 pm || Permalink || Comments (9) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Culture,Economics,Freedom,Hubris,Politics,Socialism,Theory and Ideas
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May 11, 2009

Park Service Honors Freedom’s Heroes By Stomping On Property Rights

The passengers of United Flight 93 were heroes. Scared, unsure of what the future held, and in the face of everything that passengers previously understood about hijackings, they knew that it was their duty to try to overcome the odds and take down the hijackers on that flight. They didn’t turn to a sky marshal, […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 11:55 am || Permalink || Comments (13) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Civil Liberties,Freedom,Property Rights
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May 6, 2009

Bundling The Banks Into A TARP

Back in October, the banks appeared to be in very deep trouble. Such deep trouble that they were forced to enter a deal with the Devil decided to run to the government for assistance. But they were shocked — SHOCKED! — when the government starting attaching a whole bunch of regulations and conditions to the […]

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May 5, 2009

Overeducated Redneck

One of the things that has always amazed (and amused, and irritated) me, is the willingness of those on the left to dismiss me, and those of my political bent, as racists, hicks, ignorant, rednecks (as if those things were synonymous) etc… Any time I’ve written about the evils of collectivism, how firearms are as […]

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May 1, 2009

And the Republican Party still can’t figure out why they keep losing elections…

For some time, the national libertarian community has been paying attention to the Free the Hops movement in Alabama.  A brief overview provides: Of the Top 100 beers of the World at BeerAdvocate.com, a renowned beer review site, 98 cannot be sold in this state. Why is our choice so limited? Currently, Alabama is one […]

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No Secession, No Legitimacy!

Many Republicans, having discovered that Bush’s policies are tyrannical, are making noises about wanting out of the fascist state that they were cheering on a few months ago. While we may wonder why it took the trivial matter of having people who have the letter D appended to their names on news reports executing Bush’s […]

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April 27, 2009

Cato Report: Portugal’s Seven Year Experiment with Drug Decriminalization “a Resounding Success”

In July of 2001, Portugal tried something which would horrify policy makers the world over: the decriminalization of all drugs. As a result, Portugal turned into a country overrun with drugs, stoners, drug tourists, and criminals…right? Not according to a report by Cato’s Glenn Greenwald entitled Drug Decriminalization in Portugal: Lessons for Creating Fair and […]

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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 20, 2009

The Constitution really DOES mean what is says

This morning, the 9th circuit court of appeals confirmed that the 2nd amendment is indeed incorporated against the states under the selective incorporation doctrine, in the case Nordyke Vs. King. This means that the 2nd amendment has a lawful status equivalent to that of the first, fourth, fifth, and other amendments which explicitly protect our […]

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April 19, 2009

An Open Letter To Jan Schakowsky

Dear Representative Schakowsky – I’m a taxpayer.  The Tea Partiers are also taxpayers.  We are the people who make the enterprise of government possible. People in government would object to that statement.  They would say that the US Government has multiple revenue streams:  the income tax, other federal taxes, the Social Security Trust Fund, other […]

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April 16, 2009

Keeping What What We Make Away From the Tax-man

The furor over the Tea Party movement has been quite exciting.  While I love watching government officials and their sycophantic propagandists energetically denounce people for daring to suggest that people should be permitted to keep their earnings,  I, like others, think the protests – in and of themselves – are insufficient to meaningfully change the […]

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April 14, 2009

The Trouble with Involuntary Collectivists

… and in fact leftists of any stripe (and some on the far right for that matter), is that everything they believe is wrong. Yes, I mean that directly, literally, and completely. Everything they believe is wrong. Incorrect. False. Everything they believe in is wrong, because it all flows from absolutely wrong first principles, which […]

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April 11, 2009

Reforming America’s Prison System: The Time Has Come

Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) in his recent article calling for a major reform of America’s prisons in Parade Magazine brought some very disturbing, eye opening, statistics about America’s prison system to light. In summary this is some of what he found: -Since 1984, America’s prison population has quadrupled from 580,000 to 2.3 million -Though the […]

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