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

November 6, 2009

Liberty Rock Friday: “Land of Confusion” by Genesis

I’m actually surprised that it hasn’t occurred to me to post “Land of Confusion” for Liberty Rock sooner. This is a great song with a great message that seems perhaps even more appropriate now than its original 1986 release. The song raises questions in my mind such as: Who is ultimately responsible for this land [...]

Posted By: Stephen Littau @ 6:42 am || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Activism,Culture,Freedom,General,Government Incompetence,Humor,Liberty,Liberty Rock,Multimedia,Theory and Ideas
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ACTION ALERT: Obamacare Set For Vote On Saturday

On Saturday at 6PM, the Democrats plan to bring Obamacare for a vote on the House floor. Obamacare contains: A government run public option which will eventually take over our healthcare Higher taxes on individuals A mandate that businesses and individuals and families buy health insurance Increase the cost of health insurance by requiring insurance [...]

Posted By: Kevin @ 6:25 am || Permalink || Comments (2) || TrackBack URI || Categories: General
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November 5, 2009

Twitter user claims “Mission Accomplished” regarding Fort Hood incident

My nephew and his wife (who recently got out of the Army) live in the Fort Hood area.  After calling to see if they are all okay, I hit Facebook and Twitter to see if I could obtain some additional information.  That’s when I found this tweet: “Fort Hood = Mission Accomplished.” Here are some [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 2:17 pm || Permalink || Comments (6) || TrackBack URI || Categories: General
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October 15, 2009

I Know The Feeling

Well, it appears to be a slow news day, unless you count UFO Boy or the demise of J&K+8, so let’s look at cartoons! Just once I’d love to see this actually happen…

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 12:31 pm || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: General
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October 6, 2009

Transparency No Longer* In Vogue in Democrat Controlled Congress

Gosh, it doesn’t seem like all that long ago the American public was promised hope, change, and a more open, transparent, ethical federal government if we only elected Obama the next President of the United States. Before that, in 2006 Pelosi and Co. made many of the same promises. Now the Democrats have the House, [...]

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October 5, 2009

Downsizing Government

Our friends at the Cato Institute, the only think tank in DC dedicate to personal and economic liberty, have launched a new site, DownsizingGovernment.org, committed to cutting waste from the federal budget. From the press release: The research on the site also exposes that many public outlays—though vigorously defended by the politicians who created them [...]

Posted By: Jason Pye @ 3:08 pm || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: General
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September 23, 2009

The NEA Con-Call; There’s Not Much “There” There

On August 10th, a conference call occurred, including folks from the White House, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the arts community. The purpose of the call was to “rally the troops” of artists who had spent time working for the Obama campaign, enlisting their help to push national service initiatives. The revelation of [...]

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The ACORN Tapes

I’m about to write a very long-winded post on the story that dropped from Breitbart on the NEA “scandal”, and in doing so, I need to clear the air about ACORN. When the ACORN tapes hit the street, I considered posting about it. My initial reaction was this: 1) I’m a libertarian. In my world, [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 9:53 am || Permalink || Comments (9) || TrackBack URI || Categories: General
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September 22, 2009

Republicans Were Against Big Government Before The Election, Too.

Apparently, the Obama administration is learning that calling a large percentage of the American people racist wackos isn’t a very good idea: it cheapens the terms, which carry more charge if applied to Stormfront and the birthers, respectively. Obama on Leno last night (text via LA Times) suggested that maybe people are opposing him because [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 9:39 am || Permalink || Comments (2) || TrackBack URI || Categories: General
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September 14, 2009

H.R. 3311 is an oxymoron

Democratic Congressman Earl Blumenauer is seeking to inflict yet another tax on the American people. This one, though, is far more insidious than the average tax thought up by Congress: The “Road User Fee Pilot Project” would be administered by the US Treasury Department. This agency in turn would issue millions in taxpayer-backed grants to [...]

Posted By: Quincy @ 8:04 pm || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: General
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September 5, 2009

Quote of the Day

From former GAO head David Walker in the WSJ: Mr. Walker’s own speeches are vivid and clear. “We have four deficits: a budget deficit, a savings deficit, a value-of-the-dollar deficit and a leadership deficit,” he tells one group. “We are treating the symptoms of those deficits, but not the disease.” Remember, this is from someone [...]

Posted By: Quincy @ 3:40 pm || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: General
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September 3, 2009

Open Thread – Government Debt

From the Treasury, as of Tuesday 9/1: Total US Debt: 11,792,918,170,836.43 ——————————– Debt Held By The Public: 7,481,218,854,095.12 Intragovernmental Holdings: 4,311,699,316,741.31 Debt held by the “public” includes anything not held by other government agencies. I.e. this is t-bills sold to individuals, corporations, foreign individuals and even foreign governments or sovereign wealth funds. Intragovernmental holdings a [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 7:45 am || Permalink || Comments (7) || TrackBack URI || Categories: General
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August 26, 2009

All I Have to Say About Ted Kennedy

Posted By: Chris @ 9:17 pm || Permalink || Comments (3) || TrackBack URI || Categories: General
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July 22, 2009

Real Solutions for Health Care, Part I – The Problem

If one looks at Barack Obama’s principles for health care, the basic ideas are right. His three principles are: Reduce Costs Guarantee Choice Ensure Quality Care for All Unfortunately, the health care measures the president is backing shows he clearly doesn’t understand the main problem with American health care. In America today, doctors rarely answer [...]

Posted By: Quincy @ 7:05 am || Permalink || Comments (4) || TrackBack URI || Categories: General
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June 23, 2009

SCOTUS: No Constitutional Right for DNA Testing Post-Conviction

Last week in District Attorney’s Office for the Third Judicial District et. al. v. Osborne the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that convicts have no Constitutional right to DNA testing even if such testing would conclusively determine the guilt or innocence of the convict. In this particular case, William Osborne was willing to pay for [...]

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June 19, 2009

Or Else We Will Be Very, Very Angry With You!

Apparently the UN has said it has the right to stop any North Korean ship suspected of smuggling arms. Or, not really… We have the right to ASK them to stop. And if they don’t stop, they will be in deep trouble with the UN. How deep? They might be angry and write a letter [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 12:02 pm || Permalink || Comments (2) || TrackBack URI || Categories: General
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Barbara Boxer is the One Who Needs the Etiquette Lessons

This behavior on the part of Barbara Boxer* would be appalling if the comments were directed at a regular citizen at a town hall meeting much less a decorated general in a Senate hearing! She “worked so hard” to earn this title? What did she have to do to “earn” this title vs. what General [...]

Posted By: Stephen Littau @ 10:13 am || Permalink || Comments (12) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Democrats,Dumbasses and Authoritarians,General,Hubris,Multimedia,Politics
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June 15, 2009

Some Thoughts About the Iranian Demonstrations

Christopher Hitchens has a must read article about the Iranian “elections” that saw the “reelection” of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as “President”. Iran and its citizens are considered by the Shiite theocracy to be the private property of the anointed mullahs. This totalitarian idea was originally based on a piece of religious quackery promulgated by the late [...]

Posted By: Kevin @ 7:03 pm || Permalink || Comments (2) || TrackBack URI || Categories: General
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June 9, 2009

Quote of the Day: Sotomayor’s “Pro-State Bias” Edition

This article in The Boston Globe about Sonia Sotomayor ought to delight “tough on crime” conservatives and cause great concern for civil libertarians of all stripes. Prosecutors and law enforcement organizations give her high marks for her “aggressiveness” both as a prosecutor and as a judge. One quote from the article stood out and seems [...]

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June 5, 2009

Comment of the Day: A Welcome Voice from Liberty Papers Past

Re: Mancow gets waterboarded It’s always a treat to hear from Eric, the founder of The Liberty Papers. Its comments like this one which make me miss his “grumbles.” This comment was in response to a discussion sparked by Stephen Gordon’s post concerning waterboarding: Interesting discussion. Chris has a very valid point about altering the [...]

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