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

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 Boyd @ 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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Liberty Rock Friday: Another Brick in the Wall, Part II by Pink Floyd

This is one of my all-time favorites. To truly appreciate the message, one needs to see the video (below). Pink Floyd Another Brick in the Wall, Part II The Wall (1979) By Roger Waters We don’t need no education We dont need no thought control No dark sarcasm in the classroom Teachers leave them kids […]

Posted By: Stephen Littau @ 10:53 am || Permalink || Comments (2) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Education,General,Liberty Rock,Theory and Ideas
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June 4, 2009

Sonia Sotomayor: Endorsed by The Badge Worshippers and Law Enforcement Bootlickers of America

Those who are of the badge worshipping and law enforcement bootlicking persuasion might assume that Judge Sonia Sotomayor may not have much to offer them as a Supreme Court Justice until they take a look at her record on the 2nd Circuit. As it turns out, Sotomayor has quite an authoritarian streak. It seems that […]

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May 26, 2009

Governments Collapsing In Tough Economy

In the Wall Street Journal today, an article is published that details how cities are disincorporating as a result of the declining economy. Cities are dissolving themselves in order to escape city union contracts, among other things. As the recession batters city budgets around the U.S., some municipalities are considering the once-unthinkable option of dissolving […]

Posted By: Kevin Boyd @ 5:57 pm || Permalink || Comments (7) || TrackBack URI || Categories: General
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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 12, 2009

The Limits of Campaign Finance Law Abridgement of the First Amendment Tested in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission

During the 2008 presidential campaign, an organization called Citizens United produced an anti-Hillary documentary called “Hillary: the Movie.” The movie was available on pay-per-view cable channels until the FEC pulled the plug claiming that the broadcast violated campaign finance law. The case, Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission, is now being considered by the Supreme […]

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May 3, 2009

100 Cocktails To You, Sir.

Any serious fan of college football should be reading Every Day Should Be Saturday on a regular basis. Of course, if you claim you’re the former, and you’re not already doing the latter, I declare you’re no fan at all. What does this have to do with libertarian politics? Usually, nothing. But it seems that […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 4:33 pm || Permalink || Comments (3) || TrackBack URI || Categories: General
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April 29, 2009

The Obameter at the 100 Day Mark

Yeah I know, the “First 100 Days” of President Barack Obama is somewhat arbitrary. Still, a great deal has happened in these first 100 days so why not take another look at the Obameter shall we? So far, President Obama has kept 27 campaign promises, compromised on 7, broken 6, stalled on 3, has 63 […]

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April 22, 2009

Colorado One Step Closer to Abolishing the Death Penalty

The Colorado House passed the bill which would eliminate the death penalty by 1 vote. The Denver Post reports on the dramatic moment: In the hushed state House chamber, all eyes Tuesday stared up at the vote board, which showed lawmakers deadlocked 32-32 on whether to repeal the death penalty in Colorado. All but Rep. […]

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April 17, 2009

A very special thank you note…

…for this week’s links, visits and media The Liberty Papers would like to issue a very warm welcome to our fellow travelers visiting from the following websites.  We’d also like to express our appreciation to these sites for linking to us.  Here’s (below the fold) a list of recent links (and I apologize, in advance, […]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 12:28 pm || Permalink || Comments (10) || TrackBack URI || Categories: General,Media
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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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April 8, 2009

If You Can’t Compete, Why Not Shackle Your Competitors?

Ahh, the left… When life deals you lemons, you advocate a Federal Lemon Rationing Board: Personally, I would love a legal cap on the number of words a blogger is allowed to produce per day. I’m privileged to have a job that I really enjoy. But at the same time, I would prefer to write […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 10:32 pm || Permalink || Comments (2) || TrackBack URI || Categories: General
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April 4, 2009

$1.00

This is the amount a jury awarded the America hating professor, Ward Churchill in his civil rights lawsuit against The University of Colorado. Despite charges of academic misconduct “deliberate and repeated plagiarism, falsification, and fabrication” Churchill and his legal team turned his dismissal from CU into a First Amendment free speech issue. Maybe I don’t […]

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April 3, 2009

Lenin Gets It In The End

You can’t help but appreciate this: One of Russia’s most famous statues of Vladimir Lenin has been bombed, leaving the Bolshevik revolutionary with a gaping hole in his rear. The bronze statue, in the city of St Petersburg, was badly damaged before dawn on Wednesday, when the blast blew a hole in Lenin’s coat. No-one […]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 12:30 pm || Permalink || Comments (3) || TrackBack URI || Categories: General
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