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

November 25, 2014

Watching the Watchers: Resistance to Transparency a Problem at Every Level of Government

We do not have leaders in the United States of America. We have representatives. They are chosen by us to do a job for us. They are our employees. We do not owe them any respect or subservience beyond the same basic respect we choose to show fellow human beings, and in particular those who […]

Posted By: Sarah Baker @ 3:13 pm || Permalink || Comments (0) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Healthcare,Media
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November 16, 2014

Long Slow Burn – GruberGate as a Microcosm

We, here, at The Liberty Papers do not generally share our correspondence, but the big issues of the day are, in fact, talked about at length in our site’s Google Group as we coordinate what we’ll be talking about at this lovely blog. Without being specific or quoting anyone directly, I would like to put […]

Posted By: Matt Souders @ 2:42 pm || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Activism,Democracy,General,Government Transparency,Healthcare,Liberty,Media
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November 10, 2014

SCOTUS Has Accepted Appeal of Case That Could Topple Obamacare

On Friday, United States Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal in King v. Burwell. The plaintiffs in that case assert that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act only allows tax credits to people who buy insurance “from an exchange established by a state.” The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal disagreed and ruled that the […]

Posted By: Sarah Baker @ 8:30 am || Permalink || Comments (0) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Constitution,Healthcare,Legal,Supreme Court
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November 7, 2014

Can We End the Insulting “War on Women” Meme Now?

Colorado Senator Mark Udall has a strong record of fighting back against surveillance state abuses. If I lived in Colorado, I would have considered voting for him, as the lesser of two evils, on that basis alone. Instead “Senator Uterus” squandered that advantage by running on the phony and demeaning “war on women.” Let us […]

Posted By: Sarah Baker @ 9:00 am || Permalink || Comments (2) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Abortion,Culture,Election '14,Healthcare,Sex
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October 29, 2014

Tesla Whines About Protectionist Legislation for Auto Dealers While Using Government Largesse to Compete

Last week, I wrote about rent seeking auto dealers lobbying for protection from competition with manufacturers utilizing direct-to-consumer sales models. I mentioned direct-to-consumer manufacturer Tesla by name, and suggested such legislation would prevent consumers from enjoying the savings that might otherwise be realized from Tesla’s efforts to “eliminate the middle-man.” I should have taken the […]

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October 18, 2014

John McCain vs John McCain: Ebola Czar Edition

In 2008, even though the presidency of Barack Obama has been a disaster, the American people picked the lesser of the two evils. It is truly terrifying that John McCain won the presidential nomination of a major political party. At first, Senator McCain was opposed to using “czars” in government as this tweet obtained by […]

Posted By: Kevin Boyd @ 9:09 am || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Dumbasses and Authoritarians,Government Incompetence,Healthcare,Hope n' Change
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October 17, 2014

Performance Enhancing? Nope… normalizing… But don’t try to tell the DEA that

There’s a funny thing about my life… I’m not sure if this is comic, tragic, ironic or what… I spent more than 10 years as a serious competitive powerlifter, football player, wrestler, and martial artist, and another few years as a just a hobbyist. In that entire time, I never did a single “performance enhancing […]

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Re-post: The Right to Life Also Implies a Right to Die

Brittany Maynard says ‘I don’t want to die.’ The 29 year-old is is not unique in her desire for self-preservation as most of us do not want to die. What does make her somewhat more unique is she has tragically been diagnosed with a stage 4 glioblastoma. To put this in laymen’s terms, she has […]

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October 16, 2014

Watch A Couple Of Millennials Talk About Barack Obama’s Policies Have Harmed Their Generation

A couple of young Millennial women, Alyssa Lafage and Elly Mae, appeared on “The Rick Amato Show” on the One America News Network (don’t worry, you probably don’t even get the channel). Amato had both young ladies on to talk about how the policies of President Obama and progressives have harmed the Millennial generation. Some reports […]

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October 15, 2014

The view from the bubble

They say we’re entitled to our own opinions, but not our own facts. Except, of course, if we’re Paul Krugman: When it comes to Barack Obama, I’ve always been out of sync. Back in 2008, when many liberals were wildly enthusiastic about his candidacy and his press was strongly favorable, I was skeptical. I worried […]

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October 13, 2014

Ebola: A Consequence Of Austerity?

Kevin Drum, today, on how “slashing” funding for the NIH has resulted in us not having an Ebola vaccine: What’s more, even without a vaccine we’d probably be better prepared to react to the Ebola outbreak if we hadn’t spent the past decade steadily slashing funding for public health emergencies. The chart on the right, […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 11:53 pm || Permalink || Comments (3) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Government Incompetence,Healthcare
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March 31, 2014

Facts Are Stubborn Things, Mr. Reid

Every individual who has told the press that they have had a bad experience with ObamaCare is either lying or are too stupid to know how to use the Internet. This is the latest line by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), anyway. Perhaps it’s these kinds of accusations that gave one Colorado woman the […]

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November 25, 2013

I Want My — I Want My — I Want My DNA

Today the FDA dropped a big m-fing hammer on 23andme, a service that will allow you some insight into your own genome. They offer, along with the ability to get a raw report about the specific genes they track, some level of analysis of your genome. They can use your data to look for specific […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 4:56 pm || Permalink || Comments (4) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Government Regulation,Healthcare,Liberty,The Nanny State
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October 29, 2013

So You Thought You’d Be Able To Keep Your Health Insurance…

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 3:17 pm || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Healthcare
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October 9, 2013

Bye Bye 4th and 5th amendment: Obamacare info may be used for Law Enforcement and Audit activities

Well… we knew that the 4th and 5th amendment meant nothing to them… never mind HIPAA… but really?   Obamacare Marketplace: Personal Data Can Be Used For ‘Law Enforcement and Audit Activities’ Maryland’s Health Connection, the state’s Obamacare marketplace, has been plagued by delays in the first days of open enrollment. If users are able […]

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October 1, 2013

Defunding and Debt Limits and Shutdowns Oh My!

Welcome to the sideshow folks… Step right up and enjoy the posturing, rhetoric, and antics of our congressional clown crew… Over to your right you’ll see the amazing vocal endurance of Republican Senator from Texas Ted Cruz as he tosses red meat to the base… … To be serious, there are a large group of […]

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Open Thread Question of the Day: Now that ObamaCare is Here, What Are You Going to Do About Your Own Healthcare?

Like it or not, ObamaCare is here. Much has been written about the overall chaos this law will have on employment, the cost of healthcare, and the economy overall. What I am interested in, however; is what are you as an individual going to do regarding your own healthcare choices? Are you going to stay […]

Posted By: Stephen Littau @ 11:04 am || Permalink || Comments (4) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Blog Discussions,Healthcare,Open Thread
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August 13, 2013

Don’t Bail the Democrats Out By ‘Defunding’ Obamacare

If something isn’t done to stop the train wreck known as Obamacare before next year, the healthcare system and the economy will suffer. Tea Party Republicans in the House and Senate have vowed to “defund” Obamacare even if it means shutting the government down. Obviously, opponents of this law should do everything possible to stop […]

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June 4, 2013

Free Market Organs: The Case for Capitalism in the Organ Transplant System

A 10-year old Pennsylvania girl by the name of Sarah Murnaghan could die within a few weeks if she doesn’t receive a lung transplant soon. There’s currently a petition on Change.org directed at HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to alter the current policy so that Sarah is made a higher priority on the donor list because […]

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February 27, 2013

Hey Ann, the War on (Some) Drugs is a Welfare Program

According to Ann Coulter, libertarians are “pussies” for wanting to end the war on (some) drugs and for agreeing with the Left on certain social issues such as gay marriage. Coulter was a guest on Stossel at the Students for Liberty Conference. Coulter elaborated: We’re living in a country that is 70-percent socailist, the government […]

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