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

February 22, 2014

Liberty Rock: “Spike in My Veins” by Korn

This is a great, important, video. I hope you will enjoy this. I have some additional thoughts about this video and this subject posted here. We are the ones taking all the pain Falling on our faces They don’t care anyway Anyway, now You’re the one that makes me feel like I’m alive You’re the […]

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June 23, 2011

Liberty Rock: “No Knock Raid” by Lindy

It had to happen sooner or later – a song about no knock raids. Be warned, this music video contains disturbing footage from actual no knock raids. But you know what? This is an issue that we should be disturbed about. What disturbs me the most is the double standard concerning shootings in these raids. […]

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May 14, 2011

Disturbed Offers New Single Download to Support ‘West Memphis 3’

The heavy metal band Disturbed has stepped up in a big way to not only educate their fans of the miscarriage of justice that occurred in West Memphis, Arkansas in a new song entitled “3”, but also to give their fans an opportunity to help. Their new single is available for download only for $.99 […]

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June 21, 2010

Point: “State’s Rights” A Misnomer

This is a post in our continuing “Point/Counterpoint” series, where TLP contributors and/or guest posters debate a topic. In this installment, Michael Powell argues against the existence of “states’ rights”. Tomorrow, Brad Warbiany will defend states’ rights, and his post can now be found here. During the twentieth century, there were several confrontations between federal […]

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December 4, 2009

Liberty Rock Friday: “Prison Song” by SOAD

Here’s a perfect song to complement my recent call to action to pass the National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2009. System of a Down “Prison Song” Toxicity (2001) Written by: Tankian, Serj;Malakian, Daron;Odadjian, Shavarsh; and Dolmayan, John They’re trying to build a prison, They’re trying to build a prison, Following the rights movements You […]

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November 11, 2009

Liberty Rock Veteran’s Day Edition: “Citizen / Soldier” by 3 Doors Down

The video that accompanies the song is simply too powerful to merely post the lyrics (below the fold) of the 3 Doors Down song “Citizen Soldier.” If you know a veteran, share this with them and tell them “thank you” for their service as citizen soldiers.

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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 […]

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October 23, 2009

Liberty Rock Friday: Tyrant by Judas Priest

By reader’s request, “Tyrant” by Judas Priest Judas Priest “Tyrant” Sad Wings of Destiny (1975) Behold ’tis I the commander Whose grip controls you all Resist me not, surrender I’ll no compassion call (tyrant) capture of humanity (tyrant) conqueror of all (tyrant) hideous destructor (tyrant) every man shall fall Your very lives are held within […]

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October 9, 2009

Liberty Rock Friday: “Peace Sells” Edition

In commemorating President Barack Obama’s (undeserved) Nobel Peace Prize, I thought the classic Megadeth song “Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?” would be appropriate. Considering some of the other individuals who have won the prize (Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter, and Al Gore) Obama’s undeserved recognition shouldn’t be all that surprising. What do you mean, “I […]

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July 3, 2009

Liberty Rock Friday: Declaration Day by Iced Earth

Iced Earth “Declaration Day” The Glorious Burden (2004) Written by Jon Schaffer A desperate situation Forced to retaliation The task ahead a burden Men will suffer, that’s for certain We’ll charge into the fire The cause, we must inspire We raise our fists to tyranny A high price, freedom is not free The odds are […]

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June 26, 2009

Liberty Rock Friday: …And Justice for All by Metallica

This song somehow seems appropriate in marking the end of another term of the U.S. Supreme Court. Metallica …And Justice for All …And Justice for All (1988) Songwriters: Hammett, Kirk L; Hetfield, James Alan; Ulrich, Lars Halls of Justice Painted Green Money Talking Power Wolves Beset Your Door Hear Them Stalking Soon You’ll Please Their […]

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June 19, 2009

Liberty Rock Friday: Death Before Dishonor by Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch “Death Before Dishonor” The Way of the Fist (2007) Written by Garamszegi, Zoltan; Greening, Ivan Lewis; Heyde, Jeremy Spencer [V1:] To the haters, the takers, the liars, all the vultures and the bottom feeding scum The FCC, the FBI and every tin god with a badge and a gun You talk […]

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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 […]

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June 5, 2009

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 […]

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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 […]

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May 22, 2009

Introducing Liberty Rock

John Locke, the founding fathers, Ayn Rand, Milton Friedman and the other names of great thinkers we quote often at The Liberty Papers are not the only ones who have written amazing works concerning philosophy, liberty, culture, and government. These issues do not even have to be addressed in the form of a book, newspaper […]

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