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 (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Healthcare,Media
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November 16, 2014

‘Selfie Stalker’ Sues Nancy Grace for Defamation

Judge Dredd wannabe Nancy Grace is finding herself on the defensive as Ben Siebert, falsely dubbed the ‘Selfie Stalker,’ is filing a defamation lawsuit against Grace. Grace, never one to let the facts get in the way of a sensational story to boost her ratings, made no effort to correct her mistake. The AP reports: […]

Posted By: Stephen Littau @ 4:14 pm || Permalink || Comments (0) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Culture,Dumbasses and Authoritarians,Hubris,Legal,Media
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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 5, 2014

Did Gary Johnson Just Announce For 2016? No, He Did Not.

No. He didn’t. It’s a clickbait headline from Newsmax: Gary Johnson: I’ll Run in 2016 to Provide Libertarian Option Only a few outlets have actually run with this (Nick Gillespie @ Reason being one, sadly), based on the quote below: “I hope to be able to do this again,” Johnson said Monday on “The Steve […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 6:35 am || Permalink || Comments (0) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Election '16,Libertarians,Media,Politics
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October 31, 2014

How Critics of #GamerGate Are Silencing the Voices of Women

Either #GamerGate is about ethics in journalism or it is about harassing women. Thus proclaims Taylor Wofford in a recent article for Newsweek. Operating under this presumed dichotomy, Newsweek surveys the tweets and finds that: [U]sers tweeting the hashtag #GamerGate direct negative tweets at critics of the gaming world more than they do at the […]

Posted By: Sarah Baker @ 6:33 am || Permalink || Comments (4) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Culture,Fascism in America,Media,Sex
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October 28, 2014

Quote of the Day: #Ferguson Edition

Here’s a great observation for Lucy Steigerwald writing from Rare: Whether the shooting of Brown by Wilson was justified or not, it’s important to remember that there were good reasons people distrusted the Ferguson police’s narrative of events. Police did everything wrong after Brown was killed. They left his body in the street, they refused […]

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October 16, 2014

Rant: People Who Don’t Link To Source Material

Earlier today, my new co-contributor Matt wrote about the ridiculous Houston city council subpoena on a group who was against the transgender bathroom-rights law. Where did the original story come from? Right here at The Washington Times. It’s a busy article. It comes complete with a picture from the San Francisco gay pride parade. What […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 3:30 am || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Election Law,Free Speech,Government Incompetence,Media,Petitions,Religious Liberty
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August 2, 2014

Jason Lewis Goes Galt; Quits Halfway Through Show on Air

Over the past week, talk show host Jason Lewis has been letting on that something big was going to happen on his show. July 31, 2014 he dubbed “Judgement Day.” Being an avid listener of his, I thought it probably had something to do with his political activism site Galt.io* and probably something to do […]

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April 24, 2014

Jewish Registration: Truth or Anti-Russian Propaganda?

It seems that the world is yet another step closer to World War III as reports have circulated the globe that Eastern Ukrainians loyal to Russia are now requiring Jews to register and pay a special tax. Even Secretary of State John Kerry has made pronouncements condemning these actions. But what if this registration story […]

Posted By: Stephen Littau @ 10:28 am || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Conspiracy Theories,Foreign Affairs,History,Human Rights,Media,Non-Intervention,racism
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March 10, 2014

Deny/Disrupt/Degrade/Deceive

Last week at United Liberty, Alice Salles posted a very disturbing article about the NSA and GCHQ intercepting and storing webcam images from supposedly private web chats. Between 3 to 11 percent of these images contain sexually explicit content. What would the NSA and GCHQ possibly want with these images apart from a few individual […]

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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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February 11, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: The United States of Paranoia

Conspiracy theories are only believed by people on the fringe of American politics? Not so says Reason’s Jesse Walker in his latest book: The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory. Walker argues quite the opposite in his opening chapter: “The Paranoid Style is American Politics”: By the time this book is over, I should […]

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January 14, 2014

The First of Many “Outrages” of 2014

I’m not much of a fan of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie but I find the faux outrage by the Left about the George Washington Bridge closing* absolutely nauseating. Louis DeBroux over at United Liberty almost completely matches my attitude about how the Left and the MSM (but I repeat myself) are handling this scandal. […]

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August 19, 2013

Quote of the Day: Failed Attempt at Intimidation Edition

“If the UK and US governments believe that tactics like this are going to deter or intimidate us in any way from continuing to report aggressively on what these [Snowden] documents reveal, they are beyond deluded. If anything, it will have only the opposite effect: to embolden us even further. Beyond that, every time the […]

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August 7, 2013

Reason’s Mike Riggs Interviews Radley Balko on Police Militarization

It’s been nearly a month since Radley Balko’s latest book Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces was released. Now Balko is making the rounds with the various media outlets about this subject which normally receives very little attention by the media. As one would expect, Balko has more than his […]

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July 30, 2013

Joe Scarborough vs. The Minister of Truth

MSNBC is typically a safe place for the Obama administration to promote talking points, propaganda, and bald faced lies. Imagine Press Secretary (or more accurately, Obama’s Minister of Truth) Jay Carney’s surprise on Morning Joe when the host Joe Scarborough wouldn’t allow him to get away with arguing that the ongoing congressional investigations into the […]

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July 12, 2013

Quote of the Day: No Winners Edition

Ultimately, it is the job of the media to give straight, objective coverage of any story. Whatever the final verdict on Zimmerman, the media is clearly guilty of playing on the most primitive racial divisions in our society to fuel racial animosity and boost ratings. There are no winners here. -Juan Williams Related: Justice for […]

Posted By: Stephen Littau @ 11:05 am || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Culture,History,Media,Political Correctness,Quote of the Day,racism
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June 25, 2013

Your Ox Will Eventually Be Gored

It seems logical that every American, regardless of political affiliation/philosophy, race, religion or creed, would be concerned about the revelations concerning domestic spying on the part of the NSA. If the Obama administration can spy on and mistreat the Tea Party and other right wing causes, the next Republican administration could spy on and mistreat […]

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June 17, 2013

Quote of the Day: “Highest Honor” Edition

“Being called a traitor by Dick Cheney is the highest honor you can give an American…” – Edward Snowden in response to Cheney and others calling him a traitor for his NSA leaking.

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June 13, 2013

Your Secrets Are Not Safe with the Government

During a recent show, Chris Hayes, host of All In with Chris Hayes, made some very important points worthy of sharing here about government secrecy and the government’s inability to keep secrets: As of the end of 2011, there were 1.4 million people with top secret security clearance […] just one of the 1.4 million […]

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