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

March 25, 2009

A Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Believe me, I’m not advocating the following proposed constitutional amendment.  To be sure, I oppose pretty much everything it represents.  However, if we are to follow the rule of law in this country, we should at least go through the effort of ensuring that contemporary political activities and the law are in sync. “Any political […]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 9:27 am || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Democrats,Libertarians,Political Correctness,Politics,Republicans,Taxation
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March 3, 2009

A Song and Open Letter to a President Who is “No Stranger to the Bong”

Thank you, President Obama, for keeping your campaign pledge to end raids on medical marijuana dispensaries that are legal under state laws in California and elsewhere. Thank you for reversing an inhumane policy established by the Clinton administration and continued by the Bush administration. Given the experience you and other elected officials have had with […]

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February 10, 2009

PETA Says AKC Is Like KKK? WTF?

I’m sure this will get their point across: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals knows how to grab attention. And show off its laundry. The animal rights group, which every year stages a protest at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, had two of its members dress in Ku Klux Klan garb outside Madison […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 5:51 am || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Media,Political Correctness
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February 8, 2009

So, we’re not all going to drown, or be killed by hurricanes?

This is the single best, and clearest, explanation of the Rationalist Position on global warming I’ve Ever Seen Key line: “So, why don’t we ever talk about the suns contribution to global warming? …Well, because we can’t regulate it, tax it, or make it feel guilty for what it’s doing“. Got it in one there […]

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January 30, 2009

The Unselfaware Irony of Fascism

Eric Arthur Blair famously said “The word FASCISM has now no meaning except in so far as it signifies “something not desirable.“. In this he was referring (among other things) to the tendency of those on the left to call anything which restricted their tendencies or desires in any way fascists; which in such usage […]

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December 2, 2008

Is Atheism Really Threatening?

These signs have been popping up lately in the Denver area… …and some folks are none too happy about it. The hate mail and nasty, threatening phone messages began almost immediately. … John Matson, of Denver, was so mad after seeing the Santa Fe Drive sign that he dashed off an angry letter to the […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 12:32 am || Permalink || Comments (23) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Free Speech,Political Correctness,Religious Liberty,Theory and Ideas
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November 23, 2008

Gay Marriage, Religious Rights, and Freedom of Association

California’s Proposition 8, the ballot measure aiming to outlaw same sex marriage, passed on a very close vote. Prop 8’s supporters* pushed a campaign of fear, misinformation, and a complete distortion of the meaning of individual liberty. This campaign commercial is typical of the intolerance and hysteria being promoted from the “yes” campaign. Argument #1: […]

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November 4, 2008

A Lone Silver Lining

Today is, truly, a historic day. I’m not an old man, but when I was born 30 years ago the idea of electing a black president was something that might be discussed in polite circles, but was not reality. Today that has changed. Perhaps I’ve become more sentimental as I’ve aged, or perhaps it’s that […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 9:57 pm || Permalink || Comments (25) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Election '08,History,Political Correctness
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September 6, 2008

Maybe They Should Call It ‘The Cheese-Maker’

No matter how jaded I get, American “Christians” seem to come up with new ways to make me aghast. The latest CINO (Christian in Name Only) is Sheriff Lott, who is prepared to use a 50 machine gun to keep law and order in what I thought to be the relatively unwarlike Richland County of […]

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August 14, 2008

Government Reefer Madness Update: Lynch Receives 100 Year Sentence

This is an update to a post I wrote in late June. Maybe its time to propose some sort of “fully informed jury” legislation and demand a return to federalism?

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July 16, 2008

Banned!

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June 16, 2008

Quote of the Day: “Our Collectivist Candidates” Edition

This quote comes from an article written on May 28, 2008 entitled “Our Collectivist Candidates” by David Boaz, the Executive VP of the Cato Institute. Obama and McCain are telling us Americans that our normal lives are not good enough, that pursuing our own happiness is “self-indulgence,” that building a business is “chasing after our […]

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June 2, 2008

The Value Of The First Amendment

The British don’t have a Bill of Rights per se, they don’t even really have a written Constitution, which is why it’s possible for nonsense like this to take place:\ This past week, apparently, two ministers found out first-hand that what the Bishop claimed was true: The preachers, both ministers in Birmingham, were handing out […]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 7:19 am || Permalink || Comments (15) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Free Speech,Individual Rights,Political Correctness
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April 11, 2008

Quote Of The Day

There’s a reason we have a Bill of Rights: Freedom of speech is an American concept, so I don’t give it any value.– Dean Steacy, Canadian Human Rights Commission.

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March 24, 2008

Why Can’t Government Deal In Cyberspace?

As a member of the internet generation, I do more things online these days than offline. In the world of commerce, there are a host of simple and useful tools, created by companies, that make it very easy for me to accomplish what I want to accomplish. Need a map? Google. Need information on where […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 6:17 pm || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Government Regulation,Government Waste,Political Correctness,Politics,Technology
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February 21, 2008

More on Obama’s Doublespeak

Last week I wrote a post about how Barack Obama was trying to have it both ways on the Second Amendment. Ken Blackwell at Townhall.com, however, believes that Obama’s doublespeak about the Second Amendment (among some of Obama’s other statements) reveals a disturbing pattern in his attitudes about individual rights and a host of other […]

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February 14, 2008

The Media’s Latest Hoplophobia-mongering

Internet Broadcasting Systems has a new breathless article warning of the latest danger to government space travelers making the rounds of the internet: Astronauts aboard the International Space Station apparently have access to a gun. Oh the horror! Then comes the letdown: Russian Cosmonauts carry a gun on their Soyuz space capsule, which is attached […]

Posted By: tarran @ 8:44 am || Permalink || Comments (4) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Keep and Bear Arms,Political Correctness
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January 22, 2008

The Consequences When Government Tries To Do A Good Thing&#153

I think we can all agree that gender equality is a Good Thing&#153. I think we can all agree that there should not be any barriers, legal or otherwise, to women reaching the highest levels of the workforce. And I think we can mostly, if not all, agree that the “old boy’s club”, to the […]

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January 16, 2008

I Thought The Pole Tax Was Unconstitutional?

Or was that the poll tax? Either way, I’m not a big fan of this new Texas law: There is a new price to be paid for looking at naked women in Texas. On January 1st the state’s strip clubs began imposing a $5 surcharge for each visitor. The “pole tax,” as it is commonly […]

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Author Of The Ron Paul Newsletter Outed?

After speaking with multiple sources (many of them off-the-record) and going through a publishing history, Reason Magazine has added weight to the suspicions of many on who was responsible for the Ron Paul newsletter…current Ron Paul advisor Lew Rockwell.  From the tone of the article nobody else seems to come close as a prime suspect, […]

Posted By: UCrawford @ 8:44 am || Permalink || Comments (28) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Election '08,Equal Protection,Political Correctness,Politics
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