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November 13, 2014

Will The GOP Congress Return To Bush-Era Foreign Policy Interventionism?

With the election of the new Republican Congress in last week’s midterms, there are some questions about what policy directions the new Congress will try to take. Much of this is because the GOP didn’t really run on anything except “Obama sucks.” The Republican Party has been debating foreign policy with less interventionist Republicans like […]

Posted By: Kevin Boyd @ 12:02 pm || Permalink || Comments (0) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Foreign Affairs,Non-Intervention,Republicans,TLP Roundtable
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November 11, 2014

Community Conservatism: How Government can Empower Civil Society

Community Conservatism: How Government can Empower Civil Society Matthew and Stephanie Souders – November, 2014 Concerns of the Civil Society In the many post mortem analyses of the 2012 presidential election and the two surrounding “republican wave” midterms, it has become apparent that what drives the health of the Democrat Party is not Middle Class […]

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November 10, 2014

Net Neutrality… Obama… Cruz… How About Oliver?

Today, Barack Obama(D) has announced that he will pretend to support net neutrality:     In response, Ted Cruz (RPDGC*), has announced that Net Neutrality is the work of the devil:   “Net Neutrality” is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government. — Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) November […]

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November 7, 2014

Which Party Are Libertarian Party Candidates Drawing From? You’ll Be Surprised To Know Which One It Is

Conventional wisdom holds that Libertarian Party candidates draw votes away from Republican candidates. However, some exit polling from Tuesday’s midterms shows that wisdom may not be true. Reason‘s Brian Doherty looked at the exit polling in North Carolina and Virginia and found that it’s not necessarily true. It isn’t common for Democrats to accuse Libertarians […]

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November 5, 2014

What Does Last Night’s Big Win For The GOP Mean?

The GOP gave Democrats a major ass-whipping across the country. As for writing, the GOP took the majority in the U.S. Senate and gained 7 seats, with a likely gain in Alaska and Louisiana going to a December runoff where the GOP is favored. The GOP also won 14 seats in the House as of […]

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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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November 3, 2014

Screw the Parties! Vote Your Heart, Not With FUD

So far today, we have posts from Matt Souders and Sarah Baker as to why voting a certain party affiliation is a better idea for libertarians. They’re well reasoned, well backed up, and ultimately, I believe, short sighted. I have a different idea: forget the letters next to the names. Forget “tactical” voting. If libertarians, […]

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Take A Stand! Don’t Vote At All!

Today, my illustrious co-contributors have been making the case to you to vote. Sarah wants you to vote Libertarian, Matthew wants you to vote Republican, and Kevin doesn’t want you to vote Democrat, but drew the short straw and we made him argue it anyway. Now I’m going to tell you why none of their […]

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Yes, There Are Reasons Why Libertarians Should Vote Democratic

It’s no secret that there are very few issues that Democrats and libertarians can align on. The modern Democratic party is awful once they have a position of power. The Democratic party is reflexively hostile to free enterprise, embraces crony capitalism, has a strong nanny state component, is awful on civil liberties, have proven themselves […]

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Why Libertarians Should Vote Republican

America is a bit of a rarity in modern politics in that it is a two party system with so little penetration by independent and minority party politicians that it is difficult to attract qualified candidates to any alternatives. Of the billions spent on electioneering in the U.S., mere millions go to Libertarian, Reform, Constitution, […]

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Vote Libertarian, Because Not All Politicians Are Smart, But All Politicians Can Count

Thus proclaims Arvin Vohra, Vice Chair of the Libertarian National Committee and a candidate for Maryland’s fourth congressional district. Vohra and I are in agreement that the only effective way to tell politicians they must shrink the size and scope of government is to vote for libertarian candidates (“small l” intended). Not voting at all […]

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November 1, 2014

A Few “Good” Men (With 2014 Endorsements)

Editor’s Note: The views of this piece should not be construed as the views of the other contributors of The Liberty Papers or of the blog itself. TLP as a blog does not endorse any candidates or political parties. –Kevin I don’t intend to make this a lengthy piece of sophistry. We are coming up […]

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October 31, 2014

Denver Post Editorial Board Responds to Pot Halloween Candy Paranoia With Common Sense

Supposedly, Colorado parents have a ‘unique challenge’ this Halloween. You see, because enough Colorado voters were bamboozled into legalizing pot for recreational purposes in 2012 (in addition to the already legal for medicinal purposes), now parents have to worry about cannabis laced candy in their trick-or-treat bags. There have even been products made available to […]

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Your Halloween Costume Fails Compared To This Cute Mini-Rand Paul

Here we have a little kid dressing up as Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, complete with mini-suit, the hair, and a Rand Paul for President button. All I have to say is “awwwwwwwwwwww”

Posted By: Kevin Boyd @ 1:01 pm || Permalink || Comments (0) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Republicans
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October 30, 2014

TLP Roundtable — Should We Require The Labeling Of GMOs?

Welcome to the first of a new weekly feature here at The Liberty Papers, the TLP Roundtable where the contributors give their opinions on a topic that’s generating a lot of discussion. This week’s topic is mandatory GMO labeling. Colorado and Oregon have ballot measures on Tuesday asking the voters of their states whether or […]

Posted By: Kevin Boyd @ 6:56 am || Permalink || Comments (5) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Election '14,Elections,Environment,Politics,Science,TLP Roundtable
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October 24, 2014

Kimberly Guilfoyle’s Rant Against Millennials Was Not About Millennials

I saw popping up in my Facebook feed a discussion on Kevin’s Facebook regarding the comments that Fox News’ Kimberly Guilfoyle made during a forum on what Democrats offer young women, a typically liberal voting bloc. Her controversial comments noted that she believed “millennial” women (and men, as she later clarified on Twitter) should stay […]

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October 21, 2014

Here’s Photographic Evidence That Proves Bobby Jindal Is A Squish

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and his wife went to the shooting range yesterday. Jindal, who is expected to run for president, had an interesting choice of weapons and on that could tell a lot about himself. Governor Jindal and his wife shot both an AR-15 and an AK-47 clone. Now if this doesn’t tell you […]

Posted By: Kevin Boyd @ 12:27 pm || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Election '16,Keep and Bear Arms,Republicans
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October 17, 2014

Congrats Matt Kibbe, You Are The Lamest Campaign Fundraiser Of 2014

I just received a fundraising e-mail from FreedomWorks, the “conservatarian” activist group based in Washington D.C. The e-mail was a follow up to another fundraising e-mail that warned about Nancy Pelosi becoming Speaker of the House again. However, that scenario is becoming more far-feteched and if anything, another Republican wave is becoming more likely this […]

Posted By: Kevin Boyd @ 2:31 pm || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Activism,Dumbasses and Authoritarians,Election '14,Politics,Strategies For Advancing Liberty
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October 16, 2014

“Climate Change”, and the false dichotomy of “evil or stupid”

As we run up to the midterm elections, the drumbeat is once again sounding throughout that land, that Republicans… or rather, everyone not Leftist… are “anti-science”, “pro-ignorance” etc… etc… I am constantly hearing some variant of “Republicans are either evil or stupid for not… X”. The sad part of course, is that a certain percentage […]

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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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