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

July 20, 2009

Don’t Blame Me Just Because I Voted For Bob Barr

Over the weekend, Melissa Clouthier took the time to take to task those of us who refused to compromise our principles last November and voted for Bob Barr over the atrocious McCain/Palin ticket: [P]eople are coming out of the woodwork saying, “Don’t blame me! I voted for Bob Barr!” I ask you, Is that something [...]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 12:09 pm || Permalink || Comments (23) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Election '08,Elections,Libertarians,Politics,Republicans
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July 6, 2009

A few thoughts about last weekend’s Tea Parties

While I’ve not had enough time to take a comprehensive look at Tea Parties held around the nation on or around Independence Day, here are some quick observations from this full-time Tea Party enthusiast and part-time skeptic. First of all, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) was booed when he spoke in Austin, Texas.  The key reason [...]

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May 15, 2009

Liberty + Libations = ???

What do you get when you mix alcohol with the politics of freedom? An argument can be made that we owe our Republic not only to a lot of bright and brave people, but also to a lot of booze. In order to bring out freedom fighter in all of us, as well as to [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 11:43 am || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: History,Libertarians,Liberty
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May 2, 2009

John Monds: A credible Libertarian candidate

Website bio: John Monds is a 1983 graduate of J.M. Tate High School in Gonzalez, Florida and a 1987 graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia where he received his Bachelors degree in Banking and Finance. John married his wife, Dr. Kathaleena Edward Monds, in 1998 and has four children: Akintunde, Cazembe, Halima and Malik. [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 9:58 am || Permalink || Comments (2) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Libertarians
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April 30, 2009

Except for a few crapweasel holdouts, Arlen Specter unites the left and the right

When Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, progressives, conservatives, liberals, libertarians, and socialists can all agree on something political in nature, it’s a monumental occasion.  There seems to be a near consensus: Arlen Specter is a spineless crapweasel who now prefers to bottom-feed from a blue pond, as opposed to the red one he’s been polluting for [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 1:36 pm || Permalink || Comments (2) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Democrats,Dumbasses and Authoritarians,Libertarians,Republicans
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April 20, 2009

Today’s Winners and Losers

With the exception of “pure” libertarians, everyone gets it right sometimes and everyone gets it wrong sometimes. Lately, I’ve been praising Robert Stacy McCain while being a mildly critical of Andrew Sullivan regarding Tea Parties.  Today, Sullivan makes up for it by bringing our attention to a post made by McCain regarding waterboarding.  McCain writes: [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 9:20 am || Permalink || Comments (8) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Civil Liberties,Libertarians,Republicans
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April 16, 2009

Trying to teach newbie fiscally conservative Republicans a few speaking points

The Hill reports: Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) blasted “tea party” protests yesterday, labeling the activities “despicable” and shameful.” “The ‘tea parties’ being held today by groups of right-wing activists, and fueled by FOX News Channel, are an effort to mislead the public about the Obama economic plan that cuts taxes for 95 percent of Americans [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 7:55 pm || Permalink || Comments (9) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Economics,Libertarians,Republicans
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April 10, 2009

Andrew Sullivan, astroturfing Republicans and GOP hypocrisy

Andrew Sullivan gets it right, and wrong, at the very same time.  He scribed: The remarkable thing about today’s partisan Republicans is their capacity to forget instantly and entirely anything that went on for the past eight years. And so suddenly we are rushing toward socialism, even though by far the biggest jumps in state [...]

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March 27, 2009

The Liberty Papers Welcomes Fellow “Militia Members” and Enemies of the State

Are you an enemy of the state? Chances are if you are reading The Liberty Papers, you are! According to a new report from the Missouri Information Analysis Center, “The Modern Militia Movement” authored by Governor Nixon and Attorney General Koster, signs that you may be a domestic terrorist or militia member include: – You [...]

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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 14, 2009

Defining Both Major Parties in Twenty Words or Less

Over at AmSpecBlog, Robert Stacy McCain has launched a contest to see who can best describe the Democratic Party in 20 words or less.  Considering that I’m a libertarian, I’m sure my entry won’t win — but here goes anyway: Of the big-government political parties, the Democrats are the ones who favor donkeys over elephants. [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 11:46 am || Permalink || Comments (12) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Democrats,Libertarians,Republicans
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March 11, 2009

Picking at Festering Libertarian Scabs

I honestly believe that Ron Paul is a decent guy and one of the most unique spokesmen for the libertarian movement out there.  However, I’m going to write something that one year ago would have filled the comment section below with hate messages from Dr. Paul’s supporters: Ron Paul does not walk on water and [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 7:09 pm || Permalink || Comments (24) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Activism,Election '08,Libertarians,Liberty,Politics,Republicans
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March 6, 2009

Where Was the Republican Outrage Before Obama Was Elected?

First of all, I’d like to welcome all of the new Michelle Malkin and Instapundit readers to the site.  Now that you are here, I’d like to ask five quick questions (in all seriousness) of you. Where was the Republican outrage about the burdensome spending created with the No Child Left Behind Act? Why weren’t [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 8:19 pm || Permalink || Comments (34) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Libertarians,Republicans
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Freedom is so 1940s

H/T Randy@Volokh

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 5:48 pm || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Libertarians
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Will Atlas Shrug? A Compilation of Blogosphere Commentary about “Going Galt”

There’s a new craze hitting the conservative tubes on the Internets these days: “Going Galt!” While it’s difficult to identify an exact date of reference or to provide any unique person with credit for the general meme, Michelle Malkin and Helen Smith certainly deserve honorable mention for recently popularizing the phrase. This movement seems to [...]

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March 3, 2009

Indianapolis Councilman Punished for Being Libertarian

A couple of weeks ago, Indianapolis City-County Councilman Ed Coleman jumped from the Republican Party to the Libertarian Party.  From the Chicago Tribune: Councilman Ed Coleman says he has become disillusioned by what he called the abuse of power by GOP leaders. Coleman was elected in 2007 to his first term as an at-large council member. He’ll be [...]

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February 19, 2009

Octomom: A Microcosm of Democrat and Republican Policies Realized

Much to my delight and surprise, the news of Nadya Suleman (a.k.a. Octomom) giving birth to 8 children in addition to her other 6 children she could ill afford to support has not been well received by a large portion of the American public. Octomom seemed to go into this undertaking with the idea that [...]

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February 13, 2009

A Few Thoughts About the Ryan Fredrick Case

The long and short of the case is that three days after his home was broken into, Fredrick fatally shot an intruder who turned out to be a police officer. Fredrick promptly surrendered to the police once he realized the intruders were in-fact a SWAT team serving a warrant (a very small amount of marijuana [...]

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February 2, 2009

What It Feels Like To Be a Libertarian

John Hasnas of Georgetown University wrote What It Feels Like To Be A Libertarian: …almost no one ever discusses what it feels like to be a libertarian. How does it actually feel to be someone who holds the principles described in Murray’s book? I’ll tell you. It feels bad. Being a libertarian means living with [...]

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January 21, 2009

Glenn Beck Moving to Fox

Glenn Beck is rapidly becoming more libertarian and he’s treated people like Ron Paul and Bob Barr with the greatest of respect.  He’s moving from CNN to Fox News.  Here’s the low down: Glenn Beck goes on the air with Fox News for the first time Monday afternoon, and he’s got a surprise for you: [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 7:13 pm || Permalink || Comments (11) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Libertarians,Media
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